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Master of Education in Elementary Education

THE PROGRAM

Program Overview

Professional Education concentration:

The Master of Education in Elementary Education, with a specialization in Professional Education, is designed to meet the needs of students who wish to pursue an in-depth study at the graduate level. The program consists of 36 semester hours of core and major requirements. The program does not carry additional endorsements.

 

Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) concentration:

The Master of Education in Elementary Education, with a specialization in Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), is designed to meet the needs of students with a teacher certification who wish to pursue a graduate degree. This particular program does not certify teachers or carry any additional endorsements. 

 

Literacy concentration:

The Master of Education in Literacy is an advanced study program that does not carry certification or any additional endorsements. The program consists of 39 semester hours of core and major requirements. This program is intended for individuals who wish to gain more knowledge in the field of literacy. 

 

Applicants not meeting the 3.0 minimum GPA requirement may contact the graduate program director for additional admission criteria options.

Concentrations Offered

• Literacy
• Professional Education
• Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

ADMISSIONS

Application Information

How to:  

Application Requirement Information

International Applicant Requirements

Frequently Asked Questions

Application Deadlines

Fall Term . . . . . . . . August 1

Spring Term . . . . . December 1

Summer Term . . . March 15

The following must be submitted by the posted deadline. Incomplete applications with outstanding requirements, or those post-marked after the posted deadline, are subject to cancellation. Once an application has been cancelled, the applicant will be required to apply for the next available term, or as a graduate non-degree seeking applicant (limitations apply).

  • UNF admission application
  • Application fee
  • If applicable, collection holds and judicial holds must be cleared 
  • All of the below university and program requirements 

Admission Requirements

  University requirements:

  • 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. 

  • Official transcripts, and foreign evaluations if applicable, from all post-secondary institutions attended.

Program requirements - Literacy concentration:

  • Certification 
    • Teaching certificate or evidence of eligibility (i.e. graduation from a state-approved teacher education program)
  • Three letters of recommendation  may be required at the discretion of the department
    • Address applicants qualifications for success in graduate school
    • Must be on official letter head (if applicable) and have an original signature (electronic signatures are not acceptable)

Program requirements - Professional Education concentration:

  • Three letters of recommendation may be required at the discretion of the department
    • Address applicants qualifications for success in graduate school
    • Must be on official letter head (if applicable) and have an original signature (electronic signatures are not acceptable)

Program requirements - TESOL concentration:

  • Letter of intent
    • 500-100 words
    • Describe reasons for seeking admission into the program;
    • Professional goals;
    • How the program will help attain goals

INFORMATION

Program Policies

Total Program
Credit Hours

36

Average Length
of the Program

2 years

Approximate Enrollment

60

Community Connections

This program educates those will teach in public and private schools through northeast Florida.

Career Possibilities

Graduate Program Director & Advising Coordinator

Dr. Paul Parkison

Chair/Associate Professor

paul.parkison@unf.edu

(904) 620-5352

Building 57 , Room 2206