The program of studies for M.S. Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction candidates requires minimally 35-36 semester hours of course work consisting of departmental/college basic education courses, an area of emphasis (an area of emphasis (ESL, Reading, Middle Level, or Curriculum Leadership, which enables an individualized, discipline-specific focus), and a research component (i.e., action research or thesis).
The Certificate in ESL Instruction is designed for educators who hold a valid teaching license, have previous coursework/experience in reading and language arts methods and want to develop their professional knowledge and skills in regard to teaching English as a second language to students (i.e., Pre- School to Grade 12).
Educators who wish to advance their knowledge and performance in teaching reading may choose to complete the Graduate Certificate in Reading Instruction. This certificate is available to certified teachers (i.e., preschool to grade 12) who can provide documentation of prior coursework in reading methods and requires 18 semester hours of study including both required and elective courses.
Post-baccalaureate students seeking a teaching certificate through any of EIU's state approved certification programs must meet the full intent of the respective programs. All previous course work, either graduate or undergraduate, will be evaluated in terms of current requirements. This will include general education, a major, and the professional education requirements. To initiate the transcript evaluation process, contact Stephen Lucas in the College of Education.
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