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Curriculum and Instruction/Reading Specialist Concentration MEDU

Degree Type: Master of Education

College(s): Education and Human Services

Required Courses  Credit Hours 
Reading Specialist Concentration (39 credits)
This concentration is open to those already holding teacher certification who wish to add K-12 reading specialist and complete a masters degree.
The reading specialist subject-area test must be passed in order to qualify for the endorsement.
Students in this concentration must take 10 credit hours of core education courses and 21 credit hours of required reading courses.
This program is currently being updated and subject to change.
Core Requirements (10 credit hours required)
EDUC 508 Inst of Exceptional Learners 3
EDUC 620 Adv Integrat Curr Design-Eval 3
EDUC 663 Prin Data Driv Decision Making 4
EDUC 681 Capstone-Proj/Portfolio/Thesis 3
Reading Requirements (21 credit hours required)
ERLA 501 Understand Literacy - Lang Dev 3
ERLA 511 Literacy - Content Learning 3
ERLA 515 Literacy Leadership C and I 3
ERLA 516 Trends and Issues in Literacy 3
ERLA 530 Literacy Assessment 3
ERLA 533 Students Reading Difficulties 3
ERLA 550 Lrng Envir-Liter Diverse Popul 3

Why Choose the M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction?

The Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction gives professional educators the advanced professional development necessary to open several career options as well as providing a foundation to improve their instructional practice. Students eligible for admission to the graduate program must hold a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university. When required, candidates should hold or be eligible for professional licensure, registration or certification to practice in the occupational specialty. An admissions committee will review all application materials and recommend appropriate action. Upon admission to the graduate program, each student will be assigned a graduate advisor.

Professional Opportunities

The program enables secondary and elementary educators to advance in their district salary schedules and become educational leaders either as administrators, curriculum directors, or department heads.

Admission Requirements

The applicant must possess a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university with a 2.75 or higher GPA on a 4.0 scale. Conditional entry may be granted when the 2.75 requirement has not been met. Once a student has been granted conditional entry, he/she must earn a GPA of 2.75 within the first nine (9) hours of graduate level courses. Consult individual program description for other admission requirements.

Graduation Requirements

The Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction through the School of Education, College of Education and Human Services requires that all students must complete all degree requirements within five (5) years after admission to the M.Ed. Consult individual program descriptions for other graduation requirements.

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College of Education & Human Services
Bishop Hall Room 421, Ferris State University
1349 Cramer Circle, Big Rapids, MI 49307-2737
Phone: 231-591-5361

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