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Social and Cultural Studies in Education

Master's Program Curriculum Prepares Culturally Responsive Leaders

Graduate students enrolled in the degree program will complete coursework in the School of Education and Human Sciences and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, and potentially other departments at KU.  This provides the student an opportunity to gain advanced knowledge in education and issues related to social policy and equity.  Students work with their faculty advisor to choose coursework that aligns with their individual professional needs and personal goals.  The typical course sequence is as follows:


Course  Number Course Name Credit Hours
EPSY 715 Understanding Research in Education 3
ELPS 757 Education in American Society 3
ELPS 830 Foundations of Multicultural Education 3
ELPS 798 Special course (Educational Policy and Social Science Research) 3
  A class in Educational Law 3
  An ELPS elective 3
  A Non-ELPS elective 3
  Flex elective 3
  Flex elective 3
  Capstone Project* 4

*Capstone Project: Upon completion of 27 graduate credit hours, the student will complete a captstone project under the guidance of their academic advisor.  The project typically takes the form of a website portfolio in which the student displays the culmination of their learning throughout the coursework.

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