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Master of Arts in Education

36 hour program**

**Initial licensure programs and endorsements/certifications require additional course work.

COMMON CORE – 12 hours

Required of all MA in Education students

*Recommended early in program

 *EDCC 501    Creating Cultures of Change                         3 hrs.

*EDCC 521    Peacebuilding and Conflict Resolution           3 hrs.

*EDCC 531    Social & Ethical Issues in Education               3 hrs.

  EDCC 551    Action Research in Educational Settings        3 hrs.

CONCENTRATION AREAS – 21 hours

(composed of required courses within areas of emphasis & elective options)

The Teacher as

LITERACY AGENT

 Areas of emphasis within the literacy concentration:

(1) Literacy

(2) Reading Specialist

Both areas share common required course work of 15 hours. The Literacy emphasis has 6 hours of elective options. The Reading Specialist emphasis requires additional 6-7 hours of course work and a clinical practicum experience of 3 hours.** A reading specialist certification is available requiring 24-25 hours.

The Teacher as

DIVERSE NEEDS STRATEGIST

Areas of emphasis within the diverse needs concentration:

(1) Teaching English as a Second Language

(2) Trauma and Resilience in Educational Environments

(3) Special Education

The SPED and TREE concentrations have elective options.  TESL requires a full 21 hours of course work.  Initial Licensure in TESL requires additional course work.**

The Teacher as

CURRICULUM & INSTRUCTION PRACTITIONER

Areas of emphasis within the curriculum & instruction concentration:

(1) Elementary School

(2) Middle School

(3) High School

All areas share common required course work of 12 hours and 9 hours of elective options. 

The Teacher as

RESTORATIVE PRACTITIONER

Areas of emphasis within the restorative justice in education concentration:

(1) K-12 Educators

(2) K-12 Administrators or other School Leaders

(3) Community Leaders

(4) Social Workers and/or School Counselors

 All areas share common required course work of 12 hours and 9 elective hours chosen from suggested courses by adviser.

                                       ELECTIVE: (6-9 hours)

Elective course work may include:

(1) any course work taught within the Master of Arts in Education program

(2) graduate course work from other EMU graduate programs

(3) graduate course work brought in from an accredited college or university

REFLECTIVE PRACTICE – 3 hours

Required of all MA in Education Students

EDPC 611       Action Research Project         3 hrs.

            

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