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This Ed.D. program prepares professionals to assume administrative, higher education, and other leadership positions. The successful candidate will conduct and evaluate applied research studies that emphasize local, regional, and state issues and problems within their respective fields.
The Online Instructional Technology Specialization, Curriculum and Instruction Ed.D., offers two options: Performance Technology or Distance Learning. The Performance Technology option targets individuals who want to investigate how instructional technology can be used to improve performance and learning in various educational environments. Students explore a variety of delivery systems and the influence of technology on performance and learning as they develop a framework for improving performance. The Distance Learning option targets individuals who want to develop expertise in theoretical constructs for an application of distance educational systems including: design, development, implementation, and evaluation.
Each specialization consists of 24 credit hours of required course work. Students are required to take 7 credit hours per semester and the time frame for degree completion, including the professional core, specialization, and dissertation, is four years. Please Go to our web site for more information.
The MSA program at UWF prepares its graduates to respond effectively and efficiently to the challenges facing today's professional leaders. It offers an unsurpassed blend of quality, flexibility and convenience. Students receive the same attention from our exceptional faculty as one would find in the traditional classroom.
The MSA degree prepares you for advanced management and leadership roles in public, non-profit, and private agencies. You will learn from experienced faculty who are excellent teachers and researchers, and are focused on moving you to the cutting edge of your field. You can enroll full-time to finish your degree in as little as 5 semesters or take longer if your schedule requires.
The Master of Science in Administration (MSA) requires a core curriculum (12 hours) that provides a solid foundation in areas such as organizational behavior, marketing, finance, eBusiness and economics. This firm foundation is then extended into our specializations:
Students entering the Database Systems specialization (pdf) may have an undergraduate degree in a computing related field but may also come from other disciplines. A graduate of this degree will be prepared to plan, configure, implement and maintain large database systems. He/she will have significant programming as well as database programming skills, and may also become familiar with a specific problem domain, for example, developing and working with medical databases, biological databases, chemical databases, etc. He/she will also be able to identify and utilize tools to be able to work with the vast amounts of information provided by large data groups. Graduates of this specialization may consider continuing on to doctoral studies.
This program consists of a core that includes 4 courses in the database area, and 2 courses in software engineering, 6 elective hours, and 6 hours of project (preferably in the database area). For more information about this degree, visit http://www.uwf.edu/computerscience/graduate/db/ or contact Dr. Sikha Bagui at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 850.474.3022.
Students entering the Software Engineering specialization (pdf) may have an undergraduate degree in a computing related field but may also come from other disciplines. A graduate of this specialization will be prepared to plan, configure, implement, and maintain high-quality computing systems. In addition to programming skills, he/she will learn about communication with users, developing requirements, conducting analysis and design for software systems, testing, deploying software, leading software development teams, and managing the whole Software Engineering process for large-scale, complex systems that meet client needs in diverse application domains.
This flexible program consists of a small core that includes 14 hours of courses in Software Engineering process, practice and tools, software design and database systems, 12 hours of major related electives, and 6 hours of computer science project or thesis. Representative electives include Software Testing and Verification, Advanced Database Systems, Data Mining, and Advanced Topics in Computer Science and Engineering. This program is 100% online. Go to web site for more information.
The School of Education offers a Graduate Comprehensive degree program with specializations in Primary Education, Elementary Education, Middle Level, and Secondary Education. This NCATE approved Master of Education program is designed to develop master teachers who are prepared for instructional and leadership roles in education at the primary, elementary, middle, or secondary levels. The M.Ed. specializations each consist of 36 semester hours of course work. Twenty-one of these hours are devoted to a comprehensive core. This core set of seven 3-semester-hour courses is designed to enhance your professional skills and to increase your professional knowledge. The remaining 15 semester hours that make up the degree are considered a cognate area of study. These 15 semester hours, selected collaboratively between the student and the student's advisor, allow each student to develop a focused program of study. In addition to further study in the specialization area, e.g., elementary education, other cognate areas include Instructional Technology and Career and Technical (Middle and Secondary only).
Students must possess professional certification to be eligible for admission into these specialization programs.
The State of Florida approved Educational Leadership Certification Masters Program is designed for students who wish to prepare for administrative and supervisory positions such as principal, assistant principal, district supervisor, in-service director, curriculum developer, or dean in public and private elementary and secondary schools. The M.Ed. in Educational Leadership Certification has 33 semester hours of course work. Thirty hours are devoted to the Core Curriculum and 3 hours are for an advisor-approved elective. There are 6 hours of co-requisites which must be completed prior to graduation. The Florida Department of Education requires that all students graduating with this degree in Educational Leadership must pass the Florida Educational Leadership Examination (FELE) as a condition of completing their degree and receiving certification for school administration.
* This program prepares students for potential licensure in Florida. Prospective out-of-state students who will be pursuing a license in their state should check with that state's licensing agency before enrolling.
Education & Training Management Subspecialty (ETMS) M.Ed.
The Educational Training Management Subspecialty (ETMS) Degree is one of the most flexible graduate degrees and can be aligned with your professional development plans in the field of training and management. ETMS for the distance education leader offers the distance educator's certificate, virtual educator's certificate, and the human performance technologist's certificate within the degree plan. For the instructional designer who needs a comprehensive educational leadership degree in management and training, the ETMS degree can be designed to meet your specific needs in leading and managing your organization. For individuals interested in Human Performance Technology, the ETMS degree allows the student to focus on organizational problem solving and innovative change processes. For the generalist who wants a professional development degree in training and management, the ETMS offers a variety of courses in public administration, technology and leadership focusing on relevant applied workforce skills.
