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Effective Dec. 2, 2016: To meet the demands and schedules of current teachers and educators, the Department of Curriculum & Teaching will offer this Master’s degree program in a fully-online delivery format beginning in Summer 2017. More information on the online program can be found here.

Secondary Education Program Faculty

The faculty members and instructors at the KU School of Education are dedicated to provide robust learning opportunities related to curriculum & instruction. You will learn from professionals who have real-world experiences working within classrooms to educate both children and fellow teachers. Prior to their time at KU, our faculty have served in professional roles within public and private school districts across the United States.

Our program faculty and instructors have also taught at Oklahoma State University, University of Wisconsin, University of Arizona, University of Virginia, and other universities nationwide. They have also secured millions of dollars in external funding from national organizations; designed and developed online resources serving thousands of learners; and have conducted research related to e-learning and other types of curriculum development and assessment.

Our secondary education master’s degree program faculty also partner with professors from other academic departments at the University of Kansas to ensure that your graduate student experience and learning at KU are both interdisciplinary in nature and grounded in practical experience.

James Ellis
Associate Professor, Accreditation Coordinator, Middle Science Education Program Coordinator
Joseph R. Pearson Hall, 346
Susan Gay
Associate Professor, Middle Math Education Program Coordinator
Joseph R. Pearson Hall, 341

A. Susan Gay, associate professor, joined the KU faculty in January 1991. 

Manuela Gonzalez-Bueno
Associate Professor, Foreign Language Education Program Coordinator
Joseph R. Pearson Hall, 342

Manuela Gonzalez-Bueno obtained a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Spanish at The Pennsylvania State University in May 1994.

Heidi Hallman
Professor, Secondary English Education Program Coordinator
Joseph R. Pearson Hall, 338

Heidi L. Hallman, associate professor of English education, joined the faculty in 2007.

Joe O'Brien
Associate Professor, Secondary History/Government Education Program Coordinator
Joseph R. Pearson Hall, 337

Joe O’Brien, an associate professor in middle/secondary social studies, joined KU’s Curriculum & Teaching department in the spring of 1992. 

M'Balia Thomas
Assistant Professor
Joseph R. Pearson Hall, 308


Kim Huggett
Graduate Student Services Manager

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New Practicing Educator Sponsorship Program offered to Pre K-12 private or public school district educators interested in graduate studies.