Winthrop University: Graduate School - Master of Education in Literacy Required Program
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Graduate School
211 Tillman Hall
Rock Hill, SC 29733, USA
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Master of Education in Literacy Required Program

Required Program

  Semester Hours
READ 605 Literacy Foundations


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


READ 616 Practicum in Assessing and Teaching English Language Learners


READ 620 Literacy Strategies for Struggling Learners


EDUC 681  Advanced Educational Psychology


READ 635 Basic Diagnostics and Instructional Practices


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


EDUC 640 Educational Research, Design, and Analysis


READ 625  Written Expression Across the Grades


READ 636 Action Research to Improve Literacy Instruction


READ 655  Advanced Coaching in Literacy Education


READ 665

Capstone: Literacy Coaching Practicum


Total Semester Hours  


Visit the graduate course description webpage to view course descriptions.

Transition Points

I. Program Entrance 

  • Your student account will be billed directly during the first course in the program for access to Student Learning & Licensure (formerly Via)
  • 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: 1/18/23