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Master of Science in Curriculum and Instruction with a Specialization in Reading Online

Lead the way in literacy for all students. This accelerated online degree program is designed to prepare you for a variety of leadership roles in educational settings as a highly qualified reading instruction specialist.


Program Overview

The online Master of Science in Curriculum and Instruction with a Specialization in Reading program gives you the advanced knowledge you need to achieve a career as curriculum leader in literacy instruction. This program also prepares you for Reading Specialist and/or Master Reading Teacher Certification.

$11,082

Total Tuition

Tuition
as few as 12 months

Program Duration

Calendar
33

Credit Hours

Credit Hours

100% online coursework covers a variety of reading models with an emphasis on language and cognition, literacy development, comprehension, motivation, and current literacy trends, as well as interventions for struggling readers through field classroom-based experiences.

Core curriculum emphasizes practical application of current theory, research, assessment and coaching to improve learning. Courses include Social and Cultural Studies of Education, Advanced Theories for Learning, Collegial Coaching and Mentoring, and an Evaluation of Curriculum & Instruction capstone.

Our accelerated, 7-week courses are delivered in an online format ideal for working professionals. You can complete this 33 credit-hour program in as few as 12 months.

In the M.S. in Curriculum and Instruction online program, you will:
  • Synthesize and analyze current research to develop curriculum and instructional models
  • Apply evidence-based teaching practices and methodologies
  • Enhance instruction based on the synthesis, analysis, assessment and evaluation of data to ensure culturally competent teaching and learning
The state of texas education agency

The Texas A&M International University College of Education is accredited by the Texas State Board for Educator Certification.

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Tuition

Tuition for the M.S. in Curriculum and Instruction with a Specialization in Reading online program is affordable, and can be paid by the course. All fees are included.

In-State Tuition:

The following tuition applies only to Texas residents.

Per Credit Hour $335.81
Per Three Credit Course $1,007.43
Program Tuition $11,082

Out-of-State Tuition:

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Per Credit Hour Per Three Credit Course Program Tuition
$973.91 $2,920.82 $32,129.02

This program is TEACH Grant eligible. Please call for further information.

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Calendar

The M.S. in Curriculum and Instruction with a Specialization in Reading program is delivered online, featuring 7-week courses and six start dates each year. Choose the start date that is best for you.

Session Program Start Date Application Deadline Document Deadline Registration Deadline Payment Deadline
Fall II 10/22/18 10/08/18 10/15/18 10/17/18 10/19/18
Spring I 01/22/19 01/07/19 01/14/19 01/16/19 01/18/19
Spring II 03/18/19 03/04/19 03/11/19 03/13/19 03/18/19
Summer I 05/13/19 04/29/19 05/06/19 05/08/19 05/10/19
Summer II 07/08/19 06/24/19 07/01/19 07/03/19 07/05/19
Start Date Withdraw with 100% refund Withdraw with 80% refund Withdraw with 50% refund
8/28/2018 8/27/2018 8/28/18 – 8/31/2018 9/6/2018
10/22/2018 10/19/2018 10/20/2018 – 10/25/2018 10/26/2018 - 10/31/2018
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Admissions

To apply for the M.S. in Curriculum and Instruction with a Specialization in Reading online program, you must hold a bachelor's degree and submit transcripts verifying a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 on the last 60 hours of undergraduate coursework.

M.S. in Curriculum and Instruction online admission requirements
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Minimum 2.75 GPA on the last 60 undergraduate hours
  • Two years teaching experience (if seeking Reading Certification)

Official transcripts from all institutions attended can be sent to:

Texas A&M International University
Graduate School
Senator Judith Zaffirini Student Success Center, Suite 206
5201 University Boulevard
Laredo, TX 78041

Have a question? Call us at 844-872-8712.

