Northwestern State University of Louisiana

Northwestern State University of Louisiana

Master of Education in Curriculum & Instruction in Reading Education


175 Sam Sibley Drive

Natchitoches, LA 71457

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

M.Ed. - Curriculum & Instruction with a concentration in Reading

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The Curriculum and Instruction (C&I) program at Northwestern State University (NSU) provides certified teachers advanced knowledge in research, pedagogy, and content. The degree offers continued professional development in several concentration areas to include: Educational Technology; Elementary Education; English Education, Mathematics Education, Reading , and Science Education. Practical and theoretical, the Curriculum and Instruction degree requires 36 hours of graduate work including courses in foundation and application, support, and concentration areas. Many of the courses are delivered electronically, Internet or compressed video. Candidates who choose to pursue the Curriculum and Instruction degree must hold a baccalaureate degree in education and meet the requirements of admission to Graduate Studies. The required courses for the M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction include the following: Foundation Courses (12 hours) EDUC 5840 Research Based Decision Making EDUC 5850 Action Research for School Improvement EDCI 5020 Curriculum Development for School Improvement EDCI 5030 Instructional Improvement and Assessment Curriculum & Instruction (Support) Courses (12 hours) EDCI 5110 Reflective and Coherent Classroom Practice EDCI 5120 Advanced Instructional Theories and Strategies EDCI 5130 Teaching Diverse Learners EDCI 5140 Clinical Internship Reading (504E) Undergraduate preparation: certification to teach in the elementary or secondary school; at least one undergraduate course in reading methods. Special requirements: minimum of 36 semester hours to include: A. Foundations: Education Curriculum and Instruction 5020, 5030, Education 5010, and 5850. B. Support Area: Education Curriculum and Instruction 5110, 5120, and 5130. C. Concentration Area: Reading 5210, 5250, 5710, and 6510. D. Application Area: Education Curriculum and Instruction 5140.

International Student Requirements:

Admission for International Students To be admitted for graduate study, international students must present to Northwestern State University an evaluation of their educational credentials by a United States professional evaluating service that has been approved by the university. International students must also meet all requirements for admission to the Graduate School. In addition, other documents required are: official TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) scores (minimum score of 500 paper and 173 computer), an official Financial Statement Certification verifying bank funds available in U.S. dollars, an Educational Experience by Years list, a Health Form, and Immunization Record. All admission records must be on file at least 30 days prior to the date of registration. International students are only admitted on a conditional basis for the first 12 hours (see conditional admission).

Facts & Figures

Classification: Master's College or University I

Locale: Remote Town

Size & Settings: 6,000-9,999

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