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Literacy Education Curriculum


(For course syllabi for all Zucker Family School of Education graduate programs, click here)


M.Ed in Literacy Education (36 hours)

All courses should be taken in sequence as in the program of study.
Professional Core Requirements-6 semester hours

EDUC-536 Educational Psychology

And select one course from the following:

EDUC-512 Data Collection and Analysis
EDUC-549 Applied Measurement Techniques

Professional Educational Specialization-30 semester hours

EDUC-570 Developing Literacy Skills with At Risk Readers
EDUC-588 Foundations of Literacy
EDUC-589 Methods and Materials for Developing Literacy Skills
EDUC-590 Literacy Assessment and Instruction
EDUC-591 Practicum in Literacy Education
EDUC-592 Teaching Reading and Writing in the Middle and High School Content Areas
EDUC-594 Internship in Literacy Education
EDUC-608 Literature for Children and Adolescents
EDUC-642 Coaching in Literacy Education
EDUC-643 Action Research in Literacy Coaching


Graduate Certificate in Literacy Education

The Graduate Certificate in Literacy Education consists of five, three credit hour courses to be taken in the following order:
EDUC-588—Foundations of Literacy
EDUC-589—Methods and Materials for Developing Literacy Skills
EDUC-590—Literacy Assessment and Instruction
EDUC-592—Teaching Reading and Writing in the Middle and High School Content Areas
EDUC-591—Practicum in Literacy Education

Completion of these five courses, two years teaching experience in South Carolina, and passing score on the PRAXIS II will qualify the candidate to be recommended as a Literacy Teacher in South Carolina.

Students accepted into the Master of Education in Literacy Educa­tion are automatically enrolled in this certificate program.

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