Master of Education with a specialization in Literacy
The Ed.M. degree with a specialization in Literacy Education is an innovative program for teachers seeking to add a reading endorsement to their certificate or to deepen their research-based knowledge to inform their teaching. Teachers can choose a broad program that focuses on the breadth of the language arts with courses in reading, writing, and children’s and young adult literature; or they can choose a narrower focus with courses primarily in reading or children’s and young adult literature.
The Reading Endorsement addresses the International Reading Association Standards for Reading Professionals (2003) which describe both what reading professionals should know and be able to do. In essence, the standards describe the literacy process and the proficiencies teachers should possess to effectively apply that knowledge.