****This program has temporarily suspended admissions effective Summer 2021***
The Curriculum Leadership track in the Curriculum and Instruction MEd program is designed to meet the advanced knowledge and skill needs of educators in curriculum planning and management.
The Curriculum and Leadership track in the Master of Education (MEd) Curriculum and Instruction program requires 15 credit hours of core courses, including completion of a capstone research project (3 credit hours). In addition, students take 18 credit hours of specialization courses.
Total Credit Hours Required: 33 Credit Hours Minimum beyond the Bachelor's Degree
Evidence of eligibility for a professional teaching certificate in Florida in related area and/or sustained teaching experience within schools/colleges (approved by track coordinator).
Core (See Program Details Below)
15 Total Credits
- Complete the following:
- EDG6935 - Introductory Seminar in Teacher Leadership (3)
- EDG6223 - Curriculum Theory, Organization, and Policy (3)
- EDF6472 - Data-Driven Decision-Making for Instruction (3)
- EDF6233 - Introduction to Action Research and Analysis of Classroom Practice (3)
- EDF6635 - Capstone: Action Research in Teacher Leadership (3)
18 Total Credits
- Complete all of the following
- Complete the following:
- ESE6217 - Curriculum Design (3)
- ESE6416 - Curriculum Evaluation (3)
- EGI6245 - Curriculum and Instruction for Teaching Advanced, Gifted, and Talented Learners (3)
- EDF6259 - Learning Theories Applied to Leadership in Teaching Practice (3)
- Complete at least 2 of the following:
- EDF6517 - Perspectives on Education (3)
- EME5050 - Fundamentals of Technology for Educators (3)
- EME6602 - Integration of Technology into the Learning Environments (3)
- EDF6886 - Multicultural Education (3)
- Other electives as approved by adviser and program coordinator (up to 6 credit hours)
Grand Total Credits: 33
For information on general UCF graduate admissions requirements that apply to all prospective students, please visit the Admissions section of the Graduate Catalog. Applicants must apply online. All requested materials must be submitted by the established deadline.
In addition to the general UCF graduate application requirements, applicants to this program must provide:
- One official transcript (in a sealed envelope) from each college/university attended.
- The GRE is not required for admission to this program.
- Evidence of eligibility for a professional teaching certificate in Florida in related area and/or sustained teaching experience within schools/colleges (approved by track coordinator).
- Applicants applying to this program who have attended a college/university outside the United States must provide a course-by-course credential evaluation with GPA calculation. Credential evaluations are accepted from World Education Services (WES) or Josef Silny and Associates, Inc. only.
Graduate students may receive financial assistance through fellowships, assistantships, tuition support, or loans. For more information, see the College of Graduate Studies Funding website, which describes the types of financial assistance available at UCF and provides general guidance in planning your graduate finances. The Financial Information section of the Graduate Catalog is another key resource.
Fellowships are awarded based on academic merit to highly qualified students. They are paid to students through the Office of Student Financial Assistance, based on instructions provided by the College of Graduate Studies. Fellowships are given to support a student's graduate study and do not have a work obligation. For more information, see UCF Graduate Fellowships, which includes descriptions of university fellowships and what you should do to be considered for a fellowship.