Degree Requirements

Students must complete a minimum of 32 credit hours, at least 9 of which must be at the 500 level. Courses numbered 596, 597, 598 or 599 do not meet this 500 level requirement. A maximum of 4 hours of independent study can apply to degree requirements.  If you have any questions, contact Chris Miller, PhD, program coordinator, at clmiller@uic.edu.

Core Curriculum (9 semester hours)

  • Philosophy or History of Education (Education 402 or 403 – 3 hours)
  • Educational or Developmental or Adolescent Psychology (Education 421 or 422 or 445 – 3 hours)
  • Curriculum, Instruction and Evaluation (Education 430 or 431 – 3 hours)

Concentration (12 semester hours)

  • 400 or 500 level EDPS courses not reserved for doctoral programs, taken with advisor approval

Elective Courses (11 semester hours)

  • Chosen in consultation with your advisor, 4 hours of EDPS 596 maximum