Master of Arts in Education with a Focus in Reading-Literacy Instruction (30 credits)

The teaching of literacy/reading is a central issue in today's school culture. As a teacher you are faced with increasingly complex demands that require a deep understanding of literacy and well-developed decision-making abilities.

The literacy instruction focus for your master's in elementary education will provide you with the deep understandings and practical skills needed to help children succeed in reading.

Courses You Will Take

  • EDRD 645 History of Reading (3 credits)
  • EDRD 620 Disciplinary and Integrated Literacy in Elementary Classrooms (3 credits)
    or EDRD 615 Early Literacy (3 credits)
  • EDEL 680 Advanced Teaching Methods in Language Arts (3 credits)
  • EDRD 610 The Teaching of Reading in the Elementary School (3 credits)
  • EDRD 545 Integrating Technology in the Literacy Program (3 credits)
  • EDRD 627 Teaching Literacy to Diverse Learners (3 credits)
  • EDRD 650 Organization and Support of a School Reading Program (3 credits)
    or EDRD 640 Current Trends and Issues in Literacy (3 credits)
  • EDRD 680 Classroom Reading Diagnosis (3 credits) - Prerequisite EDRD 610 or 620
  • EDRD 630 (3 credits)
  • EDEL 676 Research in Elementary Education (3 credits)

Certificate Options
Graduates of this master’s program will also have a “certificate in literacy instruction” listed on their transcript. Make sure to check with advisor Linda Martin about how to do this.

Or, you can take only the focus area courses for a graduate certificate in literacy instruction.