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Option in Curriculum and Leadership Studies

This program focuses on all aspects of curriculum, including the content, organization, social context and educational process of a school, college or other educational institution. You will study the theory, development, assessment, pedagogy, inquiry and history of curriculum while addressing issues of leadership, equity, access, advocacy and voice. Our graduates are prepared for a variety of roles as curriculum and pedagogical leaders, curriculum planners, curriculum administrators, curriculum consultants, professional development specialists, teacher leaders or teacher researchers.


You will complete 36 hours of coursework in curriculum, teaching, learning, advocacy, leadership, multicultural and diversity issues; research; and an area of emphasis tailored to your specific interests. Creative component or thesis required for graduation.


Course information

Learn more about the curriculum studies program


Research and Faculty

Mapping project studentsProgram faculty actively support Oklahoma schools by developing culturally engaging and relevant curriculum across subject areas. Dr. Erin Dyke, assistant professor of curriculum studies, recently led a technology-driven story mapping project for high school students in Oklahoma City. 


Meet our faculty

College research initiatives



Applications are accepted on a rolling basis each semester. To apply to the Teaching, Learning and Leadership - option in Curriculum and Leadership Studies, MS program, complete the following:

  • Graduate College application 
  • Transcripts from all previously attended institutions (3.0 minimum undergraduate GPA required) 
  • Current resume/vita
  • Personal goal statement (500 words) 

Graduate student resources


Cost & Assistance

Currently enrolled students are eligible for scholarships offered through the College of Education and Human Sciences. 





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