MAE Program

Trade travel time for learning time. Northern Michigan University understands your needs as a busy teacher.  The MAE in Reading Teacher for K-8 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.

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

MAE in Reading Teacher for K-8 Education 34 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 (online)
Summer 2009 ED 511 Trends in the Teaching of Language Arts 2
  Electives 2-5
  • 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 505 Measurement and Evaluation 3
Winter 2010 ED 571 Diagnosis and Treatment of Reading Disabilities 4
  ED 573 Organization and Supervision of Reading Programs 2
Summer 2010 ED 500B Seminar in Educational Research 2
  ED 572 Clinical Practicum in Reading 2
August 2010 Take MTTC test (Required if adding Reading Specialist K-8 Endorsement to Michigan teaching certificate.)