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    This online M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction - Reading gives you the expertise you need to expand your career options. You'll gain valuable skills and knowledge to maximize student learning and meet the curricular needs of all students. You'll learn a systematic approach to reading instruction that will help your students excel. A Reading Endorsement is earned at the end of the program.

    What you'll gain from this program:
    * The skills to improve students' classroom performance
    * The ability to create positive learning environments
    * A comprehensive knowledge base of the nature and needs of students with disabilities, at risk students, and students with special gifts and talents
    * A focus on best practices that increase students motivation, engagement, academic and social learning
    * Action based research skillsidentify a classroom based reading issue, design and implement a plan, and report the results

    Why Choose UWF?

    * Ranked on the Forbes "Best Southern Colleges" list (2011)
    * Ranked on the Forbes "Best Research Universities" list (2011)
    * Designated as a "Best Southeastern College" by the Princeton Review (2003 2013)
    * A Forbes "Top 100 Best Buy College" (2011)
    * Named a College of Distinction by (2011)
    * Dedicated faculty includes a Fulbright Scholar

    Course Listing
    * EDF 6691

    Issues in Teacher Education: A Bio-Psycho-Social Understanding Duration: 8 weeks | Credit Hours: 3 * EDG 5001

    Classroom Management Strategies and Applications Duration: 8 weeks | Credit Hours: 3 * EEX 6051

    Exceptionalities Duration: 8 weeks | Credit Hours: 3 * EDG 6000

    Integrated Curriculum Duration: 8 weeks | Credit Hours: 3 * EDG 5366

    Investigative Strategies & Empirical Foundations in Learning & Development Duration: 8 weeks | Credit Hours: 3 * ESE 6421

    Research Practicum in Education Duration: 8 weeks | Credit Hours: 3 * RED 6911

    Action Research Duration: 8 weeks | Credit Hours: 3 * RED 6116

    Foundations in Early Literacy Duration: 8 weeks | Credit Hours: 3 * RED 6060

    Foundations of Middle and Secondary Literacy Duration: 8 weeks | Credit Hours: 3 * RED 5515

    Classroom Reading Assessments Duration: 8 weeks | Credit Hours: 3 * RED 6240

    Differentiating Instruction Duration: 8 weeks | Credit Hours: 3 * RED 6866

    Practicum/Clinical Teaching of Reading Duration: 8 weeks | Credit Hours: 3

    USA requirements for international students

    Each university in the Unites States of America sets its own admission standards so there isn't the same criteria for all the students and the university can decide which applicants meet those standards. The fee for each application is between $35 to $100. 

    After the selections of the universities you want to attend, the best of all would be to contact each university for an application form and more admission information for the international students. Moreover, for a graduate or postgraduate program it's necessary to verify the admission requirements. Some programs require that you send your application directly to their department. 

    Admissions decisions are based on students's academic record and different test scores, such as TOEFL, the SAT or ACT (for undergraduate programs) and GRE or GMAT (for graduate programs). Admission decision is based on your academic results and motivation.


    In addition to the University graduate admission requirements described in the Admissions section of the catalog, the applicant must meet the following minimum departmental admission requirements for provisional admission: * Hold or be seeking professional teaching certification * Have earned a GPA of at least 3.0 on bachelor's degree * Submit current (within five years) official Graduate Record Exam (GRE) scores OR Miller Analogies Test (MAT) score * Submit a letter of intent that includes the following information: your background, short- and long-term goals, contributions you would like to make to your field of study, and strengths you bring to the program * Submit contact information (email addresses and phone numbers) for two professional referencesApplicants pursuing the Primary Education specialization and planning to work in an agency setting rather than teach are not required to hold or be seeking current professional teacher certification.Applicants who do not meet the GPA requirement but submit a desired current GRE verbal or MAT score at or above the 50th percentile and meet all remaining admission requirements may be conditionally admitted to the program. English Language Requirements IELTS band: 6.5 TOEFL paper-based test score : 550 TOEFL iBT® test: 80

    Individual Class Withdrawal
    After the drop/add period, a student may withdraw from a course while remaining in other course(s) through approximately the tenth week of instruction of any fall or spring semester. A grade of "W" will be assigned during this period. Students may process withdrawals online through the Withdrawal app in the Registration folder in MyUWF. Students also have the option of submitting a withdrawal form to the Office of the Registrar, building 18, on the Pensacola campus or at the UWF Emerald Coast - Fort Walton Beach.

