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College of Education and Human Performance
UCF College of Education and Human Performance M.Ed. in Teacher Leadership

Frequently Asked Questions

Why is this degree right for me?

  • The M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction will expose you to new trends in education and allow you to combine teaching with leadership roles within your school such as team leader or curriculum resource as well as conducting research or providing professional development for fellow teachers. The Teacher Leadership program addresses teacher empowerment and leadership development in the expanded roles andresponsibilities of teachers in schools including data-driven assessment for school improvement, professional learning communities, applying research to practice, improving instruction and student learning outcomes, and collaboration with families and community

How do I apply?

  • All applications should be completed online through the Office of Graduate studies -
  • To complete the online application, use the following link:
  • Please note application deadlines:
    Fall Priority (fellowship applicants): January 15
    Fall – July 15
    Spring—December 1
    Summer—April 15

What are the minimum requirements for admission to the Curriculum and Instruction M.Ed.?

  • To be admitted, applicants must:
  • have an undergraduate degree from an accredited university.
  • have a 3.0 Grade Point Average (GPA), earned in the last 60 hours of their undergraduate degree program.
  • be eligible for or have a valid Florida Professional Teaching Certificate.**
    **Note: a Temporary Teaching Certificate does not meet this requirement.

Do I have to take the GRE?

  • The GRE is not required for admission to the Curriculum and Instruction program.
  • Note: An applicant with a GPA lower than a 3.0 earned in the last 60 hours of their undergraduate degree may be admitted with a Graduate Record Examination (GRE) score of at least 1000 (combined mathematics and verbal).
  • All final admissions decisions are made by the Office of Graduate Studies.

How do I enroll in the Curriculum and Instruction M.Ed.?

  • All applications to the graduate school must be completed online at
  • On your application, you must indicate for which program or content area track you are applying and for which semester.
  • Note: if you do not enroll in the semester for which you are accepted, you are required to re-apply and pay the application fee. You do NOT have to resubmit credentials.
  • Once you are admitted, you will receive notification from the College of Education and Human Performance.
  • The notification of acceptance will contain important information about the program as well as how to contact your faculty advisor to begin planning your program.

How many credits are required to complete the program?

  • There are a total of 33 credits in the program.
  • There are 15 credits of required core courses.
  • There are 18 credits required in the selected track.

Is the M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction a full-time program?

  • Any student may enroll in the program full-time, but it is not required.
  • Full time enrollment in fall and spring is nine graduate credits.
  • Full tine enrollment in summer is six graduate credits.

What are the tracks in the Curriculum and Instruction M.Ed.?

  • There are 10 tracks in the Teacher Leadership program:

Program Area Tracks:
Curriculum Leadership
Educational Technology
Gifted Education
Global, International, and Comparative Education
Urban Education

Content Area Tracks:
Art Education
English/Language Arts Education
Math Education
Science Education
Social Science Education

  • Each track has specific course requirements and electives.

What is the course sequence?

  • Enrollment in courses is the student’s responsibility.
  • Students should refer to the Plans of Study link on the Curriculum and Instruction website: (
  • Here you will find plans of study for each track.
  • Core requirements are the same for each track. There are no substitutions of courses in the Core.
  • Required courses in tracks and electives are listed below the core on each plan of study.
  • Once admitted, the student is expected to enroll continuously and students have up to seven years to complete their program of study.
  • If a student’s program of study must be interrupted, the student may apply for leave status. Students must contact the Office of Graduate Studies for details on this process.

When are classes offered?

  • Most classes in graduate programs are scheduled in the evenings to suit the needs of working students.
  • In the Curriculum and Instruction program, many classes are either partially or fully web-based.
  • Students should consult the Plans of Study found on the Teacher Leadership M.Ed. website.
  • Class availability must be confirmed through the course registration process.
  • After conferring with the program advisor, students register for courses.
  • Students should follow registration instructions through myUCF.

Is the Curriculum and Instruction program offered fully online?

  • Only the Urban Education and Gifted Education tracks are fully on line.
  • Most courses in the Curriculum and Instruction program are offered as mixed-mode, or “M,” which means there are some scheduled face-to-face meetings.
  • Face-to-face meetings are usually scheduled on Saturdays or at other mutually convenient times as determined by the class.
  • Students are expected to attend all face-to-face meetings.

How much does it cost?

  • Please check the UCF website for updates on current tuition fees:
  • For questions regarding financial aid, please visit the Office of Student Financial Assistance at
  • You may also visit the College of Education and Human Performance website,, to obtain information about grants, assistantships and fellowships.

Who do I contact if I need further information?

Program Area Tracks

Gillian I. Eriksson, Ph.D.
Program Coordinator
Program Advisor
College of Education
ED 223-M

Content Area Tracks

Janet Andreasen, Ph.D.
Secondary Education
College of Education and Human Performance
Suite 123-Q