Winthrop University: Graduate School - Master of Education in Literacy Required Program
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Master of Education in Literacy Required Program

Required Program

  Semester Hours
READ 605 Literacy Foundations

3

READ 615 Literacy for Learners with Limited English Proficiency and/or Other Diverse Needs

3

READ 616 Practicum in Assessing and Teaching English Language Learners

3

READ 620 Literacy Strategies for Struggling Learners

3

EDUC 681  Advanced Educational Psychology

3

READ 635 Basic Diagnostics and Instructional Practices

3

READ 645 Content Area Reading and Writing for Middle Level and Secondary Students

3

EDUC 640 Educational Research, Design, and Analysis

3

READ 625  Written Expression Across the Grades

3

READ 636 Action Research to Improve Literacy Instruction

3

READ 655  Advanced Coaching in Literacy Education

3

READ 665

Capstone: Literacy Coaching Practicum

3

     
Total Semester Hours  

36

Visit the graduate course description webpage to view course descriptions.

Transition Points

I. Program Entrance 

  • Purchase Via. Your account will be billed directly during the first course in the program.
  • Submit proof of International Literacy Association (ILA) membership each year throughout the program.

II. Transition One: Foundations (Minimum of 6 hours)

  • 3.0 or better in READ 605 and READ 615. A passing score of B or better is required for both final examinations.

III. Transition Two: Midpoint (Minimum of 18 hours) 

  • 3.0 or higher cumulative GPA; 
  • Program of study filed; 
  • Successful professional disposition review conference; 
  • Passing score on the PRAXIS II Teaching Reading.

IV. Transition Point: Endpoint (Minimum of 24 hours) 

  • 3.0 or higher cumulative GPA;
  • Successful professional disposition review conference.

V. Exit from Program: (Minimum of 36 hours)

  • 3.0 or higher cumulative GPA; 
  • Successful completion of final two practica (which include a successful disposition review conference by the literacy faculty, a positive disposition review by the supervising teacher or school administrator, and a final competency evaluation); 
  • Successful Capstone Project.

 

Last Updated: 3/27/20