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2018-2019 Graduate Studies Bulletin 
  Apr 14, 2024
2018-2019 Graduate Studies Bulletin [Archived Catalog]

Language and Literacy, M.Ed.

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The M.Ed. degree is designed for individuals planning to be classroom teachers of reading and writing or other teachers who are responsible for teaching reading and writing. Additional course work is available to individuals pursuing advanced levels of certification in clinical, supervisory, and coordinating roles with regard to reading, writing, and language arts.

Learning Outcomes

  • Foundational Knowledge. Candidates have knowledge of the foundations of reading and writing processes and instruction.
  • Instructional Strategies and Curriculum Materials. Candidates use a wide range of instructional practices, approaches, methods, and curriculum materials to support reading and writing instruction.
  • Assessment, Diagnosis, and Evaluation. Candidates use a variety of assessment tools and practices to plan and evaluate effective reading instruction.
  • Creating a Literate Environment. Candidates create a literate environment that fosters reading and writing by integrating foundational knowledge, use of instructional practices, approaches and methods, curriculum materials, and the appropriate use of assessments.
  • Professional Development. Candidates view professional development as a career-long effort and responsibility.


In addition to The Graduate School’s application requirements, applicants must submit a letter of intent. Students in the M.Ed. program will follow the program of study outlined below and are required to complete a minimum of 36 hours.

Degree Requirements (36 Hours)


Other diversity-based courses approved by advisor that focus on underserved student populations

Comprehensive Assessment

The comprehensive assessment requires the student to organize and synthesize the skills, competencies, and knowledge gained in his/her coursework in the Language & Literacy Program.


No more than 6 hours of workshops, institutes, or field courses may be used in the degree program.

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