Curriculum and Instruction, M.Ed.
The Curriculum and Instruction Comprehensive Master's Program is part of the NCATE accredited Professional Education Unit, and is designed to develop master teachers who will be prepared for instructional and leadership roles in elementary, middle, reading or secondary education.
The Curriculum & Instruction, M.Ed. program is designed for professionals who currently hold positions in curriculum and instruction or for individuals that aspire to become educational leaders in the classroom.
The Curriculum & Instruction Elementary Education Comprehensive, Middle Level Education Comprehensive, and Secondary Education Comprehensive specializations consists of a set of seven (21 semester hours) core courses and a carefully selected sequence of cognate courses chosen in conjunction with an advisor.
Online degrees may not be available in all states. If you are an out-of-state student, please review our State Authorization Status to confirm that the program is available in your state.
Elementary Education Comprehensive
This NCATE approved Comprehensive Specialization in Elementary Education is a non-initial teacher certification program. This specialization is offered entirely online and designed to develop master teachers who will be prepared for the instructional and leadership roles in Elementary Education.
Middle Level Education Comprehensive
The NCATE approved Comprehensive Specialization in Middle Level Education is a non-initial teacher certification program. This specialization is offered entirely online and designed to develop master teachers who will be prepared for the instructional and leadership roles in Middle Level Education.
Secondary Education Comprehensive
The Comprehensive Specialization in Secondary Education is an NCATE accredited program. This specialization is offered entirely online and designed to develop master teachers who will be prepared for the instructional and leadership roles in Secondary Education.
For each of the above specializations, students will also choose a cognate area in conjunction with an advisor. Possible cognate areas include: Elementary Education, Middle Level Education, Secondary Education, Reading Endorsement, Professional Training Option (PTO), Career and Technical Education, and Instructional Technology.
The Elementary Education, Middle Level Education, and Secondary Education cognates each include courses focusing on the instruction of a variety of key subjects, including reading, mathematics, science, and social studies, at the appropriate level.
The 21-semester-hour core of the program is made up of the twelve-semester-hour Department of Teacher Education and Educational Leadership Core, and the nine-semester-hour Educational Investigative Sequence.
In addition to the University graduate admission requirements, the applicant must meet the following minimum departmental admission requirements for provisional admission:
• Submission of Graduate Application and Processing Fee
• Submission of official transcripts
*International students may have additional requirements.
Step-By-Step Application Procedures
• Hold or be seeking current professional teaching certification*
• Have earned a GPA of at least 3.0 on bachelor's degree**
• Submission of current (within five years) official GRE or MAT scores***
• Submission of a letter of intent that includes the following information: your background, short- and long-term goals, contributions you would like to make to your field of study, and strengths you bring to the program
• Submission of contact information (email addresses and phone numbers) for two professional references
To be fully admitted to the program, the following requirements must be met in addition to the requirements for provisional admission (above). Full admission is required by the fifth week of the first semester. Students will be unable to register for a second semester of coursework until full admission has been granted.
• Purchase and activation of a subscription to the Department of Teacher Education and Educational Leadership's assessment system, Tk20, within the first week of the first semester
• Completion of the Professional Education Applicant Disposition Scale by each person identified as a professional reference
• Completion of the Professional Education Applicant Disposition Self-rating Scale within Tk20
* Applicants to the Professional Training Option cognate must meet the FLDOE subject area requirements certification in middle or secondary English, math, science, or social sciences.
** Applicants who do not meet the GPA requirement but submit a desired current GRE verbal or MAT score at or above the 50th percentile and meet all remaining admission requirements may be conditionally admitted to the program.
*** Review your eligibility for an admission test score waiver.
"This program is not intended to lead to teacher certification. Teachers are advised to contact their individual school districts as to whether this program may qualify for salary advancement" (Washington Student Achievement Council Degree Authorization, February 26, 2013).