Department of Curriculum Studies

Department of Curriculum Studies is currently admitting students in Masters, and PhD levels. Due to the urgent need for training specialized ed graduates in the areas of Curriculum Planning and Development, the department has ever since its establishment tried to offer relevant degree programs to postgraduate students.
To date, there are 5 full-time faculty members teaching and researching in the department. The faculty members are offering the latest advances in various branches and areas of Curriculum Studies. Of the 5 faculty members, 1 member is full professor, 2 members are associate professors, and the remaining 2 members are assistant professors.
Moreover, there are currently about 65 students studying in the Department. Since 1993, a total of 290 students have graduated from the department. In the 2018-2019 academic year, a total of 19 freshmen were admitted into the department and 8 students were graduated.



Degree Programs

The programmes offered in the Department of Curriculum Studies are introduced and specified below.


Master's Degree Program

  • Curriculum Development: This master's program was established in 2001. All Master's degree programs in ATU last for a period of 2 years, 4 semesters. Students have to write a Master's thesis and defend it to pass the course and receive their degree certificate.


PhD Degree Program


  • Curriculum Development: The PhD degree program in Curriculum Development started to admit students in 2007. The program is offered at Allameh Tabataba'i University for a period of 4 years, 8 semesters. Students have to pass 18 taught credits followed by another 18 dissertation credits, 36 credits in total. After passing the 18 taught credits, students have to sit a "comprehensive exam" and receive a minimum mark of 16, out of 20. After the Comprehensive Exam, the PhD candidates are allowed to choose their dissertation titles and prepare their proposals with the help of supervisors and advisors.



Department Head



Dr Mostafa Ghaderi

Dr. Mahboubeh Khosravi
PhD in Curriculum Development from Allameh Tabataba'i University (2012).
Faculty Member
Email Address:
Contact No.:+9821 4839 3280
Research Interests: Change and innovation in curriculum, Information, communication and curriculum technologies, New teaching methods, Social and cultural foundations of curriculum, Virtual curriculum.

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Faculty Members

To date, 4 full-time faculty members are employed and collaborating with the department in providing educational and research services to the students and researchers. The faculty members are briefly introduced below. The names are sorted alphabetically.
For more detailed information about the faculty members, you can refer to ATU's ARIS portal.



Dr Mahboubeh Khosravi

Dr. Mostafa Ghaderi
PhD in Curriculum Development from Kharazmi University, Iran (2007)
Faculty Member
Email Address:
Contact No.:+9821 4839 3295
Research Interests: Curriculum theory, Research curriculum, Curriculum integration, Curriculum and Instruction.

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Dr Alireza Sadeghi Dr. Alireza Sadeghi
Postdoctoral Degree in Multicultural Education from University of British Columbia (UBC), Canada (2017)
PhD in Curriculum Development from Allameh Tabataba'i University (2011)
Faculty Member and Department Head
Email Address:
Contact No.:+9821 4473 3198
Research Interests: Multiculturalism, Peace, Social justice, Socio-cultural ecosystem issues of curriculum.
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Dr Gholamreza Yadegarzadeh Dr. Gholamreza Yadegarzadeh
PhD in Higher Education Curriculum from Shahid Beheshti University, Iran (2014)
Faculty Member
Email Address:
Contact No.:+9821 4473 3291
Research Interests: Higher education curriculum; Teaching and learning; Qualitative research method; Faculty development.

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