Master of Science in Education, Literacy • West Plains

The purpose of the MSEd-Literacy degree is to furnish students with the necessary knowledge and skills to be competent teachers of literacy from preschool through college.  Also, persons completing the program will be qualified to supervise reading/literacy programs and may qualify as literacy coaches.  The MSEd-Literacy degree (along with either a child or an adolescent psychology course) results in students meeting course work requirements for the DESE Special Reading Teacher Certification.  A research component is required. Courses are conveniently offered online. 

Required Courses

Course Number Course Title Hours
RDG 640 Analysis and Correction of Difficulties in Literacy 3
RDG 660 Diversity Issues in Literacy and Content Area Instruction 2
RDG 680 Successful Classroom Communities to Enhance Student Learning 2
RDG 685 Techniques of Responsive Support in the Literacy Classroom 2
RDG 700 Relationship of Language to Literacy and Intellectual Development 3
RDG 710 Content Area Literacy 3
RDG 740 Issues and Trends in Literacy Education 3
RDG 770 Curriculum Design in Literacy 3
RDG 780 Assessment Procedures for the Literacy Specialist (RDG 640 prerequisite) 3
RDG 781 Assessment of Literacy Problems (RDG 780 prerequisite)(concurrent with RDG 782) 3
RDG 782 Remediation of Literacy Problems (RDG 780 prerequisite)(concurrent with RDG 781) 3
RDG 791 Problems in Literacy Education (concurrent with SFR 780) 1
RDG 795 Research Seminar in Literacy (RDG 791 and SFR 780 prerequisite 3
SFR 780 Educational Research Methodology (concurrent with RDG 791) 3

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