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Master's Degrees


MS in Adult Education and Human Resource Development

Program Leader: Dr. Tonette Rocco
E-mail: roccot@fiu.edu
Phone: (305) 348-6151

EARN A MASTER of SCIENCE DEGREE in ADULT EDUCATION and HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT Courses are offered online and on Saturdays at the Broward-Pines Center

Program Description
The Master of Science degree program in Adult Education and Human Resource Development (MS/AEHRD) is designed for individuals who are, or want to serve as, program coordinators, directors of non-profit agencies, community school administrators, outreach professionals in workforce development, community and technical colleges, instructional designers, trainers, human performance consultants, and/or researchers. These professionals often analyze, design, implement, or manage adult education programs and/or human resource development (HRD) programs.

Program of Study
The program consists of 36 credit hours with 3 hours of research methods and 33 hours required in the program area. The required courses in the program area:

Fall

  • ADE 5386 - Individual and Adult Education (3)
  • ADE 6186 - Comprehensive Program Evaluation in AE/&HRD (3)
  • ADE 6260 - Management of AE/HRD Programs (3)
  • ADE 6945 - Internship in AE/HRD (3)
  • ADE 5383 - Instructional Analysis and Design (3)

Spring

  • ADE 5387 - Organizational Learning and Human Resource Development(3)
  • ADE 6195 - Perspectives on Adults with Disabilities (3)*
  • ADE 6360 - Adult Teaching Methods (3)
  • ADE 6476 - Computer Based Training (3)
  • ADE 6286 - Instructional Development and Implementation (3)
  • ADE 7571 - Consulting as an AE&HRD Process (3)

*Note that ADE 6195 is cross-listed with LBS 5155

Summer

  • ADE 6180 - Organizational/Community Processes (3)

Note: Either ADE7571 or ADE6180

Research Methods

  • EDF 5481 - Foundations of Educational Research (3) (Offered each semester)

Admission Requirements & Application

  1. The program admits students for the fall, spring, and summer semesters.
  2. Go to gradschool.fiu.edu to complete the graduate application and pay the application fee.
  3. Send the following items to Florida International University, Graduate Admissions Office, 11200 SW 8th St. – PC 231, Miami, FL 33199. Phone: (305) 348-7442.
  4. Transcripts from all institutions attended. (You need to have a baccalaureate degree and an undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale in upper-division coursework.)
  5. A personal statement, 500 words or less, describing your personal and professional goals.
  6. Complete and current resume listing educational and professional preparation and employment background.
  7. Two letters of recommendation from individuals who can knowledgeably assess and describe your leadership potential and ability to perform graduate-level work. At least one reference, and preferably two, must be from an academic source such as a former professor. (We are aware, however, that for some graduate students returning years after completing their undergraduate degrees this can be difficult. In this case three professional references will do.)

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Program Leader: David Y. Chang
E-mail: changd@fiu.edu
Phone: (305) 348-3393

Degree Program Hours: (36)

Admission Requirements

Applicants for admission to the MS-Art Education program must hold or qualify for the Florida teacher certification in art. All applicants must also satisfy the Board of Education admission requirements. A GPA of 3.0 or higher in the last 60 semester hours of upper division undergraduate study. Apply on line at www.fiu.edu. Application materials must include two (2) letters of recommendation, a résumé, a statement of personal philosophy/professional goals consistent with the objectives of the masters program. After submission of application, applicants must schedule a portfolio interview with the program director. The Portfolio should contain fifteen (15) pieces of artwork including at least three (3)
drawings.

Transfer of Credit

Students may be allowed to apply up to six semester hours of course work taken at accredited institutions to the masters program requirements with the following stipulations:

  1. The student received a grade of 3.0 or better on a 4.0 scale.
  2. The course was relevant, as judged by the Admissions Committee.
  3. The course is listed on an official transcript received by the Graduate Admissions Office.
  4. The course will be no older than 6 years at the time of graduation with a masters degree.
  5. The course meets all University requirements.

The FIU Art Education graduate and undergraduate programs are accredited by NCATE and NASAD, two of the highest national accrediting organizations in the areas of Teacher Education and Fine Arts. FIU is the only institution with such distinction in South Florida.

Course:

 

Credit Hours:

 EDUCATION FOUNDATION
EDF 5481 Analysis & Application of Ed. Research
3
Select ONE:
EDF 5955 Field Study Abroad - Art Education
3
EEX 6051 Education of Students with Exceptionalities
3
EDS 6050 Supervision and Staff Development
3
EDE 6215 Secondary School Teaching Field
3
EDF 6211 Psychological Foundations of Education
3
  Total 6
ART/ART HISTORY/ART EDUCATION:

ARE 6140

Curriculum and Instruction in Art (Spring)

3

ARE 6262

Org. & Coord. of Art (Fall Only)

3

ARE 692X

WKSP: Advanced Atelier

6

ARH 5XXX

Art History

 

ART 5XXX or ARE 6XXX

Advanced Studio/Atelier

12

ARE 6746

Seminar in Art Ed. (Last Course)

3

  Total 30

IMPORTANT: Students must be enrolled very year in order to remain admitted and complete the master’s program in six (6) years. Students must apply for graduation one (1) semester prior to graduation and minimum registration of one (1) graduate credit is required in the semester of graduation.

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Program Leader: David Y. Chang
E-mail: changd@fiu.edu
Phone: (305) 348-3393

Degree Program Hours: (54)

Admission Requirements

Applicants for admission to the MAT-Art Education program must hold a BFA or equivalent bachelor’s degree in appropriate area. All applicants must also satisfy the Board of Education admission requirements. A GPA of 3.0 or higher in the last 60 semester hours of upper division undergraduate study and passing scores on GK or GRE (1000). Apply on line at www.fiu.edu. Application materials must include two (2) letters of recommendation, a résumé, a statement of personal philosophy/professional goals consistent with the objectives of the masters program. After submission of application, applicants must schedule a portfolio interview with the program director. The Portfolio should contain fifteen (15) pieces of artwork including at least three (3) drawings.

Required Courses: (54)

Course:   Credit Hours:
GENERAL EDUCATION
EDF 5443 Measurement and Evaluation in the Classroom 3
EDF 5517 Education in American History 3
EDG 5414 Instructional Strategies in Teaching 3
EDP 6051 Education Psychology: Principles and Applications 3
EEX 5075 Teach. Students with Exceptionalities in Incl. Settings 3
ESE 5344 Secondary Classroom Management 3
RED 5339 Subject Related Reading 3
TSL 5XXX ESOL Issues or Methods for Grades K-12 3
  Total 24

 

Course:   Credit Hours:
ART EDUCATION
ARE 4316 Special Teaching Lab: Art K-5 (Fall only) 3
ARE 4341 Special Teaching Lab: Art 6-12 (Fall only) 3
ARE 692X WKSP Art Ed Atelier: 9
ARE 6262 Organization and Coordination of Art (Fall only) 3
ARE 6140 Curriculum and Instruction in Art (Spring only) 3
ARE 5945 Practicum in Art Education (Spring only) 6
ARE 6746 Seminar in Art Education (Last Course) 3
  Total 30

The following tests must be passed prior to graduation:

  • General Knowledge
  • Professional Education
  • Subject Area

IMPORTANT: Students must be enrolled every year in order to remain admitted and complete the master’s program in six (6) years. Students must apply one semester prior to graduate practicum. Students must apply for graduation one (1) semester prior to graduation and minimum registration of one (1) graduate credit is required in the semester of graduation. Close

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Program Director: Dr. Adriana McEachern
E-mail: mceacher@fiu.edu
Phone: (305) 348-3391

Counselor Education Degree Majors

The Master of Science in Counselor Education Majors (CACREP nationally accredited) prepare individuals for professional counseling positions in schools, community mental health settings, and rehabilitation agencies and institutions. These programs emphasize the blending of research and theory with practical applied experience. They also emphasize and reflect the urban and multicultural nature of our community, as well as general trends within specified fields. All programs involve intensive field work with accompanying seminars.

