Explore an area of special interest to you that will enhance your professional preparation and your Master's essay. Choose from virtually any graduate course at the 5000 level or above. Graduate advisor approval is required. 6 credits.

Students with provisional teacher certification who need to meet the Michigan Department of Education Reading Instruction Requirement can do so through the Cognate Core.

Approved courses that fulfill the MDE requirement are offered at Wayne State and other Michigan universities.

Examples of Cognate areas:

  • Instructional Technology
  • Linguistics
  • Bilingual/Bicultural Education
  • Art history
  • Africana studies
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