Mar 04, 2021
Joan Boulware, Program Director
The Department of Elementary and Special Education offers the Master of Education degree with a major in Literacy that leads to the Literacy endorsement, Reading Specialist, PreK-12.
Please see undergraduate catalog for information regarding undergraduate programs.
Students seeking admission to the Master of Education program are expected to score at least 380 on the Miller Analogies Test or 281 (current scale) or 700 (former scale) on the Graduate Record Examination or the minimum on a National Teachers Examination (Praxis II) that meets Tennessee licensure standards.
Tennessee Reading Specialist Certification requirements include
- three successful years of classroom experience,
- pass Praxis 10300,
- complete advanced studies addressing Reading Specialist standards.
All application materials are to be submitted to the College of Graduate Studies.
- submit an application with the appropriate application fee (online at www.mtsu.edu/graduate/apply.php);
- submit official scores on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE), Principles of Learning and Teaching Exam (PRAXIS II), or Miller Analogies Test (MAT);
- submit official transcripts of all previous college work (GPA of previous work should be 3.0 or higher.);
- participate in an intake interview;
- have a bachelor’s degree in Education or initial licensure.
The Master of Education in Literacy requires completion of a total of 33 hours. Candidates must successfully complete a written comprehensive to be taken in the last semester of coursework (may be taken no more than twice).
Candidate must complete 33 hours in the following course of study:
Required Courses (33 hours)
Any course requiring admission to Teacher Education may require observations, case studies, or other time in K-6 classes.
- file a degree plan in the College of Graduate Studies after having completed 21 semester hours credit;
- file a Notice of Intent to Graduate form in the College of Graduate Studies within the first two weeks of the term in which the student intends to graduate.