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Graduate Catalog 2016/2017

Curriculum and Instruction (CUR)
with a Concentration in Instructional Technology (SIT)

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Master of Education (M.Ed.)
CIP Code: 13.0301
College of Education (ED)
Total Minimum Program Hours Required (Post Bachelor's Degree): 33

Contact Information:
College of Education
Teaching and Learning Department (CNI)
4202 E. Fowler Avenue EDU105
Tampa FL  33620

Program Director or Coordinator:
Glenn Smith
Phone: 813-974-7922


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Program Information

The Curriculum and Instruction degree is only offered in conjunction with a concentration area. Please see the area of concentration (listed alphabetically in the catalog) to determine whether or not the Curriculum and Instruction degree is available in your area of interest.

This degree is designed for the professional educator who wishes to pursue advanced study. The primary objective is to prepare instructional leaders through courses in curriculum, methods, supervision, learning principles, human interaction, and areas of specialization. The foundation areas (professional studies) receive greater emphasis in the M.Ed. programs than the M.A. programs. Coursework in the concentration may include courses in colleges other than the College of Education. The Curriculum and Instruction program is offered with concentration areas. General program requirements are listed below. For specific specialization requirements, contact the appropriate department.


Accreditation Information:

Accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of College and Schools.


Admissions Information

Admission Deadlines

There is an established University deadline for the submission of admission application materials. Programs may have earlier deadlines than the University deadline. The deadlines reflected below are the earliest of the two deadlines. Graduate Programs may continue to accept and process applications after the published deadline if space exists within the program. Check with the Program for availability.

Application Deadline (domestic application)

Fall: February 15
Spring: October 15
Summer: February 15

International Students

Foreign applicants who are outside the U.S. are required to apply for a visa. Depending on the country of origin, this may take a few months. So the deadlines for these international applicants may be earlier than the Program deadline and these applicants must apply prior to both deadlines. They are strongly encouraged to apply as early as possible. Foreign applicants who are in the U.S. and are currently on a visa may use the domestic application deadline dates. In addition to meeting the published application deadline for the Program of interest, all immigration documents should be submitted as soon as possible, but must be on file at USF no later than the following processing deadlines:

Fall: January 2
Spring: September 15
Summer: January 15

Admission Requirements

You must comply with general University policies and meet general University Admission requirements in addition to those listed below.

Must meet University requirements (see Graduate Admissions) as well as requirements listed below.

For International Applicants
Applicants whose native language is not English or who have not earned a degree in the U.S. must, according to university policy, submit a TOEFL test score (minimum of 550 paper-based, 213 computer-based, or 80 internet-based). See for further clarification and possible exemptions. Please check with program regarding the policy on evaluation of transcripts. For more information, please visit

Admissions Status: Apply


Program Degree Requirements

Offered from the Department of Educational and Psychological Studies
The Concentration in Instructional Technology is intended for students interested in working as instructional designers/developers in industry or academic environments. Accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of College and Schools and the National Association for the Accreditation of Teacher Education.
Total Program requirements with this concentration: 33 hours minimum

Concentration Requirements - 18 hours minimum
18 hours in the area of emphasis, to include:
EME 6055 Current Trends in Instructional Technology (3)
EME 6208        Interactive Media (3)
EDF 6284         Problems in Instructional Design for Computers (3)

EME 6930        Programming languages for Education (3)
EME 6207        Web Design (3)

EME 6458        Distance Learning (3)
EME 6631        Development of Technology-Based Instruction (3)

Electives - 6 hours minimum
Selected with advisor from the following list or other graduate course approved by the Graduate Program Director:
EME 5403        Computers in Education (3)
EME 6053        Internet in Education (3)
EME 6207        Web Design (3)
EME 6215        Instructional Graphics (3)
EME 6209        Digital Video (3)
EME 6235        Technology Project Management (3)
EME 6480        Digital Citizenship and Internet Safety (3)
EME 6680        Game Design and Developmtn for Learning (3)
EME 6681        Game Analytics for Learning (3)
EME 6271        Technology Leadership in Education (3)
EME 6936 Internship in E-Learning Development (3)

College Degree Requirements

Refer to the College Section of theGraduate Catalog for College requirements and information.


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Registration Process

First, contact your graduate program advisor for guidance courses to register for. Obtain any electronic course permit if necessary. Register for the new student orientation online at Then go to the link to OASIS, USF's on-line registration system to register for your classes. Follow the directions given on-line.

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