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 18 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 537 Assessment (3 cr)

Analyzes the development, use, and interpretation of classroom-based assessments, including student self-assessment. Explores concepts of validity, reliability, and appropriate use in relationship to both classroom-based and commercial assessments. Critiques use of assessment in relation to goals of equity, educational quality, and accountability.

B EDUC 547 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.

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.


Optional Supporting Electives

B EDUC 460 Moral Dimensions of Education (5 cr)

B EDUC 515 Perspectives on Curriculum Integration (3 cr)

B EDUC 520 Current Issues in Multicultural Education (3 cr)

B EDUC 535 Writing Across the Curriculum (3 cr)

B EDUC 536 Teacher Leadership (3 cr)

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


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Jody Ellinger
M.Ed. Advisor