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Elementary Education - Masters

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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.

Elementary 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 Texas A&M University, University of Minnesota, University of Maryland at College Park, University of Hawaii, University of Connecticut, Penn State University, 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 curriculum & instruction 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.

Hyesun Cho
Associate Professor
Joseph R. Pearson Hall, Rm 311

Hyesun Cho, assistant professor, joined the KU faculty in the fall of 2011.

Reva Friedman
Associate Professor
Joseph R. Pearson Hall, 446

Reva C. Friedman,  Associate Professor joined the KU faculty in 1978.

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.

Douglas Huffman
Joseph R. Pearson Hall, 347

Douglas Huffman is a Professor of Science Education at the University of Kansas joined the KU faculty in the fall of 2002.

Diane Nielsen
Joseph R. Pearson Hall, 446

Diane Corcoran Nielsen, associate professor, joined the KU faculty in fall of 1990.

Kelli Thomas
Associate Professor, Associate Dean for Teacher Education and Undergraduate Programs
Joseph R. Pearson Hall, 214B

Dr. Kelli Thomas is Associate Professor of Mathematics Education at the University of Kansas, Department of Curriculum and Teaching.

Steve White
Associate Professor, Elementary Education - Social Studies, Chair, Department of Curriculum & Teaching

Steven H. White, associate professor, joined the KU faculty in the fall of 1994.


Kim Huggett
Graduate Student Services Manager

Practicing Educator Cost Savings

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