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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

Please note, the following concentrations have temporarily suspended enrollment and are not enrolling students at this time:

  • Elementary STEM
  • K-12 Reading Endorsement
  • Reading and Advanced Literacy

Application Deadlines

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

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 STEM
Reading and Advanced Literacy
Dr. Diane Yendol-Hoppey

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
  • 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 - Advanced Secondary Education
    • Professional licensure
      • Applicants must hold a valid teaching license from any state or international equivalent