M.S. in Literacy Education Program Requirements

The M.S. in literacy education program is designed for teachers who hold initial or provisional classroom certification and wish to become certified in literacy education. Candidates may elect to complete a program that leads to certification in literacy for birth to grade 6, grades 5-12, or both.

M.S. in Literacy: Birth-Grade 6

Requirements

  • GRDG 620 - Nature and Acquisition of Literacy
  • GRDG 626 - Language, Literacy, and Diversity
  • GRDG 635 - Assessment-Based Literacy Instruction
  • GRDG 637 - Practicum in Literacy
  • GRDG 639 - Emergent Literacy
  • GRDG 640 - Administration and Supervision of Reading and Writing Programs
  • GRDG 650 - Literacy Methods and Materials
  • GRDG 658 - Literacy Coaching Practicum
  • GRDG 670 - Theory and Practice of Integrating Literature into the Classroom
  • GRDG 690 - Capstone Project: Action Research in Literacy

Total: 30 credits

M.S. in Literacy: Grades 5-12

Requirements

  • GRDG 620 - Nature and Acquisition of Literacy
  • GRDG 626 - Language, Literacy, and Diversity
  • GRDG 634 - Literacy Instruction in the Content Areas
  • GRDG 635 - Assessment-Based Literacy Instruction
  • GRDG 638 - Practicum in Literacy: Grades 5–12
  • GRDG 640 - Administration and Supervision of Reading and Writing Programs
  • GRDG 652 - Developing Critical Literacy Skills Through Literature: Grades 5–12
  • GRDG 658 - Literacy Coaching Practicum
  • GRDG 670 - Theory and Practice of Integrating Literature into the Classroom
  • GRDG 690 - Capstone Project: Action Research in Literacy

Total: 30 credits

M.S. in Literacy: Birth-Grade 6 and Grades 5-12

Requirements

  • GRDG 620 Nature and Acquisition of Literacy
  • GRDG 626 Language, Literacy, and Diversity
  • GRDG 634 Literacy Instruction in the Content Areas
  • GRDG 635 Assessment-Based Literacy Instruction
  • Choose ONE:
    • GRDG 637 Practicum in Literacy: Birth-Grade 6
    • GRDG 638 Practicum in Literacy: Grades 5-12
  • GRDG 639 Emergent Literacy
  • GRDG 640 Administration and Supervision of Reading and Writing Programs
  • Choose ONE:
    • GRDG 650 Literacy Methods and Materials: Birth-Grade 6
    • GRDG 652 Developing Critical Literacy Skills Through Literature: Grades 5–12
  • GRDG 658 Literacy Coaching Practicum
  • GRDG 670 Theory and Practice of Integrating Literature into the Classroom
  • GRDG 690 Capstone Project: Action Research in Literacy
  • GRDG Elective One elective chosen in consultation with advisor

Total: 36 credits


Note: The information here is provided for informational purposes only. For exact requirements as well as course descriptions, visit the Graduate Catalog.