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  • Local: $ 3.79k / Year
  • Foreign: $ 3.79k / Year
  • Languages of instruction:
  • Greek

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    The objectives of the postgraduate programme in Curriculum Development and Instruction are the following:

    * Research in curriculum planning, curriculum development and curriculum evaluation, instructional analysis and evaluation, teacher education, development and evaluation.
    * Promotion and development of curriculum and teaching theories, as well as the philosophical, sociological and epistemological principles and discourse on curriculum studies.
    * Promotion and development of the collaboration with European programmes and with universities and research centres all over the world on curriculum studies.
    * Upgrading studies, knowledge and research on curriculum issues, teaching and learning, and teacher development.
    * Empowerment and cultivation of leadership in the areas of curriculum development and evaluation, curriculum and instructional discourse, and teacher development and evaluation.
    * Educational leadership services in Cyprus, and the European Union, as well as in the broader international scientific and educational society.

    In the context of the above objectives students have the opportunity to develop their own individual programme of studies on the basis of their particular needs and interests.

    Duration: The minimum period of study for full-time students is three (3) academic semesters and the maximum period of study is eight (8) academic semesters.

    The programme consists of 90 ECTS which are distributed as follows:

    Option A: 63 ECTS in specialization courses, 9 ECTS in common core courses, 9 ECTS from the free elective courses and 9 ECTS from 3 seminars.With permision of the student´s postgraduate advisor, one or two specialization courses, common core courses or free elective courses can be replaced with courses in other postgraduate programmes of the University of Cyprus.

    Option B: 54 ECTS in specialization courses, 9 ECTS in common core courses, 18 ECTS for the dissertation and 9 ECTS from 3 seminars.

    OPTION A

    9 courses X 9 ECTS and 3 seminars X 3 ECTS = TOTAL 90 ECTS

    Specialization Courses

    Compulsory courses

    EDU 612 Models of curriculum evaluation (C, B)

    EDU 640 Basic principles and processes of curriculum development* (C, B)

    EDU 693 Advanced methods of teaching and learning (C, B)

    Elective Courses (four Courses from the following)

    EDU 598 Postcolonial theory and the curriculum

    EDU 599 Gender theories and the politics of the curriculum

    EDU 603 Comparative education (S, A)

    EDU 604 Curriculum leadership (S, A)

    EDU 605 Postmodernity and education: Theory and praxis (S, A)

    EDU 606 Educational policy and curriculum development (S, A)

    EDU 607 The social discourse on curriculum development (S, A)

    EDU 608 Critical discourses on teacher development (S, A)

    EDU 609 Curriculum in a multicultural society (S, A)

    EDU 611 Curriculum theory (S, A)

    EDU 613 Specialised topics and contemporary trends (S, A)

    EDU 614 Informal curriculum and mass media (S, A)

    EDU 623 Observation and evaluation of teaching and personnel (S, A)

    EDU 626 Programme and school evaluation (S, A)

    EDU 627 Introduction to innovations in education (S, A)

    EDU 631 School effectiveness and school improvement (S, A)

    EDU 633 European dimension of education (S, A)

    EDU 634 Principles of organisation of in-service programmes (S, A)

    EDU 642 Basic principles of measurement evaluation in education (S, A)

    EDU 643 Application of new technology in curriculum development (S, A)

    EDU 644 Development and evaluation of educational texts and materials (S, A)

    EDU 654 History of education (S, A)

    EDU 689A Independent study (S, A)

    EDU 690 Seminar: Specialized topics/Current trends (S, Sp)

    EDU 691 Seminar in curriculum development (S, Sp)

    EDU 699 Conflict and collaboration - critical analysis (S, Sp)

    EDU 781 Classroom discourse analysis and quality of teaching (S, Sp)

    Common Core Course

    Research

    EDU 681 Advanced research methods (S, S)

    EDU 682 Qualitative research in education (S, S)

    EDU 683 Educational statistics with statistical packages applications (S, S)

    Elective Courses (Upon permission of the student´s postgraduate advisor)

    EDU 601 Philosophical aspects of education (S, I)

    EDU 618 Sociological aspects of education (S, I)

    PSY 610 Psychological aspects of education (S, I)

    With permision of the student´s postgraduate advisor, one or two specialization courses, common core courses or free elective courses can be replaced with courses in other postgraduate programmes of the University of Cyprus.

