Feb 26, 2021  
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog

M.Ed. in Literacy with Additional Reading/English Language Arts Specialist Endorsement (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, literacy coaches, Specialized Literacy Professionals, and/or Reading Interventionists.

Reading/English Language Arts Specialist (Pre-K-Grade 12)


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 or be eligible to hold a Vermont teaching license in early education, elementary, middle grades, the secondary content areas, special education, or English Language Learner
  • Successfully complete all required literacy coursework with a “B” or better
  • Pass Praxis II - Reading Specialist
  • Document three 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:

Additional requirements to complete the M.Ed. in Literacy are below. Also, see M.Ed. section.


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

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