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Department of Childhood Education
and Literacy Studies

M.A. in Elementary Education with an Emphasis in Curriculum (Plan I)


Purpose:  The M.A. Program in Elementary Education is designed for professionals who already have a bachelor’s degree in elementary education.  A professional teacher certificate in Early Childhood Education or eligibility for Elementary certification (a degree in the field from a state-approved program) is required for admission to this program.  Please refer to the Admissions Requirements section.  Non-certified students may apply to the Department’s MAT program.

CourseworkAll students take the courses listed plus 21-27 hours of elective courses (minimum 33 hours total).

Course Number

Course Title

Credit Hours

EDF 6481

Foundations of Educational Research


EDF 6125 or EDF 6215

Child Development or Learning Principles Applied to Instruction or the equivalent


EDG 6935

Seminar in Curriculum Research


LAE 6415 or LAE 6316

Literature and the Learner or Trends in Literature for a Diverse Society



This is an individually planned program.  In consultation with your advisor, you will select courses from disciplines such as mathematics, science, social science, language arts, etc. 

21-27 hours


33-39 hours

Students must also successfully complete three Transition Point Projects as they progress through the program.

For more information on the M.A. degree in Elementary Education

we invite you to contact the Program Coodinator,

Dr. Nancy Williams at or you may contact Graduate Academic Program Specialist, Lisa Adkins at

1.   What are the required prerequisites? 

  • Must have an undergraduate degree in education
  • Overall undergraduate degree must be 3.0 or above
  • Must currently hold or be eligible for a teaching certificate in the state of Florida

2.    How long does the program take to complete?

  • Most students complete this program within one and a half to two years. University policy is that you must complete all coursework within a 5 year time frame.

4.   When do I need to start the application process?

  • You can start the application any time and apply online at

5.   How much does tuition cost?



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