Curriculum & Instruction, Ed.S.

The Ed.S. in Curriculum and Instruction is designed primarily for professionals who hold positions of leadership in education or who aspire to provide educational leadership. The purpose of the program is to develop and enhance the functional capability of educational leaders. The degree is designed to meet the educational needs of regional place-bound, fulltime employed professionals who will be selected from a wide range of educational backgrounds. These backgrounds include, but are not limited to, public school personnel, community college and university personnel, social and health related personnel, and military personnel. The Ed.S. will prepare professionals in the community to assume administrative and leadership positions. There are two options for this specialist program: Curriculum and Diversity (CD) and Instructional Technology (IT).

Admission Requirements

In addition to the University graduate admission requirements described in the Graduate Admissions section of the catalog, the department bases decisions for regular admission on a holistic review of credentials in which the criteria listed below are used to assess the potential success of each applicant.

University Requirements*
• Submission of Graduate Application and Processing Fee 
• Submission of official transcripts 
*International students may have additional requirements.

Departmental Requirements
• Submission of official test scores - GRE, MAT or GMAT 
• Master's GPA 
• Submission of a letter of intent that describing the applicant's work experience and reasons for pursuing the degree program, including how the degree relates to career goals 
• Overall fit with the program


Department Contact

Nancy B. Hastings, Ph.D.
Chair, Instructional, Workforce and Applied Technology

Phone: (850) 474-3013
Fax: (850) 474-2804

Catalog Description
Department's Website


Application Deadlines

Certain graduate programs have earlier application deadlines. Check with the department for specific deadlines.