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Courses

Curriculum for the M.S. in Curriculum and Instruction with a Specialization in Reading online program is comprised of 11 courses (33 credit hours). Students are required to take six core courses, which include a fixed first course (EDCI 5313: Foundations of Curriculum) and a capstone (EDCI 5317: Evaluation of Curriculum & Instruction); and five specialization courses, which also include a capstone (EDRD 5324: Professional Preparation Seminar).

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You must take the following courses.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course is designed to provide a historical and conceptual foundation in the discipline of curriculum and instruction for those beginning their graduate work. It will cover the historical and philosophical beginnings of the traditional content taught in the public school systems in the U.S., from pre-kindergarten through completion of the academic core of post-secondary schooling. Examination of key components of the purpose and methods of instruction will punctuate the historical context to identify specific C&I elements in some of the following eras: ancient and pre-modern contributions, Pre-Colonial and Colonial American schooling, early foundations of instruction in the U.S., implications of modern C&I, and trends in post-modern C&I. A major element of the course will be the development of a research topic and subsequent student project focusing on the topic.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course will help students evaluate curricular and instructional perspectives from a theoretically informed lens. Students will be exposed to advanced curricular perspectives from other courses taken in the Masters of Science in Curriculum and Instruction Program. This course will help them critically examine the practices and policies used in schooling through a theoretically informed lens, and to enact decisions on curricular reforms in schooling with a critical understanding of diversity, social inequity and equal educational opportunity.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course is a thorough treatment of various standard, research-based techniques for evaluation of instruction (i.e., authentic assessments, alternative assessments, qualitative and quantitative testing methods, and non-specific measurement methods). In addition, this course explores the concepts behind assessment, identifies various assessment tools and incorporates models of assessment appropriate for a variety of instructional settings.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course is a general survey of theories of learning as they apply to the modern classroom. The course is designed to acquaint students with major historical and modern theories and their proponents of how children learn together, with implications for schools in modern society.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course provides the competencies required for critical understanding, evaluation and utilization of published educational research. The course addresses quantitative and qualitative research methods. Topics include problem formulation and refinement; research design; sampling; measurement and data collection; data-analysis techniques; and the inference process.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course addresses teacher leadership in the context of advancing the expertise and leadership of peers, thereby expanding the teacher-leader’s sphere of influence beyond the walls of the classroom. Teachers explore mentoring and coaching models designed to promote the professional growth of their colleagues. They learn and apply skills for mentoring novice teachers and for engaging in coaching relationships with peers at all stages of the teacher-development cycle. Various forms of collaboration with colleagues are addressed, and diversity—as well as interpersonal and communication skills—are emphasized.

You must take the following courses.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

In this course, historical perspectives on literacy instruction and literacy research are examined. A variety of reading models are explored with an emphasis on language and cognition, literacy development, comprehension, motivation, current literacy trends, and digital literacies.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course focuses on the methods, materials and organization of reading programs, with emphasis on the scope and sequence of the total reading program from pre-K through 12th grade. Theories, principles and strategies for designing and implementing developmentally appropriate reading programs will be reviewed, and programs will be evaluated to prepare the Reading Professional to make appropriate instructional decisions. Attention will be given to professional development models and professional ethics.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

In this course, students will use formal and informal instruments to diagnose reading problems. Students will review a variety of case studies and develop their own case study throughout the semester as they monitor and assess students with reading difficulties. This course may be taken as a core course by individuals pursuing the Master Reading Teacher (MRT) Certificate.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

In this course, students will work closely with reading faculty in the administration of diagnostic assessment instruments and procedures. Students will plan and carry out remedial programs and interventions for struggling readers through field classroom based experiences. Practicum portfolio and supervised field based experiences required.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Graduate students in this course will engage in and successfully complete a series of online modules in preparation for the Master Reading Teacher Certification State Exam and/or Reading Specialist Certification State Exam. Graduate students will complete practicum field clock hours and will engage in leadership practices as required involving curriculum and assessment of literacy practices.

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