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Program Description:

The professional education programs at Florida Memorial University is designed to uphold and carry out the mission of the University to provide effective academic programs that lead to life-long learning and leadership through service. The dynamics of change have lead to the continuation of high expectations in the quality of educators prepared at this institution, from increasing the diversity of the student population to revision of the program that addresses the use of technology in both preparation for and in instruction. Effective educators will demonstrate the attributes of high expectations in terms of scholarship, service, and research as they prepare to become professionals in their respective fields. Graduates of the teacher education program are noted for their professionalism and their belief that all children can learn. The School’s vision may be captured by the following theme: Continuing the Heritage, Legacy and Tradition of Florida Memorial University: Preparing Constructivist, Competent, and Compassionate Educators, (C3E). The Master of Science Degree in Elementary Education program is designed to provide students with strong content knowledge, educational theory, methods of teaching and management principles and practices needed to address diverse learners.

Our Program:

  • Is fast-paced and designed for full-time working teachers.
  • Consists of 10 research-based courses with field experience embedded.
  • Can be completed in one year (three semesters)
  • Offers a 40% discount off the tuition cost per term, granted to all current teachers.
  • Accepts the TEACH Grant – available for those who qualify (enquire at Financial
    Office for details)

Fall- 4 courses
Spring – 4 courses
Summer – 2 courses

class Meeting Times:

5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
(Two days a week)

Culminating Activities:

  • Presentation of fully executed action research to campus community/local conference.
  • Comprehensive examination or thesis.

Admission Requirements

1. Two-Page Completed Application Form
2. Three Letters of Recommendation
3. One-page essay
4. Official Transcript(s) from all previously attended universities
5. Five (5) year Teaching Certificate or Passing Score on General Knowledge Test
6. $40 Non-refundable Application Fee
7. An intake interview with program coordinator.

Graduation Requirements

  • Successful completion of the required semester-hours
  • A cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher
  • A Passing score on the comprehensive exam or successful completion and defense of thesis
  • Graduate Record Exams (GRE) score

For specific program information, contact the program coordinator:
Dr. Thelma Lawton
Associate Professor of Mathematics Education
(305) 626-3663