    Students are encouraged to consult with their advisor prior to withdrawing from classes and to contact the Office of Financial Aid and the Cashier's Office for questions regarding fee liability or financial aid awards. Students who withdraw are not enrolled in the class as of the date the withdrawal is processed. Enrollment status (i.e., full-time, part-time) will be adjusted based on the date of withdrawal. Withdrawals count as an attempted course for repeat course surcharges and excess hours. Individual class withdrawals may not be processed after the published deadline. Students who do not officially withdraw will be assigned a standard letter grade reflective of the performance in the course.

    Withdraw from All Courses (University withdrawal)
    Currently enrolled students may withdraw through MyUWF. Students withdrawing from all courses prior to the end of the 4th week of a full semester will receive a grade of "WR" (partial refund). A grade of "WR" is not computed in the UWF GPA.

    Students withdrawing from all courses after the fourth week through the end of the tenth week of any fall or spring semester will receive a grade of "W" in each course. Students withdrawing after the designated automatic "W" deadline through the last day of instruction will be assigned a grade of "W" or "WF" at the discretion of the course instructor(s). Grades of "WF" are computed in the UWF GPA. Withdrawal from all courses does not prevent registration for future terms. Students are not required to apply for readmission unless they have not enrolled at UWF for three or more consecutive academic semesters (including summers). Students are encouraged to consult with their advisors before withdrawing from classes and to contact the Office of Financial Aid and the Cashier's Office for questions regarding fee liability or financial aid awards. Students who withdraw from all classes are not enrolled as of the date the withdrawal is processed. Enrollment status will be adjusted based on the date.

    Financial Aid Can Help Pay Your Tuition
    Scholarships, grants, and loans are available. Graduate students who have been given temporary non-degree student status are eligible for institutional short-term loan assistance only.

    The application period for the 20122013 academic year began January 1, 2012. The 20122013 application is valid for Fall 2012, Spring 2013 and Summer 2013 semesters.

    How to Apply for Financial Aid
    * Apply for a federal PIN at The PIN will serve as your electronic signature on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). PINs are issued electronically in "real time", meaning you can elect to receive your PIN immediately on the PIN website or via email. Otherwise, it will be mailed to you through regular mail in 7-10 days.
    * Complete the FAFSA, available online at * Enter UWF's financial aid school code (003955) in Step 6 on the FAFSA form.
    * The results, called a Student Aid Report (SAR), will be electronically transmitted to UWF. If you use your PIN to sign the FAFSA and provide an email address, the results will be available in 1-3 days electronically. If the results are sent through regular mail, you will receive a SAR in 2-3 weeks.
    * Submit an application for admission to UWF. No offer of financial aid will be made until you have been accepted for admission to UWF.

    Most financial aid programs specify that you register at least half-time, maintain satisfactory academic progress, and show evidence of financial need. Receipt of a financial aid award does not guarantee financial aid in subsequent years. You must reapply for financial aid each academic year.


    Know that you are getting your graduate degree from a respected and accredited university.

    * Accredited: UWF has National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) accreditation. University of West Florida is also accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS)
    * Approved: This program is approved by the Florida Department of Education for Educational Leadership Certification in the state of Florida. If you are interested in becoming a principal, assistant principal, dean, or other educational leader in a state other than Florida, it is important to refer to the appropriate state Department of Education for information about certification requirements relevant to you.

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