The M.Ed. in Literacy is a graduate program housed in the Department of Professional Studies in Education. This degree is offered to educators certified in teaching who are pursuing graduate studies in reading and literacy theories, research, and instructional practices.
The M.Ed. in Literacy requires thirty-six credits. Students may also receive a Reading Specialist Certification by completion of twenty-seven credits within the master’s program from categories A-C. Students may pursue a thesis option, enrolling for a six-credit thesis, LTCY 795, and omitting the requirements of one of the research classes from section D. (Research) and an elective from section E.
Applicants to the program must meet the requirements for admission to the School of Graduate Studies and Research and must meet the following criteria:
An applicant must hold a teaching certificate and have a cumulative undergraduate grade point average of 3.0 or one that is commensurate with the requirements of the Pennsylvania Department of Education.
Other current graduate courses that address literacy, learning, or reading/writing could be applicable as an elective.
* With special permission from coordinator
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