The Urban Education track in the Teacher Leadership MEd program is designed to meet the advanced knowledge and skill needs of classroom teachers who teach in urban settings.
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.
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The Urban Education track in the Master of Education Teacher Leadership 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.
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 in the program.
**Prequisites 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:
- EDF 6259 Learning Theories Applied to Leadership in Teaching Practice (3 credit hours)
- EDF 6725 Critical Issues in Urban Education (3 credit hours)
- EDF 6936 Seminar in Improving Teaching and Learning in Urban Settings (3 credit hours)
- EDG 6636 Social Contexts of the Urban Classroom (3 credit hours)
Choose two of the following elective courses with adviser approval:
- EEX 6342 Seminar, Critical Issues in Special Education (3 credit hours)
- EDF 6688 Public Policy and Urban Education (3 credit hours)
- EDF 6884 Education as a Cultural Process (3 credit hours)
- EGI 6246 Education of Special Populations of Gifted Students (3 credit hours)
- SYD 5795 Class, Race, and Gender in American Society (3 credit hours)
- EDF 6886 Multicultural Education (3 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.
In addition to the general UCF graduate application requirements, applicants to this program must provide:
- One official transcript (in a sealed envelope) from each college/university attended.
- Evidence of eligibility for a professional teaching certificate in Florida in related area.
- 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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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.