Individuals interested in majoring in Counselor Education can select one of three majors; School Counseling (57 credits), Clinical Mental Health Counseling (60 credits), and Rehabilitation Counseling (60 credits). The early part of each program is largely generic in nature and is concerned with the development of knowledge and skills in the areas of individual and group counseling, consultation, preventive mental health, education-vocational development, client appraisal, systems intervention, and program organization and evaluation. The latter part of each program is more differentiated towards the practice of school counseling, mental health counseling, or rehabilitation counseling. The prospective student should be advised that a substantial amount of time is spent in field work to meet practicum and internship requirements. The student should plan for this field work to be during the day, rather than during evening hours. Thus, full time employment is incompatible with completion of a degree in Counselor Education.

The Master of Science in Counselor Education, Clinical Mental Health Counseling Major, is nationally accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Education Programs (CACREP) and meets all requirements as outlined by the Florida Department of Medical Quality Assurance for licensure as a Mental Health Counselor.

The Master of Science in Counselor Education, Rehabilitation Counseling Major, prepares students to work in the field of rehabilitation counseling in various community settings.

The Master of Science in Counselor Education, School Counseling Major, is nationally accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Education Programs (CACREP) and is approved by the State of Florida Department of Education, the Florida Board of Regents, and accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).

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Program Coordinator: Dr. Maureen Kenny
E-mail: kennym@fiu.edu
Phone: (305) 348-3506

Counselor Education: Clinical Mental Health Counseling

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Program Coordinator: Dr. Valerie Russell
E-mail: verussel@fiu.edu
Phone: (305) 348-3865

Counselor Education: Rehabilitation Counseling Major

Program Coordinator: Dr. Adriana McEachern
E-mail: mceacher@fiu.edu
Phone: (305) 348-3391

Counselor Education: School Counseling Major

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Program Leader: Dr. George O'Brien
E-mail: obrieng@fiu.edu
Phone: (305) 348-2599

The Master of Science in Curriculum and Instruction program requires 36 semester hours beyond the bachelors degree. Up to 6 semester hours of graduate credit may be transferred into the masters program. The Master of Science in Curriculum and Instruction program includes five required components:

  1. Curriculum and Instruction Core (9 semester hours)
  2. Curriculum and Instruction Elective (3 semester hours)
  3. Research Core (6 semester hours)
  4. Content Specializations (18 semester hours)
  5. Professional Conference (Exhibition)

Admission Requirements
Applicants for admission into the Master of Science in Curriculum and Instruction program must meet the minimum University Graduate School admission criteria. Admission to the masters program will be based on the following criteria:

  1. Hold or qualify for teacher certification in an appropriate area. For the Elementary Education specialization, applicants must hold or qualify for Florida certification or equivalent in elementary education, early childhood education, or special education (including practical teaching experience).

  2. A bachelor’s degree in an appropriate area from an accredited institution.

  3. A GPA of 3.0 in the last 60 semester hours of upper division undergraduate study.

  4. Two (2) letters of recommendation to support the application. Letters and any other supporting documents are to be sent to FIU Graduate Admission Office, 11200 SW 8th Street, PC 230, Miami, FL 33199.

  5. A statement of personal philosophy/professional goals consistent with the objectives of the masters program.

  6. International graduate student applicants whose native language is not English are required to submit a score for the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or for the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). A total score of 80 on the IBT TOEFL or 6.5 overall on the IELTS is required. (Exceptions: Students who completed an undergraduate or graduate program from a U.S. institution or accredited higher education institution in other English-speaking countries).

Transfer of Credit

Students may be allowed to apply up to six semester hours of course work taken at accredited institutions to the masters program requirements with the following stipulations:

  • The student received a grade of 3.0 or better on a 4.0 scale.
  • The course was relevant, as judged by the Admissions Committee.
  • The course is listed on an official transcript received by the Graduate Admissions Office.
  • The course will be no older than 6 years at the time of graduation with a masters degree.
  • The course meet all University requirements.

Admission Procedures

In order to begin the masters program, a student must be accepted into the University Graduate School and the program in Curriculum and Instruction. Admission procedures are as follows:

  1. Complete the online graduate admission application available at http://gradschool.fiu.edu. Official transcripts of all prior college work must be sent to the Graduate Admissions Office at Florida International University, PO Box 659004, Miami, Florida, 33265 to complete the application for admissions. Omission of any one of these items will delay the processing of the application.

  2. Two letters of recommendation must be sent. Letters are to be from those who have knowledge of the applicant's prior professional experience (e.g. a supervisor) or of the applicant's ability to perform graduate work (e.g., a professor) and should attest to the applicant's intellectual ability, motivation, maturity, and potential. Letters and any other supporting documents are to be sent to FIU Graduate Admission Office, 11200 SW 8th Street, PC 230, Miami, FL 33199.

  3. Once the University application procedures are completed, the Graduate Admissions Office forwards the applicant's materials to the Department of Teaching and Learning. The file is then forwarded to the program faculty for review. On the basis of its review, the program faculty will (1) recommend admission, (2) withhold a decision and request additional information from the applicant, or (3) deny admission.

  4. Admission to the program is determined by the program faculty on the basis of its evaluation of the applicant's academic and professional credentials.

  5. Meeting the minimum admission requirements does not guarantee admission into the program.

Program of Study

Curriculum and Instruction Core: (9 semester hours)

  • EDG 6250 - Curriculum Development (3)

  • EDG 6627 - Seminar: Trends and Issues in Curriculum and Instruction (3)

Special Methods of Teaching
Choose one of the following:

  • EDE 5267 Education of the Child in Urban Society (Required for Elementary, Special Education, and Curriculum Development Specializations) (3)

  • EME 5315 - Instructional Media (3)

  • FLE 6336 - Methods of Teaching Modern Language (3)

  • LAE 6339 - Teaching English in the Secondary School (3)

  • MAE 6336 - Teaching Mathematics in the Secondary School (3)

  • PET 5716 - Analysis and Observation of Teaching in Phys. Ed. (3)

  • SCE 6366 - Teaching Science in the Secondary School (3)

  • SSE 6633 - Teaching Social Studies in the Secondary School (3)

  • TSL 6350 - Troublesome English: Grammar for ESOL Teachers (3)

Curriculum and Instruction Elective (3 semester hours)
Advisor approved elective in Curriculum and Instruction (3)

Research Core: (6 semester hours)

  • EDF 5481 - Foundations of Educational Research (3)

  • EDF 6487 - Field Research for Educators (3)

Content Specialization (18 semester hours) (listed in tabs below)
Choose from one of the following specializations:

  1. Elementary Education
  2. English Education
  3. Learning Technologies
  4. Mathematics Education
  5. Modern Language Education
  6. Science Education
  7. Social Studies Education
  8. Special Education
  9. Physical Education
  10. Curriculum Development

Professional Conference (Exhibition)

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Program Leader: Dr. George O'Brien
E-mail: obrieng@fiu.edu
Phone: (305) 348-2599

Curriculum Development Content Specialization (18 semester hours)

  • EDG 5417 - Learning Styles Applications (3)
  • EDE 6205 - Curriculum Design in Childhood Education (3)
  • ESE 6215 - Secondary School Curriculum (3)
  • EDG 6286 - Curriculum Evaluation (3)
  • EDG 6920 - Colloquium in Curriculum and Instruction (3)
  • EDG 7692 - Politics of Curriculum (3)
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Program Leader: Dr. George O'Brien
E-mail: obrieng@fiu.edu
Phone: (305) 348-2599

Elementary Education Content Specialization (18 semester hours)

Select 4 graduate courses (with Advisor approval) from the following areas in the College of Education (no more than 6 semester hours from any one area):
  • Art Education
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Mathematics Education
  • Reading
  • TESOL
  • Science Education
  • Social Studies Education
  • Special Education
Select 2 graduate courses (with Advisor approval) from the following areas in the College of Arts and Sciences:
  • Linguistics
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
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Program Leader: Dr. Linda Spears-Bunton
E-mail: spears@fiu.edu
Phone: (305) 348-2976

English Education Content Specialization (18 semester hours)

Select (with Advisor approval) 6 graduate level courses in English/English Education.

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Program Leader: Dr. M. O. Thirunarayanan
E-mail: thiru@fiu.edu
Phone:(305) 348-2085

Content Specialization Requirement:

Learning Technologies Content Specialization (18 semester hours)

  • EME 6408 - Microcomputers as Teaching Tools (3)
  • EME 5602 - Multimedia in the Classroom (3)
  • EME 6412 - Educational Courseware Evaluation and Development (3)
  • COP 6007 - Computer Programming Concepts (3)
  • CGS 6834 - Programming for the Web (3)
  • EME 6905 - Directed Study: Computer Education (3)
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Program Leader: Dr. Maria Fernandez
E-mail: mfernan@fiu.edu
Phone: (305) 348-0193

Mathematics Education Content Specialization (18 semester hours)

Select (with Advisor approval) 6 graduate level courses in Mathematics/Mathematics Education.

