Reading (M.Ed.)

This program follows the general admission and degree requirements for the Master of Education. Additional tabs enumerate the specific amendments/variations to generic requirements, as well as program options.

This program services graduates of bachelor’s degree programs who wish to develop and/or strengthen their expertise in literacy instruction in pre-primary through adult levels. This might include elementary and secondary teachers and those who work in college developmental, family literacy, adult basic education, GED, high school equivalency, or workplace literacy programs. This program provides a curriculum that qualifies certified teachers for the Michigan K-12 reading specialist endorsement in reading by the State of Michigan. Graduates of this program are primarily prepared for the roles of classroom teacher of reading and reading specialist.

Admission Requirements

Admission to this program is contingent upon admission to the Graduate School.

This degree is offered under Plan C, requiring a minimum of thirty-six credits in course work distributed as follows:

RLL 7100Emergent Literacy3
RLL 7200Comprehension3
RLL 7300Literacy Across the Curriculum3
RLL 7350Organization and Supervision of Literacy Programs3
RLL 7400Practicum and Seminar in Evaluation and Instruction3
RLL 7500Theoretical Foundations for Literacy3
General Professional Courses (see General Professional Requirements: Fundamental Areas and Core Courses)6
Elective credits6
Total Credits30

All course work must be completed in accordance with the academic procedures of the College of Education and the Graduate School's regulations governing graduate scholarship and degrees.