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Master of Education, Curriculum & Instruction – Concentration in Reading Online

Prepare for new career opportunities outside the classroom and increase your impact on student literacy with this accelerated online program designed for working professionals.

08/03/20 Next Application Due Date
08/17/20 Start Classes

Program Overview

$10,800 Total Tuition
As few as 15 months Program Duration
36 Credit Hours

Learn how to help your students overcome their reading difficulties by expanding your professional knowledge and skills with a 100% online Master of Education, Curriculum & Instruction – Concentration in Reading degree program from the University of Louisiana Monroe. Our dedicated faculty will teach you how to improve your students’ fluency and comprehension and expand their reading abilities in this program that is an integration of reading, writing, speaking and listening strategies.

In as few as 15 months, you will learn how to evaluate learning systems, assess diagnostic data, and implement research-based instructional strategies. This online program also incorporates special education courses so you can identify and recognize reading issues unique to special education students.

Career opportunities include:

  • Reading Coach
  • Curriculum Coordinator
  • Reading Interventionist
  • Reading Specialist
Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

The University of Louisiana Monroe School of Education teacher education programs are accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).

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Tuition and Fees

Tuition for the Master of Education, Curriculum & Instruction – Concentration in Reading online program is affordably priced and can be paid by the course. Financial aid may also be available for students who qualify.

Tuition breakdown:

$300 Per Credit Hour
$10,800 Program Tuition

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Program Per Credit Hour Per 3-Credit Hour Course Per Program
M.Ed., Curriculum & Instruction – Concentration in Reading $300 $900 $10,800

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Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid at fafsa.ed.gov, using the Federal School Code for ULM: 002020.

If you have questions regarding financial aid, please contact the Financial Aid Office at 318-342-5320.

Calendar

The School of Education offers five start dates each year for the convenience of our Master of Education, Curriculum & Instruction – Concentration in Reading online students. Students should consider application date deadlines, turn in all required documents, register for classes and pay tuition for their desired program start date.

Now Enrolling:

08/03/20 Next Application Due Date
08/17/20 Start Classes

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Session Program Start Date Application Deadline Document Deadline Registration Deadline Payment Deadline Late Registration Deadline* Late Payment Deadline* Last Class Day
Summer 06/01/2020 05/18/2020 05/25/2020 06/01/2020 N/A 06/01/2020 06/05/2020 07/31/2020
Fall 1 08/17/2020 08/03/2020 08/10/2020 08/17/2020 08/17/2020 08/17/2020 08/21/2020 10/09/2020
Fall 2 10/12/2020 09/28/2020 10/05/2020 10/12/2020 10/12/2020 N/A N/A 12/11/2020
Spring 1 01/11/2021 12/28/2020 01/04/2021 01/11/2021 01/11/2021 01/11/2021 01/15/2021 03/12/2021
Spring 2 03/15/2021 03/01/2021 03/08/2021 03/15/2021 03/15/2021 N/A N/A 05/14/2021
Summer 06/01/2021 05/18/2021 05/25/2021 06/01/2021 06/01/2021 06/01/2021 06/04/2021 07/01/2021

Course Map

*For those registering in Spring 1, Summer and Fall 1 who do not pay by the registration deadline will be dropped and required to register and pay $100 late fee. Please note late registration and late payment are not available for those starting in Spring 2 and Fall 2.

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Admissions

The admission process is the first step toward earning your Master of Education, Curriculum & Instruction – Concentration in Reading online. Find out the admission requirements and where you need to send transcripts and other documents. The requirements include:

Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution
Teaching certificate
Official transcripts from all previously attended institutions

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Online Program Admission Requirements

  • Teaching certificate
  • Must have a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university
  • Submission of official transcripts from all previously attended colleges or universities
  • Applicants should have earned grades of C or better on all previous graduate course work

Regular Admissions

  • Cumulative undergraduate GPA of 2.75 and above (based on a 4.0 scale), from a regionally accredited university
  • OR

  • 3.0 on last 60 hours of undergraduate course work from a regionally accredited university

Conditional Admission

  • Cumulative undergraduate GPA of 2.5 and above (based on a 4.0 scale), from regionally accredited university
  • OR

  • 2.75 on last 60 hours of undergraduate coursework from a regionally accredited university
  • OR

  • Minimum formula score of 622.6 (2.2 GPA X 283 GRE)
    • Scores 5 years or newer accepted only from ETS. Scores over 5 years are only accepted if they are on-file in the ULM Banner system.

