A minimum of 30 credit hours must be completed in required courses and in specified electives. These must include a minimum of 24 credit hours in Reading (RDG) and Education (EDU) courses.
Courses for the completion of the M.Ed. degree must include:
A. SOCIAL FOUNDATIONS (6 CREDIT HOURS)
A minimum of six credit hours must be taken from Social Foundations courses. These courses may not be transferred from another institution. See the “Graduate Courses” section of this catalog for an explanation of the requirements and for full course descriptions.
RDG 639 Research in Reading and Curriculum Development
C. READING COURSES
RDG 509 Psychology of Literacy Development
*RDG 557 Methods for Teaching Intermediate and Secondary Reading
RDG 559 Literature Based Approaches to Reading Instruction
*RDG 564 Methods in Elementary Reading and Language Arts
RDG 567 The Writing Process in Literacy Development
RDG 609 Diagnostic Techniques in Reading Instruction
RDG 619 Prescriptive Techniques for Reading Instruction
* Appropriate undergraduate courses may be substituted with permission of the program coordinator.
RDG 519 Language and Cognitive Development
EDU 524 Principles in Classroom Management
EDU 530 Technology in the Classroom
EDU 537 Curriculum Theory and Development
EDU 556 Language Development and Disorders
EDU 640 Technology Tools for Teachers
READING ENDORSEMENT (K-12)
The Reading Endorsement requires completion of a minimum of 32 credit hours in Reading (RDG) courses and graduate level Education (EDU) courses, and can only be offered to those with a M.Ed. The endorsement, granted by the State of Michigan, also requires a passing score on the subject area test of the Michigan Test for Teacher Certification (MTTC).