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2008-2009 Graduate Catalog 
2008-2009 Graduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Reading Concentration (M.Ed. with additional endorsement)

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Reading/English Language Arts Specialist Endorsement

This state-approved program gives Saint Michael’s College the authority to endorse students in reading who already have an initial license. In consultation with an advisor, the student selects six courses (eighteen credits) in the areas of reading instruction and methods, language arts, and children’s literature. When this course work is complete, and the student has already applied for candidacy, the student is eligible to take GED 688D Reading Practicum (3 credits).  This course is required for students interested in the additional endorsement.

Reading Foundations and Methods

Students must take at least 6 credits from among these choices.

Reading Assessment

Students must take at least 3 credits in reading assessment.

Children’s Literature

Students must select at least 3 credits from among these choices.

Literacy Electives

Students must take 6 additional credits in reading/literacy courses.  These electives may come from any of the above mentioned categories, or from those listed below.

General Electives

Students must take 9 additional credits in general electives (i.e., any course from the Graduate Education Catalogue) or, if desired, additional literary electives.  Students are strongly encouraged to take a leadership course and/or GED 634: Consultation and Collaboration in Schools.


The practicum is required for all students pursuing the additional endorsement.  Students may only register for the practicum after completing their 18 required credits in reading.  Students not taking the practicum must register for an additional course in reading literacy.

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