Literacy P-12, Master of Arts in Education (M.A.Ed.)
This program offers individuals currently certified to teach at the elementary, middle grade, and secondary levels, or variations thereof, an additional certification option in Literacy Endorsement (P-12). This certification supports educators in improving their professional skills, extending their knowledge of the subjects they teach, and increasing their understanding of the intellectual, philosophical, sociological, psychological, and cultural foundations of effective education in order to serve as literacy specialists, instructional leaders, teacher mentors, literacy coaches, and/or instructional facilitators. Candidates must pass the Reading Specialist PRAXIS II exam to earn the Literacy Endorsement.
Candidates will be eligible to apply for the Literacy (P-12) endorsement upon completion of this program.
Candidates must meet the admissions requirements of the Graduate School and have completed an initial teaching certification program in elementary, middle, or secondary/P-12/5-12 education. In addition, candidates must have earned an overall 3.0 undergraduate GPA or a 3.0 in the last 30 hours completed.
CIP Code: 13.0301
|Professional Education Core|
|ETL 800||Leadership Skills for Teachers||3|
|ETL 805||Research Metho for Educ Profes||3|
|EDF 804||Teaching and Leading with Tech||2|
|Supporting Course Requirements|
|ELE 871||Literacy Programs P-5||3|
|EMG 806||Read Instruction Middle School||3|
|Program Specific Coursework|
|Choose from one of the following:||3|
|Writing Prjct Summer Institute|
|EMG 807||Middle Grade Education: ______||3|
|Teaching Grammar and Punct.|
|EMS 873||Trends & Issues in ELA||3|
|EMS 875||Literacy Assess and Instruct||3|
|EMS 876||Lit., Lead. & Advocate||3|
|EME 877||Practicum for Read Specialists||3|
|ETL 806||Teacher Leader Capstone 1||1|
|GRD 878G||MAED R/W Oral Comp Exam||0|
ETL 806 Teacher Leader Capstone is repeatable for candidates not completing their Capstone Research Project in one semester. Candidates may register for ETL 806 Teacher Leader Capstone only in the last semester of study and after successful completion of the prerequisite course, ETL 805 Research Metho for Educ Profes.
Candidates may apply for the Literacy Specialist (P-12) certification (endorsement) after completing EMS 873 Trends & Issues in ELA; EMS 875 Literacy Assess and Instruct; EMS 876 Lit., Lead. & Advocate; EME 877 Practicum for Read Specialists; and either ELE 871 Literacy Programs P-5 or EMG 806 Read Instruction Middle School.
Candidates must pass the appropriate PRAXIS II Exam for this area of certification.
The following are the exit requirements for the Literacy P-12 degree:
- Program GPA: Candidates must earn overall GPA of 3.0 or higher, with no grade lower than a C.
- Research Requirement: An action research project which culminates in a technology enhanced presentation is required in ETL 806 Teacher Leader Capstone; candidates must also register for EDF 804 Teaching and Leading with Tech. Successful completion of GRD 878G MAED R/W Oral Comp Exam is also required.