Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction

The Master of Education (M.Ed.) 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 or temporary 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.
  • Hold a temporary Teaching Certificate. 

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 and Electives

EDU 601Curriculum Theory


EDU 608Cross-Cultural Diversity


EDU 611Human Development and Social Dimensions of Learning


EDU 612Pedagogy and Innovation in Education: Models in Teaching


EDU 613Research in Education


EDU 616Social Change and School Reform


EDU 622Applied Philosophy for Curricular Design and Implementation




Total Credit Hours:36
Electives for the M.Ed. program:

M.Ed. candidates will also choose four graduate electives to complete their degree. Students may take courses listed if prerequisites for the courses are met. Students may take courses not listed with recommendation of the advisor and permission of the department chair.

EDU 603 Tests and Measurement
EDU 614 Social Change and the Diverse Classroom
EDU 617 Technology for Education and Leadership 
EDU 618 Language Arts in the Elementary School
EDU 619 Children's Literature in the reading Program
EDU 621 Exceptional Student Learning: Inclusive Classrooms
EDU 623 Applied Research
EDU 624 Public School Law and Professional Ethics
EDU 625 Graduate Practicum I
EDU 640 Teaching English as a Second Language: TESOL
EDU 645 Graduate Practicum II
EDU 660 Secondary Reading in the Content Areas
EDU 680 Professional Development Clinical
EDU 682 Grant Writing in Education
EDU 670-679 Special Topics in Education
EME 601 Introduction to Instructional Design
EME 602 Theories of Learning and Cognition for Instruction
EME 603 Inquiry and Measurement
EME 605 Introduction to Distance Learning
EME 606 Design of Online Collaborative Learning
EME 610 Trends and Issues in Instructional Design and Technology
EME 611 Principles of Learner Motivation
EME 612 Media for Instruction
EME 613 Open Learning Environments in the 21st Century
EME 620 Introduction to Systematic Instructional Design
EME 630 Development of Multimedia Instruction
EME 640 Introduction to Program Evaluation
EME 641 Management of Instructional Development
EME 642 Management of Change
EME 644 Performance Systems Analysis

Total Credit Hours: 36