MASTER OF EDUCATION IN READING

TESTIMONIALS

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES  

Reading Specialist
K-12 Literacy Coach
Title I Teacher

FOR INFORMATION

Diane Brown, IHM, PhD
Chair, Education Department
dbrown1@marygrove.edu
(313) 927-1273

FEATURES OF THE PROGRAM

The Master of Education degree in Reading challenges educators to extend and enhance their knowledge and skills for literacy instruction by enabling them to become more reflective of their practice in ways that will help all students to learn. These attributes support a constructivist view of reading and literacy skill development with a diagnostic approach to instruction.
Graduates will be able to perform as highly qualified teachers and leaders of reading and literacy development. Program content and sequence are designed to provide advanced conceptual knowledge.
Graduates who pass the MTTC content area test in Reading are eligible for the BR-Reading Specialist Endorsement in Michigan.
During the course of graduate study, students will develop knowledge and skills necessary to:

  • Diagnose reading difficulties
  • Design effective remediation programs
  • Word collaboratively with K-12 faculty, staff and administration
  • Proactively evaluate and implement literacy initiatives

SPECIFIC PROGRAM INFORMATION

Students in the Master of Education degree in Reading will explore issues of gender, ethnicity, multiculturalism and global perspectives, and how the diversity of learners in multiple and varied environments impacts learning. These issues will be examined and addressed through instructional design, varied selection of materials and media, and the use of multiple assessment measures for evaluation of student learning. 

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  • Submit a graduate application
  • Send official transcripts for the bachelor degree-awarding institution directly to Marygrove College: Office of Admissions
  • Have a minimum 3.0 grade point average
  • Create a Career Plan
  • Present a current teaching certificate

33 Credit Hours

(Numbers in parentheses below indicate credit hours)

CORE COURSES IN READING AND LITERACY

RDG 509 (3) Psychology of Literacy Development
RDG 557 (3) Methods for Teaching Intermediate and Secondary Reading
RDG 564 (3) Methods in Elementary Reading and Language Arts
RDG 559 (3) Literature-Based Approaches to Reading Instruction
RDG 567 (3) The Writing Process in Literacy Development
RDG 639 (4) Research in Reading and Curriculum Development

COURSES FOR READING SPECIALIST ENDORSEMENT

RDG 609 (3) Diagnostic Techniques in Reading Instruction
RDG 619 (3) Prescriptive Techniques for Reading Instruction
RDG 649 (3) Seminar for Reading Specialists
RDG 669 (4) Clinical Practicum in Reading
RDG 691 (1) Independent Study: Reading & Technology

The Reading Specialist Endorsement, granted by the State of Michigan after successful program completion and College recommendation, requires a passing score on the Michigan Test for Teacher Certification (MTTC) Reading Specialist subject area test.

 

* RDG 510 Reading Diagnosis and Differentiated Instruction may substitute for RDG 609

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