***This program has temporarily suspended admissions effective Summer 2021***
The Intervention Specialist Track in the Curriculum and Instruction MEd program provides advanced coursework for educational leaders to use school-based and classroom instructional data to meet the instructional and intervention needs of all students, including at-risk and struggling students, beyond typical, initial classroom instruction within a multi-tiered system of supports.
In addition, this track will provide an advanced multi-disciplinary theoretical approach and applied knowledge base to experienced educators. Coursework focuses on knowledge, skills and competencies for working with students within an intervention framework.
The Intervention Specialist Track is multi-disciplinary and includes coursework in exceptional student education, school psychology, reading education, and math education. The graduate courses provide an opportunity for students to complete the Intervention Specialist track, as well as a graduate certificate, with separate applications required to each program.
The Intervention Specialist track in the Master in Education Teacher Leadership 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)
15 Total Credits
- Complete all of the following
- Complete the following:
- EEX6218 - Diagnostic Assessment and Intervention Planning in Exceptional Education (3)
- MAE6517 - Diagnosis/Remediation of Difficulties in Mathematics for the Classroom Teacher (3)
- RED5517 - Classroom Diagnosis and Development of Reading Proficiencies (3)
- SPS6700 - Advanced Psychoeducation and Data-Based Decision Making (3)
- EGI6246 - Education of Special Populations of Gifted Students (3)
- One elective as approved by the program adviser maybe also be taken
Grand Total Credits: 30
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).
- One letter of recommendation.
- Goal statement.
- Resume/vita reflecting relevant experience.
- 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.