Dec 11, 2023
Beverly Boulware, Program Director
The Master of Education in Advanced Studies in Teaching and Learning (M.Ed.) with a concentration in Early and Middle Childhood Literacy: Reading-Language Arts is offered through TN eCampus and is delivered following the standard protocol established for the delivery of TN eCampus courses and programs. The mission of this program is to provide advanced professional preparation in the area of reading and language arts for practicing teachers.
NOTE: The ASTL major is being phased out. New applications are no longer being accepted to this program.
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 that meets Tennessee licensure standards.
Candidates must hold a current teaching license.
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.
The major in Advanced Studies in Teaching and Learning with a Childhood Literacy: Reading-Language Arts concentration requires completion of a total of 33 hours.
Students must maintain a portfolio throughout the M.Ed. program.
Candidates must successfully complete a written comprehensive exam to be taken in the last semester of coursework (may be taken no more than twice).
Curriculum: Advanced Studies in Teaching and Learning, Childhood Literacy: Reading-Language Arts
Candidate must complete 33 hours in the following course of study:
Required Courses (15 hours)
- ASTL 6700 - Portfolio Development 3 credit hours
- ASTL 6701 - Teacher as Learner 3 credit hours
- ASTL 6721 - Theory and Foundation of Developmental Literacy (Literacy I) 3 credit hours
- SPSE 6820 - SLA: Language, Culture, Theory, Practice 3 credit hours
- ASTL 6723 - Understanding and Implementing Best Practices in Teaching Beginning Literacy (Literacy II) 3 credit hours
Specialized Core (18 hours)
- ASTL 6705 - Assessment of Learning 3 credit hours
- DYST 6000 - Introduction to Dyslexia and other Reading Difficulties 3 credit hours
- ASTL 6725 - Understanding and Implementing Best Practices for Continued Literacy Growth in the Middle Grades (Literacy III) 3 credit hours
- ASTL 6726 - Diagnosing Literacy Problems K-8 (Literacy IV) 3 credit hours
- ELED 6340 - Introduction to Educational Research 3 credit hours
- ASTL 6729 - Remediation of Literacy Problems K-8 (Literacy V) 3 credit hours
For more information, refer to the TN eCampus website at www.tnecampus.org.
- file a degree plan in the College of Graduate Studies prior to the completion of 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.