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The Graduate School

Curriculum and Instruction



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:

  • Advanced Secondary Education
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Early Childhood Education Leadership
  • Elementary STEM
  • Reading and Advanced Literacy
  • Reading Endorsement
  • TESOL*
*The TESOL concentration has temporarily suspended enrollment and is not enrolling students at this time.

Application Deadlines

Fall Term . . . . . . . . August 1
Spring Term . . . . . December 1
Summer Term . . . April 15

Graduate Program Director

Dr. Madalina Tanase
Co-Director, Associate Professor
(904) 620-1258
Building 57, Room 2305
Dr. Christian Winterbottom
Co-Director, Associate Professor
(904) 620-5329
Building 57, Room 2216

The following items must be submitted no later then the deadline posted above. Incomplete applications with outstanding requirements, or those post-marked 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