Curriculum & Instruction, M.Ed.

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.

Specializations

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.


Admission Requirements

In addition to the University graduate admission requirements described in the Graduate Admissions section of the UWF graduate catalog, the applicant must meet the minimum departmental admission requirements for regular admission.

University Requirements*
• Submission of Graduate Application and Processing Fee 
• Submission of official transcripts 
*International students may have additional requirements.

Departmental 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 official GRE or MAT scores** 
• Submission of a letter of intent and contact information for two professional references here 
* 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 with an undergraduate GPA of less than 3.0 must submit a GRE verbal or MAT score that falls at or above the 50th percentile. Review your eligibility for an admission test score waiver.

Department Contact

Department of
Teacher Education &
Educational Leadership 
Graduate Advising Office

Master of Education (M.Ed.)

Phone: 850-474-2870 or 850-474-3263
E-mail: soegrad@uwf.edu

Catalog Description
Department's Website

Application Deadlines

Certain graduate programs have earlier application deadlines. Check with the graduate department for departmental specific deadlines.


Student Perspective

“The Masters of Education program has been a great experience for me. My teachers were always very caring and knowledgeable. The degree of professionalism and real-world experience the educators imparted in my life will be immeasurable for years to come. I highly recommend any potential students to be a part of growing network of educators from UWF's Masters of Education Program.” — James Andress, Curriculum & Instruction Graduate Student

Faculty Perspective

“The Comprehensive M.Ed. program at the University of West Florida is planned to meet the needs of the in-service teacher. As a career advancement tool or as a strategy of moving classroom instruction to a level of excellence the program is a great choice. Students can count on a high-quality education delivered by full-time faculty and instructors with real-world experience. Outcomes of the program can be applied in a variety of settings including classrooms and public agencies." — Dr. Craig Jones, Associate Professor

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