The concept of workforce content overlaid with 21st century skills was integrated into the outcomes of each ETMS courses. They all require critical thinking, problem solving, collaboration and communication in a highly supportive learning environment. Case studies are utilized in a systems setting, with activities requiring inquiry, reflection, and an understanding at a very practical applied workforce level. This provides a value added component for mid-management leadership skills.
The comprehensive Master's degree program in Exceptional Student Education Comprehensive, M.A. (pdf) is an NCATE accredited program. This program is designed to develop master teachers who will be prepared for the instructional and leadership roles in special education.
Students must possess professional certification to be eligible for admission into this specialization program.
Instructional Technology professionals provide critical assistance for national and international education and training initiatives in the 21st century. The M.Ed. in Instructional Technology (pdf) prepares education, military, and business and industry professionals to meet the challenges of complex education and training problems. Developing innovative solutions to organizational problems and providing for just-in-time support to employees and learners permits students to develop a variety of instructional technology-related skills. With the advent of the information explosion, industry, the military, and educational systems look for alternative and systematic strategies in the education and training of employees and of children. Go to web site for more information.
The Department of Mathematics and Statistics is proud to offer a synchronous, fully online masters degree in mathematics using Elluminate web-conferencing software. Utilizing this free software, students can participate in graduate courses in real-time on their personal computers. Because of this real-time, interactive instruction, each student receives personal attention just like they would if they attended the class in our main campus in Pensacola, Fl. All the courses are offered after 4:00 p.m. Central Time. Course Schedule.
The Master of Science Mathematics program offers students who hold a bachelor’s degree in mathematics, statistics, or related fields an opportunity to broaden their knowledge in several fields of mathematics, statistics, and their applications. The M.S. Math program is designed for students seeking careers in science, business, industry, or government; for students who want to teach in high schools or at the community college level; or for students who plan to pursue doctoral studies. The M.S. Math program offered by the Department of Mathematics and Statistics permits students considerable flexibility in choosing courses. For example, students who want to seeking careers in financial/investment industries, banks, insurance companies, or government may choose more statistics courses that emphasize the use, adoption, and development of statistical methods and state-of-the-art computer technology in the analysis of data from problems in all fields of study. Go to web site for more information.
The flexible Master of Science in Nursing Administration or Nursing Education online graduate program from the UWF Nursing Department prepares nurses for roles as administrators or educators. Students complete courses in a core and specialization on a part-time or full-time basis. You are able to start your degree in the fall, summer or spring as a student.
The nursing graduate of the UWF Graduate Nursing Program will critically and accurately use the nursing process with diverse clients while remaining sensitive to a variety of sub cultural influences, healthcare delivery systems, and within a global environment. Based on progression from the baccalaureate nursing program, the graduate nursing program refines clinical skills and stimulates the use of research, analysis, synthesis, and active inquiry. The student will use knowledge to respond critically and make appropriate decisions. This graduate nursing program provides a service to the healthcare community by increasing the number of nurses who practice professional nursing at an advanced level in administration and education. The program also serves the populations' health needs by providing quality nursing care.
* For potential students residing in Alabama. The clinical learning experience required in the Nursing, M.S.N. program must be submitted to the Alabama Nursing Board for review/approval at least 30 days in advanceof the expected clinical learning experience.
The Department of Government now offers fully online core coursework for the M.A. in Political Science program. By taking electives offered online, students can complete this program at a distance. Note: this is a synchronous course delivery program, meaning that students are required to attend live lectures via Scopia, the university's free video conferencing service. Through this format, students benefit from face-to-face interaction with other students and faculty in real time while also enjoying the flexibility of online course delivery. The strengths of the online graduate program and students' success depend on these live interactions. Let us help you pursue a quality graduate degree and achieve your goals for personal and professional development. Go to our web site for more information.
This Master of Public Health degree (pdf) is accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) and was recently named a Top 20 Online Master of Public Health Degree by The Best Schools.org. This extremely valuable degree is increasing in significance as the public health job market continues to expand due to dramatic increases in public health problems created by rising human population and environmental degradation in the developing world. The University of West Florida's Online Campus M.P.H. degree is available fully online in order to provide opportunities for people worldwide wishing to work in either the public health or allied health fields. Please Go to our web site for more information.
The Reading Master's Degree is an innovative, educational program steeped in scientifically-based reading research using the "Lesson Study" approach tying research immediately to practical classroom applications. This program is offered online, nationwide as an advanced degree program. The 36-semester hour program requires two clinical experiences which may be arranged through the School of Education Graduate Advising Office. The curriculum for the program is based on the International Reading Association standards which also encompass the FLDOE Reading Endorsement and certification requirements. Upon program completion, candidates are encouraged to add the Reading Endorsement/Certification to their teaching certificate. The program holds FLDOE approval for K-12 Reading Endorsement and Reading Certification.
* This program prepares students for potential licensure in Florida. Prospective out-of-state students who will be pursuing a license in their state should check with that state's licensing agency before enrolling. Prospective students from Alabama should review the Special requirements for Certification in Alabama prior to enrolling.