Master of Education (M.Ed.)

Curriculum & Instruction

Become an educational leader in the classroom.

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Three specialization options to align your studies with the skills you need the most in the classroom
Combines the latest educational theories with practical application
Promotes evidence-based practices

Curriculum & Instruction, M.Ed. Overview

Gain a deeper understanding of education and prepare for an instructional or leadership role with University of West Florida’s online master’s in curriculum and instruction program. With the ability to specialize in either elementary, middle school or secondary school education, you can expand your skills to further promote lifelong learning and long-term growth. Taught by faculty who are well-versed in the field, our program is designed to provide a versatile experience while replicating scenarios educators experience in the classroom. The program allows you to earn your master’s degree to continue teaching or prepare for a doctorate in education.

The master’s in curriculum and instruction online program teaches you key topics including:

  • Biological, social and psychological issues challenging child development and learning
  • The needs of exceptional students and the best evidence-based practices for promoting student success
  • Systematic models of classroom management and their benefits
  • Various concepts of educational assessment
  • Identifying, examining and interpreting empirical research and applying peer-reviewed research conclusions in practice
  • Blending various content areas to maximize student learning and meet student needs

UWF’s online master’s in curriculum and instruction does not provide teacher certification.

Candidates for This Program Include:

  • Working teachers who need a master’s degree to continue teaching
  • Teachers seeking to gain additional experience or specialized information
  • Students wanting long-term growth and lifelong learning

Learning Outcomes

  • Interpret, examine and assess professional research to identify relevant evidence-based practices to enhance student outcomes
  • Support student learning and continuous improvement through the communication of student achievement data to students and their parents
  • Develop and provide effective instruction to satisfy student learning needs