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Master of Education in Curriculum & Instruction with a concentration in Reading Education online

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Program Overview

The innovative Master of Education in Curriculum & Instruction with a concentration in Reading Education online program from Florida Gulf Coast University is built for K-12 teachers seeking added professional certification in reading in order to make a greater impact on students and achieve career goals. Upon completion of the program, submission of materials to the DOE for evaluation is required in order to receive professional certification.

As low as $13,428* Tuition
As few as 12 months Program Duration
36 Credit Hours

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In the M.Ed. Curriculum & Instruction, Reading Education concentration online program, you will develop your ability to assess literary performance in K-12 classrooms, explore differentiated instruction and strategies proven to be effective with struggling readers, and understand how to present reading to your students as a process of constructing meaning.

With this FGCU online program, you will study the foundations of curriculum and instruction, educational research and design, and measurement. In order to earn certification in reading, you will engage in a series of specialized courses that emphasize informal classroom assessments in reading; teach you how to utilize approaches, materials and procedures for integrating reading and writing into content areas; and much more. In addition to our vigorous core and focused curriculum, you will participate in one reading practicum that applies your cumulative development.

Graduates of this M.Ed. Curriculum & Instruction, Reading Education concentration online program will:

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Tuition

The M.Ed. Curriculum & Instruction, Reading Education concentration online program offers affordable, pay-by-the-course tuition. All fees are included in the total tuition.

Tuition breakdown:

$373 Per Credit Hour
As low as $13,428* Total Tuition

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Program Per Credit Hour Per Course Per Program
M.Ed. Curriculum & Instruction, Reading Education concentration $373 $1,119 $13,428*

*Tuition is as low as $13,428. Waiver available for out-of-state tuition. Prices subject to change at any time.

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FGCU online programs are delivered in an accelerated format ideal for working professionals, conveniently featuring multiple start dates each year. Get started today!

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First Starts Program Start Date Application Deadline Document Deadline Registration Deadline Tuition Deadline Cancellation for Nonpayment Drop/Add Deadline Last Class Day Registration Open
Summer 2 2020 6/29/20 6/5/20 6/17/20 6/26/20 7/2/20 7/6/20 7/1/20 8/15/20 3/16/20
Fall 1 2020 8/17/20 7/24/20 8/5/20 8/14/20 8/21/20 8/24/20 8/21/20 10/3/20 3/16/20
Fall 2 2020 10/12/20 9/18/20 9/30/20 10/9/20 10/16/20 10/19/20 10/16/20 12/4/20 3/16/20
Spring 1 2021- TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD

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Admissions

At FGCU, we've streamlined the admission process to help you get started quickly and easily. Please read the requirements for the M.Ed. Curriculum & Instruction, Reading Education concentration online program, including what additional materials you need and where you should send them. The requirements include:

Bachelor's degree or equivalent from a regionally accredited institution
GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
One-page statement about your career and personal goals

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You must meet the following requirements for admission to the M.Ed. Curriculum & Instruction, Reading Education concentration online program.

  • Submit graduate application and $30 application fee
  • Official transcripts that verify a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution or equivalent foreign institution
  • A minimum 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale for the last 60 semester hours of the baccalaureate degree
  • A one-page statement about your career and personal goals connected with pursuing graduate work in Curriculum and Instruction. This statement should explain your motivation for pursuing a master's degree at FGCU.

Official transcripts, test scores and other documents should be sent from the granting institutions to:

Email address: grad_docs@fgcu.edu

Mailing address:

10501 FGCU Blvd. South
Fort Myers, FL 33965-6565

Courses

For the M.Ed. Curriculum & Instruction, Reading Education concentration online program, you must complete a total of 36 credit hours, including seven core courses and five specialized courses.

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EDF 6215: Learning Principles

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Focuses on theories of learning and their application to instruction.

EDF 6432: Foundations in Measurement

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Basic measurement concepts, role of education, construction of teacher-made tests and other classroom assessments, interpretation of standardized tests, and fundamental descriptive statistics for use in test interpretation.

EDF 6481: Foundations of Education

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Analysis of major types of educational research design, including experimental, correlational, ex post facto, and case studies.

EDG 6627: Foundations of C&I

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Introductory course in curriculum and instruction at the graduate level, basic to all specialized courses in the field. Emphasis on foundations, design, basic concepts, theory, and trends of curriculum from early childhood through secondary levels.

EDG 6329: Reflective Practitioner

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course focuses on best practices to improve teaching and learning in the K-12 classroom. Candidates will participate in lesson studies, analysis of student work samples, and critiques of their own video-taped teaching.

EDG 6356: Instructional Models and Strategies

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Students analyze didactic and constructivist models and strategies and demonstrate the application of those supported by the current theory and research.

EDG 6363: Capstone Seminar

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Students will design a scholarly project that integrates the principles, theories, and concepts of the core courses and concentration areas in their degree programs. This course must be taken last.

RED 6540: Assessment in Literacy

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Sources of information for assessing literacy performance in the K-12 classroom. Emphasis on informal classroom assessments in reading that includes screening, diagnosis and progress monitoring.

RED 6544: Issues in Comprehension, Cognition & Content Reading

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Advanced class reading instruction that explores reading as a process of constructing meaning in the K-12 classrooms and approaches, materials and procedures for integrating reading and writing into content area classrooms to improve learning.

RED 6545: Vocabulary & Word Study

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Advanced classroom reading methods to teach the fluent decoding of words and the construction meaning for students K-12.

RED 6656: Instruction for Struggling Readers

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

An analysis of research relevant to the identification, placement, and instructional strategies effective with students with reading difficulties, learning disabilities, and diverse populations in the area of literacy. Differentiated instruction and strategies to use with struggling readers are examined.

RED 6846: Practicum

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Application of knowledge gained with supervision, guidance, and support of colleagues and university professors.

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