The Education Specialist (Ed.S.) in Curriculum and Instruction program is housed in the Department of Curriculum, Culture, and Educational Inquiry (CCEI) within the College of Education at Florida Atlantic University. The Ed.S. program goal is to encourage advanced degree work beyond the Master’s (M.Ed.) level that has the ability to advance or change career goals without requiring the additional coursework and research dissertation of the Doctor of Education degree (Ph.D.).
The Ed.S. degree in Curriculum and Instruction explores issues of curriculum, instruction, and assessment that affect educators in every level of schooling and in educational organizations. As the field of education is diverse, this degree is structured, yet flexible enough to allow individuals to pursue their own inquiry and extend their professional expertise in ways most appropriate to their career goals. Some of our students pursue specific content fields such as mathematics, science, English/language arts, social studies, or arts education. Others design areas of specialization that focus on fields such as professional development in content areas, teacher leadership or technology.
This degree is highly recommended for those who want a balance of theory with practical applications through a balance of subject matter and pedagogical knowledge. The Ed.S. will help students to teach and will provide the groundwork to increase your impact on learning communities past the Master’s level.