Interdisciplinary Education

MEd-CS Interdisciplinary Education is a minimum 30-credit track that allows the study of a single content concentration based on the candidate’s choice or combined with other subjects resulting in a broader, more diverse focus. The interdisciplinary track will provide flexibility to adapt to the needs and interests of the students and make best use of faculty expertise.

12-core credits plus at least 18-credits selected in consultation with the program advisor.

Required Core Courses:

  • EDCS 622G: Curriculum Leadership
  • EDCS 606: Introduction to Research
  • EDCS 632: Qualitative Research Methods
  • EDCS 667G: Seminar in Curriculum Issues

Recommended Courses:

EDCS or Content Courses (400 or 600 level) selected by candidates and approved by advisors in Art, Literacy, Mathematics, Multicultural Education, Science, and/or Social studies, such as (but not limited to):

  • EDCS 608: Literacies across the Disciplines
  • EDCS 627: Teaching and Learning with Art Objects, Collections & Site Visits
  • EDCS 630: Cultural Diversity and Education
  • EDCS 640J: Seminar, Science
  • EDCS 640P: Seminar, Place-based Education
  • EDCS 653F: Mathematics in the Schools, Integrated Math Content
  • EDCS 671 Contemporary Native Hawaiian Education (3)

Culminating Requirements:

Plan B Project:

  • Plan, teach, and evaluate an integrated unit grounded in theory and research;
  • Research paper;
  • Portfolio or Other, made up of assignments embedded in courses throughout the program.