Curriculum and Instruction: Mathematics Education Specialization (K-12)


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

What You Learn:

The Master of Science (MS) in Curriculum and Instruction (with Mathematics Education Specialization) program is designed to provide educators the 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 an MS 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 admissions requirements for the 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
EDU 633 Pedagogical Principles and Practices 3
EDU 628 Historical and Contemporary Issues in C&I 3
EDU 640 Mentoring & Collegial Coaching 3
EDU 651 Instructional Assessment and Decision Making 3
EDR 601 Methodology of Research 3
EDR 605 Action Research Practicum in C&I 3
EDU 679 Teaching and Learning Number and Operations 3
EDU 681 Teaching and Learning of Data & Measurement 3
EDU 688 Teaching and Learning Algebraic Thinking 3
EDU 689 Teaching and Learning Geometry 3
EDU 690 Teaching and Learning Data Analysis, Statistics & Probability 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.