Master of Education in Curriculum Studies for Equity

The M.Ed. in Curriculum Studies for Equity in Education provides current and future curriculum leaders with approaches to pedagogy, learning and community engagement that foster a culture of inclusion and equity. Candidates will complete 30 credit hours of courses and participate in research projects and applied learning experiences.

  • Courses based in Equity and Critical Consciousness
  • Cohort model that fosters critical community building and engagement
  • Context-based needs analysis and impact through engaging local communities in defining and redefining learning, teaching and development
  • School, district and community partnerships for social action-based research projects
  • Two short residencies at UNCW for participation in an interactive equity institute
  • Transformative educational experiences rich in real-world learning environments

M.Ed. Program Courses

  • EDL 535 - Equity Institute I
  • EDL 507 - Curriculum Studies
  • EDL 575 - Social Justice Issues.
  • EDL 545 - Collaborative, Participatory and Empowerment Research
  • EDL 583 - Global Perspectives in Education
  • EDL 536 - Equity Institute II
  • EDL 540 - Transformational Praxis
  • EDL 574 - Social Action Research

Admission Requirements

  • A bachelor’s degree in any field
  • GRE General Test or MAT
  • Official Transcripts
  • 3 recommendations by individuals in professionally relevant roles to be submitted through online application
  • Education statement of interest essay

Additional Requirements

Candidates seeking recommendation for the NC Curriculum Specialist License must also:

  • Hold or be qualified to hold, NC class “A” teacher licensure in at least one area of education
  • Have a passing score on the Praxis 5412
  • 3 years of teaching experience preferred

M.Ed. Program Sheet >