    Seminars

    EDU 730 Seminar in Curriculum and Instruction I

    EDU 740 Seminar in Curriculum and Instruction II

    EDU 760 Seminar in Curriculum and Instruction III

    TOTAL ECTS 90

    * The course EDU 640 is prerequisite for all Courses in Educational Curriculum Development
    C=Common Core, S=Support, M=Minor, B=Basic Level, I=Intermediate Level, A=Advanced Level, Sp=Specialized Level

    OPTION B

    7 courses X 9 ECTS (63 ECTS), 3 seminars X 3 ECTS (9 ECTS) and Dissertation (18 ECTS) = TOTAL 90 ECTS

    Specialization Courses

    Compulsory courses

    EDU 612 Models of curriculum evaluation (C, B)

    EDU 640 Basic principles and processes of curriculum development* (C, B)

    EDU 693 Advanced methods of teaching and learning (C, B)

    Elective Courses (three courses from the following)

    EDU 598 Postcolonial theory and the curriculum

    EDU 599 Gender theories and the politics of the curriculum

    EDU 603 Comparative education (S, A)

    EDU 604 Curriculum leadership (S, A)

    EDU 605 Postmodernity and education: Theory and praxis (S, A)

    EDU 606 Educational policy and curriculum development (S, A)

    EDU 607 The social discourse on curriculum development (S, A)

    EDU 608 Critical discourses on teacher development (S, A)

    EDU 609 Curriculum in a multicultural society (S, A)

    EDU 611 Curriculum theory (S, A)

    EDU 613 Specialised topics and contemporary trends (S, A)

    EDU 614 Informal curriculum and mass media (S, A)

    EDU 623 Observation and evaluation of teaching and personnel (S, A)

    EDU 626 Programme and school evaluation (S, A)

    EDU 627 Introduction to innovations in education (S, A)

    EDU 631 School effectiveness and school improvement (S, A)

    EDU 633 European dimension of education (S, A)

    EDU 634 Principles of organisation of in-service programmes (S, A)

    EDU 642 Basic principles of measurement evaluation in education (S, A)

    EDU 643 Application of new technology in curriculum development (S, A)

    EDU 644 Development and evaluation of educational texts and materials (S, A)

    EDU 654 History of education (S, A)

    EDU 690 Seminar: Specialized topics/Current trends (S, Sp)

    EDU 691 Seminar in curriculum development (S, Sp)

    EDU 699 Conflict and collaboration - critical analysis (S, Sp)

    EDU 781 Classroom discourse analysis and quality of teaching (S, Sp)

    Dissertation

    EDU 798C Dissertation I (S, Sp)

    EDU 799C Dissertation II (S, Sp)

    Common Core Courses

    Research

    EDU 681 Advanced research methods (S, A)

    EDU 682 Qualitative research in education (S, A)

    EDU 683 Educational statistics with statistical packages applications (S, A)

    Seminars

    EDU 730 Seminar in Curriculum and Instruction I

    EDU 740 Seminar in Curriculum and Instruction II

    EDU 760 Seminar in Curriculum and Instruction III

    TOTAL ECTS 90

    * The course EDU 640 is prerequisite for all Courses in Educational Curriculum Development


    University requirements


    Program requirements

    The criteria for assessment of postgraduate candidates are the following: * Applicants must have a university degree, awarded by an accredited institution in the country where it operates, or a degree evaluated as equivalent to a university degree by the Cyprus Council for the Recognition of Higher Education Qualifications (KYSATS). Individuals who will be awarded a University degree or Graduation certificate fulfilling the criteria of the application requirements by the end of the week that precedes the registration week will also be eligible to submit an application form. * Academic background in the appropriate discipline and grades in other related degrees. * Letters of recommendation. * Personal interview at the discretion of each department. * Written examination at the discretion of each department. * candidates are requested to submit any certificates and/or other documentation that prove English language competency, and any other documentation they consider necessary to strengthen and further support their application for admission, such as articles, research reports, academic distinctions.
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