The Educational Technology track in the Curriculum and Instruction MEd program is designed for certified and experienced educators who want to increase their technological skills and become highly skilled at successfully integrating technology into the curriculum as well as develop leadership skills necessary to become site-based technology coordinators in K-12 schools, colleges and universities.
This graduate program partners with the Peace Corps Paul D. Coverdell Fellows Program. If you are a returning Peace Corps volunteer, see Peace Corps Coverdell Fellows for more information about attending graduate school at UCF.
|The Educational Technology track in the Master of Education (MEd) in 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
- EDG 6223 Curriculum Theory, Organization and Policy (3 credit
- EDF 6472 Data-Driven Decision Making for Instruction** (3 credit
- 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
* Must be taken in first semester in the program.
Prerequisites to the Capstone.
Student completes either a Capstone
Action Research Project or Thesis at the end of the program. EDF 6635 is
offered in spring semester only.
Specialization—18 Credit Hours
Students take the following courses:
- EME 5050 Fundamentals of
Technology for Educators (3 credit hours)
- EME 5053 Electronic Resources
for Education (3 credit hours)
- EME 6405 Application Software for
Educational Settings (3 credit hours)
- EME 6507 Multimedia for Education
and Training (3 credit hours)
- EME 6602 Integration of Technology into
the Curriculum (3 credit hours)
Choose one of the following
- EME 6055 Current Trends in Instructional Technology (3
- EME 6062 Research in Instructional Technology (3 credit
- EME 6613 Instructional System Design (3 credit hours)
- EME 6417 Interactive Online and Virtual Teaching Environments (3 credit
hours; prerequisite is EME 6507)
- EME 6458 Virtual Teaching and the
Digital Educator (3 credit hours; prerequisite is EME 6417)
Independent LearningThe MEd requires a course-based action research study and completion of a capstone experience (research project 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 from World 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.