Master of Science in Education (M. S. Ed)
Literacy Education
Birth - Grade 6

1. A minimum of 30 s.h. of planned and approved course work as follows:  
     
Theoretical and Knowledge Base I: 12 s.h.
  EDUC 584 Language Acquisition and Emergent Literacy  
  EDUC 631 Writing Process in Literacy Programs  
  EDUC 545 Content Reading and Literacy in the Elementary Classroom  
  EDUC 535 Children's Literature and Reading  
Theoretical and Knowledge Base II: 6 s.h.
  EDUC 634 Trends and Issues in Literacy  
One elective (select from the following):  
  EDUC 543 Elementary Mathematics Curriculum & Assessment  
  EDUC 552 Elementary Social Studies Curriculum & Assessment  
  EDUC 577 Issues in Diversity and Education  
  EDUC 592 Expressive Arts in the Elementary Classroom  
  EDUC 660 Elementary Science Curriculum & Assessment  
  EPSY 590 Educating Children with Special Needs  
  CNED 602 Consultation in Educational Settings  
Assessment and Research I: 6 s.h.
  EDUC 636 Literacy Assessment  
  EDUC 655 Seminar in Graduate Study: Project Proposal  
Assessment and Research II: 6 s.h.
  EDUC 641 Literacy Assessment Practicum (Birth-Grade 6)  
  EDUC 695 Seminar in Graduate Study: Master's Project and Practicum  
  Total: 30 s.h.
2. Minimum GPA of 3.0.
3. Students must successfully complete an action-based research project as specified in EDUC 695.
4. Students must fulfill all degree requirements within six years and finish a minimum of 21 s.h. in residence.