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.
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|The Curriculum and Leadership track in the Master of Education (MEd) Curriculum and Instruction program requires 15-18 credit hours of core courses, including completion of a capstone research project or thesis. In addition, students take 18 credit hours of specialization courses.|
|Total Credit Hours Required:|
Credit Hours Minimum beyond the Bachelor's Degree|
Required Courses—33-36 Credit Hours
Core—15-18 Credit Hours
- EDG 6935 Introductory Seminar in Teacher Leadership* (3 credit hours)
- EDG 6223 Curriculum Theory, Organization and Policy (3 credit hours)
- EDF 6472 Data-Driven Decision Making for Instruction** (3 credit hours)
- EDF 6233 Introduction to Action Research and Analysis of Classroom Practice** (3 credit hours)
- EDF 6635 Capstone: Action Research in Teacher Leadership (3 credit hours) or IDS 6971 Thesis (6 credit hours)
*Must be taken in first semester of program.
**Prerequisites for the Capstone.
Student completes either a Capstone Research Project or Thesis at the end of the program. Student must complete an Intent to Graduate form the semester prior to enrolling in ED 6635. EDF 6635 is offered in spring semester only.
Specialization—18 Credit Hours
Students take the following courses:
- ESE 6217 Curriculum Design (3 credit hours)
- ESE 6416 Curriculum Evaluation (3 credit hours)
- EDG 6224 Curriculum Policy Analysis (3 credit hours)
- EDF 6259 Learning Theories Applied to Leadership in Teaching Practice (3 credit hours)
Choose two of the following elective courses with adviser approval:
- EDF 6517 Perspectives on Education (3 credit hours)
- EME 5050 Fundamentals of Technology for Educators or EME 6602 Integration of Technology into the Curriculum (3 credit hours)
- EDF 6886 Multicultural Education (3 credit hours)
- EDS 6123 Educational Supervisory Practices I or EDS 6130 Educational Supervisory Practices II or EDA 6502 Organization and Administration of Instructional Programs (3 credit hours)
- IDS 6516 Leadership Development for Math and Science Teachers (3 credit hours)
- RED 5147 Developmental Reading (3 credit hours)
- Other electives as approved by adviser and program coordinator (up to 6 credit hours)
Independent LearningThe MEd requires a course-based action research study and completion of a capstone experience (research report or thesis).
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.
to the general UCF graduate application requirements,
applicants to this program must provide:
- One official transcript (in a sealed envelope) from each
- 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
Education Services (WES) or Josef Silny and Associates, Inc. only.
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*Applicants who plan to enroll full time in a degree program and who wish to be considered for university fellowships or assistantships should apply by the Fall Priority date.
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.