Degree
MEd
Program Type
Graduate
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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 so that they can have the greatest possible impact on their students’ learning.

Candidates in the program will develop the confidence to make evidence-based instructional decisions in their own classrooms and to advocate for appropriate practices with parents, colleagues, administrators and policy makers.

There is a 5-year limit on literacy course work 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.
  • 100 hours of direct practice working with students on the elementary, middle and secondary level under the supervision of trained professionals.
  • Assignments that are designed to improve instruction in your own classroom.
  • Combination of online and in person classes with personal feedback.

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

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Talk with Graduate Admissions

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Call Us: 1-800-882-1548 x5738
E-mail: grad-admissions@ashland.edu

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