Master of Education


The Master of Education (M.Ed) in Curriculum and Instruction with a concentration in Social Science Education is intended for experienced social studies educators seeking advanced preparation for positions in instructional leadership, supervision, and curriculum development.

Note: If you are interested in initial teacher preparation at the graduate level, see the Master of Arts in Teaching degree program.

To be eligible for the M.Ed program, students must have two years of teaching experiences OR other relevant experience determined as acceptable to the Social Science Education faculty. Applicants to M.Ed degree program should present (or obtain prior to application) significant coursework in the social studies teaching fields, which is a major consideration in the admission decision. Because a practicum is required, students must be practicing social studies teachers for at least one semester during their enrollment in the program.

Questions about the program should be made by email to either:

Dr. Jimmy Duplass
Dr. Stephen J. Thornton
Social Science Education Program Coordinator
Phone: (813) 974-4855
Fax: (813) 974-3837
Office: EDU 302U