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Online MAGeo in Geographic Education: Curriculum

The online M.A.Geo. Major in Geography (Geographic Education Concentration) is a 33-credit, non-thesis program. Students enroll in 3 core courses (GEO5300 or GEO5342; GEO5301 or DE5339; and GEO5309), 5 concentration courses in geography education and 2 electives, followed by a semester-long capstone experience (GEO5335 Directed Research). 

Degree requirement and courses

Please visit the Graduate Catalog for detailed information about the M.A.Geo. in Geography (Geographic Education Concentration) degree requirements and courses.

Suggested online path and course offering schedule

You will work closely with your advisor to build your degree plan. Below is a suggested sequence of courses for Fall 2022 cohort. You may choose and enroll in 1-3 courses each semester. 

Semester Course Title CR
Summer 2022 GEO5393I Geography and Social Studies 3
Fall 2022 GEO5309* Geographical Analysis 3

GEO5341 Contemporary Issues in Geographic Education 3

GEO5346 Inquiry-based Teaching in Human Geography 3
Spring 2023 GEO5343 Technology in Geographic Education 4

GEO5344 Curriculum, Assessment, and Standards in Geography 3

DE5339* Assessment and Evaluation in Developmental Education (OR GEO5301 Multivariate Quantitative Methods) 3
Summer 2023 GEO5340 Active Learning in Geography 3

GEO5393H Online Professional Development in Geographic Education 3
Fall 2024 GEO5341 Contemporary Issues in Geographic Education 3

GEO5345 Spatial Thinking in Education 3

GEO5346 Inquiry-based Teaching in Human Geography 3

GEO5390 Independent Study

Spring 2025 GEO5342* Theory and Research Methods in Geographic Education (OR GEO5300 Applied Research Design and Techniques 3

GEO5393G Jobs, Careers, and Professional Development in Geography 3

DE5339* Assessment and Evaluation in Developmental Education (OR GEO5301 Multivariate Quantitative Methods) 3

GEO5335 Directed Research

Notes:
1. * Required courses
2. Need advisor approval
3. You may choose 6 hours of advisor-approved electives from outside the Department of Geography.
4. Fall and spring semesters last about 15 weeks; a summer term (Summer I or Summer II) is approximately 5-week long each. For more information, please see the University’s Academic Calendar.

You may take courses as a non-degree-seeking student in the spring or summer semesters and have those course credits counted toward your master's degree when admitted to the program in the fall.