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LITERACY SPECIALIST

DESCRIPTION

Certification as a Literacy Specialist empowers candidates to assess and develop the literacy potential of students grades P-12. Through research, data collection, assessment, and practice candidates will learn to effectively identify and address the literacy needs of students.

Upon successful completion of program requirements, candidates will be recommended for certification in Literacy Specialist Grades P-12 as an Endorsement only or a Master of Arts in Education program.

Endorsement Only

Master of Arts in Education Literacy Specialist with Teacher Leader with Endorsement

EDU516 Research-Based Practices in Literacy Instruction P-12 (3 hours)

EDU517 Educational Policy and Theoretical Foundations of Literacy (3 hours)

EDU604 Instructional Coaching: Building Teacher Capacity through Mentoring and Collaboration (3 hours)

EDU662 Assessing and Facilitating Literacy Development (6 hours)

ENG526 Teaching P-12 Writing Across the Curriculum (3 hours)

EDU510 Foundations: Becoming a Teacher Leader (3 hours)

EDU516 Research-Based Practices in Literacy Instruction P-12 (3 hours)

EDU517 Educational Policy and Theoretical Foundations of Literacy (3 hours)

EDU527 Advanced Applications of Technology for Teacher Leaders (3 hours)

EDU529 Teaching in a Diverse Society: Deepening Skills for Teacher Leaders (3 hours)

EDU604 Instructional Coaching: Building Teacher Capacity through Mentoring and Collaboration (3 hours)

EDU626 Developing Teacher Leadership Through Research/Implementation of Capstone Research Project (3 hours)

EDU662 Assessing and Facilitating Literacy Development (3 hours)

ENG526 Teaching P-12 Writing Across the Curriculum (3 hours)

Tuition: $410/credit hour

Endorsement tuition: $7,380 (18 hours)

Master’s Degree tuition: $13,530 (33 hours)

Fees:

$75 technology fee per course

$100 one-time assessment platform fee

The Endorsement is an 18 credit hour program. The Master’s program is a 33 credit hour program. There are no in-person class meetings. Assignments and project implementation can be based on your current or desired employment.

This certification requires a PRAXIS exam. Click here for exam information.

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