Please review the prerequisite preparation for each program and consult with the program chair or associate dean.
Requirements for admission and matriculation include:
1. A completed application for admission.
2. Official transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate degrees.
3. A résumé.
4. A teaching certificate
Teaching Literacy Program Goals
Students in the Teaching Literacy Program will acquire the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to meet the literacy needs of children in urban and suburban settings, and will be able to do the following:
- Link theory and practice to create environments conducive to literacy learning.
- Provide appropriate instruction for students experiencing difficulty in acquiring literacy skills including students with disabilities and English language learners.
- Analyze assessment data for instructional decision-making.
- Communicate information about literacy to parents, caregivers, and school personnel.
- Set professional goals and responsibilities.
- Provide differentiated instruction that focuses on students diversities.
Teaching Literacy, Birth to Grade 12 M.S. Curriculum
Course Requirements for the Master of Science in Literacy, Birth-Grade 1233 Credits
- EDUC 507 Aprchs Lit: EChldhd-Adolescenc
- EDUC 522 Lang Develop & Lit Acquisition
- EDUC 561 Ltrcy Instctn Stdnts Dsbls
- EDUC 573 Lrng Tchnlgy Across Eng Lang
- EDUC 590 Teach Writing/Writing Process
- EDUC 591 Child & Adolescent Literature
- EDUC 643 Read/Write Cntnt Area Grd 5-12
- EDUC 648 Dmsns of Lrng & Ltrcy
- EDUC 659 Pract Literacy Assess Birth-12
- EDUC 660 Practicum in Lit Instr Practic
- EDUC 658 Seminar: Orgn/Admin Lit Prgms
- Core courses EDUC 507, 561, 573 and 648 should be completed prior to registering for EDUC 659.
- At the completion of 12 credits, students should register for EDUC 659.
- At the completion of 15 credits, students should register for EDUC 660.
- EDUC 658 should be taken in the student's last semester and students must have completed 27 credits, at least one practicum and have permission from the chair.
Degree-seeking candidates must pass the CST in Literacy in order to enroll in the clinical course, EDUC 658.