Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction

Graduate Program Director & Advising Coordinator

Dr. Brian Zoellner

(904) 620-5852

Building 57, Room 2323
Application Information At this time, we are only accepting applications for the Jacksonville Teacher Residency program. Click here for information about the JTR program.
Application Deadlines
Admission Requirements

University requirements: 

  1. A baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution or its equivalent from a foreign institution with a GPA of 3.0 or higher in all work attempted in the last 60 credit hours of undergraduate study.

 Additional program requirements:

  1. Official transcripts from all attended institutions
  2. Three current professional letters of reference that speak to your qualifications for success in graduate school. Letters need to be on official letter head (if applicable) and must have an original signature (electronic signatures are not acceptable). Letters from relatives will not be accepted.
  3. Copy of teaching certificate. Must be certified teacher in a middle grade or secondary content area (degrees in Elementary Education, Pre-K/Primary, ESE, Art Education and Physical Education majors cannot be accepted). 
  4. Letter of intent (250-500 words)
    • reasons for interest into the program
    • topics and areas of interest
    • goals after completion
    • double-spaced with 12 point font
  5. Resume

Students should be aware that admission into any graduate program is granted on a competitive basis. Students meeting minimum requirements may be denied admission based on such factors as program capacity or academic discretion. Likewise, students may be considered for admission as an exception if stated admissions criteria are not met.



For more information on how to apply click here.

Additional requirements for International applicants can be found here.

Program Overview The Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction is designed to meet the needs of students with a teacher certification who wish to pursue a graduate degree.  The program consists of 36 semester hours of core and major requirements.  This program does not carry additional endorsements.
Special Notes about the Program

This program provides advanced education for the region's secondary school educators. 


Accreditation NCATE -- National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
FLDOE -- Florida Department of Education
Curriculum and Requirements Professional Education Curriculum
Program Policies
Total Program
Credit Hours
36 semester credit hours
Average Length
of the Program
Two years
Approximate Enrollment 10
Community Connections This program will educate those interested in teaching within the private and public school systems throughout northeast Florida.