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Program Leader: Dr. Eric Dwyer
E-mail: obrieng@fiu.edu
Phone: (305) 348-2599

Modern Language Education Content Specialization (18 semester hours)

  • Grammar/Composition/Syntax (Specialize in language when possible) (3)
  • Culture/Civilization (Specialize in culture of target language when possible) (3)
  • Linguistics (Specialize in language when possible; course in phonology or phonetics preferred) (3)
  • Literature (in the target language) (3)
  • Applied Linguistics (3)
  • TSL 5245 - Developing Language and Literacy (3)
  • TSL 6908 - Field Component (3)
    or
    FLE 6925 - Special Topics in Second Language Education (3)
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Program Leader: Dr. Charmaine DeFrancesco
E-mail: defrance@fiu.edu
Phone: (305) 348-3163

Physical Education Content Specialization (18 semester hours)

  • PET 5216 - Sports Psychology 3
  • PET 5052 - Motor Learning for Sport Perf. 3
  • PET 5256 - Sociology of Sport 3
  • PET 5426 - Curriculum in Physical Education 3
    or
    PET 5436 - Physical Education Curriculum: K-8 3
  • PET 5948 - Practicum in Physical Education 3
  • PET 6597 - Survey of Research in Phys. Ed. 3
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Program Leader: Dr. George O'Brien
E-mail: obrieng@fiu.edu
Phone: (305) 348-2599

Select (with Advisor approval) 6 graduate level courses in the Sciences/Science Education.

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Program Leader: Dr. George O'Brien
E-mail: obrieng@fiu.edu
Phone: (305) 348-2599

Select (with Advisor approval) 6 graduate level courses in the Social Sciences/Social Studies Education or Area Studies: African-New World Studies, Asian Studies, Latin American and Caribbean Studies, European Studies. Students are encouraged to take courses with a global/international perspective.

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Program Leader: Dr. Elizabeth Cramer
E-mail: cramere@fiu.edu
Phone: (305) 348-2425

Special Education Content Specialization (18 semester hours)

  • EEX 5075 - Teaching Students with Disabilities in Inclusive Settings* (3)
  • EEX 5068 - Instructional Practices ESE I (3)
  • EEX 5608 - Behavioral Approaches to Classroom Learning Management (3)
  • EEX 5766 - Instructional and Assistive Technology in Special Education (3)
  • EEX 6227 - Assessment of Students with Exceptionalities (3)
  • EEX 6106 - Acquisition of Speech and Language Skills (3)
*If students have already taken EEX 3071 at the undergraduate level, then they will instead take EEX 6051 education of Students with Exceptionalities. Close
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MS in Early Childhood Education

Program Leader: Dr. Charles Bleiker
E-mail: bleikerc@fiu.edu
Phone: (305) 348-2524

Degree Program Hours: (36)

The Master of Science degree in Early Childhood Education provides graduate training in the understanding and teaching of children from birth to eight. The program provides students with a foundation in curriculum and instruction and specialization in learning and development during early childhood.

Admissions Requirements

Applicants must meet the minimum University Graduate School admissions requirements. Specific requirements for admissions into the M.S. degree in Early Childhood Education are as follows:

  1. A Bachelor's Degree from an accredited institution in education, psychology, human development, or related field with a 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale in the last 60 hours of undergraduate work.
  2. Two (2) letters of recommendation to support the applicant. At least one (1) letter must be from an individual working in early childhood education. Letters and any other supporting documents are to be sent to FIU Graduate Admission Office, 11200 SW 8th Street, PC 230, Miami, FL 33199.
  3. A statement of intent describing the applicant's personal and professional goals in relation to (a) how the program will help the applicant reach these goals and (b) how the applicant's goals are consistent with the program's mission.
  4. A current resume/curriculum vitae that includes, at a minimum, educational history (with relevant courses listed), employment background, and relevant/related experiences.

Program Requirements

The M.S. in Early Childhood Education program requires all students to take 15 hours of foundation courses in curriculum and instruction and in methods/statistics. Students take an additional 18 hours within early childhood education/development, and 3 hours of education-related electives.

A. General Courses: (15 hours)

1. Foundations (9 hours)

  • EDF 6211 Psychological Foundations of Education (3)

  • EEC 6261 Education Programs for Younger Children (3)
    Choose one (1) course in social, philosophical, and/or historical foundations of education, such as EDF 6608 or equivalent special topic (EEC 5926) course.

2. Research Methods & Data Analysis (6 hours)

  • EDF 5481 Foundations Educational Research (3)
  • EDF 6472 Research Methods in Ed: Introduction to Data Analysis (3)

B. Early Childhood Education/Development (18 hours)

1. Required Courses (6 hours)

  • EEC 6678 Research in Early Childhood Education (3)

  • EEC 6705 Typical and Atypical Child Development (3)

2. Early Education Elective Courses (12 hours) Select four (4) advisor-approved electives in Early Childhood Education, such as

  • EEC 6932 Seminar in Early Childhood Education (3)

  • LAE 5415 Children’s Literature (3)

  • MAE 6305 Instruction in Early Childhood Mathematics (3)

  • SCE 6306 Instruction in Early Childhood Science (3)

  • RED 6305 Instruction in Early Childhood Reading (3)

C. Elective Course OR Thesis (3 hours)
Select one (1) advisor approved elective in education, psychology, human development, or related field. Students may opt to complete a thesis instead of taking an elective course.

Graduation Requirements
Students must meet all Department, College, Graduate School, and University graduation requirements. No grades of “C-“ or less received in courses that are part of a masters program of study will be accepted toward graduation.

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Program Leader: Dr. Peter Cistone
E-mail: cistonep@fiu.edu
Phone: (305) 348-2665

The Master of Science (M.S.) degree program in Educational Leadership comprises courses and experiences designed to develop entry level competencies in the practice of educational leadership. The program incorporates coursework that constitutes the "modified Florida program in educational leadership" at Florida International University and addresses the competencies assessed in the Florida Educational Leadership Examination. The program may be used to satisfy part of the requirements of the Florida Department of Education for state certification in Educational Leadership.

Admission Requirements
Admission to the program is based on the following criteria:

  1. A baccalaureate degree and a grade point average of at least 3.25 (on 4.0 scale) in the last 60 semester hours of undergraduate coursework;

  2. At least three years of successful full-time teaching experience prior to application for admission to the program (This requirement is not for HRD majors);

  3. Two letters of recommendation from individuals who can comment on the applicant’s leadership potential and qualifications for successfully participating in the program;

  4. A current resume (curriculum vitae), including education, professional preparation, and employment history;
  5. A brief written statement (approximately 250 words) articulating the applicant’s professional career goals and aspirations; and

  6. Evidence of having satisfied the ESOL requirements of the State of Florida. (Otherwise, a student will be required to satisfy this requirement prior to completion of the program. This requirement is not for HRD majors)

  7. Letters and any other supporting documents are to be sent to FIU Graduate Admissions Office, 11200 SW 8th Street, PC 230, Miami, FL 33199.

Note: The GRE is not a requirement for admission into the M.S. in Educational Leadership program.

Program of Study
The program of study (13 courses/39 semester hours) is as follows:

  • EDA 6061 Introduction to Educational Leadership (3)

  • EDA 6192 Leadership in Education (3)

  • EDA 6195 Communication in Educational Leadership (3)

  • EDA 6232 School Law (3)

  • EDA 6242 School Finance (3)

  • EDA 6271 Administering Educational Technology (3)

  • EDA 6930 Seminar in Educational Leadership (3)

  • EDF 5481 Foundations of Educational Research (3)

  • EDS 6115 School Personnel Administration (3)

  • EDF 6608 Social, Philosophical and Historical Foundations of Education (3)

  • EDF 6211 Psychological Foundations of Education (3)

  • EDA 6503 Instructional Leadership (3)

  • EDA 6943 Administrative Internship* (3)

*Successful completion of this course requires passing all sub-tests of the Florida Educational Leadership Examination (FELE). Evidence of passing the exam must be provided by the student no later than the last week of the semester in which they plan to graduate.

