Literacy Education, Master of Arts in Education (044)
Department website: http://www.wku.edu/ste/
Andrea Paganelli, firstname.lastname@example.org, (270) 745-4420
The Master of Arts in Education - The Literacy Education MAE is created to help teachers improve their literacy instruction at all grade levels and to gain leadership skills and knowledge to build and sustain successful literacy programs in schools and other settings.
Students who seek advanced teacher certification must hold teaching certification.
Students may complete this program without teacher certification if they intend to pursue employment in a setting (where teacher certification is not required). This program does not provide initial teacher certification. Students who do not enter the program with a teaching certification are not eligible for the Reading P-12 endorsement, nor are they eligible for the Literacy Specialist endorsement.
Graduate School Admission
Please refer to the admission section of this catalog for Graduate School admission requirements.
Program Requirements (30 hours)
The Master of Arts in Literacy Education requires a minimum of 30 hours.
|LTCY 519||Literacy Development and Instruction 1||3|
|LTCY 520||Clinical Diagnosis of Reading Variability||3|
|LTCY 521||Reading Intervention||3|
|LTCY 523||Assessment and Intervention of Reading and Writing 1||3|
|LTCY 524||Content Area and Disciplinary Literacy 1||3|
|LTCY 527||Diversity and Equity in Literacy Education 1||3|
|LTCY 530||Literacy Development for Multilingual Learners||3|
|LTCY 532||Literacy Leadership and Coaching||3|
|LTCY 695||Practicum for Literacy Professionals 2||3|
|Select one 3-hour elective: 1||3|
|Seminar in Literacy Issues and Trends|
|Psycholinguistics and Sociolinguistics|
|Special Topics in English|
|Curriculum, Strategies, and Materials for Gifted Students|
|Psychology of the Gifted and Creative|
|Advanced Educational Psychology|
|Psychology of Learning|
|Psychological Perspectives on Classroom Behavior|
|Behavior Problems of Childhood and Adolescence|
|Advanced Children's Literature and Collections|
|Advanced Young Adult Literature and Collections|
|Curriculum/Methods in Early Childhood Special Education|
|The Exceptional Child: Perspectives and Issues|
|Organization of Elementary School Curriculum|
|Organizing Programs for Early Childhood Special Education|
Required courses for the Reading P-12 Endorsement. A certification examination is not a requirement to earn the Literacy Education MAE. However, the Kentucky State Department of Education does require a passing score on the PRAXIS II Assessment to earn the Literacy Specialist and/or the Reading P-12 Endorsement. Please contact the Office of Professional Educator Services for more information. For current PRAXIS II information and exam codes, please consult the Kentucky page of the Educational Testing Service (ETS) website, https://www.ets.org/praxis/ky/requirements.
Capstone Experience occurs in LTCY 695 as creation and implementation of Professional Development and/or Coaching for school partners; observed by program faculty; evaluated by attendees and program faculty. The Capstone Experience will be created based upon knowledge acquired and gained during the program.
If the graduate student has already completed hours required for the program and the courses have already been counted on a prior degree, he/she must substitute other hours with advisor approval.
Hours above 30 may count toward Rank I.