The goal of the program is to prepare teachers as reading specialists who have a dynamic understanding of the reading process and who take with them a variety of resources for enhancing literacy for all learners that goes beyond the undergraduate experience. Candidates will add to their existing knowledge base by engaging in in-depth analysis of current research as well as their own individual action research.
Master’s Program Core | 13 credits
A five-course core provides a vibrant shared experience for all graduate education students. These courses focus on developing the broader perspectives needed for leadership in the profession. Understanding legal and policy issues, building leadership skills, examining cultural and ethical implications, and applying the tools of investigation are but a few of the outcomes targeted by the program’s core experiences.
Reading K-8 (with licensure option) | 22 credits
*classes required to meet minimum State requirements for Reading K-8 endorsement
Reading K-8 (without licensure option) | 22 credits
**Proposed as part of the Secondary Reading Endorsement
*Denotes courses with specified content changing as needed. Student may take each course more than once.