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Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction: Reading & Literacy Online

Complete Coursework: as few as 10 months  |  Credit Hours: 30  |  Courses: 10  |  Tuition: $11,203*

Students may qualify for a federal TEACH Grant for this high-need program, with up to $3,736 per award year**.

Through engaging course content and required hands-on field experience in schools and classrooms, students study the most current theories, models and approaches used to teach reading. Students learn how to assess reading ability, apply reading techniques in the classroom, and create reading programs tailored to the needs of individual readers, as well as groups. Courses go beyond the traditional training in assessment and instruction and also include Administration and Leadership.

Students may qualify for a federal TEACH Grant for this high-need program, with up to $3,736 per award year**.

This program will prepare you for many job opportunities, including reading specialist, literacy coach, and lead teacher.

Promote Reading, Literacy, and Lifelong Learning.

The MEDCI in Reading and Literacy program offers:

  • Preparation for work from kindergarten through high school
  • Experience and involvement with the International Reading Association
  • Training in a variety of teaching strategies including phonics and balanced literacy.

The Teacher Education programs at LSUS are accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Education Preparation (CAEP), previously known as the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).

Online Course List

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Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3   |   Course Cost: $1,120.31

This course is a study of research methods and their empirical foundations. It provides basic practical knowledge on how to find, review, and critique academic and applied research in education and leadership. In addition, students will learn to develop appropriate research questions.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3   |   Course Cost: $1,120.31

A systematic study of the history, theory and practice of curriculum development in American education.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3   |   Course Cost: $1,120.31

A hands on, project-centered course using technology in the classroom, with attention to selection of hardware and software, use of multimedia authoring tools and communications technology in the development of instructional materials.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3   |   Course Cost: $1,120.31

The Professional Learning Community (PLC) provides potential teacher leaders and administrators with a structure for continuing professional growth and information and activities aligned with best practices and current research on initiatives that support the Louisiana Accountability System, the School Improvement Process, and the Standards for School Principals in Louisiana.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3   |   Course Cost: $1,120.31

This course focuses on the collection and analysis of data sources relevant in educational settings and emphasizes analyses of work samples, observations, inquiry data, artifacts, and standardized test scores. Throughout the course students collect and analyze school improvement data.

This course emphasizes a critical approach to examination and selection of literature for K-16 school settings. Review and analysis of theories establish a foundation upon which to critique examples of literature, to view personal practice, and to adjust instructional approaches. Candidates will explore and identify literature selections to generate a stronger connection for all learners.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3   |   Course Cost: $1,120.31

Study of the theories and models of reading and the various instructional approaches to the teaching of reading. Provides an overview of the reading process from emergent literacy through adulthood. Includes practical training in vocabulary and comprehension development.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3   |   Course Cost: $1,120.31

Study of formal and informal diagnostic tests and techniques used in assessing reading ability with emphasis on organizing and implementing assessment based instruction.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3   |   Course Cost: $1,120.31

Emphasis is on the application of specialized remedial techniques. A minimum of 25 hours of interaction with children in a tutorial setting is required. Prerequisites -- ED 741

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3   |   Course Cost: $1,120.31

Strategies and practices for teaching reading in the content areas including social studies, mathematics, English, science and other areas. The focus is on middle school and high school classroom instruction.

*Includes tuition and fees based on Fall 2018 pricing and subject to change without notice.

**TEACH Grant eligible up to $3,736 per award year; awards may vary. Please contact the university financial aid department for more information. TEACH Grants are available to qualified applicants enrolled in approved degree program(s).

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Why choose the LSU Shreveport online Master of Education?

  • The same core content and distinguished faculty as on-campus
  • "Anytime, anywhere" 24/7 online access for working professionals
  • A personal advisor to work with you from enrollment to graduation
  • Affordable tuition, with payment options and financial aid available