SCHOOL OF EDUCATION
Be sure to read this important overview and information, including application information, about outcomes for graduate students in the master of curriculum and instruction degree program.
MASTER OF EDUCATION IN LITERACY (M.ED.)
The M.Ed. in literacy is designed for educators who would like to become reading specialists, literacy coaches, or better-equipped teachers of reading in K–12 classrooms. The program is aligned with the endorsement competencies for reading/literacy in the state of Washington, and will help prepare students for the Praxis II Reading Specialist Exam.
Graduates of this program will have a foundation in the theoretical and empirical bases of effective literacy instruction, with an understanding of reading and writing development, the nature and causes of reading difficulties, and principles and strategies for effective teaching.
Qualifications for adding the reading endorsement include passing the WEST-E test in reading and a successful pedagogy assessment.
Due to the focus of the literacy degree on the K–12 school system, it is preferred that each applicant has completed an approved program for teacher certification prior to enrollment. Exceptions should be approved by the literacy program chairperson.
This two-hour essay examination is usually completed during the last quarter of coursework or the quarter thereafter. Comprehensive exams are scheduled once per quarter. An application (available from the School of Education) should be submitted to the graduate program manager two quarters in advance.
To take the comprehensive exam, students must have completed all required courses in the program (except the field experience and pedagogy assessment).
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