Curriculum & Teaching

Students in the Master of Education (EdM) in Curriculum & Teaching program have the opportunity to hand craft a course of study which will allow them to pursue the education issues which interest them most as they prepare to be outstanding leaders in teaching, supervisory, and research positions. As a student in the Curriculum & Teaching EdM program, you will work with your academic advisor to select courses which suit your interests and needs.

The majority of students in this program enroll through special partnerships the School has established with specific organizations. Unaffiliated students who wish to apply to this program must fit into one of the following categories and must elaborate on that fit in the Statement of Qualifications and Objectives:

This program is appropriate for educators who are either:

  • Teachers with an initial license who wish to develop a course of study that includes advanced liberal arts and professional education content.
  • Students who want to study a specific aspect of schools and the profession of teaching without pursuing a teaching license. These students frequently have interests that are interdisciplinary in nature.

In most cases, our School offers a separate Master’s degree that will accommodate specific interest areas. Please review our other Master’s programs if you do not fit into one of the above categories.

Program Fast Facts

  • Program Requirements: To view a listing of program requirements and coursework information, please visit the Boston University Bulletin for the EdM in Curriculum and Teaching.
  • Program Duration: One academic year. Duration for part-time students vary.
  • Start Term: Students may begin the program during the summer, fall, or spring semesters.
  • Licensure: Upon completion of an appropriate course of study and fulfillment of other state requirements, students who already hold an initial license may be endorsed for licensure at the professional level.
  • Faculty Contact Information: Professor Stephan Ellenwood,, 617-353-3238
  • Graduate Admissions Contact Information:, 617-353-4237

Undergraduate Students

Undergraduate students at the School of Education benefit from the community feel of a small school along with the resources of a large university. Our students are in the field in both urban and suburban schools as early as their first year at SED.

Graduate Students

Talented graduate students from around the world prepare to become teachers, counselors, administrators, and more in as little as one year at the School of Education. Our students engage in diverse aspects of education both in the classroom and the field.