What Can You Do With A Major In Curriculum and Instruction?

 

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.

 

Community Connections

 This program will educate those interested in teaching within the private and public school systems throughout northeast Florida.

 

General Career Directions

Secondary School Educators

Art

Math

English

Social Science

Biology

Chemistry

Physics

Physical Education

Special Education

 

Typical Employers/Work Settings

Public School          

Private schools                     

Charter Schools

Department of Defense Schools

International Schools


Skills Needed For This Career

•Oral Communication Skills

•Ability to organize and coordinate

•Creativity

•Ability to motivate others

•Listening skills

•Special Education Skills

•Persuasive skills •Written Communication Skills

•Interpersonal Skills

•Mathematical Abilities

•Curriculum Development

Language Skills

•Counseling Skills

•Group Dynamics


Links To Professional Associations

Professional Associations are important to explore because many offer student memberships and can give you access to other professionals and their experiences, research, convention or workshop opportunities, professional development and most importantly job databases.

National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP)

American Federation of Teachers (AFT)

National Council for Private School Accreditation (NCPSA)

National Education Association (NEA)

Association of Teacher Educators
Association of American Educators
Council for Exceptional Children
American School Counselor Association
American Library Association
American Association of School Administrators
American Educational Research Association
International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language
Phi Delta Kappa International
Association for Career and Technical Education
American College Personnel Association
NASPA: Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education

National Association of School Psychologists

 

 

Job Search Information

National Organizations or Databases

http://www.achievementfirst.org/careers/overview/

http://www.teachforamerica.org/why-teach-for-america?gclid=CLe0k_2dha8CFYub7QodmBsK2w

http://www.teacherjobs.com/

http://k12jobspot.com/

http://education.uky.edu/AcadServ/content/employment

http://www.teachercertificationdegrees.com

 

Graduate Schools

Local Programs

University of Florida

University of North Florida

University of South Florida

Other resources for graduate program research

http://www.gradschools.com/

http://petersons.com/

http://princetonreview.com

 

 

 

 

 

College of Education and Human Services Job Search Internet Links

 
Teaching/School Administration- Public Schools
Teaching/School Administration-Independent and Private Schools
Physical Education/Sports
Human Services/Non-Profit/Counseling
Special Education and Related Services
College and University Job Search Internet Resources
Educational Consulting/Human Resources/Research & Evaluation
State and Federal Government Job Search
 

Career Action Plan

  • Conduct an informational interview and/or shadow a professional in the field
  • Join a professional association for this career field
  • Develop leadership skills by participating in on-campus activities (RA, Peer Advisor, Student Government, Presidential Envoys, Fraternities, Sororities, Student Clubs)
  • Look to do an internship in your junior and/or senior year to gain experience in this field
  • Obtain teaching experience working with target age group by doing volunteer or part-time work
  • Consider taking a public speaking course to develop your presentation skills
  • Attend job fairs and networking events to meet with employer representatives and to explore options