Literacy Instruction, M.S.Ed. (Birth-Grade 6 or Grades 5-12)

For certified teachers, this 37 credit-hour program leads to initial/professional certification in literacy, birth–grade 6, or literacy, grades 5–12. Candidates must hold a teaching certification in early childhood, childhood, middle-childhood or adolescence education (elementary or secondary). This degree may be therefore used to satisfy the requirements for professional certification.

Required Literacy Courses
EDU 552Lit for Children & Adolescents3
EDU 555Literacy Foundations3
EDU 558Using Literacy Technology3
EDU 561Lang/Lit Dev Div Yng Lrns3
or EDU 575 Literacy: Upper Grades
EDU 562Literacy: Intermediate Grades3
EDU 572Reading Difficulties: Identification and3
Required Field Courses
EDU 798Seminar in Literacy Instruction (taken with Practicum)6
Required Foundations Course
EDU 595Intro to Educ Research & Statistics3
Elective Foundations Courses
Select three of the following: 19
Foundations in Applied Reading Research
Foundations in Applied Reading Research 2
Developing Literacy in English Language
Teaching of Composition
Differentiate Reading Instr
Consultation and Collaboration
Required Comprehensive Portfolio
EDU 799Comprehensive Portfolio Advisement1
Total Credits37

Partial listing - select with advisor


Prerequisite: EDU 515 Foundations in Applied Reading Research