Reading Master of Science Degree

The MS in Reading degree is intended for people who work in literacy settings, yet not in the traditional B-12 school settings requiring teacher certification. For example, literacy volunteers, international students, parents, private school providers, after school program coordinators, counselors in prison settings, and so forth may apply for this graduate degree. It is also open to teachers with expired certification who are interested in working in the non-school setting. The intent of the program is to help graduate students learn about teaching literacy, especially how to engage children and young adults in literacy learning. While all students will take certain required courses, there is flexibility built into the program structure to encourage individual interests. This program does NOT lead to teacher certification. 

Program of Study (30 Credits)

  • Required Courses – 15 Credits
    1. E Ltl 500     Classroom Literacy Instruction (3) OR
      E Ltl 505     Practicum: Academic Literacy Across Instructional Contexts, 5-12 (3)
    2. E Ltl 504     Children's Literature (3) OR
      E Ltl 506     Practicum: Young Adult Literature (3)
    3. E Ltl 610      Literacy in Society (3)
    4. E Ltl 615     Teaching Writing, B-6 (3) OR
      E Ltl 616     Teaching Writing, Grades 5-12 (3)
    5. E Ltl 658     MS Research Project (3)
  • Elective Courses – Select Five for 15 Credits
    • E Psy 521     Development in Childhood (3)
    • E Psy 540     Assessment in Education (3)
    • E Ltl 526     Language Acquisition, B-2 (3)
    • E Ltl 638     Media Literacy (3)
    • E Ltl 655     Early Literacy Development, B-2 (3)
    • E Ltl 657     Reading in a Second Language (3)
    • OR Electives as advised (3)
  • Final Culminating Project - successful completion of the final culminating project milestone