The Master of Education (MEd) in Curriculum and Instruction: Reading with an Emphasis in Elementary Education (Not Eligible for Institutional Recommendation) program is designed for educators who wish to apply theory and educational best practices to the delivery of curriculum, instruction, and assessment in order to improve the reading abilities of their students. The format and courses of this regionally accredited program are tailored to meet the needs of the adult learner and to maximize strengths that students already possess. Courses are taught by experts in their respective fields who share knowledge and experience in areas of curriculum and instruction, cognition, emergent literature, linguistics, phonics, and developmental and corrective reading processes. Opportunities are provided to apply concepts, theories, and research throughout the program. Assignments within each course guide students through observational and practice-based experiences. Students must have access to a K-8 classroom to complete the practicum course and program assignments. Graduates of this program are prepared to become informed educators who meet the reading needs of schools and student populations. Educators must hold a current teaching certificate or have K-8 teaching experience.