In addition to the successful completion of the program’s coursework, a student will be required to present evidence of having passed all sub-tests of the FELE and satisfied the ESOL requirements that demonstrate mastery of the four ESOL standards required of school administrators.

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Program Leader: Dr. Eric Dwyer
E-mail: eric.dwyer@fiu.edu
Phone: (305) 348-2078

Degree Program Hours: (33)

Admission Requirements

To be admitted into the Master’s degree program, a student must:

  1. Hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited university or college;
  2. Have a ‘B’ (3.0) average or higher in all junior and senior year course work for the bachelor’s degree.

International graduate student applicants whose native language is not English are required to submit a score for the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or for the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). A total score of 80 on the iBT TOEFL or 6.5 overall on the IELTS is required. In addition to official transcripts and test scores, all applicants must submit a statement of purpose and a resume/curriculum vitae. Supporting documents are to be sent to FIU Graduate Admission Office, 11200 SW 8th Street, PC 230, Miami, FL 33199. Admission to the program is contingent upon departmental approval.

Prerequisites
One course in general linguistics or the successful completion of LIN 3010 or LIN 3013.

  • EDF 5481 Foundations of Educational Research (3)

  • EDF 6211 Psychological Foundations of Education (3)

  • EDF 6608 Social, Philosophical, and Historical Foundations of Education (3)

  • FLE 6336 Methods of Teaching Modern Language (3)

  • FLE 6938 Seminar in Second Language Testing (3)

  • Teaching Field: Modern Language (15)

  • Grammar/Composition/Syntax (3)

  • Specialize in language when possible Culture/Civilization (3)

  • Specialize in culture of target language when possible Linguistics (3)

  • Specialize in language when possible; course in phonology or phonetics preferred Literature in the target language (3)

  • Applied Linguistics (3)

Field Component: (3)

  • FLE 5908 Directed Study Foreign Language Education (1-3)
    or
    FLE 6925 Special Topics in Second Language Education (3)

Graduation Requirements: Students must have a 3.0 GPA to graduate from the program. No more than two grades of “C” are permitted. Grades of “C-“ or below will not be counted towards meeting program requirements.

Thesis Option: Students may opt to extend the MS program (3 to 6 additional thesis credit hours) by request.

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Program Leader: Dr. Eric Dwyer
E-mail: eric.dwyer@fiu.edu
Phone: (305) 348-2078

Degree Program Hours: (36)

The Master of Science in Foreign Language: TESOL Track is designed to provide specialized training and content knowledge for teachers of all levels of ESOL, K through 12, adult education and community college education. Students who are state certified teachers may include the five courses required for the Add-on ESOL Endorsement as part of the Master’s program.

Degree Requirements
The Master of Science degree consists of 36 semester hours. A maximum of six semester hours may be transferred into the program from outside the University, subject to the approval of the major advisor. A maximum of six semester hours of graduate level courses taken as an undergraduate may be included in the program provided they have not been used to satisfy degree requirements for an undergraduate program.

Prerequisite
Introduction to Linguistics is the prerequisite for the Linguistics courses in the program. It may be satisfied with LIN 3010, LIN 3013, or LIN 5018.

Required Program: (36)

Professional Education: (9)
EDF 5481 Foundations of Educational Research (3)
EDF 6608 Social/Philosophical/ Historical Foundations of Education (3)
EDF 6211 Psychological Foundations of Education (3)

Program Courses: (18)

  • TSL 5245 Developing ESOL Language and Literacy (3)

  • TSL 5371 Special Methods of TESOL (3)

  • TSL 5938 Principles of ESOL Testing (3)

  • TSL 6908 Field Component (structured field experience) (3)

  • LIN 5211 Applied Phonetics (3)

  • LIN 5501 English Syntax (3)

Electives: (9)
Students will choose nine semester hours according to their needs, with the approval of the advisor. To meet state ESOL requirements, certified teachers (K-12) need to include in their electives the following courses:

  • TSL 5142 Curriculum Development in ESOL (3)

  • EDG 5707 Cross Cultural Studies (3)

Graduation Requirements
To receive the Master of Science degree in TESOL, the student must complete the required 36 semester hours of course work with a minimum ‘B’ or 3.0 grade point average and no grades of “C-“ or less received in courses that are part of a masters program of study will be accepted toward graduation.

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MS in Higher Education Administration

E-mail: Highered@fiu.edu
Phone: (305) 348-3418

The Master of Science in Higher Education Administration prepares graduates to serve in a variety of roles at colleges and universities and related institutions. The academic program is run as a partnership with FIU's Student Affairs division, and integrates class-work with assistantships and practicum's for a total learning experience. As a majority-minority institution, FIU is the prototype for universities of the 21st century. Students in the program will have the opportunity to work and study in one of the most diverse higher education environments in the nation.

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Admission Requirements

  1. Admission to the program is done only in the Fall and Spring semesters. The admissions deadline for the Fall semester is February 1 and for Spring it is October 1. There is no Summer semester admission to the program.

    1. A baccalaureate degree and an undergraduate GPA of 3.0 in the last 60 credit hours of upper-division undergraduate study;
    2. Work experience in higher education such as four-year institution, community college, or student affairs areas is preferred but not required;
    3. Two (2) letters of recommendation;
    4. Personal statement;
    5. Resume.
    6. Letters and any other supporting documents are to be sent to FIU Graduate Admissions Office, 11200 SW 8th Street, PC 230, Miami, FL 33199.

    Note: The GRE is not a requirement for admission into the M.S. in Higher Education Administration program.

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Program Requirements: (36 semester hours)

Professional Studies: (9 hrs)

  • EDF 5481 - Foundations of Educational Research
  • EDH 6045 - College Student Development Theory

Choice of:

  • EDF 6608 - Social, Philosophical and Historical Foundations of Education

or

  • EDF 6636 - Intercultural Studies: A Qualitative and Quantitative Analysis

Required Courses: (15 hrs)

  • EDH 7052 - Student and Support Services
  • EDA 7236 - Law and Higher Education
  • EDH 6943 - Practicum in Higher Education
  • EDH 7065 - Higher Education: Philosophical/Historical Perspectives

Choice of:

  • EDH 6047 College Student Life and Culture

or

  • EDH 6055 Access and Choice in US Higher Education

Advisor Approved Electives: (12 hrs)

In consultation with their advisor, students will select a set of electives to meet their educational and professional interests. Selection of electives can include a concentration in a particular area of higher education as well as provide a breadth of knowledge about the field.

Required Courses

The required courses reflect the range of basic knowledge common to all higher education professionals. Whatever the job function, it is imperative that university professionals know the law, be aware of current issues, be sensitive to the diversity of student culture and understand the core functions of administration.

Advisor Approved Electives

The advisor approved electives are designed to allow students to choose a path of study that reflects their immediate career goals, while maintaining program coherence. Advisors will work with students to decide on an elective track, and students must complete those prescribed courses. There are opportunities for additional electives at the student’s discretion.

Practicum Experiences

A professional degree in university administration should allow for some guided practical experience. The practicum sections allow students the opportunity to earn credit while gaining valuable hands-on experience in a variety of administrative areas. Practicum sections will include an academic component designed by the Higher Education faculty and the section supervisor.

Graduate Assistantships

The Division of Student Affairs have a number of graduate assistantships available each year that may be of interest to higher education administration masters students. These assistantships are promoted and placements are coordinated through the Student Affairs Graduate Association, therefore prospective students should visit their website for further information. Most assistantships for the following academic year are filled in February or March through interviews during SAGA Days.

Student Affairs Graduate Association

The Student Affairs Graduate Association (SAGA)
is an organization for students in the Higher Education Administration program pursuing the Student Affairs track. SAGA's mission is to foster graduate student education through providing unique learning opportunities that help students grow academically, professionally, and socially.

