Program Overview

The University of Florida’s Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction, focusing on Teacher Leadership for School Improvement (TLSI), is a program that is delivered through the university’s College of Education, and administered under the School of Teaching and Learning and the Center for School Improvement. The TLSI program is designed to engage teachers in the area of instructional and school improvements, as teachers learn new strategies, implement them in the classroom with guided assistance, collect evidence of student learning, and then reflect on and adjust their teaching practices. The TLSI course of study is intended to be practical, while helping students develop new knowledge and skills.

The core curriculum for the M.Ed. in TLSI degree consists of 36 credits, or 12 courses, and takes approximately two years to complete. Some of these courses are required of all students, and the remainder of the courses are specialized electives which students may select based on their personal interests and professional goals. Some of the required courses that students will take through this program span the topics of Guided Teacher Inquiry, Transforming the Curriculum, Culturally Responsive Classroom Management, and Meeting the Educational Needs of Students Living in Poverty. Some of the elective courses discuss subjects such as Diagnosis of Reading Difficulties, Teaching Media Literacy with the Internet, Education and American Culture, and Teaching Digital Storytelling. Graduates of this program should possess knowledge and skills necessary to succeed in this meaningful field.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Master

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

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    Accreditation & Licensing

    Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

    Requirements

    Bachelor's degree; GRE Required; Must be a practicing teacher to apply

    School Overview

    The University of Florida is a public research university located in Gainesville, Florida. The university is a land-grant, sea-grant and space-grant university. Founded in 1853, UF was the first state-supported higher learning institution in Florida. At UF, our students utilize more than 200 research, service and education centers, bureaus and institutes. With some of the most future-focused facilities led by some of the best minds in their fields, it’s no wonder UF is consistently ranked among the nation’s top universities.

    UF has 16 academic colleges and over 150 research facilities, offering students the ability to earn bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees. University of Florida offers many degree programs at the bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral level entirely online.

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