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Master of Education in Curriculum and Teaching

Master of Education in Curriculum and Teaching

  • QS World University Rankings
    651-700
  • Study Level Masters
  • Duration 12 months
Students pursuing a master of education degree (MEd) are admitted to the curriculum and teaching major through the K–12 licensure program, UO Teach, which emphasizes critical teaching, cultural awareness, and strong preparation in subject matter. Completion of the program leads to a teaching license and a master of education degree (MEd) in curriculum and teaching. The UO Teach program offers general-education specializations in elementary multiple subjects as well as middle or high school education content areas. The middle or high school specialization prepares students for endorsements in the following subject areas: English language arts, social science, science education (biology, chemistry, physics, or general science), and mathematics, world languages (Chinese, French, German, Japanese, and Spanish). Both specializations include embedded preparation in English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) endorsement. Students who successfully complete the licensure part of the master’s degree program are eligible to be recommended for a teaching license, which is granted by the Oregon Teacher Standards and Practices Commission. UO Teach is a five-term, full-time program, though a small number of part-time students may be accepted for a two-year program. It is a cohort-based program (students are taught as a community rather than as individuals) in which students take courses in a specified sequence. Course work considers such questions as how students learn how culture affects the teaching and learning process, and the role of schools in challenging social injustice. The program has a strong focus on subject-related teaching methods that emphasize critical thinking and teaching.