Oct 21, 2021  
2021-2022 Graduate Catalog [Current Academic Year] 
    
2021-2022 Graduate Catalog [Current Academic Year]

Curriculum and Instruction [M.A.]


The Master of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction is a 30-credit hour online degree program designed to enhance and expand existing knowledge, skills, and dispositions while further developing the core competencies expected of advanced educators. This degree program prepares graduates with opportunities to demonstrate knowledge, skills, and dispositions necessary to and beneficial for:

  • Design and implement, effective curriculum to meet the needs of students in the 21st century.
  • Effectively align instruction with curriculum standards, assessment tools, and individual needs of students.
  • Critically analyzing curricular and instructional practices within learning environments and appropriately responding to the findings.
  • Articulating the rationale for decisions regarding professional practice.
  • Making informed decisions by reflecting on experiences both past and present to improve teaching practices that enhance student learning.
  • Acquire leadership skills that can be applied in the classroom or a school leadership role.
  • Becoming change leaders for the improvement of their schools or learning environment.

This program is available online. International applicants should check with International Admissions or program advisor before applying.

Program Admission


Graduate School Application

After reviewing the admission requirements below, please select the appropriate application. The University is transitioning application platforms; pay close attention when selecting the application below.

The program you are applying to may not accept applicants every semester.

For additional information regarding the application process, please see Graduate Admissions or International Admissions.

Admission Requirements

Minimum Graduate School Requirements

A four-year baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution or an equivalent degree from a non-U.S. institution. In addition, a minimum cumulative undergraduate grade point average of 2.7 on a 4.0 scale, or 3.0 in the last half of the undergraduate program, is required for full admission. Applicants who do not meet minimum admission requirements may be considered for conditional admission. See International Admissions for international applicant requirements.

Department Information


Teacher Education | Wendy Burke, Ph.D., Department Head | 313 Porter, 734.487.3260, wburke1@emich.edu

Advisor Information


Virginia M. Harder, Ph.D., 313 Porter, 734.487.2729, vharder1@emich.edu

Program Requirements


Retention Requirements

A retention review after 18 credit hours may be conducted by a faculty advisor. Students who have not met the following criteria will be identified and asked to meet with their faculty advisors. Students must have:

  • A minimum GPA of at least 3.0
  • An overall academic skills assessment of average or above in any class.
  • 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. Apply for graduation and obtain the advisor’s recommendation; and
  3. Meet all other Office of Graduate Studies and Research requirements for the degree.

Degree Requirements: 30 hours


Concentration: 6 hours


Select one concentration from the following