Director: E. Bondy.
Graduate Coordinator: S. G. Terzian.
Complete faculty listing by department: Follow this link.
The School of Teaching and Learning (http://education.ufl.edu/school) offers online and face-to-face programs leading to the Master of Education (M.Ed., non-thesis), Master of Arts in Education (M.A.E., thesis or project in lieu of thesis), Specialist in Education (Ed.S.), Doctor of Education (Ed.D.), and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degrees in curriculum and instruction. Complete descriptions of the requirements for these degrees are provided in the General Information section of this catalog.
The School offers graduate study and research experience in 10 areas of specialization: curriculum, teaching, and teacher education; educational technology; elementary education; mathematics education; language and literacy education (including children’s literature, English education, ESOL/bilingual education, language arts, and reading education); science and environmental education; social foundations of education; social studies education; and teacher leadership for school improvement.
The nationally recognized Proteach graduate program leads to the M.Ed. degree and state certification as a classroom teacher. Unified Elementary ProTeach admits undergraduates who complete the five-year program with a master’s degree. Secondary Proteach (English, Science, Social Studies) prepares teachers who have completed a bachelor’s degree in the discipline they will teach. Prospective elementary teachers who already hold a bachelor’s degree in a non-education field may want to consider the School’s SITE program (Site-based Implementation of Teacher Education), which leads to the M.Ed. degree in curriculum and instruction. Students may apply to the state for alternative certification.
Beyond the Graduate School and College of Education admission requirements, students should have academic preparation and teaching experience appropriate to the program being pursued. Students having deficiencies in their preparation will be required to follow a program to remove such deficiencies. A limited amount of support is available for graduate studies through fellowships, scholarships, research assistantships, and teaching assistantships.