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

Secondary Education MEd

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

Program Description

The Master of Education (MEd) program in Secondary Education is designed for professionally certified and experienced educators who want to improve their knowledge and skills in teaching students and colleagues in their content area. Students engage in action research within the walls of their classroom.

Coursework includes secondary education courses as well as content-specific courses in each track.

This degree does not prepare students for initial, administrative, or supervisory certification.


The Master of Education in Secondary Education program requires a minimum of 33 credit hours beyond the bachelor’s degree. Students from all tracks must complete the required 21 credit hours of core courses and culminating experiences. All students complete a capstone research project or thesis, which are course-based action research studies (i.e., application and analysis of the effectiveness of research-based best practices in the classroom). Additional course requirements vary by the student’s chosen track.

Total Credit Hours Required: 33 Credit Hours Minimum beyond the Bachelor’s Degree

This section describes the elements of the curriculum that are in common for all of the tracks.

Required Courses

Core: 15 Credit Hours

All students take the Secondary Education core, regardless of their chosen specialization.

*Must be taken in first semester of the program.

Culminating Experience: 6-9 Credit Hours

Students complete either an action research project or a thesis.

Independent Learning

The MEd requires a course-based action research study and completion of a culminating experience.

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.

Applicants must choose a track in this program. Track(s) may have different requirements.


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

Janet Andreasen PhD
Associate Lecturer
ED 123-Q

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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