Education Specialist (Ed.S.)

Curriculum and Instruction Online

Develop evidence-based practices in schools.

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Offers three specializations so you can make the most impact in the area you serve.
Your advisor may direct you to a sequence of courses that satisfy a selected area of focus and may transfer into the Ed.D. C&I program.
Received the "Community Engagement Classification" by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.

Curriculum and Instruction, Ed.S. Overview

The University of West Florida offers an Ed.S. degree in curriculum and instruction online. We designed this program to increase your expertise in curriculum-related content and give you the ability to make evidence-based decisions.

The program will teach you how to properly use research to design curriculum development, assessment and evaluation so you can better solve the challenges you face at your institution. You’ll learn how to best find and evaluate research necessary to support your positions regarding curriculum, testing and more, and implement action accordingly.

Choose From 3 Specializations

The online Ed.S. degree at UWF offers three specializations so you can make the biggest impact in your leadership role. Choose the specialization that will best help you solve the challenges you face.

Administration and Leadership Studies Specialization

Excel with advanced management and supervisory skills as well as ethics, budgeting and communication strategies in complex, dynamic educational environments.

Curriculum and Assessment Specialization

Evaluate, measure and assess effective instructional practices and curriculum development strategies so you know how to best drive change in any educational environment.

Vulnerable and Marginalized Populations Specialization

Advocate for and work with vulnerable and marginalized populations at regional, state, national and international levels or think-tank organizations for social and educational equity issues. Create curricula to empower administrators and leaders as well as curriculum and instruction developers.

Candidates for This Program Include:

  • Professionals with an M.Ed. who currently hold a leadership position
  • Those with an M.Ed. who have a career history in education, training, social sciences or the military
  • Teachers and administrators with an M.Ed. who want the flexibility of learning online without sacrificing a quality education

You Will Be Able To:

  • Apply advanced knowledge and research to decision-making and problem-solving processes
  • Solve institutional challenges using advanced management skills as well as ethics, budgeting and communication strategies in complex educational environments
  • Drive change in education when you evaluate, measure and assess effective instructional practices and curriculum development strategies
  • Advocate for and work with vulnerable and marginalized populations at all levels or think-tank organizations for social and educational equity issues
  • Create curricula to empower administrators and leaders as well as curriculum and instruction developers