Jul 05, 2022  
2021-22 Graduate Catalog 
    
2021-22 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 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).Once this initial application has been accepted, the applicant will receive directions on how to enter the graduate portal to be able to submit other materials.
  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 33 semester hours.

Candidates must successfully complete a comprehensive examination to be taken in the last semester of coursework (may be taken no more than twice).

Curriculum: Literacy


The following illustrates the coursework requirements.

Program Notes


Any course requiring admission to Teacher Education may require observations, case studies, or other time in PreK-12 classes.

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