Jun 16, 2024  
2022-2023 Graduate Catalogue 
2022-2023 Graduate Catalogue Archived Catalogue

Curriculum Studies for Equity in Education Specialization, M.Ed.

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Graduate Coordinators: Dr. Julia Lynch   
                                         Dr. Shawn Savage

The specialization in Curriculum Studies for Equity is grounded in social justice, global education, critical pedagogy, and transformational praxis. The program focuses on theoretical and practical issues related to curriculum studies and the creation of equitable environments. Graduates will be prepared to effectively lead change for equitable engagement, design, and action.

Admission Requirements

Candidates for admission to the M.Ed. with specialization in Curriculum Studies for Equity must have a minimum of a bachelor’s degree and have a desire to lead equity initiatives in their field of study. Examples of such fields include but are not limited to educational, nonprofit leadership, filmmaking, law enforcement, community organizing, and human resources. 

The following materials must be submitted in addition to the application for Graduate School:

  1. Official copies of transcripts from all institutions attended (graduate and undergraduate).
  2. A statement of purpose delineating professional background, future goals, and how obtaining the degree helps in meeting stated goals.
  3. Three recommendations by individuals in professionally relevant roles.
  4. Bachelor’s degree earned from a regionally accredited institution, completed before graduate study begins.
  5. Application and supplemental documents must be submitted by the published deadline.


Degree Requirements (30 total credit hours)

Equity Institutes for Educational Leaders (6 credits required)

Culminating Project (6 credits required)

Exit Requirement

All students must complete a culminating project. All students must take and pass EDL 596  and EDL 597 . All students must defend the culminating project that demonstrates leading for equitable engagement, design, and action.

NC Licensure Requirement

If candidates desire, they can receive state licensure. To do so, candidates also must pass the licensure examination required by the state of North Carolina and submit the necessary paperwork to the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction.

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