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MS in International/Intercultural Education

Program Leader: Dr. Hilary Landorf
Email: landorfh@fiu.edu
Department number: (305)348-3418
Program Faculty:
Dr. Eric Dwyer (dwyere@fiu.edu, affiliated faculty), Dr. Robert Farrell (farrellr@fiu.edu), Dr. Meg Gardinier (mgardini@fiu.edu)

The Master of Science degree in International and Intercultural Education (IIE) at FIU is uniquely designed to provide graduate training to students interested in understanding the processes of globalization, the global environment, and the responsibilities of citizenship in an increasingly interdependent world. The program places special emphasis on training in cross-cultural communication and exchange, international development, and educational practice in a global context.
Our program includes face-to-face, hybrid, and fully-online courses. These courses provide research and analytical skills to enable students to define, gather, analyze and evaluate data for project management and decision-making. Applied courses are designed to provide the professional competencies for academic research, teaching and administration, and employment in foundations, non-governmental organizations, governmental institutions, businesses and corporations. Our students have worked in several countries and regions such as Spain, Andorra, South Korea, the Caribbean, Africa, Latin America, Germany, and the U.S. in a range of capacities including: K-12 social science teachers, ESL teachers in the U.S. and abroad, international education credential experts, and international education study abroad program directors. Some of our Master's students hold graduate assistantships in the College of Education as well as undertake internships across campus in various departments.

Admission Requirements

To be admitted into the Master’s degree program in International/Intercultural Education (IIE), a student must have (a) a bachelor’s degree from an accredited U.S. institute or its equivalent for international students, (b) a 3.0 GPA or higher for the last 60 hours of upper-division coursework (c) three letters of recommendation, and (d) an autobiographical statement. Letters and other supporting documents should be sent to FIU Graduate Admissions Office, 11200 SW 8th Street, PC 230, Miami, FL 33199.

Degree Requirements

The Master’s program requires the completion of a minimum of 33 semester hours of course work at the graduate level with a 3.0 GPA. A maximum of six semester hours of graduate work may be transferred to the program from other universities. The 33 semester hours are to be completed in accordance with the program curriculum.

Required Program (33 minimum)

These program requirements apply to students who enter the IIE program in Fall 2013 or later.

The IIE program blends together theoretical foundations and methodological perspectives. Graduate students are exposed to the role of the social, political, economic, scientific and cultural sectors in education worldwide. Research and analytical skills are provided to ensure student’s ability to define, gather, analyze and evaluate data for project management and decision-making. Applied courses are designed to provide the professional competencies for academic research, teaching and administration, and employment in foundations, non-governmental organizations, governmental institutions, businesses and corporations. These program requirements apply to students who enter the IIE program in Fall 2013 or later.

Foundations of International and Intercultural Education (6)

  • EDF 5481: Foundations of Research
  • EDF 6850: International Development Education: Contemporary Planning Models and Techniques

One course on teaching and learning (3):

  • ADE 5386: Individual Learning and Adult Education
  • TSL 5245: Developing ESOL Language and Literacy
  • SSE 5381: Developing a Global Perspective

One course on the Social and Psychological Foundations of Education (3):

  • EDF 6608: Social, Philosophical and Historical Foundations of Education
  • EDF 6211: Psychological Foundations of Education

International and Intercultural Education Core (6)

  • EDF 6852: Educational Development Issues in Context
  • EDF 6658: Selected Topics in International Development Education

GeoCultural Area (3)

The purpose of this requirement is to give the student a foundation in the culture, politics, and history of an area or region. The student will select one course that relates to his/her geo-cultural interest. Any upper level course (5000 level or above) in an area of the world is eligible. Course must be approved by the student’s advisor.

Policy (3)

This course is selected in consultation with the advisor from the College of Education. Possible courses include:

  • EDH 7401: Higher Education and Public Policy
  • EDA 7288: Politics of Education (must be taken with EDA 7069 Educational Policy)
  • EDG 7692 - Politics of Curriculum
  • EDF 7656 International Development Education: Innovative Approaches in Educational Planning

Areas of Interest – (9)

Students in IIE go into a number of areas for work and study. Primary among these are (1) Internationalization and Intercultural Studies, (2) International and Comparative Education, and (3) Globalization, Development, and Sustainability. To complete this requirement, students must choose one area of interest and take three courses selected in consultation with and approved by the advisor. Suggested courses in each area include:

1. Internationalization and Intercultural Studies

  • EDF 5851 Social/Cultural Conflict in Educational Change
  • EDF 5880 Intercultural Education: National and International Perspectives
  • EDF 6636 Intercultural Studies: Qualitative and Quantitative Analysis
  • EDF 6365 Cultural Identities and Conflict
  • EDG 5707 Cultural and Cross-Cultural Studies
  • REL 5106 Religions, Latino/as and Immigration

2. International and Comparative Education

  • EDF 5812 National Educational Systems: A Comparative Analysis
  • EDF 5820 Latin American Education
  • EDF 7656 International Development Education: Innovative Approaches in Educational Planning
  • EDF 6906 Directed Study in International Development Education
  • ANG 6303 Comparative Feminisms

3. Globalization, Development, and Sustainability

  • EVR 5320 Environmental Resource Management
  • INR 5036 Politics of Globalization
  • SYD 6236 International Migration and Refugees
  • EDF 7937 Advanced Topics in Social Foundations of Education
  • EDF 6766 Education, the Environment, and Sustainable Futures

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Program Leaders: Dr. Charmaine DeFrancesco
E-mail:
defrance@fiu.edu
Phone:(305) 348-3163

The Master of Science degree program in Physical Education is designed to provide advanced preparation for teachers of physical education. Applicants must have a 3.0 GPA for the last 60 hours of upper-division coursework, and include an autobiographical statement, their career goals and aspirations, and three letters of professional recommendation accompanying the application. Letters and any other supporting documents are to be sent to FIU Graduate Admission Office, 11200 SW 8th Street, PC 230, Miami, FL 33199.

Degree Hours: (33)
Professional Education: (9)

  • EDF 5481 Analysis and Application of Educational Research (3)

  • EDF 6608 Sociological, Philosophical, and Historical Foundations of Education (3)

  • EDF 6211 Educational Psychology: Foundations And Application (3)

  • PET 5206 Youth Sport (3)

  • PET 5216 Sports Psychology (3)

  • PET 5052C Motor Learning (3)

  • PET 5256 Sociology of Sport (3)

  • PET 5426 Curriculum in Physical Education (3)
    or
    PET 5436 Physical Education Curriculum (3)

  • PET 5948 Practicum in Physical Education (3)

  • PET 6597 Survey of Research in Physical Education and Sports (3)

  • Electives (3)
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Program Leaders: Dr. Charmaine DeFrancesco
E-mail:
defrance@fiu.edu
Phone:(305) 348-3163

The purpose of this track is to provide an option for persons seeking a master's degree in an allied (non-teaching) career in physical education. This degree program would primarily be of interest to persons who do not presently hold Florida teaching certification credentials. This degree does not provide teacher certification for the degree recipients. Examples of potential student clientele would include all foreign and American college graduates with bachelor’s degrees in sports science, education, business, recreation, the social sciences, and other areas.

Admission Requirements
Students must hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited university and have a 3.0 GPA for the last 60 hours of upper-division coursework, and include an auto-biographical statement, their career goals and aspirations, and three letters of professional recommendation accompanying the application. The published university requirements for admission into the master’s degree programs must be met. Students who do not have an undergraduate major in physical education or a related area are responsible for meeting the prerequisites for any course listed in the program’s curriculum. A program advisor must be consulted regarding completion of degree requirements.

Degree Hours: (33)

  • EDF 5481 Foundations of Ed. Research (3)

  • PET 5216 Sports Psychology (3)

  • PET 5256 Sociology of Sport (3)

  • PET 5906 Directed Study in Physical Education (3)

  • PET 6944 Supervised Field Experience (3)

  • PET 6597 Survey of Research in Physical Education and Sports (3)

  • PET 5206 Youth Sports (3)

  • PET 5368 Exercise, Diet and Weight Management (3)

  • PET 6405 Health Fitness Director (3)

Advisor approved electives: (6)
Please consult with an advisor for appropriate courses.

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MS in Reading Education

Program Leaders: Dr. Joyce Fine
E-mail:
finej@fiu.edu
Phone: (305) 348-6152

The Master of Science in Reading Education develops competencies in diagnosis and remediation, teaching of reading K to 12, and administration and supervision of reading programs. The graduate is competent to take leadership in improving reading instruction and preventing reading failure in schools or clinics.

Requirements for admission to the Master's program in Reading Education are a Bachelor's Degree in Education and possess or be eligible for State of Florida professional teaching certificate, pass State of Florida Certification exams, and a 3.0 GPA or higher for the last 60 hours of upper-division coursework.

