MAE in Reading Specialist for K-12 Program Requirements

Trade travel time for learning time. Northern Michigan University understands your needs as a busy teacher.  The MAE in Reading Specialist for K-12 includes online courses offered every semester, so you don't have to brave the weather or give up a gorgeous weekend outdoors. Courses are on your schedule from a university that specializes in educating teachers.  Selected elective courses may be taken online or an campus as noted below.

Learn from experienced, caring teachers
Our award-winning faculty members are highly qualified and know how to make distance learning meaningful and engaging. And they care about your progress as an individual.

Exceptional Value
Northern keeps school affordable: graduate tuition is the lowest of all public universities in Michigan. And all online students qualify for in-state tuition, regardless of their location.

Sample Program of Study
Selected electives may be taken online or on campus.  Core program courses are all available online.

MAE in Reading Specialist for K-12 Education 36-37 Total Credits
Fall 2008 ED 500A Educational Research 3
  ED 570 Foundations of Reading Instruction 4
Winter 2009 ED 575 Improving Reading Comprehension Research and its Practical Implications 3
  ED 517 Recent Children's Literature 2
  • ED 560 Special Education in the Schools
Summer 2009 ED 511 Trends in the Teaching of Language Arts 2


  • ED 560 Special Education in the Schools (on campus)
  • ED 533 School and Community Relations
  • ED 583 Learning Technologies  (Online)
  • ED 588 Upper Peninsula Writing Project Invitational Summer Institute (on campus)
Fall 2009 ED 518 Seminar in Elementary/Secondary Education: Reading 3
  ED 504 Psychology of Education (online)  or 2
  • ED 506 Cultural Foundations of Education I: Historical and Philosophical Dimensions (on campus)
Winter 2010 ED 571 Diagnosis and Treatment of Reading Disabilities 4
  ED 505 Measurement and Evaluation  (online) or 2
  • ED 507 Cultural Foundations of Education II: Social Justice and American Schools (on campus)
Summer 2010 ED 500B Seminar in Educational Research 2
  Any elective credits remaining (as approved by your advisor) 2-4
August 2010 Take MTTC test (Required if adding Reading Specialist K-12 Endorsement to Michigan teaching certificate.)

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