Curriculum & Instruction, Ed.S.

The Ed.S. in Curriculum and Instruction program is designed primarily for professionals who hold positions of leadership in education or who aspire to provide educational leadership. The purpose of the program is to develop and enhance the functional capability of educational leaders.

Curriculum & Instruction, Ed.S.

Program Description

The Education Specialist (Ed.S.) in Curriculum and Instruction program at UWF is a 36 credit post-master’s degree inclusive of an applied research capstone project or a competency–based portfolio. The program is designed primarily for professionals who hold positions of leadership in education and training, social sciences, or the military. The purpose of the program is to develop curriculum-related content experts through advanced knowledge, contextualization, and requisite skills of individuals who work in a variety of leadership settings. The research component is practitioner-oriented with emphasis on the utilization of research findings for decision making and problem solving. Student backgrounds include, but are not limited to, public school personnel, community college and university personnel, social and health related personnel, and military personnel.

A student entering the Ed.S. program has the opportunity to apply to the Ed.D. after completion of the program.

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.

Department Contact

Lucrecia Burnette
Building 86, Room 124
(850) 474-2768

Catalog Description
Department's Website

Admission Requirements

In addition to the University graduate admission requirements, the department bases decisions for regular admission on a holistic review of credentials in which the criteria listed below are used to assess the potential success of each applicant.

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

Departmental Requirements
• Submission of official test scores: GRE, MAT or GMAT
• Master’s transcripts and GPA
• Submission of a letter of intent describing the applicant's work experience and reasons for pursuing the degree program, including how the degree relates to career goals
• Submission of a resume
• Overall fit with the program

Application Deadlines

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For Administration and Leadership Studies, applications are reviewed once a year for beginning fall semester only.


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