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 Curriculum and Instruction and including the Minnesota K-12 Reading Endorsement, prepares licensed educators to be experts in curriculum design, instruction, and assessment in general and in literacy. Teachers learn to integrate the national and state literacy standards into relevant and meaningful learning experiences and to increase student achievement in reading. The program also equips teachers to effectively integrate technology and use assessment data to better serve students. Upon the completion of the program, teachers will be dynamic critical thinkers and reflective practitioners who are able to lead and teach in the ever-changing demands of today’s complex schools and classrooms. The coursework is designed to be sequential and is offered in both face-to-face and online formats.

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