This master's track is designed to meet the needs of students interested in reading assessment and instruction. This track leads to state certification.

Degree Program Hours: (36)
Required sequence of courses:

  • RED 6314 - Theory and Instruction in Literacy (3)

  • LAE 6319 - Integrated Language Arts (3)

  • LAE 5415 - Children’s Literature (3)

  • EDF 6211 - Psychological Foundations of Education (3)

  • RED 6336 - Content Area Reading (3)

  • EDF 5481 - Foundations of Educational Research (3)

  • RED 6546 - Diagnosis of Reading Difficulties (3)

  • RED 6515 - Programs of Remediation in Reading (3)

  • RED 6747 - Research in Reading (3)

  • RED 6540 - Reading Assessment (3)

  • RED 6805 - Practicum in Reading (3)

  • RED 6247 - Organization and Supervision in Reading (3)

Entry to Program
Students are encouraged to meet all admission requirements prior to beginning the program; however, students may take a maximum of twelve (12) semester hours of course work applicable to the program prior to admission. Only courses with a grade of “B” or better taken prior to admission can be included.

Graduation Requirements
Students must have a 3.0 GPA to graduate from the program. No grades of "C-" or less received in courses that are part of a master's program of study will be accepted toward graduation. All candidates must pass all sections of the Florida Teacher Certification Exam in Reading and either be endorsed in ESOL or complete TSL 5361C.

Thesis Option: Students may opt to extend the MS program (6 additional thesis credit hours) by request.

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Program Leader: Dr. Hyejin Bang
E-mail: bangh@fiu.edu
Phone: 305-348-1411

Realtors say it best: "Location, location, location..." National parks, professional and competitive collegiate sports teams, the Florida Keys and the third largest county park system in the United States are all a hop, skip, and a jump away from Florida International University (FIU). Throw in South Florida's beautiful, tropical and sunny climate... and FIU's Recreation and Sport Management programs are unlike any other.

FIU is Miami's first and only four-year public research university. With a student body of more than 44,000, we're one of the 25 largest universities in the Nation. Whether you wish to serve as a park director, intramural sports and special-event coordinator, public relations specialist, media coordinator, sport marketing executive, athletic director, recreation programmer, recreational therapist or a number of other possible professions... the opportunities are endless for the aspiring Recreation and Sport Management major in South Florida.

South Florida boasts four national parks, including the Everglades. The Everglades is the largest subtropical wilderness in the United States and is home to many endangered species, 366 species of birds, and some of the most serene and breathtaking natural sights in the country. Close to the Everglades is Big Cypress National Preserve, which is home to the Florida panther and allows visitors to canoe, kayak, and hike. Biscayne National Park and Dry Tortugas National Park offer opportunities to explore underwater and marine life.

Miami is definitely not lacking in entertainment for sport enthusiasts. The Miami Dolphins (NFL), Florida Marlins (MLB), Florida Panthers (NHL), the Miami HEAT (NBA) and Fort Lauderdale Strikers (Soccer) provide year-round opportunities to not only see, but also intern with, some of the best teams in professional sports. FIU athletics sponsors 15 teams who compete at the NCAA Division I level, the Nation's most competitive college sports division. The program is reaching new heights as the football team won its first ever bowl championship in 2010, the baseball team emerged as the 2009 Sun Belt Tournament champion, the softball team secured its first ever post-season win by advancing to the NCAA Regional Championship in 2010, the women's soccer team earned the Sun Belt Conference regular season championship in 2009 and the volleyball team notched back-to-back conference regular season titles in 2008 and 2009.

The Miami-Dade County Park and Recreation Department is a three-time National Gold Medal Award winner (AAPRA and NRPA) that is comprised of 263 parks and nearly 13,000 acres of land. It is also home to the Sony Ericsson Open and offers a number of golf courses, beaches, campgrounds, and pools. Internships are also available with the Orange Bowl, Miami Sports Commission, Broward County Parks and Recreation, more than 50 municipal parks and recreation departments, and Homestead Miami Speedway.

Just a little further south awaits the Florida Keys, which offers endless outdoor adventure. While the area is most known for snorkeling, scuba diving, coral reef exploration, fishing, parasailing, and kayaking, there are also nature reserves and wildlife sanctuaries for land-loving recreation seekers.

Brief Description of the Graduate Program

The graduate program in Recreation and Sport Management provides advanced preparation for management and supervisory level positions within a recreation, sport management or recreational therapy services delivery system. The program includes electives with flexibility regarding an individual's specific career goals, with subplans in the following areas:

Admission Requirements

To enter the program in Recreation and Sport Management, a student must have a 3.0 GPA for the last 60 hours of upper-division courses, career goals and aspirations, and three letters of professional recommendation, possess a bachelor's degree, and have appropriate undergraduate preparation in recreation, sport management or recreational therapy.

Degree Program: (30-33)

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Program Leader: Dr. Hyejin Bang
E-mail: bangh@fiu.edu
Phone: 305-348-1411

Brief Description of the Program

The graduate program in Recreation and Sport Management provides advanced preparation for management and supervisory level positions within a recreation, sport management or recreational therapy services delivery system. The program includes electives with flexibility regarding an individual's specific career goals goals as a future practitioner in the subplan area of recreation and sport management

Admission Requirements

To enter the program in Recreation and Sport Management, a student must have a 3.0 GPA for the last 60 hours of upper-division courses, career goals and aspirations, and three letters of professional recommendation, possess a bachelor's degree, and have appropriate undergraduate preparation in recreation, sport management.

Degree Program: (30-33) - Graduate Advising Sheet (PDF)

Required Core: (12)

  • LEI 5510 - Program Administration in Parks, Recreation and Sport (3)

  • LEI 5595 - Seminar in Parks and Recreation Management (3)

  • LEI 5605 - Philosophical and Social basis of Parks and Recreation Planning (3)
    or
    PET 5256 - Sociology of Sport (3)

  • EDF 5481 - Analysis & Application (3)

Recreation and Sport Management Track: (12)

  • LEI 5907 - Directed Study in Parks and Recreation Management (3)

  • PET 5216 - Sports Psychology (3)

  • LEI 6725 - Advised Electives (6)

Options to complete the degree:

Thesis Option: (6)

  • LEI 6970 - Thesis: Therapeutic Recreation (6)
    Total Hours Thesis Option: 30

Non-Thesis Option: (9)

  • Advised Electives (9)
    Total Hours Non-Thesis Option: 33

Internship (6) - Required if student did not already complete a Recreational Therapy internship/field experience (must meet NCTRC guidelines) during undergraduate program

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Program Leader: Dr. Alexis McKenney
E-mail: mckenney@fiu.edu
Phone: (305) 348-3598
More Information: FIU Recreational Therapy Program Site

Brief Description of the Program

The graduate program in Recreation and Sport Management provides advanced preparation for management and supervisory level positions within a recreation, sport management or recreational therapy services delivery system. The program includes electives with flexibility regarding an individual's specific career goals goals as a future practitioner in the subplan area of recreational therapy. The Recreational Therapy Subplan is designed to prepare direct service and administrative personnel engaged in recreational therapy service delivery.

Admission Requirements

To enter the program in Recreation and Sport Management, a student must have a 3.0 GPA for the last 60 hours of upper-division courses, career goals and aspirations, and three letters of professional recommendation, possess a bachelor's degree, and have appropriate undergraduate preparation in recreation, sport management or recreational therapy.

