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Masters of Education (M.Ed.) in Curriculum and Instruction

Program Overview

The Masters of Education (M.Ed.) in Curriculum and Instruction provides advanced graduate studies for practicing teachers in pedagogy and curriculum, with an emphasis on teacher inquiry. The program offers specializations for teachers from preschool through secondary education to further their professional practice through reflective teaching, inquiry, and research-based graduate courses.


The Curriculum and Instruction program requires applicants to choose one of the following concentrations:

Application Deadlines

Fall Term: August 1

Spring Term: December 1

Summer Term: April 15

Program Contacts

Graduate Program Director
Advanced Secondary Education
Dr. Brian Zoellner
Associate Professor

Graduate Program Director
Early Childhood Education
Early Childhood Education Leadership
Dr. Katrina Hall
Associate Professor


Graduate Program Director
Elementary Education 
Dr. Diane Yendol-Hoppey

The following items must be submitted no later than the deadline posted above. Incomplete applications with outstanding requirements, or those postmarked after the posted deadline, are subject to cancellation. Once an application has been canceled, the decision can not be reversed. Applicants may apply for the next application cycle.

  • UNF admission application
  • Application fee
  • If applicable, collection holds and judicial holds must be cleared
  • All of the below university and program requirements
  • University Requirements
    • A baccalaureate degree from an accepted institutional accreditor, 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.
    • Transcripts, and foreign evaluations if applicable, from all post-secondary institutions attended. Admitted students will be prompted to provide official copies. 
  • Program Requirements
    Must meet all UNF requirements for admission to a graduate program. However, a current valid teaching certificate or a GRE score is not needed for admission to the EC graduate programs.