College of Education

Education with an Emphasis in Literacy (Including K-12 Reading Endorsement) (MA)

This graduate program prepares educators for curriculum design, instruction, and assessment in literacy. The program includes three options: a five-course sequence leading to eligibility for a Minnesota K-12 Reading Endorsement for those holding a current Minnesota teaching license (15 credits); a Master's Degree in Education with an emphasis in Literacy (30 credits); and a Master's Degree in Education with an emphasis in Literacy and a Minnesota K-12 Reading Endorsement (30 credits). Students must successfully complete the coursework, fieldwork in four courses*, and state testing requirements to earn the Minnesota K-12 Reading Endorsement. Learning outcomes include the ability to integrate national and state literacy standards into relevant and meaningful learning experiences; effective use a wide range of instructional practices, approaches, methods, and curriculum materials to support reading and writing instruction; effective use a variety of assessment tools and practices to plan and evaluate reading instruction; and the ability to reflect on professional practice.   

CI 560Curriculum and Instruction in Literacy3
CI 561Foundations of Literacy *3
CI 562Literacy Strategies for Grades K-6 *3
CI 563Literacy Strategies for Grades 7-12 *3
CI 564Assessment, Evaluation, and Supervision in Literacy Programs *3
CI 570Writing Across the Content Areas3
CI 575Teaching Literacy for Diverse Learners3
ED 521Educational Research and Applications3
ED 513Issues and Ethics in Education3
ED 590Conducting Research and Completing the Capstone3

MA in Education with emphasis in Literacy

CI 560Curriculum and Instruction in Literacy3
CI 561Foundations of Literacy3
CI 562Literacy Strategies for Grades K-63
CI 563Literacy Strategies for Grades 7-123
CI 564Assessment, Evaluation, and Supervision in Literacy Programs3
CI 570Writing Across the Content Areas3
CI 575Teaching Literacy for Diverse Learners3
ED 521Educational Research and Applications3
ED 513Issues and Ethics in Education3
ED 590Conducting Research and Completing the Capstone3

K-12 Reading (Endorsement Only)

The coursework is designed to be sequential.

CI 560Curriculum and Instruction in Literacy3
CI 561Foundations of Literacy3
CI 562Literacy Strategies for Grades K-63
CI 563Literacy Strategies for Grades 7-123
CI 564Assessment, Evaluation, and Supervision in Literacy Programs3
Total Credits15