Curriculum Studies Courses
Courses within the Curriculum Studies Program—courses outside the program are also included on degree sheets
Issues in Teaching
Current issues and trends in teaching theory, practice and research with emphasis on teacher reflection.
A Study of curriculum that includes philosophy, history, decision-making, major concepts, and terms.
Theory and application of pedagogical inquiry with emphasis on teacher as researcher, pedagogical question posing, and techniques of pedagogical inquiry including narrative, autobiography, case writing, action research, and artifactual documentation of teacher performance.
Curriculum in the Secondary School
Contemporary curricular issues, philosophies, and points of view in secondary school education.
Middle School Curriculum
Theory of planning and developing learning experiences appropriate to the needs and interests of early adolescents.
Study of kindergarten-primary curriculum, including philosophy, history, current practice, and issues. For administrators, teachers and students in curriculum and early childhood education.
Media Literacy Across the Curriculum
Examination of the history of media literacy. Major topics and issues in the field of media literacy and curriculum in media literacy across subject areas.
Curriculum of the Elementary School
Contemporary trends, philosophies and points of view in elementary school education.
Multicultural and Diversity Issues in Curriculum
Understanding of the historical and contemporary perspectives toward cultural diversity. Development of an awareness of diverse culture and language communities; understanding of critical issues of race, class, gender, and ethnicity in education; perennial issues of multiculturalism in public education and in global society; a comprehensive overview of principles and current research on bilingual and multicultural education.
Education Workshop: OSU Writing Project (by application only)
For teachers, principals, superintendents and supervisors who need advanced curriculum and instruction course work related to K-12 subject areas and pedagogy, in the areas of instruction and administration. Students must register for the full number of credit hours for which the workshop is scheduled for a particular term.
Gender and Curriculum
An overview of gender issues in curriculum theory and practice. Understanding of historical and contemporary perspectives on gender in the context of schooling, pedagogy, and education.
Seminar in Education: Curriculum Topics (with advisor approval)
Seminar topics may differ depending upon the nature of current interests and topics in American education.
Contemporary Issues in Curriculum Studies
Examination of selected contemporary topics in curriculum studies.
Analysis of Teaching
Advanced study of multiple forms of analysis of teaching such as behavioral, phenomenological, and constructivist with emphasis on major research on teacher reflection and teacher narrative.
A study of curriculum leadership and implications for schooling; focus on what it means to be a curriculum leader in times of major societal change and educational reform.
Advanced Curriculum Studies
In-depth analysis of key concepts, topics, trends, and the interdisciplinary nature of curriculum studies. Critical analysis of contemporary curriculum discourses.
Examines in-depth the history of various movements in U.S. curriculum thinking and the individuals who promoted them, with attention to the cultural and institutional contexts within which they worked. Emphasis is given to primary sources and the position of curriculum thinking within evolving
Advanced Pedagogical Research
Advanced theory and application of pedagogical research with emphasis on teacher as researcher, teacher research as professional development and education reform, techniques of pedagogical research and pedagogical question posing.
Theory to Practice in Education
A culminating seminar demonstrating the application of theory from several disciplines to the practical problems of education: curriculum development, organization, teaching strategies and evaluations.
Current issues in school reform with an emphasis on U.S. education; focus on what it means to engage in reform from dual points of view: curriculum leader and recipient of reform mandate.
Advanced Research Strategies in Curriculum
Prerequisite(s): SCFD 6113. Exploration of designs and methods within qualitative and quantitative research as applied to the field of curriculum. Articulation on how to ensure that both qualitative and quantitative studies meet their respective standards of rigor.
Advanced Media Literacy in the Curriculum
This course examines the interdisciplinary areas of media literacy across the curriculum. Major these such as issues of hegemony and strategies of media literacy in diverse classrooms will be explored. Students will analyze and evaluate various curriculum theories as applied to media literacy as well as research in the field. Finally, the future of media literacy and debates in the field will be considered.
Doctoral Seminar [rotates among program areas; taught by Curriculum Studies faculty every 3rd year]
In-depth investigation into the doctoral experience and the professoriate including research and writing for the dissertation and for publication; grant writing; professionalism and ethics; professional service; and teaching in higher education. Primarily for students in the PhD program in Curriculum Studies and Professional Education Studies.