Curriculum Leadership

Curriculum Leadership Concentration

The Curriculum Leadership Concentration is for educators who want the knowledge and skills to influence curriculum change in K-12 schools and higher education. Educators will learn about alternative educational models and methods that will challenge the status quo. These courses are designed to help educators become transformative curriculum leaders who seek equity, democracy, and social justice in education.


The curriculum for the Curriculum Leadership Concentration at UW Bothell is comprised of four (4) courses for a total of 20 credits. Any graduate level student may take one or more of these courses, however, check course description first for prerequisites.  Click here to review the Degree Requirements for all M.Ed. Students.


B EDUC 544 Leadership, Advocacy, and Program Assessment in ESOL (5 cr)

Explores historical and political contexts of bilingual education in U.S. including legislation, inclusive principles, theory, and research. Focuses on addressing cognitive academic, social-cultural, and language needs of ESOLs. Examines language assessment tools, tests, and other factors for determining placement in language-support programs. 

B EDUC 557 Curriculum Studies (5 cr)

Introduces the field of curriculum studies including curriculum theory and interdisciplinary study of the educational experience. Explores dominant ideas and alternative practices. Focuses on how curriculum and schools are manifestations of culture and how historical and contemporary premises about curriculum influence the culture of classrooms and schools.

B EDUC 577 Curriculum Development (5 cr)

Explores various models of curriculum development including established practices and alternative paradigms. Provides opportunities to analyze and critique current and historical models of curriculum planning and to examine the pedagogical, social, and political influences upon curriculum development.

B EDUC 5XX Transformative Curriculum Leadership (5 cr)

Investigates strategies and efforts for collaborative problem solving and shared leadership in schools and communities to bring about progressive curriculum transformation for equity, diversity, democracy, and ecojustice.

Optional Supporting Electives

B EDUC 460 Moral Dimensions of Education (5 cr)

B EDUC 515 Perspectives on Curriculum Integration (3 cr)

B EDUC 536 Teacher Leadership (3 cr)

B EDUC 537 Assessment (3 cr)

Further Information

For further information about the Curriculum Leadership Concentration, please contact:

Jody Ellinger
M.Ed. Recruiter/Advisor

Accepting Applications for Spring 2017

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