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

Expand your knowledge of reading pedagogy and apply research to improve your students’ fluency and comprehension with this 100% online graduate education program.

12/13/21 Next Application Due Date
01/10/22 Start Classes
Program Overview

Insights Into Our Online Master of Arts in C & I Reading

$15,360 Total Tuition
As few as 18 months Program Duration
30 Credit Hours

The C&I Master's Program is designed to grow an individual's capacity to be a transformational educational leader with a deeper understanding of curriculum and instruction that meets the needs of diverse learners. The focus of the program includes designing and evaluation leading edge inquiry-based and culturally relevant curricula and a deeper exploration into current theories and issues and how they impact instruction and curriculum. This reading concentration allows for a focus on reading methods in content areas and addressing struggling readers.

You will also develop knowledge about educational policies and instructional approaches which foster literacy (reading, writing, speaking, listening, viewing and visually representing) for English language learners. You will learn to create culturally responsive classrooms with learning environments where all students feel safe, affirmed and nurtured.

Curriculum includes an understanding of how to plan for technology-enhanced student-centered learning in the classroom. You will broaden your knowledge of curricular options, teaching models and instructional strategies for the 21st century learner. As an added benefit, you will participate in a field experience that offers a real-life comparison of methods and strategies of technology integration.

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. This program does not lead to endorsement.

Graduates of the M.A. in Curriculum & Instruction – Reading 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

Career opportunities:

  • Curriculum Coordinator
  • Curriculum Leader in Literacy Instruction
Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

All professional education programs in the Eastern Michigan University College of Education are accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) and approved by the Michigan Department of Education.

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Tuition and Fees

EMU's Affordable Online Master of Arts in C & I Reading

The M.A. in Curriculum & Instruction – Reading online program offers the same affordable, pay-as-you-go tuition to all online students whether they reside in or out of state. Financial aid may also be available for students who qualify.

Tuition breakdown:

$512 Per Credit Hour
$15,360 Program Tuition

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Program Per Credit Hour Per 3-Credit Hour Course Per Program
Master of Arts in Curriculum & Instruction – Reading $512 $1,536 $15,360

Cost of tuition does not include any additional applicable course fees, standard textbook fees or course materials.

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Federal Financial Aid

If you would like to be considered for financial aid at Eastern Michigan University, you will need to fill out a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

The Federal School Code for Eastern Michigan University is 002259.

Ranked among the "Best Online Graduate Education Programs" by U.S. News & World Report (2017)

Calendar

Milestones to Guide Your Student Journey

The M.A. in Curriculum & Instruction – Reading online program is convenient and accessible—featuring multiple start dates each year. View the full calendar to find the class start that works best for you, along with deadlines for submitting your application, enrolling in courses and paying tuition.

Now Enrolling:

12/13/21 Next Application Due Date
01/10/22 Start Classes

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Session Start Date Application Deadline Document Deadline Registration Deadline Payment Deadline
Fall II 10/19/21 09/21/21 09/28/21 10/12/21 11/04/21*
Winter I 01/10/22 12/13/21 12/20/21 01/03/22 01/28/22
Winter II 03/07/22 02/07/22 02/14/22 02/28/22 03/25/22*

*Payment may be due earlier due to registration

**Please refer here for more information for your specific payment due date

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Admissions

Are You Ready to Apply? Check Our Admission Requirements First

The admission process is the first step to earning your online M.A. in Curriculum & Instruction – Reading degree. Here you will find all admission requirements, what additional materials you should send and where you need to send them.

Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution
Official transcripts from all previously attended institutions
Undergrad GPA of at least 2.7 on a 4.0 scale

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Master of Arts in Curriculum & Instruction – Reading 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
  • Official transcript(s) sent from the registrar of the college/university attended

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: [email protected].

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Courses

Read About Our Online Master of Arts in C & I Reading Classes

In order to earn the M.A. in Curriculum & Instruction – Reading online, students must complete 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

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 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Through a survey of comprehension theories which impact literacy instruction, students will develop reading techniques and strategies that support student learning in the content areas.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Exploring research and classroom based literature on second language reading and language instruction, students will develop knowledge about educational policies and instructional approaches which foster literacy (reading, writing, speaking, listening, viewing and visually representing) for English language learners.

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