Northeastern Illinois University

College of Education

Master of Science in Instruction: Language Arts Elementary Education


5500 N. St. Louis Avenue

Graduate Admissions, Room D-101D

Chicago, IL 60625

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

M.S.I. in Language Arts Elementary Education

Format: Campus

Program Description:

About The current Master of Science in Instruction: Language Arts program is designed to offer professional development to classroom teachers who are interested in updating and refining their teaching competencies in the area of Language Arts at the elementary level* *Please note that the current Master of Science in Instruction-Language Arts is under revision. The new program, Master of Science in Teaching and Inquiry-Elementary will have a pre-set course sequence that will be 5 terms in length requiring completion of 31 credit hours. Each term students take one required “core” course and one elective course from an extensive list of possible classes that lead to Bilingual/ ESL or Early Childhood endorsement. It is anticipated that this program will be initiated in Fall 2013. Is this for me? Throughout the program there is an emphasis on developing and implementing Language Arts curricula. Prospects If you would like to earn a Master of Science in Instruction degree and have the flexibility in course selection please come join us.


The College of Education is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Colleges of Teacher Education (NCATE), the premier accrediting body approved by the U.S. Department of Education. This means that our programs and our faculty undergo a rigorous peer review process every seven years. Our theme, COE Professionals; Reflective, Collaborative, Transformative, underpins our emphasis on our performance standards aligned with the Illinois Standards for School Professionals (IPTS). Our programs in School and Community Counseling are not only recognized by NCATE but they undergo a separate peer review process and are accredited by CACREP, the Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs. So, you can see that the COE at NEIU represents the highest standards of professional excellence, commitment to diversity, and collaboration with each other and with our local community.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): In-state $331.30 Out-of-state $606.30 USD

Classification: Master's College or University I

Locale: Large City

Size & Settings: 10,000-19,999

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