College of Education

Education with an Emphasis in Curriculum and Instruction (Including K-12 Reading Endorsement) (MA)

The Master of Arts in Education with an emphasis in Classroom Instruction and including a K – 12 reading endorsement prepares licensed educators to be experts in classroom instruction and assessment of student learning, and reading specialists. Particular attention is focused on helping teachers integrate and apply national, state, and local academic standards into relevant and significant classroom experiences designed to increase student achievement for all students. The classroom instruction emphasis is also intended to better help teachers develop and integrate best practices in the psychology of teaching and learning, curriculum design, dynamic instructional strategies, and technology into their daily classroom practice. Upon completing the program, teachers will be more resilient and dynamic critical and creative thinkers, and be better able to adapt, lead, and teach in the ever changing demands of today’s complex classroom. The coursework is designed to be sequential and is offered face-to-face and online.

CI 560Curriculum and Instruction in Literacy3
CI 561Foundations of Literacy3
CI 562Literacy Strategies for Grades K-63
CI 563Literacy Strategies for Grades 7-123
CI 564Assessment , Evaluation and Supervision in Literacy Programs3
ED 521Educational Research and Applications3
ED 502Educational Issues3
ED 508Legal and Ethical Issues in Education3
ED 507Diversity in Education3
ED 590Conducting Research and Completing the Capstone3
Total Credits30

K-12 Reading (Endorsement Only)

The coursework is designed to be sequential.

CI 560Curriculum and Instruction in Literacy3
CI 561Foundations of Literacy3
CI 562Literacy Strategies for Grades K-63
CI 563Literacy Strategies for Grades 7-123
CI 564Assessment , Evaluation and Supervision in Literacy Programs3
Total Credits15