May 17, 2022  
Graduate Catalog 2015 - 2016 
Graduate Catalog 2015 - 2016 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Literacy Development and Instruction, M.Ed. (Reading and TESOL endorsements available)

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Literacy Development and Instruction

Specialization leading to a Master of Education  degree.

(34 to 35 credits)

The specialization in literacy development and instruction meets the needs of teachers, clinicians, and others who provide literacy-related services to children or adults. The program also is of interest to those who wish to study reading and writing as language processes. Within this program, the acquisition and development of literate behaviors are viewed as inherent components of language learning in general, including second-language acquisition.

A wide range of available course offerings make this program attractive to individuals with diverse interests and career goals. Students may pursue concentrations leading to endorsement in Reading, Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), or Bilingual Education on an existing Ohio teaching license. There is a fourth concentration for non-school personnel with an interest in Adult Literacy.

In addition to completing all course work in the appropriate concentration, candidates for reading endorsement must pass the Praxis II Specialty Examination, Introduction to the Teaching of Reading. Similarly, candidates for TESOL endorsement must complete all course work in that concentration and pass the Praxis II Specialty Test, Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages.

For further information, contact the Department of Teacher Education at (216) 687-4600.

Program of Study College Core

(11 credits) 

Social Foundations

Human Development

One of the following courses must be selected in consultation with an academic advisor:

Curriculum and Instruction Core

(3 credits) 

Areas of Specialization


*A graduate-level linguistics course (3 credits minimum, selected with advisor) can be used in place of EDL 508  or EDL 510 

Exit Requirement

Select one of the three options: comprehensive examination, project, or thesis. Students in the Adult Literacy specializations may substitute EDL 695 , if completed with a grade of B or better.

Reading Endorsement candidates are required to compile an Exit Portfolio which is based on the six International Reading Association (IRA) standards.  Additionally, Reading Endorsement candidates are required to complete the Praxis Reading Endorsement (PK-12) - Teaching Reading tests #0204 with a qualifying score of 154.

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