Feb 25, 2024  
2022-23 Graduate Catalog 
2022-23 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Literacy, M.Ed.

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Joan Boulware, Program Director
(615) 904-8243

The Department of Elementary and Special Education  offers the Master of Education degree with a major in Literacy online. The program leads to the Literacy endorsement, Reading Specialist, PreK-12.

Please see undergraduate catalog for information regarding undergraduate programs.

Admission Requirements

Applicants seeking admission to the Master of Education program in Literacy must have an undergraduate GPA of 2.75 or higher or a minimum of twelve hours at the graduate level with a GPA of 3.00 or higher.

Applicants must have a valid teaching license for admission to the program and complete an interview with the program coordinator or one or more of the program faculty.

Applicants choose one of the three admission requirements below:

  1. Submit a minimum score of 380 on the (MAT) Miller Analogies Test.
  2. Submit a passing score on the Principles of Learning and Teaching Exam (PRAXIS II).
  3. Provide an electronic portfolio containing
  • A resume or Curriculum Vitae (CV) describing previous education, work, teaching and research experience, professional affiliations, community and volunteer experience, honors and awards, and publications.
  • A written personal statement (1-2 pages) explaining interest in a career in literacy education and how obtaining this degree will positively affect student achievement.
  • Two letters of recommendation. Your recommenders must give their personal impressions of your intellectual ability, your aptitude in research or professional skills, your character, and the quality of your previous work and potential for future productive scholarship.

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 Principles of Learning and Teaching Exam (PRAXIS II), Miller Analogies Test (MAT), or an electronic portfolio;
  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.

Curriculum: Literacy

The following illustrates the minimum 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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