Master's Degree

Spring 2024 Course Information
Curriculum Development

Course Description
Course description coming soon.

Gaea Hock
Office: 785-532-1166
Fax: 785-532-5633

Campus Coordinator

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Disability Support Services

To request accommodations for this course, contact the disability support office at your home university. You must register each semester and for each course. Read more about the Great Plains IDEA process for requesting accommodations.


Curriculum Foundations, Principles & Issues
A.C. Ornstein and F.P Hunkins
Edition: 7th
ISBN: 978-0134060354
Publisher: Pearson

Course Access
Approximately 2-3 weeks before the first day of class at K-State, the K-State campus coordinator, Ashley Schultz, will email course access instructions to visiting students for courses taught by K-State. These instructions are also available on the Visiting Students webpage at K-State. By following the course access instructions, visiting students create their K-State eID and complete the K-State Course Access Form. Students meeting all deadlines for eID creation and submission will have access to Canvas by the first day of class.

Exam Proctor

This course does not require an exam proctor.

Synchronous Components

This course does not include synchronous components.


Optional Textbooks:

Finch, C.R. and Crunkilton, J.R. (1999) Curriculum Development in Vocational and Technical Education: Planning, Content and Implementation. (5th Ed.). Allyn & Bacon, Boston.

Doll, R.C. (1996) Curriculum Improvement Decision Making and Process. (9th Ed.). Allyn & Bacon, Boston.

Posner, G.J. and Rudnitsky, A.N. (2006) Course Design: A Guide to Curriculum Development for Teachers. (7th Ed.). Allyn & Bacon, Boston.

Andrew Isola is a community development graduate student at K-State.I have worked in the nonprofit arena for many years. The idea of returning to school for my master’s degree was daunting, especially given my typical work schedule of long and varied hours. However, knowing that I could earn my master’s degree in Community Development through Great Plains IDEA and that it would fit around my work and personal needs put me at ease. Multiple times throughout my coursework I have learned a theory, process, or skill one evening, gone to work the next morning, and applied what I learned the night before in my job.

– – Andrew Isola, Community Development Master's Student,
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