MEd in Reading
The purpose of a Master's of Education in literacy is to educate reading professionals who have an in-depth knowledge of reading theories, processes, strategies, curriculum and research. Students also use that knowledge to plan appropriate reading programs and curricula for a variety of contexts, and communicate information to a wide variety of audiences.
Graduates of the Master's of Education in Literacy program will demonstrate:
- An understanding of reading as the process of constructing meaning through the interaction of the reader's existing knowledge, the information suggested by the written language and the context of the reading situation.
- Knowledge of the influence of cultural, ethnic and linguistic backgrounds on the reading process and how to use what the reader brings to the reading experience.
- An understanding of relationships among the language processes of reading, writing, listening and speaking.
- Support for students in acquiring the ability to monitor comprehension and reading processes and apply appropriate strategies for a variety of purposes.
- Knowledge of assessments that involve multiple indicators of learner progress.
- Development of an environment that motivates students to pursue and respond to reading and writing for personal growth and development.
- Classroom-based research in reading.
- Expertise in sharing knowledge of reading research and instructional practices with peers.
- Baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution
- Admission to the Clemson Graduate School
- Meet all requirements of the Graduate School
- Copy of valid teaching certificate
- Statement of purpose (addressing professional goals and philosophy of teaching)
- Competitive GRE scores
36 semester hours and successful completion of electronic portfolio
The Master of Education in Literacy offers 2 plans for completion of course requirements:
- Literacy Teacher certification: K-12
- Literacy Teacher certification: K-12 and ESOL emphasis
Core Courses (required in both plans)
- EDLT 860** Reading Instruction in the Elementary School (3 hours)
- EDLT 861 Fundamentals of Basic Reading (3 hours)
- EDLT 862 Clinical Research in Reading (3 hours)
- EDLT 863 Organizing and Supervising Reading Programs (3 hours)
- EDLT 864 Teaching Secondary School Reading(3 hours)
- EDLT 865 Evaluation & Remediation of Reading Problems (3 hours)
- EDLT 866 Practicum in Reading (Prerequisite: READ 865) (3 hours)
- EDF 802 Advanced Educational Psychology (3 hours)
- EDF 808 Educational Tests and Measurements (3 hours)
**If completed at the undergraduate level, consult advisor for course substitution.