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2012-2013 CU Denver Catalog 
2012-2013 CU Denver Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Curriculum and Instruction

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Curriculum and Instruction MA

Office: Lawrence Street Center, 701
Telephone: 303-315-6300
Fax: 303-315-6311
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Areas of Study

Curriculum and Pedagogy
Master of Arts for Practicing Teachers
Science-Math-Social Studies

The curriculum and pedagogy (C&P) studies lead to an advanced master’s degree in curriculum and instruction. All programs require 36 semester hours, including the C&P core or its equivalent. The core courses provide a sound basis in curriculum theory, teacher inquiry, appreciation of diversity and philosophical foundations. The various specializations allow teachers to focus in an area of interest.

Elementary teachers take the math and science concentration. Secondary teachers may choose mathematics, science or social studies.

Each of these programs is designed to prepare teachers to qualify for master certification from the National Board of Professional Teaching Standards, as well as prepare for licensure renewal with the Colorado Department of Education.

Core (Required in Elementary Math and Science, Secondary Science, Secondary Math and Secondary Social Studies)

Total: 9 Hours

Elementary Math and Science

24 semester hours of electives, chosen with advisor’s approval (24 semester hours)

Total: 36 Hours

Science (Secondary)

Total: 36 Hours

Choose three:

Total: 36 Hours

Social Studies (Secondary)

Please refer to the School of Education & Human Development Web site for the advising plan at

Total: 36 Hours

Comprehensive Exam

C&P programs requires a master’s comprehensive exam that consists of a project or a comprehensive portfolio for the program completion requirement. Details may be obtained from your faculty advisor and from the “C&P Handbook” available at

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