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||526||Classroom Management Seminar||3|
|ED||527||Growth and Development of Children and Adolescents||3|
|ED||528||Theory and Practice in Literacy||3|
|ED||545||Teaching Reading to Linguistically Diverse Learners||3|
|ED||546||Advanced Diagnosis and Remediation of Reading Difficulties||3|
||Counseling Techniques with Exceptional Children and Their Families||3|
||Evaluation of Abilities and Achievement||3|
||Language Development for the Exceptional Child||3|
|ED||610||Issues and Research in Literacy||3|
|ED||641||Literacy Practicum I*||3|
|ED||651||Literacy Practicum II*||3|
|Elective Courses - Choose one (1) course from the following options:||3|
|ED||531||Literacy Across the Curriculum||3|
|ED||549||Literacy Programs and Mandates||3|
|ED||585||Emergent Literacy in a Diverse Society I||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).