Curriculum & Instruction, M.Ed.

Degree:Master of Education (M.Ed.)
Major:Curriculum & Instruction
Specializations:Elementary Education Comprehensive
Middle Level Education Comprehensive
Secondary Education Comprehensive
Department:Teacher Education & Educational Leadership
Building 85, Room 196
College:Education and Professional Studies
CIP Code:13.0301
Semester Hours Required For Degree: 33

The Curriculum and Instruction Comprehensive Master's Program is designed to develop master teachers who will be prepared for instructional and leadership roles in special education but is not an initial certification program. Although students earning the M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction may complete courses in more than one specialization, only one degree will be awarded. For specializations in Elementary Education Comprehensive, Middle Level Education Comprehensive, and Secondary Education Comprehensive, students will choose a cognate area in conjunction with an advisor. The M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction offers seven pre-approved cognates: Elementary; Middle-level; Secondary; Career & Technical; Instructional Technology; Reading Endorsement; and a Professional Training Option. Students pursuing the Professional Training Option must be enrolled in either the Middle Level Education Comprehensive or the Secondary Education Comprehensive Specializations.

Tracks, options, and concentrations are an informal designation used by graduate programs to indicate areas of emphasis and research, but have no formal significance. They do not appear on the student transcript and diploma. 

Students will be assigned a faculty mentor who will provide career advice and advisement concerning professional issues.

Admission Requirements

In addition to the University graduate admission requirements described in the Admissions section of the catalog, the applicant must meet the following minimum departmental admission requirements for provisional admission:

  • Hold or be seeking professional teaching certification*
  • Have earned a GPA of at least 3.0 on bachelor's degree**
  • Submit a current (within five years) official Graduate Record Exam (GRE) scores OR Miller Analogies Test (MAT) score***
  • Submit a letter of intent that includes the following information: your background, short- and long-term goals, contributions you would like to make to your field of study, and strengths you bring to the program
  • Submit contact information (email addresses and phone numbers) for two professional references

*** The graduate admission test will be waived for the following: 

  • Applicants must have an undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher from an accredited institution.

Applicants to the Professional Training Option must meet the FLDOE subject area requirements for certification in middle or secondary English, math, science, or social sciences.


Applicants who do not meet the GPA requirement but submit a desired current GRE verbal or MAT score at or above the 50th percentile and meet all remaining admission requirements may be conditionally admitted to the program.

All approvals for admission to the Department of Teacher Education and Educational Leadership are subject to reevaluation as students progress through the program. Students denied admission or removed from the program may appeal the decision to the Dean, College of Education and Professional Studies.

Department of Teacher Education and Educational Leadership students are expected to adhere to the Principles of Professional Conduct for the Education Profession in Florida and national standards of conduct associated with professional, accreditation, and state agencies. Students who are struggling to meet content and/or disposition standards and/or competencies may be referred to the Culture of Achievement through System of Tiered support (CAST) process. Any student who is referred to the CAST process and does not successfully complete the process may be denied continued enrollment in any professional education program.

A grade of C or better is required for all coursework to be applied to the degree program.