Master of Education in Curriculum Studies

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Undergraduate or Graduate Level : Graduate Level
Duration of Program : 2 Years

About this Program

The M.Ed. in Curriculum Studies programme runs for four semesters, offering advanced specialized courses in Curriculum studies. It consists of nine course units namely: Contemplorary Curricular Issues in Teaching, Curriculum, Design and Development, Teaching and Instruction, Communication and Instructional Design Systems, Curriculum Evaluation, and Supervisory Technique for Educational Institutions. The department also offers courses in which learners wish to specialize. These include CUS 7206 Integration of e-learning into Curricula and CUS 7104 Curriculum Change and Innovation. The course is assessed by coursework (40%) and Examination (60%). In addition, students carry out research and are required to write a dissertation.In alignment with the reviewed courses, the teaching and assessment approaches have been reviewed to make them more interactive and lucid. For instance, the instructional strategies are more student-led and practical than they were originally. Overall, the review has revisited the entire programme including objectives, content and mode of delivery. In these revised course units, pedagogy and assessment will hinge on highly interactive lectures, seminars and/or workshops, tutorials, coursework assignments, project work and a research dissertation.The Masters of Education in Curriculum Studies degree program runs for four semesters with theoretical, practical and research components. In the first year, instructional and theoretical courses are offered. In the second year, students undertake research that lead to the writing of a dissertation. The review has taken PART A of the structured graduate programmes followed by Makerere UniversityProgramme ObjectivesThe Masters of Education in Curriculum Studies degree program courses offered in the Department of Curriculum, Teaching & Media are aimed at preparing students to demonstrate a theoretical and practical understanding of the issues underlying curriculum, teaching and media in the education systems in a global and local context at all levels of education, both in the non-formal and formal sectors. The courses are intended to facilitate students’ interpretation and critique of the fundamental theoretical, political and structural underpinnings in educational institutional and students’ central role in its implementation and modification.

  • Specifically, the masters of education in curriculum studies courses enable students to:   Discuss the essential foundations to curriculum and its change, and in view of this have them explore practical case studies in contemporary issues that justify curriculum innovations.
  •   Develop the theoretical and practical knowledge of designing, developing and implementing educational programs.
  • Analyse the various theories and models of teaching and learning and their implications for teaching and learning in Uganda and elsewhere.
  • Develop solutions to teaching and learning using various communication and instructional design systems.
  • Evaluate and critique the centrality of curriculum evaluation to school and educational improvement; and translate it into practice as evaluators in the school system.
  • Examine the trends in supervision in view of their implications to present innovations in supervision in Uganda and elsewhere.

Applicants must be teachers with good first degree in or with education.

Courses

Year 1
Semester 2
Course Title Course Code Credit Units Level
CURRICULUM EVALUATION AND ASSESSMENT CUS 7203 2 Graduate Level
SUPERVISORY TECHNIQUES OF EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS CUS 7204 2 Graduate Level
INTEGRATING E-LEARNING INTO CURRICULA CUS 7205 2 Graduate Level
ADVANCED STUDIES IN EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATIONS EDF 7201 2 Graduate Level
Semester 1
Course Title Course Code Credit Units Level
QUALITATIVE RESEARCH EDU 7101 2 Graduate Level
QUANTITATIVE RESEARCH METHODS EDU 7102 2 Graduate Level
CURRICULUM THEORY AND PRACTICES CUS 7101 4 Graduate Level
CONTEMPORARY CURRICULA ISSUES IN EDUCATION CUS 7102 2 Undergraduate Level
CURRICULA CHANGE AND INNOVATION CUS 7104 3 Graduate Level
CURRICULUM DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT CUS 7105 3 Graduate Level
Year 3
Semester 2
Course Title Course Code Credit Units Level
TEACHING AND INSTRUCTION CUS 7106 3 Graduate Level