Curriculum and Instruction


Practicing educators interested in obtaining knowledge and skills, not only to improve their teaching, but also to effectively implement new reform initiatives for the school district in which they are employed.

Program Highlights & Benefits:

  • 34% Tuition Discount
  • Obtain your Master's degree with teachers from your area
  • 2 year completion time including summer and holiday breaks
  • No thesis required

What You Learn:

The MS in Curriculum and Instruction program is designed to provide P-8 educators opportunities to enhance their curricular expertise, content knowledge and pedagogical skills. Through a social justice framework, graduates of this program will take an active role in their own school sites, working collaboratively within the community to improve educational experiences and outcomes for all learners.

How You Learn:

This is a cohort program. During the Fall and Spring semesters, classes will meet two nights a week from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. During the Summer session, classes meet from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. for 10 weeks. You will finish the program in approximately two years.

Career Outcomes:

Upon completion of the program, students will earn a Master of Science in Curriculum and Instruction. With the program’s focus on humanistic and behavioral issues in teaching, students will gain a deeper understanding of children and how they learn. As a participating teacher, you will be able to use your classroom as a learning laboratory environment to improve your teaching skills.


In addition to the admission requirements for a graduate degree in the School of Education, applicants must have an undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher for full admission. If the undergraduate GPA is lower than a 3.0, the student is required to take the GRE or MAT. Applicants are asked to provide a copy of current Florida Professional Educator’s certificate, however, this program is also open to non-certified teachers.

Degree Requirements:

Course Title Hours
EDU 513 Curriculum Development and Renewal 3
EDR 601 Methodology of Research 3
EDU 633 Pedagogical Principles and Practices 3
EDU 551 Problem Solving in Early and Middle Childhood Mathematics 3
EDU 628 Historical and Contemporary Issues in C&I 3
EDU 594 Teaching Early and Middle Childhood Science 3
EDU 651 Instructional Assessment and Decision Making 3
EDU 566 Teaching Early and Middle Childhood Social Studies 3
EDU 611 Reading, Literacy, and Thinking Skills 3
EDU 661 Community-Based Teaching & Learning 3
EDU 640 Mentoring & Collegial Coaching 3
EDU 605 Action Research Practicum in C&I 3
  Total Credit Hours 36

Please Note:

While the chart above lists each of the courses that make up the C&I degree, this is not a class schedule, and your cohort may take these courses in a different order.