Adviser: Ethan Lowenstein, Ph.D.
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.
Eastern Michigan University’s advanced professional education program promotes inquiry, advocacy and leadership in education for a diverse and democratic society.
See general admission requirements in the Department of Teacher Education . No GRE is required.
Students must successfully complete all retention requirements before proceeding with the remainder of the program.
Attendance at a program orientation.
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.
A satisfactory assessment of written communication.
Students lacking the requirements must meet with the adviser to determine whether to withdraw from the program or apply for continuing eligibility by completing a plan of remediation.
To graduate, students must:
Complete an approved program of study with a GPA of 3.0 or better;
Successfully present to the Graduate Review Board a professional teaching portfolio;
Apply for graduation and obtain the adviser’s recommendation; and
Meet all other Office of Graduate Studies and Research requirements for the degree.