Master of Education in Literacy Studies with an Emphasis Reading/Language Arts-Secondary


Faculty

Interested in this program? Apply now or contact the College of Education's Student Information and Services Center for additional information at 616-331-6650 or coeserve@gvsu.edu.


The reading and language arts program leading to the M.Ed. degree provides elementary and secondary teachers with the appreciation, theory, and practical skills needed to teach various areas of reading and language arts.

The program is helpful for classroom teachers who want to expand their skills in dealing with students in language arts programs as well as for other professionals who deal with problems of reading adjustment. Students are required to complete a minimum of 33 semester hours.

The Secondary Reading Teacher Endorsement (6-12) is a 24-semester-hour program leading to state certification in reading at the secondary school level. It is designed for classroom teachers who wish to develop expertise in the teaching of reading. The secondary reading teacher endorsement may be added only to a secondary teaching certificate.

The program offers various options for course delivery: Face-to-Face, Hybrid, and Online. For more course format information and how to find available courses, please click here.

Program Requirements Back to top

Social Foundation Courses. Select One (3 credits):

  • EDF 671 Educational Policy and Practice
  • EDF 672 Social and Cultural Foundations of Education

Research Foundation Course (Prerequisite to ED 693/695) (3 credits):

  • EDF 660 Educational Inquiry and Evaluation

Emphasis Area Courses (24 credits):

  • EDR 621 Current Issues and Trends in Literacy
  • EDR 623 Developmental Literacy for Adolescents
  • EDR 625 Literature for Adolescents
  • EDR 626 Literacy Assessment & Instruction
  • EDR 628 Curriculum and Materials for Language Arts
  • EDR 685 Practicum for Reading Teachers

    Choose one:
    • EDR 631 Teaching Writing
    • ENG 631 Teaching Writing
  • Choose one:
    • EDR 620 English as a Second Language Methodologies
    • EDI 641 Teaching for Talent Development
    • EDS 625 Inclusive Practices
Capstone (Application form required. Apply in advance. Advisor approval required.) (3 credits) Select One:
  • ED 693 Master's Project
  • ED 695 Master's Thesis

Application deadlines (Practicum/Thesis/Project): February 15 for spring/summer, May 15 for fall, September 15 for winter semester.

All candidates must complete a portfolio and submit it periodically for faculty review. Information about the portfolio

Secondary Reading Teacher Endorsement, 6-12, Only (24 credits):

Candidates adding a new endorsement must pass the Michigan Subject Area Test and maintain a 3.0 grade point average.

  • EDR 621 Current Issues and Trends in Literacy
  • EDR 623 Developmental Literacy for Adolescents
  • EDR 625 Literature for Adolescents
  • EDR 626 Literacy Assessment and Instruction
  • EDR 628 Curriculum and Materials for Language Arts
  • ENG/EDR 631 Teaching Writing
  • EDR 685 Practicum Experience for Reading Teachers
  • Choose one:
    • EDR 620 English as a Second Language Methodologies
    • EDI 641 Teaching for Talent Development
    • EDS 625 Inclusive Practices

All candidates must complete a portfolio and submit it periodically for faculty review. Information about the portfolio

Courses Back to top