***This program has temporarily suspended admissions effective Summer 2021***
The Supporting High Needs Populations track in the Curriculum and Instruction MEd program is designed to meet the advanced knowledge and skill needs of educators who work in urban settings.
The Supporting High Needs Populations track in the Master of Education Curriculum and Instruction program requires 15 credit hours of core courses, including completion of a capstone research project. 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:
- EDF6725 - Critical Issues in the Study of High Needs Populations (3)
- EDF6155 - Lifespan Human Development and Learning (3)
- Complete at least 4 of the following:
- CCJ6485 - Issues in Justice Policy (3)
- ECW6067 - History of Career Education in the United States (3)
- EDF6206 - Challenges of Classroom Diversity (3)
- EDF6855 - Equitable Educational Opportunity and Life Chances: A Cross-National Analysis (3)
- EDF6886 - Multicultural Education (3)
- EDG6636 - Impact of Social Contexts on Teaching and Learning (3)
- EEX6342 - Seminar-Critical Issues in Special Education (3)
- EGI6246 - Education of Special Populations of Gifted Students (3)
- RED5147 - Developmental Reading (3)
- SPS5605 - Building and Improving Relationship and Emotional Intelligence (3)
- SPS6700 - Advanced Psychoeducation and Data-Based Decision Making (3)
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.