About the Program
The Master of Education degree in literacy is designed to prepare the certified classroom teacher for literacy teaching and/or literacy coaching. Graduates of this program will meet South Carolina course requirements for certification as a literacy teacher and/or literacy coach.
1. To receive state certification as a literacy teacher, two years of successful teaching experience are required.
2. To receive state certification as a literacy coach, five years of successful teaching experience are required.
3. Candidates who complete the program without teaching experience will not receive certification in either area until they can document successful teaching experience as outlined in numbers 1 and 2 above.
In addition, graduates must have satisfactory scores on required PRAXIS examination(s). The M.Ed. in Literacy is offered in a cohort model, starting each summer, with a sequence of specialty studies offered each semester. A candidate who drops out of the cohort may have to wait a full year to re-enroll.