Master of Education


M.Ed. in Language and Literacy : Special Reading Teacher/Literacy Coach Track

The 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.


Degree Requirements


Curriculum (2013-2014 Catalog) Hours
Core Courses 33
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
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
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 561 Miscue Analysis 3
ED 585 Emergent Literacy in a Diverse Society I 3
Total Hours 36

* 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).