MEd: Secondary Education /
Reading Emphasis
Master of Education in Secondary Education, emphasis in Reading

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The M.Ed. program with emphasis in reading (literacy) is designed to enable candidates to further their competencies as teachers of reading, writing and other communication arts. The program also prepares them for positions as literacy coaches, reading specialists, curriculum specialist in communication arts and reading areas, consultants in areas of communication arts, and/or for further graduate study. The following program enables the student to earn a M.Ed. with an emphasis in Reading while fulfilling the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education’s requirements for special reading certification in Missouri. A course in reading in the content area is required for secondary certification. If this has not been taken as an undergraduate, it must be selected as an elective in the program for a Masters in Secondary Education with a Reading Emphasis.

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Master of Education: Secondary Education with Emphasis in Reading

The M.Ed. program with emphasis in reading (literacy) is designed to enable candidates to further their competencies as teachers of reading, writing and other communication arts. The program also prepares them for positions as literacy coaches, reading specialists, curriculum specialist in communication arts and reading areas, consultants in areas of communication arts, and/or for further graduate study. The following program enables the student to earn a M.Ed. with an emphasis in Reading while fulfilling the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education’s requirements for special reading certification in Missouri. A course in reading in the content area is required for secondary certification. If this has not been taken as an undergraduate, it must be selected as an elective in the program for a Masters in Secondary Education with a Reading Emphasis. The minimum required and recommended courses are as follows:

Required Core requirements
Students are required to complete the following courses within the first 15 hours of study:
TCH ED 6010Examining History, Community And Social Justice In Education3
TCH ED 6020Teacher Action, Advocacy And Leadership3
ED PSY 6030Instruction, Learning And Assessment3
Required Research Course - Evaluation of Abilities and Achievement3
Select one of the following:
ED REM 6707
Classroom Measurement And Evaluation
ED REM 6709
Educational And Psychological Measurement
ED REM 6716
Academic Assessment and Intervention
Reading Concentration
ELE ED 6684Instructional Strategies For Teaching Reading3
ELE ED 6686Analysis And Correction Of Reading Disabilities3
SEC ED 6387Literacy Acquisition And Learning For Urban Students3
SEC ED 6493Reading Specialist Practicum I3
SEC ED 6494Reading Specialist Practicum II3
And at least one course from the literacy-related elective list or from the certification-related elective list below:3
Literacy Related Electives include:
ELE ED 6436
Children's Literature I: Survey And Analysis
ELE ED 6688
Literacy Assessment To Guide Instruction
ENGL/TCH ED 6880
Gateway Writing Project
TCH ED 4391
Literacy for Adolescent Learners in Content Areas
One course needed to complete certification 1
Certification Related Electives include:
CNS ED 3220
Counseling Individuals With Special Needs
ED PSY 6220
Psychology Of The Elementary School Child
ED PSY 6225
The Psychology Of Adolescence
ED REM 6707
Classroom Measurement And Evaluation
ED REM 6709
Educational And Psychological Measurement
SPEC ED 4315
Speech And Language Of Exceptional Children
Capstone Course
SEC ED 6482Problems And Research In Teaching Secondary Reading3
Total Hours33

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To be recommended for Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education special reading certification, teachers must have a valid Missouri teacher’s certificate and two years of classroom teaching experience, and they must have had the following at either the undergraduate or graduate level: two additional courses in reading; language acquisition or development; classroom management techniques; counseling techniques (to include exceptional children and their families: child AND adolescent psychology; and testing, evaluation, and achievement. These certification requirements might be in addition to the courses listed in the program of study above. See your graduate advisor for information about these courses. M.Ed. Students needing any of the above can elect to take these courses at the graduate level where available and apply them to their concentration area.

Note: Only one 4000 level course can be applied to the M.Ed.

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Gwendolyn Y. Turner, Ed.D.
Founders Professor

Professor Turner received her Ed.D. and M.Ed. from the University of Arkansas and her BA from Arkansas State University. She has served as a Social Studies Teacher, Reading and Communications Specialist, Adult Educator, Educational Consultant and Teacher Educator. She has served as a board member of...