2020-2021 Graduate Catalog 
    Apr 22, 2021  
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog

Education EdS, Master’s +30 Track

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College: Community Innovation and Education Degree: EdS
Department: School of Teacher Education Option: Thesis, Nonthesis
Program Website: https://ccie.ucf.edu/teachered/secondaryed/

Track Description

This program has temporarily suspended admissions effective summer 2020

The Education EdS, Master’s +30 Track is an advanced graduate program for post-master’s students. It is designed for professionals who wish to increase their knowledge to prepare for doctoral work, add expertise in their current field of teaching, or add an additional field of expertise.

The program prepares educators who are interested in teaching in a college, university or community college, or in leading curriculum and instructional improvement in a school or school district, higher education, or military or business settings.


The Master’s +30 track in the Education EdS program requires 30-33 credit hours beyond the master’s degree, including advanced foundational core courses, specialization courses, and a capstone seminar.

Total Credit Hours Required: 30-33 Credit Hours Minimum beyond the Master’s Degree

Required Courses: 30-33 Credit Hours

Advanced Foundational Core: 13-16 Credit Hours

* Must be taken in the first semester of the program.

** Student completes either a Capstone Research Project or Thesis at the end of the program.

Capstone: 2 Credit Hours

Specialization: 15 Credit Hours

For the specialization, students must complete 15 credit hours of specialization courses from one of the following UCF College of Community Innovation and Education programs. Courses are selected with approval of the student’s adviser.

  • One of the tracks in the Curriculum and Instruction MEd program
  • The specialization or electives in another MEd program
  • The concentration in the Education EdD program
  • One of the tracks in the Education PhD program

Independent Learning

The EdS requires a small-scale research study (if co-enrolled in a doctoral program) or completion of a capstone experience such as an internship, research report, or thesis (if this is a “terminal” program for the student).

Application Requirements

For information on general UCF graduate admissions requirements that apply to all prospective students, please visit the Admissions  section of the Graduate Catalog. Applicants must apply online. All requested materials must be submitted by the established deadline.

In addition to the general UCF graduate application requirements , applicants to this program must provide:

  • One official transcript (in a sealed envelope) from each college/university attended.
  • A master’s degree in a related field of study.
  • An official GRE score is not required for admission to the Education Ed. S., Master’s + 30 Track. However, preference will be given to applicants who submit a competitive score. Note that students who wish to co-enroll for the Ed.D. Program must apply to that program and comply with all admission criteria for that program including an acceptable GRE score.
  • A goal statement detailing the specific subfield of education in which the applicant intends for a specialization and explains how the degree will contribute to the applicant’s career development plan. Applicants are strongly encouraged to contact faculty members in the College of Community Innovation and Education in their area of specialization before they apply to identify a potential advisor.
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  • All applicants must attend an interview session and an orientation to be accepted to the program. These will be held on dates announced on the College of Community Innovation and Education website.
  • Applicants applying to this program who have attended a college/university outside the United States must provide a course-by-course credential evaluation with GPA calculation. Credential evaluations are accepted from World Education Services (WES) or Josef Silny and Associates, Inc. only.

Application Deadlines

Master’s +30 *Fall Priority Fall Spring Summer
Domestic Applicants Jan 15 May 1    
International Applicants Jan 15 Jan 15    
*Applicants who plan to enroll full time in a degree program and who wish to be considered for university fellowships or assistantships should apply by the Fall Priority date.


Graduate students may receive financial assistance through fellowships, assistantships, tuition support, or loans. For more information, see the College of Graduate Studies Funding website, which describes the types of financial assistance available at UCF and provides general guidance in planning your graduate finances. The Financial Information  section of the Graduate Catalog is another key resource.


Fellowships are awarded based on academic merit to highly qualified students. They are paid to students through the Office of Student Financial Assistance, based on instructions provided by the College of Graduate Studies. Fellowships are given to support a student’s graduate study and do not have a work obligation. For more information, see UCF Graduate Fellowships, which includes descriptions of university fellowships and what you should do to be considered for a fellowship.

Contact Info

Graduate Program

Randall Hewitt PhD
Associate Professor
Telephone: 407-823-4949
ED 122-P

Graduate Admissions

Christina Dabrowski
Telephone: 407-823-2766
Millican Hall 230
Online Application
Graduate Admissions

Mailing Address
UCF College of Graduate Studies
Millican Hall 230
PO Box 160112
Orlando, FL 32816-0112

Institution Codes
GRE: 5233
TOEFL: 5233
ETS PPI: 5233

Graduate Fellowships

Grad Fellowships
Telephone: 407-823-0127

Graduate Financial Aid

UCF Student Financial Assistance
Millican Hall 120
Telephone: 407-823-2827
Appointment Line: 407-823-5285
Fax: 407-823-5241

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