Graduate Admission Requirements


Master of Science In Education
Reading Major (34 semester hours)

The Reading Major is designed for educators who want to assume Reading Specialist roles in the schools. The program culminates with candidates earning a Master of Science degree and a State of Illinois Reading Specialist Endorsement as of July 1, 2013. The purpose and intent of the Reading Program is to prepare educators to become ethical decision-makers and leaders who can provide literacy-based services within an educational community.

Required Courses
MSED 608 Cultural Awareness (1)
MSED 610 Methods of Educational Research (3)
MSED 641 Foundations of Literacy (3)
MSED 642 Assessment Procedures & Data Analysis for Student Achievement (3)
MSED 643 Exploration of Literacy Strategies and Materials for Student Achv. (3)
MSED 644 Utilizing Literature in the Classroom (3)
MSED 646 Reading Specialist Practicum (4)
MSED 647 Literacy and Diverse Learners (3)
MSED 648 Writing Instruction in the 21st Century (3)
MSED 649 Literacy Coach Practicum (3)
MSED 651 Reading Teacher Practicum (3)
MSED 689 Disciplinary Literacy (3)


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