Jun 24, 2019  
2018-19 Graduate Catalog 
    
2018-19 Graduate Catalog

Literacy, M.Ed.


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Joan Boulware, Program Director
(615) 904-8243
Joan.Boulware@mtsu.edu

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.

Admission Requirements


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

  1. three successful years of classroom experience,
  2. pass Praxis 10300,
  3. complete advanced studies addressing Reading Specialist standards.

Application Procedures


All application materials are to be submitted to the College of Graduate Studies.

Applicant must

  1. submit an application with the appropriate application fee (online at www.mtsu.edu/graduate/apply.php);
  2. submit official scores on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE), Principles of Learning and Teaching Exam (PRAXIS II), or Miller Analogies Test (MAT);
  3. submit official transcripts of all previous college work (GPA of previous work should be 3.0 or higher.);
  4. participate in an intake interview;
  5. have a bachelor’s degree in Education or initial licensure.

Degree Requirements


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).

Curriculum: Literacy


  Candidate must complete 33 hours in the following course of study:

Program Notes


Any course requiring admission to Teacher Education may require observations, case studies, or other time in K-6 classes.

Candidate must

  1. file a degree plan in the College of Graduate Studies after having completed 21 semester hours credit;
  2. 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.

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