Master of Education in Curriculum & Instruction with a concentration in Elementary Education online

Apply by: 11/1/20
Start Class: 1/11/21

Program Overview

As low as $13,428* Tuition
As few as 12 months Program Duration
36 Credit Hours

The Master of Education in Curriculum & Instruction with a concentration in Elementary Education online program from Florida Gulf Coast University is built for PK-12 teachers who want to advance their knowledge in curriculum development at the elementary level in order to make a greater impact on young learners.

In this FGCU online M.Ed. program, you will grow your expertise in the field of language arts education; cultivate advanced reading methods to teach the fluent decoding of words and the construction of meaning; and analyze research relevant to the identification, placement and instructional strategies effective with students with reading difficulties.

You will study the foundations of curriculum and instruction, educational research and design, and measurement. You will also engage in an investigation of a topic of your choice, communicating the implications of current theory, research and issues related to the chosen topic. In addition to our vigorous core and focused curriculum, you will participate in one practicum that applies your cumulative development.

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In 2013, NCATE merged with the Teacher Education Accreditation Council to form the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). The Florida Gulf Coast University College of Education meets rigorous national standards for educator preparation set by CAEP.

Graduates of this M.Ed. Curriculum & Instruction, Elementary Education concentration online program will be able to:

  • Lead in the field of language arts education
  • Conduct research and communicate theories and issues related to relevant educational topics
  • Advocate for the use of best instructional practices, equal access to quality learning, and the well-being of learners
  • Encourage and inspire diverse populations of readers with difficulties and learning disabilities, ultimately improving their performances through effective instructional strategies
  • Apply advanced reading instruction that explores reading as a process of constructing meaning
  • Lead in the field of language arts education
  • Conduct research and communicate theories and issues related to relevant educational topics
  • Advocate for the use of best instructional practices, equal access to quality learning, and the well-being of learners
  • Encourage and inspire diverse populations of readers with difficulties and learning disabilities, ultimately improving their performances through effective instructional strategies
  • Apply advanced reading instruction that explores reading as a process of constructing meaning
  • Lead in the field of language arts education
  • Conduct research and communicate theories and issues related to relevant educational topics
  • Advocate for the use of best instructional practices, equal access to quality learning, and the well-being of learners
  • Encourage and inspire diverse populations of readers with difficulties and learning disabilities, ultimately improving their performances through effective instructional strategies
  • Apply advanced reading instruction that explores reading as a process of constructing meaning

This program prepares you for roles such as:

  • K-12 Lead Teacher
  • Curriculum and Instruction Coordinator
  • Specialized Teacher in Elementary Education
  • Director of Curriculum and Instruction
  • Curriculum Specialist
  • K-12 Lead Teacher
  • Curriculum and Instruction Coordinator
  • Specialized Teacher in Elementary Education
  • Director of Curriculum and Instruction
  • Curriculum Specialist

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Tuition

The M.Ed. Curriculum & Instruction, Elementary Education concentration online program offers affordable, pay-by-the-course tuition. All fees are included in the total tuition.

Tuition breakdown:

$373 Per Credit Hour
As low as $13,428* Total Tuition
ProgramPer Credit HourPer CoursePer Program
M.Ed. C&I – Elementary Ed$373$1,119$13,428

*Tuition is as low as $13,428. Waiver available for out-of-state tuition. Prices subject to change at any time.

Calendar

FGCU online programs are delivered in an accelerated format ideal for working professionals, conveniently featuring multiple start dates each year. Get started today!

Now enrolling:

11/1/20 Next Application Deadline
1/11/21 Start Classes
First StartsProgram Start DateApplication DeadlineDocument DeadlineRegistration DeadlineTuition DeadlineDrop/Add DeadlineLast Class Day
Fall 210/12/209/18/209/30/2010/9/2010/16/2010/16/2012/4/20
Spring 11/11/2111/1/2011/22/201/8/211/15/211/15/212/26/21
Spring 23/15/212/1/212/22/213/12/213/19/213/19/214/30/21
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Admissions

At FGCU, we’ve streamlined the admission process to help you get started quickly and easily. Please read the requirements for the M.Ed. Curriculum & Instruction, Elementary Education concentration online program, including what additional materials you need and where you should send them. The requirements include:

Undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited institution
GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
One-page statement about your career and personal goals

You must meet the following requirements for admission to the M.Ed. Curriculum & Instruction, Elementary Education concentration online program:

  • Submit graduate application and $30 application fee
  • Official transcripts that verify a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution or equivalent foreign institution
  • A minimum 3.0 overall GPA on a 4.0 scale for the last 60 semester hours of the baccalaureate degree
  • A one-page statement about your career and personal goals connected with pursuing graduate work in Curriculum and Instruction. This statement should explain your motivation for pursuing a master’s degree at FGCU.

Official transcripts, test scores and other documents should be sent from the granting institutions to:

Email address: [email protected]

Mailing address:

10501 FGCU Blvd. South
Fort Myers, FL 33965-6565
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FGCU is ranked #12 among the “Most Innovative Schools, Regional Universities South” by U.S. News & World Report (2020).

Courses

For the M.Ed. Curriculum & Instruction, Elementary Education concentration online program, you must complete a total of 36 credit hours, including seven core courses and five specialized courses.

Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Focuses on theories of learning and their application to instruction.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Basic measurement concepts, role of education, construction of teacher-made tests and other classroom assessments, interpretation of standardized tests, and fundamental descriptive statistics for use in test interpretation.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Analysis of major types of educational research design, including experimental, correlational, ex post facto, and case studies.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Introductory course in curriculum and instruction at the graduate level, basic to all specialized courses in the field. Emphasis on foundations, design, basic concepts, theory, and trends of curriculum from early childhood through secondary levels.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course focuses on best practices to improve teaching and learning in the K-12 classroom. Candidates will participate in lesson studies, analysis of student work samples, and critiques of their own video-taped teaching.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Students analyze didactic and constructivist models and strategies and demonstrate the application of those supported by the current theory and research.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Students will design a scholarly project that integrates the principles, theories, and concepts of the core courses and concentration areas in their degree programs. Must be taken last.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Advanced class reading instruction that explores reading as a process of constructing meaning in the K-12 classrooms and approaches, materials and procedures for integrating reading and writing into content area classrooms to improve learning.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Advanced class reading instruction that explores reading as a process of constructing meaning in the K-12 classrooms and approaches, materials and procedures for integrating reading and writing into content area classrooms to improve learning.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
An analysis of research relevant to the identification, placement, and instructional strategies effective with students with reading difficulties, learning disabilities, and diverse populations in the area of literacy. Differentiated instruction and strategies to use with struggling readers are examined.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Application of knowledge gained with supervision, guidance, and support of colleagues and university professors.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Students investigate the implications of current theory, research, and issues related to a topic of their choice in the field of language arts education and communicate their findings through appropriate web-based media.

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