Graduate Studies Academic Program
Two Masters in Education (M. Ed.) degrees:
Curriculum and Instruction
Educational Leadership is designed to prepare and equip teachers and administrators with requisite knowledge and skills for service as effective educational
administrators who practice their profession with a philosophical focus on God's Word. The M. Ed. in Educational Leadership leads to state certification.
Curriculum and Instruction
Curriculum and Instruction supports teachers' practice, providing them with a deeper understanding of the theories and pedagogies associated with curriculum
design and instruction, to prepare and equip teachers with requisite knowledge and skills for service as effective classroom teachers who practice their
profession with a philosophical focus on God's Word. The M. Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction results in a
master's degree, but no certification.
Both masters' degrees are designed strictly as online programs that can be completed over a two-year period; however, students may take longer to complete
the program and complete all graduation requirements within six years. Maximum course enrollment each semester is six hours. Courses are offered every fall,
spring, and summer semester and new students may start at any term.
See www.clearwater.edu/graduatestudies/ for a full list of courses.
The following course offerings are subject to change to meet the needs of our candidates.
Course Offerings 2014-2015
Thesis Research & Internship
Students enrolled in the Master of Education in Educational Leadership are required to complete either EDL 680 Internship or EDL 690 Thesis.
Students who desire to be a school administrator should take EDL 680 Educational Leadership Internship. Students who pursue the applied research project
must register for EDL 690 and each subsequent term after the initial commencement until the project is completed.
Candidates enrolled in the M. Ed. Educational Leadership program are required to the take the FELE (Florida Educational Leadership Exam) before
finishing the program. Candidates enrolled in the M. Ed. Curriculum and Instruction program will complete their capstone requirements within EDC 685
All candidates completing coursework and capstone exam are invited to march in graduation in May of each year. Please notify the academic office of your intent to
graduate two semesters in advance.
A distinctive of our program is our quality faculty. The seven men and women who comprise our graduate school faculty have served as classroom teachers, elementary and secondary administrators, and teacher education instructors. Their combined experience in education is over 100 years (K-12 and college).