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MA in Education: Literacy Agent

Semester Hours

A. Program Core Curriculum 
12

(Recommended early in program)


EDCC 501 Creating Cultures of Change3

EDCC 521 Peacebuilding and Conflict Transformation3

EDCC 531 Social & Ethical Issues in Education3

(Recommended later in program)


EDCC 551 Action Research in Educational Settings (Prerequisite: Admission to Candidacy)  

3
B. Concentration Area 
 (Required course work–15 hrs.)
21

EDLA 501 Foundations of Literacy3

EDLA 521 Integrated Literacy Instruction3

EDLA 531 Literacy in Community and Family Arenas3

EDSL 581   Language and Culture 3
VAEDLA 511 Literacy Assessment


3

PAEDPC 602 Clinic I: Diagnosis of Reading & Writing Difficulties

(Electives – 6 hrs.)


Chosen from other MA in Education emphases6
C. Reflective Practice
 3

EDPC 611 Action Research Project: Literacy 3



MA in Education: *Reading Specialist

Semester Hours

A. Program Core Curriculum 
12

(Recommended early in program)


EDCC 501 Creating Cultures of Change3

EDCC 521 Peacebuilding and Conflict Transformation3

EDCC 531 Social & Ethical Issues in Education3

(Recommended later in program)


EDCC 551 Action Research in Educational Settings (Prerequisite: Admission to Candidacy)  

3
B. Concentration Area 
 (Required course work 24-25 hrs.)
24-25

EDLA 501 Foundations of Literacy3

EDLA 521 Integrated Literacy Instruction3

EDLA 531 Literacy in Community and Family Arenas3

EDSL 581 Language and Culture 3

EDLA 651 Developing an Effective Reading Program**3

EDLA 601 Multicultural Children's Literature OR


3


EDLA 611 Adolescent / Young Adult Literature
VAEDLA 511 Literacy Assessment

3

VAEDPC 601 Practicum: Literacy**3
VAEDLA 581 Word Study1



PAEDPC 602 Clinic I: Diagnosis of Reading & Writing Difficulties3
PAEDPC 603 Clinic II: Integrative Approach to Assessment & Instruction**3
C. Reflective Practice
 3

EDPC 611 Action Research Project: Literacy3
*In order to receive a reading specialist endorsement in Virginia or a reading specialist certificate in Pennsylvania, a candidate must also complete their required state assessments.
Pennsylvania: Praxis #5301   www.ets.org/praxis
Virginia: Reading for Virginia Educators: Reading Specialist (Praxis #5304)      www.ets.org/praxis

**Admission to Reading Specialist program required


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