The Intervention Specialist Track in the Curriculum and Instruction MEd program provides advanced coursework for educational leaders to use school-based and classroom instructional data to meet the instructional and intervention needs of all students, including at-risk and struggling students, beyond typical, initial classroom instruction within a multi-tiered system of supports.
|The Intervention Specialist track in the Master in 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.|
|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
Research Project or Thesis at the end of the program. EDF 6635 is offered in
spring semester only.
Specialization—18 Credit Hours
- EEX 6218 Diagnostic Assessment and Intervention Planning in Exceptional Education (3
- MAE 6517 Diagnosis/Remediation of Difficulties in
Mathematics for the Classroom Teacher (3 credit hours)
- RED 5517 Classroom Diagnosis and Development of Reading Proficiencies (3 credit
- SPS 6700 Advanced Psychoeducation and Data-Based Decision Making
(3 credit hours)
- Electives as approved by the program adviser ( 6
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 and/or sustained
teaching experience within schools/colleges (approved by track coordinator).
- One letter of recommendation.
- Goal statement.
- Resume/vita reflecting relevant experience.
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,
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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.