Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction

The Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction is designed for professionals in K-12 settings who are seeking advanced study to enhance their teaching and leadership skills in the field of education. Candidates must have an undergraduate degree in education or hold a professional teaching certificate. This program places emphasis on curriculum theory, pedagogy and innovation in education, advocacy, social dimensions of learning and research.

M.Ed. Admission Requirements and Documents

The program welcomes applications from individuals who have strong academic records and who have experience and interest in education or related fields. To be accepted, applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • Completed application for the University.
  • $40 application fee.
  • Official transcripts for all previous college work received directly from each institution.
    • Applicants must have earned a four-year degree from a regionally accredited institution in the subject area designated by their intended program.
    • Applicants need to have an overall GPA of 3.0 out of a possible 4.0, or a minimum of 3.0 in the last 60 credit hours of undergraduate study.
    • Undergraduates who are in the process of completing degrees may apply for admission with full acceptance contingent upon completion of a baccalaureate degree.
  • Two professional reference forms (PDF).
  • Résumé.
  • Personal statement addressing why they seek a graduate-level degree.

Entrance Requirements for M.Ed. applicants (applicants must meet at least one of the following criteria):

  • Bachelor's degree in education.
  • Hold a Florida Professional Teaching Certificate.
  • Hold a statement of eligibility for a Florida Professional Teaching Certificate.
  • Hold a Professional Teaching Certificate in another state.

Transfer Credit Policy

A maximum of 9 credit hours of graduate-level credit taken at other regionally accredited institutions will be evaluated for application toward the M.Ed. degree. Only credits earned with grades of “B” or better will be considered. Coursework completed more than seven years prior to admission will not be applied toward a master’s degree.

Degree Requirements

M.Ed. Curriculum Core Courses

EDU 601Curriculum Theory


EDU 608Cross-Cultural Diversity


EDU 611Human Development and Social Dimensions of Learning


EDU 612Pedagogy and Innovation in Education


EDU 613Research in Education


EDU 616Social Advocacy, School Reform and Leadership in Education


EDU 617Technology for Education and Leadership


EDU 622Philosophy and Epistemology in Education




Total Credit Hours:36

Electives for the M.Ed. program:

M.Ed. candidates will also choose three graduate electives to complete their degree. These can include any electives offered as part of the M.Ed. program.

Total Credit Hours: 36