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Program at a Glance

College of Community Innovation and Education
Learning Sci & Educ Research
$369.65 per credit hour
$1,194.05 per credit hour

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****This program has temporarily suspended admissions effective Summer 2021***

The Master of Education (MEd) program in Curriculum and Instruction is designed for professionally certified and experienced educators who want to extend their influence beyond the walls of the classroom and improve their knowledge and skills in the area of leadership. Students also engage in the development of expertise in leading other educators in curriculum and instructional improvement across subject areas and grade levels.

This degree does not prepare students for initial, administrative, or supervisory certification.

The Curriculum and Instruction program addresses teacher empowerment and leadership in the expanded roles and responsibilities of educators in schools, including data-driven assessment for school improvement, professional learning communities, applying research to practice, improving instruction and student learning outcomes, and collaboration with families and communities.

During the admission process, students will select a track in the following content areas that do not require specific certification beyond the professional teaching certificate: Curriculum Leadership, Educational Technology*, Gifted Education*, Global, International and Comparative Education*, Intervention Specialist, and Supporting High Needs Populations. Please scroll to the bottom of this page for further details on these Tracks.

This degree does not prepare students for initial, administrative, or supervisory certification.

*These program areas also include a certificate, which must be applied for separately.

Career Opportunities

UCF prepares you for life beyond the classroom. Here, you’ll experience a wide range of opportunity, like learning diverse skills from world-renowned faculty to networking with top employers across Central Florida to gaining first-hand experience in internships nearby. Achieve your degree and more as a Knight.
  • Counselor Education Professor
  • Curriculum Coordinator
  • Curriculum Designer
  • Curriculum Specialist
  • Curriculum and Assessment Director
  • Curriculum and Instruction Director
  • Instructional Coordinator
  • Instructional Materials Director
  • Literacy Education Professor
  • Mathematics Education Professor
  • Primary Education Professor
  • School Curriculum Developer
  • Science Education Professor
  • Secondary Education Professor
  • Special Education Curriculum Specialist
  • Special Education Professor
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