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Master of Education - Curriculum and Instruction - Literacy Studies: Reading Specialist Focus

This program is entirely online.

The Reading Specialist certification includes an option to apply for Master Reading Teacher certification after becoming certified as a Reading Specialist. Certification as a Master Reading Teacher requires 3 years of verifiable classroom teaching experience.

Total hours: 36

Required Coursework (18 credit hours)
LIST 5325 Current Trends in Reading & Language Arts (should precede LIST 5385)
LIST 5326 Teaching the Language Arts in Secondary Schools
LIST 5345 Content Area Reading and Writing
LIST 5350 Literacy Assessment
LIST 5361 Language Learning: Educational Perspectives
LIST 5385 Literacy Research (should precede LIST 5317)
Choose one course from each of the following pairs (6 credit hours)
LIST 5353 Literature for Children & Young Adults
LIST 5354 Multicultural Literature for Children
LIST 5346 Teaching the Writing Process
LIST 5384 Advanced Pedagogy of Writing (requires faculty approval)
LIST Electives (6 credit hours)
LIST 53XX Choose in consultation with program director
Required Student Teaching (6 credit hours)
LIST 5316 Literacy Student Teaching I (must be taken in first long semester of enrollment)
LIST 5317 Literacy Student Teaching II (capstone- taken in last long semester of enrollment)

Program of Work

Upon admission to the program, you will meet with your program director to create a program of work. This will plot out what courses you will take each semester until you complete the program.