The online Master of Science in Teaching Literacy with a specialization in Birth - Grade 12 helps educators make impacts on children’s literacy development as they build philosophical foundations with hands-on strategies for developing speaking, listening, reading, and writing abilities. The curriculum provides the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to meet the literacy needs of children in urban and suburban settings as educators link theory and practice to create environments conducive to literacy learning. The program helps candidates analyze assessment data for instructional decision-making, set professional goals and responsibilities, and communicate information about literacy to parents, caregivers, and school personnel.
A minimum of one year’s teaching experience as the teacher of record is required. Candidates who do not yet have appropriate experience at both the lower and upper grade levels covered by their prospective certification areas will fulfill this requirement by completing 20 days of supervised student teaching in each area of certification they are seeking.
Minimum GPA of 3.0
An Assessment Interview is recommended
College Transcript with evidence of the following credits and a 3.0 average in these courses:
Mathematical processes (6 credits)
Scientific processes (6 credits)
Historical and social sciences (6 credits)
Language other than English (3 credits)
Information Retrieval (3 credits)
Communications/ Humanities/ Written analysis and expression (3 credits)
Artistic expression (3 credits)
Official GRE General Test scores or Praxis Core Academic Skills Test
Accreditation & Licensing
Middle States Commission on Higher Education
Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)
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