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Program Overview

The Master of Literacy and Reading program is designed to help classroom teachers at the elementary and secondary levels deepen their understanding of literacy processes, purposes and development and to broaden their range of instructional and assessment approaches. This prepares you to have the greatest possible impact on your students’ learning.

You will develop the confidence to make evidence-based instructional decisions in your classrooms and to advocate for appropriate practices with parents, colleagues, administrators and policymakers.

There is a five-year limit on literacy coursework that can be transferred into this program.

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Learning Experiences

  • Improve your skills to intervene with students who struggle with reading.
  • Learn the most effective research-based methods for teaching reading.
  • Get 100 hours of direct practice working with students on the elementary, middle and secondary level under the supervision of trained professionals.
  • Work on assignments designed to improve instruction in your own classroom.
  • Attend a combination of online and in-person classes with personal feedback.
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Graduate Reading Endorsement

Separately, the newly redesigned Graduate Reading Endorsement qualifies you to teach students under the provisions of the Ohio Third Year Guarantee. The program is 15 semester hours of graduate coursework which can be directly applied to the M.Ed. in Literacy. You must have completed 12 hours of undergraduate or graduate literacy coursework, including an approved phonics course, prior to beginning your program.

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