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2014-2015 Graduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

M.Ed. Literacy Concentration with the Optional Endorsement as a Reading/English Language Arts Specialist (Pre-K-Grade 12)

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Literacy Concentration Information

The goal of the Literacy concentration is to help educators better meet the reading/language arts needs of today’s diverse students while simultaneously becoming leaders in their schools, districts, and beyond. Courses in literacy development, instruction, assessment, and intervention, as well as a job-embedded practicum and leadership experiences, provide the foundation that allows teachers to grow into roles such as reading/English language arts specialists and teacher-leaders, literacy coaches, and/or reading interventionists.

Reading/English Language Arts Specialist Endorsement Program

Students who complete our state-approved endorsement program will be recommended for the Reading/English Language Arts Specialist endorsement (Pre-K-Grade 12).  This program requires 21 credits in literacy-related coursework including GED 688D, the Reading Specialist Practicum.  To be eligible for this practicum, students must:

  • Hold a Vermont teaching license
  • Successfully complete all required literacy coursework with a “B” or better
  • Pass Praxis II - Reading Specialist
  • Document 3 years teaching experience

Courses in specialized instruction for readers who struggle

In consultation with your advisor, select one of the following courses in specialized instruction for readers who struggle.

Courses in literature for children and young adults

 Select one of the following courses in literature for children and young adults:

To complete the M.Ed. in Literacy

To complete the M.Ed. in Literacy, students will select nine additional credits in electives in addition to these two required courses.

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