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Education: Curriculum and Instruction, M.A.

College of Education and Human Services

Note: Currently the M.A. degree in Education is only offered through Global Campus locations or CMU Online.

Minimum Totals for Graduation: 30-34 hours

The Master of Arts degree in Education is designed to provide knowledge and skills for individuals required to function effectively in various positions of educational leadership. This is not a certification program for educators, as it presumes the individual is already trained and qualified in the technical aspects of her or his field.

The MA degree in Education program requires the student to complete a core of 9 semester hours, which includes an integrating experience (Capstone Project, Field Study, or Thesis). An additional 21-25 semester hours must then be completed with specific courses determined by the academic advisor. All candidates for the MA must complete a minimum of 30-34 semester hours.

For information: Kaleb G. Patrick, Ed.D., Director, 195 Ojibway Court, EHS 314, Mt. Pleasant, MI 48859; 989-774-3144,

Admission Requirements, Retention & Termination Standards

See Master of Arts in Education (Core) for more information.


Program Requirements

Program Core

See Master of Arts in Education (Core) for:

Program Core I (3 hours)

Program Core II (6-9 hours)

Curriculum and Instruction Concentration

This program is designed to provide knowledge and skills for individuals to function effectively in positions of leadership or the teaching environment. This is not a certification program for teacher or administrators but may be utilized for professional advancement.

Required Courses (18 hours)

EDU 602Strategies and Techniques for Teaching


EDU 613/MLE 613Current Educational Issues


EDU 614Advanced Educational Psychology


EDU 662Applied Educational Measurement and Evaluation


EDU 705Theory and Practice in Curriculum Development


EDU 706Theory and Practice of Instruction


Emphasis (3-6 hours)

Select one of the following emphases:

Instruction Emphasis (3 hours)

Select one of the following:

EDU 515Managing Classrooms and Learning Environments


EDU 770Practicum in Systematic Curriculum Development


Mathematics Emphasis (6 hours)

Select two specific courses in Mathematics for 3 hours each.

Reading Emphasis (6 hours)

Select EDU 603 OR EDU 606, plus EDU 540:

EDU 540Literacy Education: Theory and Practice


EDU 603Elementary Diagnosis, Remediation and Differentiation of Reading


EDU 606Secondary Advanced Reading Diagnosis and Instruction


Total: 30-33 semester hours