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Master of Arts in Curriculum & Instruction – concentration in Leadership Online

Overview

Complete Coursework: As few as 12 months Credit Hours: 30 Tuition: $15,360

The Master of Arts in Curriculum & Instruction – Leadership online program at Eastern Michigan University is designed to provide practicing classroom teachers with the knowledge, skills and dispositions to serve as teacher leaders. In this program, you will develop the administrative skills to supervise effective, positive instructional programs and understand principles and procedures for addressing issues related to professional growth and continuous improvement.

Curriculum includes an exploration of knowledge and skills to nurture and sustain school improvement processes. You will learn to build capacity and support among staff for initiatives, revise and refine school practices, monitor progress toward established goals, and make decisions regarding effectiveness.

You will hone your skills and knowledge to design, implement and evaluate curriculum plans and programs. This work is framed by today’s school climate as it is influenced by political, cultural, social, racial, ethnic and economic factors.

EMU students are nurtured and supported by our faculty. Plus, EMU graduates have a large network of educators and administrators across the U.S. with whom to network. The program is aligned with the rigor of similar National Board programs.

Graduates of the M.A. in Curriculum & Instruction – Leadership online program will be able to:

  • Apply theory to classroom practices immediately
  • Assess educators and programs
  • Create a comprehensive portfolio
  • Influence instructional design changes
  • Further develop teaching skills

Potential job titles include curriculum & instruction director or curriculum leader.

Courses

In order to earn the Master of Arts in Curriculum & Instruction – Leadership online, students must complete 10 courses (30 credit hours). All courses are 7 weeks in length. As an online student you will take all your classes with EMU instructors, just like you would if you were here on campus.

To see the full list of our Master of Arts in Curriculum & Instruction – Leadership online courses, view courses.

Admissions

Applicants for the Master of Arts in Curriculum & Instruction – Leadership online degree program must hold a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution with an undergraduate grade-point average of at least 2.7.

To learn more about our Master of Arts in Curriculum & Instruction – Leadership admission requirements, view admissions.

Tuition

Tuition for the Master of Arts in Curriculum & Instruction – Leadership online degree program is $15,360. There is a $45 application fee, but all other fees are included in the total cost. Tuition is the same affordable cost for students living inside or outside of Michigan, and is paid by the course.

To learn more about our Master of Arts in Curriculum & Instruction – Leadership online tuition, view tuition.

Calendar

With multiple start dates each year, the Master of Arts in Curriculum & Instruction – Leadership online degree program is convenient and accessible. After selecting the desired start date, students should consider deadlines for completing an application, turning in all required documentation and fees, registering for classes and paying tuition.

To see the full calendar of upcoming start dates for the Master of Arts in Curriculum & Instruction – Leadership online, view calendar.

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Courses

For the Master of Arts in Curriculum & Instruction – Leadership online, the curriculum is comprised of 10 courses covering 30 credit hours. As an online student you will take all your classes with EMU instructors, just like you would if you were here on campus.

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Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course hones curriculum workers skills and knowledge in designing, implementing and evaluating curriculum plans and programs, in designing in-service sessions, in writing curriculum papers and reports, and in evaluating projects. This work is framed by today’s school climate that is influenced by political cultural, social, racial, ethnic and economic factors.

Duration: 7.5 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course examines basic concepts in understanding and evaluating contemporary educational research, addressing both quantitative and qualitative research methods. The focus is on critical understanding of, rather than production of, research.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Based on theoretical, philosophical and historical perspectives, students will plan for technology-enhanced student-centered learning in their classroom. Students will also participate in a field experience that enables them to compare methods and strategies of technology integration.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

A study of the interactive relationship between schools and society, the theoretical foundations of multicultural education, and all forms of justice, including social, linguistic, and ecological.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

The course is designed to provide the knowledge and skills, concepts and dispositions necessary for differentiating curriculum to meet the needs of all students in the mixed-ability classroom.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course provides educators and other professionals the opportunity to broaden their knowledge of curricular options, teaching models, and instructional strategies for the 21st century learner. It builds on the updated theories, concepts, principles and research of current approaches to curriculum development and instruction such as Place-based education approach, Individualized Learning Movement, Project- and Problem-based learning.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

The purpose of this class is to further develop students’ cultural competency and multicultural teaching skills to create culturally responsive classrooms with learning environments where all students feel safe, affirmed and nurtured.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

An examination of motivation as applied to various educational settings and across cultural contexts. Emphasis is on strategies that may influence motivation in self and others.

Duration: 7.5 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course promotes development of the knowledge, attitudes and skills necessary for administrators as they supervise effective, positive instructional programs; principles and procedures for addressing issues related to professional growth and continuous improvement.

Duration: 7.5 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course is an exploration of knowledge and skills to nurture and sustain school improvement processes. Building capacity and support among staff for initiatives, revising and refining school practice, monitoring progress toward established goals and making decisions regarding effectiveness.

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Admissions

The College of Education admission process has specific requirements that students must meet to enroll in the Master of Arts in Curriculum & Instruction – Leadership online program. Here you will find out the requirements for program, what additional materials you should send and where you need to send them.

Master of Arts in Curriculum & Instruction – Leadership Online Admission Requirements

  • Complete an application online and pay application fee
  • Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution with an undergraduate GPA of 2.7

If you need to submit official documents by mail, send them to:

Office of Admissions
Eastern Michigan University
P.O. Box 970
Ypsilanti, MI 48197

Documentation can be sent via email to: transcripts_admissions@emich.edu.

Have a question? Call us at 844-351-9389.

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Tuition

The following is the tuition breakdown for students pursuing a Master of Arts in Curriculum & Instruction – Leadership online. The tuition is the same for in-state and out-of-state students. All fees are included in the total tuition cost.

Program Per Credit Hour Per Course Per Program
Master of Arts in Curriculum & Instruction – Leadership $512 $1,536 $15,360
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Calendar

Session Start Date Application Deadline Document Deadline Registration Deadline Summer 2019 Due Dates
Summer II June 25, 2019 June 4, 2019 June 11, 2019 June 18, 2019 June 27, 2019
Fall September 04, 2019 August 14, 2019 August 21, 2019 August 28, 2019 August 25, 2019
Fall II October 22, 2019 October 1, 2019 October 8, 2019 October 15, 2019 October 10, 2019
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