Master of Education
M.Ed. in Language and Literacy : Special Reading Teacher/Literacy Coach TrackThe Special Reading Teacher/Literacy Coach track is for educators desiring to work as literacy coaches or special reading teachers, in various public and private settings. The degree program meets the international Reading Association's Standards for Reading Professionals (2003 revision) for Category II: The Classroom Teacher and Category III: The Reading Specialist/Literacy Coach. This track leads to Missouri Special Reading certification. This certification is not available as an initial certificate; candidates must already be certified in another area.
Courses are offered in the eight-week format. Full-time enrollment is one course per eight-week term.
|Curriculum (2013-2014 Catalog)||Hours|
|ED||545||Teaching Reading to Linguistically Diverse Learners||3|
|ED||546||Advanced Diagnosis and Remediation of Reading Difficulties||3|
|ED||641||Literacy Practicum I*||3|
|ED||651||Literacy Practicum II*||3|
|Required Courses - 15 hours (as long as ED520 and ED526 can be fulfilled with baccalaureate degree)||15|
|ED||520||Special Needs in the Classroom||3|
|ED||526||Classroom Management Seminar||3|
|ED||528||Theory and Practice in Literacy||3|
|ED||547||Counseling Techniques with Exceptional Children and Their Families||3|
|ED||548||Evaluation of Abilities and Achievement||3|
|ED||557||Language Development for the Exceptional Child||3|
|Elective Courses - Choose one (1) course from the following options (if ED520 and ED526 are fulfilled with baccalaureate degree):||3|
|ED||519||Diversity in the Classroom||3|
|ED||609||Current Issues and Trends in Literacy||3|
* For this track, ED 641 (Practicum I) and ED 651 (Practicum II) must be completed at two completely different instructional levels (such as elementary and middle school, or elementary and high school, or middle and high school).