Degree Program: (30-33) - Advising Sheet (PDF)

Required Core: (12)

  • LEI 5510 - Program Administration in Parks, Recreation and Sport (3)

  • LEI 5595 - Seminar in Parks and Recreation Management (3)

  • LEI 5605 - Philosophical and Social basis of Parks and Recreation Planning (3)
    or
    PET 5256 - Sociology of Sport (3)

  • EDF 5481 - Analysis & Application (3)

Recreational Therapy Track: (12)**

  • LEI 5716 - Program Planning in Therapeutic Recreation (3)

  • LEI 5719 - Client Assessment, Evaluation, and Documentation in Recreational Therapy (3)

  • LEI 6725 - Administrative Aspects of Therapeutic Recreation (3)

  • LEI 6726 - Problems, Concepts Issues and Trends In Therapeutic Recreation (3)

Options to complete the degree:

Thesis Option: (6)

  • LEI 6970 - Thesis: Therapeutic Recreation (6)
    Total Hours Thesis Option: 30

Non-Thesis Option: (9)

  • Advised Electives (9)
    Total Hours Non-Thesis Option: 33
**Prerequisites for the Recreational Therapy Track

Individuals not currently certified at the professional level (CTRS) by the National Council for Therapeutic Recreation Certification will be required to take the following content courses for completion of the Therapeutic Recreation graduate curriculum:

  • Introduction to Therapeutic Recreation
  • Human Growth & Development
  • Abnormal Psychology
  • Anatomy & Physiology

Internship (6) - Required if student did not already complete a Recreational Therapy internship/field experience (must meet NCTRC guidelines) during undergraduate program

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Program Leader: Dr. Elizabeth Cramer
E-mail: cramere@fiu.edu
Phone: (305) 348-2425

The major competencies in the Master’s Degree program in Special Education are an extension and refinement of those developed by the student in the undergraduate special education curriculum. Program applicants are required to submit an on-line application to the Office of Graduate Admissions, three letters of recommendation (at least one from academic sources and one from work or volunteer experience), and an autobiographical statement. Candidates are admitted by action of the Department’s Graduate Admissions Committee. Criteria for program acceptance include undergraduate grade point average of 3.0 or higher for the last 60 hours of upper division coursework, work and volunteer experience, quality and source of letters of recommendation, and the candidate’s career aspirations and goals. Applicants with less than a 3.0 GPA may be granted conditional admittance. These applicants must take 12 graduate credits and earn a 3.25 GPA to be considered for full admittance. Applicants who do not hold a valid Florida Teaching Certificate must complete all requirements for certification in addition to degree requirements. There are some variations in entrance requirements for in-field vs. out-of-field majors. See specifics under each description that follows. Letters and any other supporting documents are to be sent to FIU Graduate Admission Office, 11200 SW 8th Street, PC 230, Miami, FL 33199.

In-Field Majors

The following master’s program of study is for the student who holds Florida certification in the field of special education. To qualify for admission to the program, students must have the following:

  1. An undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher in the last 60 credit hours of undergraduate study.
    • A valid Florida teaching certificate in special education. If the applicant does not hold a valid Florida teaching certificate, all certification requirements must be met.
    • Three letters of recommendation with at least one from an academic source and one from work or volunteer  experiences.
  2. A well written autobiographical statement.

Degree Program Hours: (36)

Required Core For All Students: (24)

  • EDF 5481 Foundations of Educational Research (3)
  • EEX 6848 Seminar in Special Education: Issues and Trends (3)
  • EEX 6535 Seminar in Special Education: Supervision and Leadership (3)
  • EEX 6912 Advanced Theory and Research in Special Education (3)
  • EEX 6765 Instructional Technology (3)
  • EEX 6228 Integration of Assessment, Curriculum and Instruction (3)
  • EEX 6796 Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Exceptional Learners (3)
  • EEX 6756 Working with Families of Students with Disabilities through Collaborative Approaches (3)

* EEX 6912 is a prerequisite for EEX 6228.

Area of Concentration: (12)

Area of concentration may be a selected endorsement such as Autism or Early Childhood Special Education or other areas as planned and approved by student and advisor.

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Program Leader: Dr. Joan Wynne
E-mail: wynnej@fiu.edu
Phone: (305) 348-3220

The Master of Science in Urban Education is a degree program designed to provide specialized knowledge and practice in areas related to urban/multicultural contexts. It aims at enhancing the effectiveness of teachers serving in diverse urban settings. The program represents a collaboration among the Miami-Dade County Public schools, the United Teachers of Dade (UTD) and the College of Education. It places special emphasis on developing the skills of teachers as researchers by engaging in action research projects at individual school sites. The Master’s program requires the completion of 36 semester hours of course work at the graduate level with a minimum 3.0 GPA. A maximum of six graduate hours may be transferred from another institution, upon approval from an advisor. The program offers five specialty tracks which students can select for an area of concentration.

Admission Requirements
Admission to the Master’s degree in Urban Education is based on the following criteria:

  1. Have a 3.0 GPA for the last 60 hours of upper-division coursework;

  2. Complete an interview with program faculty;

  3. Submit an autobiographical statement;

  4. Submit a letter of intent describing why this particular degree is of interest, and;

  5. Submit three letters of recommendation from individuals (academic and professional sources) who can assess and describe the applicant’s qualifications and ability to perform graduate level work.

  6. Letters and any other supporting documents are to be sent to FIU Graduate Admissions Office, 11200 SW 8th Street, PC 230, Miami, FL 33199.

Note: The GRE is not a requirement for admission into the M.S. in Urban Education program.

Program of Studies
Professional Studies Core: (9)

  • EDF 6211 Psychological Foundations of Education (3)

  • EDF 6608 Social, Philosophical, and Historical Foundations of Education (3)

  • EDF 6636 Intercultural Studies (3)
    or
    EDF 6689 Urban Education: Defining the Field (3)

Research and Development Project Core: (9)

  • EDF 5481 Foundations of Educational Research (3)

  • EDF 6925 Special Topics in Urban Education: Qualitative Research in Urban Education (3)

  • EDF 6475 Qualitative Foundations of Educational Research (3)

  • EDF 6941 Practicum: Urban Elementary/Secondary Schools (Action Research Project) (3)

Specialty Track #2: Instruction in Urban Settings (18)
This track emphasizes the development of effective teaching skills and dispositions required for the effective instruction of culturally diverse students in urban schools.

  • EDG 5325 Analysis of Teaching (3)

  • EDF 7215 Application of Learning Theory to Instruction (3)

  • EME 5602 Multimedia in the Classroom (3)

and

Interdisciplinary Electives: (select three)

  • EDG 5707 Cultural/Cross-cultural Studies in Education (3)

  • SPS 7176 Consultation and Assessment with Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Populations (3)

  • TSL 5142 Curriculum Development in TESOL (3)

  • TSL 5245 Developing ESOL Language and Literacy (3)

  • TSL 5371 Special Methods of TESOL (3)

  • TSL 5938 Principles of ESOL Testing (3)
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Program Leader: Dr. Joan Wynne
E-mail: wynnej@fiu.edu
Phone: (305) 348-3220

The Master of Science in Urban Education is a degree program designed to provide specialized knowledge and practice in areas related to urban/multicultural contexts. It aims at enhancing the effectiveness of teachers serving in diverse urban settings. The program represents a collaboration among the Miami-Dade County Public schools, the United Teachers of Dade (UTD) and the College of Education. It places special emphasis on developing the skills of teachers as researchers by engaging in action research projects at individual school sites. The Master’s program requires the completion of 36 semester hours of course work at the graduate level with a minimum 3.0 GPA. A maximum of six graduate hours may be transferred from another institution, upon approval from an advisor. The program offers five specialty tracks which students can select for an area of concentration.

Admission Requirements
Admission to the Master’s degree in Urban Education is based on the following criteria:

  1. Have a 3.0 GPA for the last 60 hours of upper-division coursework;

  2. Complete an interview with program faculty;

  3. Submit an autobiographical statement;

  4. Submit a letter of intent describing why this particular degree is of interest, and;

  5. Submit three letters of recommendation from individuals (academic and professional sources) who can assess and describe the applicant’s qualifications and ability to perform graduate level work.

  6. Letters and any other supporting documents are to be sent to FIU Graduate Admissions Office, 11200 SW 8th Street, PC 230, Miami, FL 33199.

Note: The GRE is not a requirement for admission into the M.S. in Urban Education program.

Program of Studies
Professional Studies Core: (9)

  • EDF 6211 Psychological Foundations of Education (3)

  • EDF 6608 Social, Philosophical, and Historical Foundations of Education (3)
    EDF 6636 Intercultural Studies 3
    or
    EDF 6689 Urban Education: Defining the Field 3

Research and Development Project Core: (9)

  • EDF 5481 Foundations of Educational Research (3)

  • EDF 6925 Special Topics in Urban Education: Qualitative Research in Urban Education (3)

  • EDF 6475 Qualitative Foundations of Educational Research (3)

  • EDF 6941 Practicum: Urban Elementary/Secondary Schools (Action Research Project) (3)

Specialty Track #3: Learning Technologies (18)
This track is intended for educators who wish to learn the necessary knowledge, skills and dispositions to effectively use computers and related technologies to facilitate teaching and learning in diverse settings.

