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Master of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction (CI)


Description of Program
The Master of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction program provides graduate students a comprehensive background in key concepts, skills, and strategies that promote the learning of all students in the K-12 school systems. Specifically, this program provides educational leaders an in-depth professional development in student motivation, problem-solving, critical thinking, effective instructional strategies, literacy, technology, standards-based curriculum, performance assessment strategies, diversity and special needs, differentiated classrooms, action research, culturally responsive classrooms, urban and diversity strategies. No GRE is required for admittance. The 31 credit program is portfolio-based.

Model
Eastern Michigan University’s advanced professional education program promotes inquiry, advocacy and leadership in education for a diverse and democratic society.

Admission Requirements
See general admission requirements in the Department of Teacher Education . No GRE is required.

Retention Requirements
Students must successfully complete all retention requirements before proceeding with the remainder of the program.

  1. Attendance at a program orientation.

  2. From 15 to 18 hours of graduate credit, including CURR 654  or CURR 655 , CURR 653  and required EDPS and SOFD courses, with an over all GPA of 3.0 or better.

  3. A satisfactory assessment of written communication.

Students lacking the requirements must meet with the advisor to determine whether to withdraw from the program or apply for continuing eligibility by completing a plan of remediation.

Exit Requirements
To graduate, students must:

  1. Complete an approved program of study with a GPA of 3.0 or better;

  2. Successfully present to the Graduate Review Board a professional teaching portfolio;

  3. Apply for graduation and obtain the advisor’s recommendation; and

  4. Meet all other Office of Graduate Studies and Research requirements for the degree.

Advisor Information:


Virginia M Harder
Professor

Teacher Education
313 Porter Bldg
(734) 487-2729
vharder1@emich.edu

Elective Courses: 7 hours


Choose six credit hours in addition to:

Program Total: 31 hours


Note:


Foundations courses are required for all master of arts in curriculum and instruction programs. These courses provide the basis on which all subsequent courses are built and must be taken within the first 18 hours of course work.