The Global, International and Comparative Education track in the Curriculum and Instruction MEd is designed for educators who wish to expand their knowledge and skill in international and cross-cultural education setting.
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 Global, International and Comparative Education 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 21 credit hours of specialization courses.|
|Total Credit Hours Required:|
Credit Hours Minimum beyond the Bachelor's Degree|
Required Courses—36-39 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 in the program.
**Prerequisites to the Capstone.
Student completes either a Capstone Research Project or Thesis at the end of the program. EDF 6635 is offered in spring semester only.
Specialization—21 Credit Hours
Students take the following courses:
- EDF 6809 Introduction to Comparative and International Education (3 credit hours)
- SSE 5391 Global Education: Theory and Practice (3 credit hours)
- EDF 6855 Equitable Educational Opportunity and Life Chances: A Cross-National Analysis (3 credit hours)
- EDS 6365 Education and National Development (3 credit hours)
- EDF 6259 Learning Theories Applied to Leadership in Teaching Practice (3 credit hours)
Select two of the following courses:
- EDG 6775 Exploring Global Educational Issues in International Contexts (3 credit hours)
- EEC 6606 Global issues in Early Childhood (3 credit hours)
- Other graduate courses with the program director's approval
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 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.