  • EME 6405 Computers in the Classroom (3)

  • EME 6408 Microcomputers as Teaching Tools (3)

  • EME 6412 Educational Courseware Evaluation and Development (3)

  • EME 5602 Multimedia in the Classroom (3)

  • EME 5945 Special Topics in Computer Education (1-3)

  • EME 6905 Directed Study: Computer Education (3)
Note: Six hours of electives may be completed in lieu of the courses EME 5945 and EME 6905 with prior approval from the academic advisor.Close

Program Leader: Dr. Joan Wynne
E-mail: wynnej@fiu.edu
Phone: (305) 348-3220

The Master of Science in Urban Education is a degree program designed to provide specialized knowledge and practice in areas related to urban/multicultural contexts. It aims at enhancing the effectiveness of teachers serving in diverse urban settings. The program represents a collaboration among the Miami-Dade County Public schools, the United Teachers of Dade (UTD) and the College of Education. It places special emphasis on developing the skills of teachers as researchers by engaging in action research projects at individual school sites. The Master’s program requires the completion of 36 semester hours of course work at the graduate level with a minimum 3.0 GPA. A maximum of six graduate hours may be transferred from another institution, upon approval from an advisor. The program offers five specialty tracks which students can select for an area of concentration.

Admission Requirements
Admission to the Master’s degree in Urban Education is based on the following criteria:

  1. Have a 3.0 GPA for the last 60 hours of upper-division coursework;

  2. Complete an interview with program faculty;

  3. Submit an autobiographical statement;

  4. Submit a letter of intent describing why this particular degree is of interest, and;

  5. Submit three letters of recommendation from individuals (academic and professional sources) who can assess and describe the applicant’s qualifications and ability to perform graduate level work.

  6. Letters and any other supporting documents are to be sent to FIU Graduate Admissions Office, 11200 SW 8th Street, PC 230, Miami, FL 33199.

Note: The GRE is not a requirement for admission into the M.S. in Urban Education program.

Program of Studies
Professional Studies Core: (9)

  • EDF 6211 Psychological Foundations of Education (3)

  • EDF 6608 Social, Philosophical, and Historical Foundations of Education (3)

  • EDF 6636 Intercultural Studies (3)
    or
    EDF 6689 Urban Education: Defining the Field 3

Research and Development Project Core: (9)

  • EDF 5481 Foundations of Educational Research (3)

  • EDF 6925 Special Topics in Urban Education: Qualitative Research in Urban Education (3)

  • EDF 6475 Qualitative Foundations of Educational Research (3)

  • EDF 6941 Practicum: Urban Elementary/Secondary Schools (Action Research Project) (3)

Specialty Track #5: Multicultural/Bilingual Education (15)

  • FLE 4151 Bilingual School Curriculum and Organization (3)

  • FLE 4871 Teaching Spanish to Speakers of Spanish (3)

  • EDF 5942 Multicultural Seminar and Practicum in Urban Education (3)

Guided Electives in Multicultural/Bilingual Education: (6)
Six hours of electives may be taken with approval of academic advisor.

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Program Leader: Dr. Joan Wynne
E-mail: wynnej@fiu.edu
Phone: (305) 348-3220

The Master of Science in Urban Education is a degree program designed to provide specialized knowledge and practice in areas related to urban/multicultural contexts. It aims at enhancing the effectiveness of teachers serving in diverse urban settings. The program represents a collaboration among the Miami-Dade County Public schools, the United Teachers of Dade (UTD) and the College of Education. It places special emphasis on developing the skills of teachers as researchers by engaging in action research projects at individual school sites. The Master’s program requires the completion of 36 semester hours of course work at the graduate level with a minimum 3.0 GPA. A maximum of six graduate hours may be transferred from another institution, upon approval from an advisor. The program offers five specialty tracks which students can select for an area of concentration.

Admission Requirements
Admission to the Master’s degree in Urban Education is based on the following criteria:

  1. Have a 3.0 GPA for the last 60 hours of upper-division coursework;

  2. Complete an interview with program faculty;

  3. Submit an autobiographical statement;

  4. Submit a letter of intent describing why this particular degree is of interest, and;

  5. Submit three letters of recommendation from individuals (academic and professional sources) who can assess and describe the applicant’s qualifications and ability to perform graduate level work.

  6. Letters and any other supporting documents are to be sent to FIU Graduate Admissions Office, 11200 SW 8th Street, PC 230, Miami, FL 33199.

Note: The GRE is not a requirement for admission into the M.S. in Urban Education program.

Program of Studies
Professional Studies Core: (9)

  • EDF 6211 Psychological Foundations of Education (3)

  • EDF 6608 Social, Philosophical, and Historical Foundations of Education (3)

  • EDF 6636 Intercultural Studies (3)
    or
    EDF 6689 Urban Education: Defining the Field (3)

Research and Development Project Core: (9)

  • EDF 5481 Foundations of Educational Research (3)

  • EDF 6925 Special Topics in Urban Education: Qualitative Research in Urban Education (3)

  • EDF 6475 Qualitative Foundations of Educational Research (3)

  • EDF 6941 Practicum: Urban Elementary/Secondary Schools (Action Research Project) (3)

Specialty Track #1: Multicultural/TESOL (18)
This specialty track develops the skills of educators to work with linguistically and culturally diverse populations while providing an opportunity to obtain State ESOL endorsement.

  • TSL 5142 Curriculum Development in TESOL (3)

  • TSL 5245 Developing ESOL Language and Literacy (3)

  • TSL 5371 Special Methods of TESOL (3)

  • TSL 5938 Principles of ESOL Testing (3)

  • EDF 5942 Multicultural Seminar and Practicum in Urban Education (3)

  • EDG 5707 Cultural/Cross-Cultural Studies in Education (3)
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Program Leader: Dr. Joan Wynne
E-mail: wynnej@fiu.edu
Phone: (305) 348-3220

The Master of Science in Urban Education is a degree program designed to provide specialized knowledge and practice in areas related to urban/multicultural contexts. It aims at enhancing the effectiveness of teachers serving in diverse urban settings. The program represents a collaboration among the Miami-Dade County Public schools, the United Teachers of Dade (UTD) and the College of Education. It places special emphasis on developing the skills of teachers as researchers by engaging in action research projects at individual school sites. The Master’s program requires the completion of 36 semester hours of course work at the graduate level with a minimum 3.0 GPA. A maximum of six graduate hours may be transferred from another institution, upon approval from an advisor. The program offers five specialty tracks which students can select for an area of concentration.

Admission Requirements
Admission to the Master’s degree in Urban Education is based on the following criteria:

  1. Have a 3.0 GPA for the last 60 hours of upper-division coursework;

  2. Complete an interview with program faculty;

  3. Submit an autobiographical statement;

  4. Submit a letter of intent describing why this particular degree is of interest, and;

  5. Submit three letters of recommendation from individuals (academic and professional sources) who can assess and describe the applicant’s qualifications and ability to perform graduate level work.

  6. Letters and any other supporting documents are to be sent to FIU Graduate Admissions Office, 11200 SW 8th Street, PC 230, Miami, FL 33199.

Note: The GRE is not a requirement for admission into the M.S. in Urban Education program.

Program of Studies
Professional Studies Core: (9)

  • EDF 6211 Psychological Foundations of Education (3)

  • EDF 6608 Social, Philosophical, and Historical Foundations of Education (3)

  • EDF 6636 Intercultural Studies (3)
    or
    EDF 6689 Urban Education: Defining the Field (3)

Research and Development Project Core: (9)

  • EDF 5481 Foundations of Educational Research (3)

  • EDF 6925 Special Topics in Urban Education: Qualitative Research in Urban Education (3)

  • EDF 6475 Qualitative Foundations of Educational Research (3)

  • EDF 6941 Practicum: Urban Elementary/Secondary Schools (Action Research Project) (3)

Specialty Track #4: Urban Education (15)

  • EDE 5267 Education of the Child in Urban Society (3)

  • EDF 5851 Socio/Cultural Conflict in Education (3)

  • EDF 6689 Urban Education: Defining the Field (3)

Guided Electives in Urban Education: (6)

Six hours of electives may be taken with approval of academic advisor.

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