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2016-2017 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG/PREVIOUS EDITION]

Curriculum and Instruction (ISC)


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Curriculum and Instruction (ISC) Program Information


The School of Teaching & Learning’s graduate programs in Curriculum & Instruction cultivate proficient scholars, teachers, and other educational professionals through an academically rigorous curriculum that balances theoretical and applied knowledge. 

The Ph.D. prepares graduate students to assume roles as faculty and other leaders in higher education.  It is carefully designed to balance coursework, research projects, and teaching experiences for students to acquire the knowledge, dispositions, skills and abilities to become highly effective faculty and leaders in higher education.  Program area faculty adhere to a comprehensive framework reflecting broad and multi-faceted conceptions of scholarship: Application, Discovery, Integration and Teaching. Students engage in research, teaching, professional service, and professional practice projects that further their familiarity with these domains.  An array of subject area specializations for all Ph.D. students in Curriculum & Instruction fosters their intellectual and professional growth in greater depth.  These include: Curriculum Teaching & Teacher Education (CTTE); Educational Technology; English Education; ESOL/Bilingual Education; Reading and Literacy Education; Mathematics Education; Science Education; Schools, Society and Culture; Social Studies Education; and Statistics Education.  All doctoral students are required to complete successfully a minimum of 90 credits.  Coursework includes research methodology and methods, educational curriculum and foundations, independent research, specialization seminars, and at least 12 credit hours of dissertation work.  To earn their doctoral degree, all students must complete their coursework satisfactorily, pass written and oral qualifying examinations, and successfully complete and defend a dissertation.

The Master of Arts in Education (M.A.E.) in Curriculum & Instruction is designed to provide exposure to research and increase the practical knowledge of those interested in various aspects of Curriculum & Instruction.  Specialization areas include: Educational Technology; ESOL/Bilingual Education; Reading and Literacy Education; Literacy & the Arts; Media Literacy Education; and Schools, Society and Culture.  A thesis or final project in lieu of a thesis is required of all students.  The LARC specialization is available both on-campus and online.

The Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Curriculum & Instruction is a professional degree designed to meet the needs of practicing and aspiring professionals to serve various functions in established and emerging educational activities.  Specialization areas include: Educational Technology; ESOL/Bilingual Education; Social Foundations of Education; and Teacher Leadership for School Improvement (TLSI).  The Educational Technology and TLSI specializations are both available online.

The Specialist in Education (Ed.S.) in Curriculum & Instruction is a degree designed to meet the needs of practicing and aspiring professionals, who already hold a master’s degree in an appropriate field, to serve various functions in established and emerging educational activities.  Specialization areas include: Educational Technology; ESOL/Bilingual Education; Reading and Literacy Education; Literacy & the Arts; Media Literacy Education; Schools, Society and Culture; and Teacher Leadership for School Improvement (TLSI).  The Educational Technology and TLSI specializations are both available online.

For more information, please see our website: http://education.ufl.edu/school-teaching-learning.

Degrees Offered with a Major in Curriculum and Instruction


Doctor of Philosophy


Master of Arts in Education


Master of Education


Specialist in Education


School of Teaching and Learning Departmental Courses


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