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Curriculum Studies

Make a difference in educational issues and policies by applying a critical lens of diversity.

Curriculum Studies

Curriculum Studies as a field is interdisciplinary and draws upon multiple perspectives including psychology, philosophy, social foundations, cultural studies, critical theory, and education to study curriculum, individuals, societies and interdisciplinary themes. The field values democratic community building and an ethic of social action honoring diversity. Our students come to curriculum studies from formal and informal learning contexts as well as various disciplines. 

While curriculum studies students’ backgrounds and goals are diverse, they share an interest in understanding the intersections of individuals and sociopolitical contexts. Curriculum studies originated from a 1970s reconceptualization of curriculum.

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Programs Offered


Sample Courses


  • Curriculum History in the U.S.
  • Contemporary Curriculum Theory
  • Teaching Diversity
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Special Admission Requirements


There are no special admissions requirements for this program.

What Sets Us Apart


As a graduate student at TCU, you’ll immerse yourself in a community of teaching, learning, research and practice. You’ll work side-by-side with faculty members on research projects, engage in field experiences and acquire the skills to advance your career in education.

Career Prospects


Graduates of the program pursue varied professional positions in schools, non-profit agencies and other community organizations.