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Graduate Catalog 2018 - 2019 
Graduate Catalog 2018 - 2019 [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.

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

Reading Elective

(3 credits)

Select one based on advisor approval (undergraduate coursework can not be used toward graduate degree):


(1 credit)

Degree candidates must complete at least one credit from the following options:

  • Independent study or
  • TESOL course or
  • Alternative option approved by advisor

NOTE: This credit is not required for candidates pursuing only the Reading Endorsement without a degree


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

Exit Requirement

(0-4 credits)

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