Program Requirements

Applicants to all M.Ed. C&I concentrations, except English as a Second Language (ESL), must hold a valid teacher's certificate in a field complimentary to the graduate concentration issued by Louisiana State Department of Education or its equivalent. A total of 35 semester hours must be earned for the degree regardless of concentration chosen. Successful candidates also earn their endorsement for Teacher Leader.

Transcripts and official documents can be electronically submitted to gradschooldocs@ulm.edu.

If you need to submit official documents by mail, send them to:

Graduate Admissions
University of Louisiana Monroe
Sandel Hall 243
700 University Avenue
Monroe, LA 71209-0600

Have a question? Call us at 800-917-3236.

Courses

To earn the Master of Education, Curriculum & Instruction – Concentration in Reading online, students must complete the courses listed below for a total of 36 credit hours.

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Duration: 8 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Emphasizes application of research methods in PK-12 setting, the collection and assessment of diagnostic data for student achievement, and the study of existing research and instructional strategies.

Duration: 8 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Integrates reading, writing, speaking and listening strategies to teach children to read with fluency and comprehension and to expand reading abilities. Prerequisites: valid Louisiana teaching certificate or equivalent or written permission from certification coordinator.

Duration: 8 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Explores technologies that are presently being used as educational tools and prepares students for technology use beyond the computer-based information systems. Prerequisites: 4083 or CSCI 5003 or permission from department head.

Duration: 8 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Designed to study students' special instructional needs in reading. The aspects of identification, diagnosis of reading needs, specialized methods of instruction, appropriate materials, and modifications in reading are considered. Prerequisites: valid Louisiana teaching certificate or equivalent or written permission from certification coordinator. (Same as SPED 5001).

Duration: 8 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Designed for evaluating learning systems with emphasis on constructing measures to evaluate progress and outcomes in social, affective and cognitive areas.

Duration: 8 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Focuses on use of diagnostic tests and methods used in diagnosing and correcting reading difficulties. Prerequisites: valid Louisiana teaching certificate or equivalent or written permission from certification coordinator.

Duration: 8 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

A study of the methods, materials and practices which contribute to making an effective application of reading skills in the subject matter areas for secondary teachers. Prerequisites: approval of instructor; for graduate credit, a valid Louisiana teaching certificate or equivalent or written permission from certification coordinator.

Duration: 8 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Investigation into writings for children and young adults with emphasis on broad application in teaching. Prerequisites: valid Louisiana teaching certificate or equivalent or written permission from certification coordinator. (Same as Elementary Education 5018.)

Duration: 8 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Designed to prepare candidates to incorporate methods, content, materials and research in their instructional areas of expertise with emphasis upon integration of research-based methodology in the classroom. Prerequisites: valid Louisiana teaching certificate or equivalent or written permission from certification coordinator.

Duration: 8 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Analyses the instructional needs of exceptional children and the application of instructional strategies and curricular modifications within regular classrooms. A. Elementary; B. Secondary. Prerequisites: valid Louisiana teaching certificate or equivalent or written permission from certification coordinator.

Duration: 8 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Provides clinical/laboratory experience in diagnosing and correcting reading difficulties. Credit or registration in 525. Prerequisites: approval of director of field experiences. Must meet all other eligibility requirements for Louisiana Teaching Certificate in field of study to earn graduate credit and grade.

Duration: 8 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Performance-based course to develop teacher leaders to enhance student achievement. Issues and performances emphasize the practice of leadership in the school culture, instructional settings, curriculum, team activities, decision making, communication and learning communities.

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