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

Overview

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

The Master of Arts in Curriculum & Instruction – Reading online program at Eastern Michigan University is designed to give you in-depth knowledge of curriculum and instruction. You will develop the ability to design, implement and evaluate curriculum plans and programs.

The reading concentration will prepare you to better understand reading pedagogy and research to improve your students' fluency and comprehension and expand their reading abilities.

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.

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

Potential job titles include: reading coach, curriculum coordinator, reading interventionist, curriculum leader in literacy instruction.

This program does not lead to endorsement.

Courses

In order to earn the Master of Arts in Curriculum & Instruction – Reading online, students must complete 10 courses (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.

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

Admissions

Applicants for the Master of Arts in Curriculum & Instruction – Reading 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 – Reading admission requirements, view admissions.

Tuition

Tuition for the Master of Arts in Curriculum & Instruction – Reading online degree program is $15,360. There is a $45 application fee, but all other fees are included in the total cost. Costs for tuition do not include standard text book fees or course materials.

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

Calendar

With 6 start dates each year, the Master of Arts in Curriculum & Instruction – Reading 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 – Reading online, view calendar.

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Courses

For the Master of Arts in Curriculum & Instruction – Reading 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: 15 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 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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Admissions

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

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: 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 – Reading online. The tuition is the same for in-state and out-of-state students. Costs for tuition do not include standard text book fees or course materials.

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

*Cost per credit does not include standard text book fees or course materials

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Calendar

Session Start Date Application Deadline Document Deadline Registration Deadline Payment Deadline
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
Winter I January 6, 2020 December 16, 2019 December 20, 2019 December 27, 2019 December 27, 2019
Winter II March 2, 2020 February 10, 2020 February 17, 2020 February 24, 2020 February 21, 2020
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