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Master of Education: Literacy (Online)

M.Ed. Literacy (online)

M.Ed.
Literacy (online)

Our graduate programs at Clemson University build on the rich experiences and expertise of faculty and students to provide an educational environment in which both groups share in research, exploration and inquiry. The result of this synergy is impact — on our community and beyond.

Specialty Concentrations

The purpose of a Master of Education degree in literacy is to prepare literacy professionals who will have an in-depth knowledge of literacy theories, processes, strategies, curriculum and research; who can use that knowledge to plan appropriate literacy programs and curricula for a variety of contexts; and who can communicate information to a wide variety of audiences.

  • All Read to Succeed coursework completed.
  • M.Ed. degree in Literacy with two endorsements in Literacy Teacher and Literacy Coach (Coaching strand for Elementary and Secondary) or certifications in Literacy Teacher and ESOL (ESOL strand).
  • Acquisition of in-depth knowledge about literacy teaching and instruction rather than a general program of education that will transform your literacy teaching and your students’ literacy learning.
  • Your development as a literacy leader who can support colleagues in literacy teaching and learning, particularly in relation to learners who are at-risk.

The literacy M.Ed. has an April 1 deadline for all strands.

To be considered for admission, individuals must complete the online Graduate School application. Every required document in support of your application must be on file by the deadline date for consideration.

  • Competitive GRE (Graduate Record Exam) scores (not required if the applicant has a 3.0 or higher undergraduate GPA)
  • Unofficial transcripts from all prior institutions from which a degree was awarded and from which transfer credit is desired (Official transcripts will be required if granted admission.)
  • Current résumé or vita *
  • Personal statement describing applicant’s goals and teaching philosophy
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Official TOEFL/IELTS scores for international students

*Applicant must hold a current teaching certificate.

The MED Literacy program requires 36 credit hours of coursework. Additional requirements for certifications may include requisite years of teaching experience, PRAXIS exam, and other requirements as indicated by the SC State Department of Education.

Literacy Coaching Strand

Successful completion of the M.Ed. in Literacy/Coaching will result in the Read to Succeed endorsement, Literacy Teacher and Literacy Coach certification.

EDLT 8100 Foundations of Reading and Writing
EDLT 8110 Children's Literature
EDLT 8120 Assessment in Reading and Writing
EDLT 8130 Instructional Strategies
EDLT 8140 Reading and Writing Instruction and Assessment for Culturally & Linguistically Diverse Students
EDLT 8150 Guided Reading and Guided Writing
EDLT 8160 Instructional Practicum: Differentiated Instruction for Literacy Learners
EDLT 8170 Content Area Reading and Writing
EDLT 8180 Organization, Administration, and Supervision in Literacy
EDLT 8190 Coaching for Literacy Education
EDLT 8200 Action Research in Coaching: Literacy Coaches as Agents of Change
EDLT 8210 Practicum in Literacy Coaching

Secondary Strand

Successful completion of the M.Ed. in Literacy/ Secondary will result in the Read to Succeed endorsement, Literacy Teacher certification and Literacy Coach certification.

EDLT 8100 Foundations of Reading and Writing
EDLT 8110 Children's Literature (emphasis on YA and adolescent literature)
EDLT 8120 Assessment in Reading and Writing
EDLT 8130 Instructional Strategies (emphasis on Disciplinary Literacy)
EDLT 8140 Reading and Writing Instruction and Assessment for Culturally & Linguistically Diverse Students
EDLT 8150 Guided Reading and Guided Writing (Secondary emphasis)
EDLT 8160 Instructional Practicum: Differentiated Instruction for Literacy Learners
EDLT 8270 Content Area Reading and Writing
EDLT 8180 Organization, Administration, and Supervision in Literacy
EDLT 8190 Coaching for Literacy Education
EDLT 8200 Action Research in Coaching: Literacy Coaches as Agents of Change
EDLT 8210 Practicum in Literacy Coaching

Students nay choose to substitute the following 2 courses (for 8200 and 8210) and not complete the Literacy Coach certification requirements:

EDLT 8280 Critical Issues in Instructional Coaching and School Leadership
EDLT 8290 Reflective Coaching Practice

ESOL Strand

Successful completion of the M.Ed. in Literacy ESOL will result in the Read to Succeed endorsement, Literacy Teacher certification, and ESOL add-on certification.

EDLT 8100 Foundations of Reading and Writing
EDLT 8110 Children's Literature EDLT 8120 Assessment in Reading and Writing
EDLT 8130 Instructional Strategies
EDLT 8140 Reading and Writing Instruction and Assessment for Culturally & Linguistically Diverse Students
EDLT 8150 Guided Reading and Guided Writing
EDLT 8240 Practicum in the Instruction of ESOL
EDLT 8170 Content Area Reading and Writing
EDLT 8180 Organization, Administration, and Supervision in Literacy
EDLT 8230 Introduction to Linguistics
EDF 8250 Cultural Diversity in the Classroom
EDLT 8220 Principles and Strategies for Teaching English Speakers of Other Languages

 

 

 

2019 Literacy Coach

2019 Literacy ESOL

2019 Literacy Secondary

Summer Year 1

EDLT 8100 Foundations

of Reading and Writing

EDLT 8100 Foundations

of Reading and Writing

 

 

 

EDLT 8250 Cultural Diversity in Education

 

Fall Year 1

EDLT 8110 Children’s Literature

EDLT 8110 Children’s Literature

EDLT 8100 Foundations of Reading and Writing

 

 

 

EDLT 8270 Content Area Reading and Writing

Spring Year 1

EDLT 8120 Assessment in Reading and Writing

EDLT 8120 Assessment in Reading and Writing

EDLT 8370 (EDLT 8130) New DL course

 

 

EDLT 8220 Principles and Strategies for Teaching English Speakers of Other Languages

EDLT 8120 Assessment in Reading and Writing

Summer Year 2

EDLT 8300 (new ESOL course)

EDLT 8140 Reading and Writing Instruction and Assessment for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students

EDLT 8300 (new ESOL course)

Summer Year 2

EDLT 8130 Instructional Strategies

EDLT 8130 Instructional Strategies

EDLT 8110 Children’s and YA Literature

Summer Year 2

 

EDLT 8230  Introduction to Linguistics

 

Fall Year 2

EDLT 8150 Guided Reading and Writing

EDLT 8150 Guided Reading and Writing

EDLT 8150 Guided Reading and Writing

 

 

EDLT 8240  Practicum in the Instruction of ESOL

EDLT 8160 Instructional Practicum: Differentiated Instruction for Literacy Learners

Spring Year 2

EDLT 8160 Instructional Practicum: Differentiated Instruction for Literacy Learners

 

EDLT 8180 Organization, Administration, and Supervision in Literacy

Spring Year 2

 

 

EDLT 8190 Coaching for Literacy Education

Summer Year 3

EDLT 8190 Coaching for Literacy Education

EDLT 8190 Coaching for Literacy Education

 

Summer Year 3

 EDLT 8170 Content Area Reading and Writing

 EDLT 8170 Content Area Reading and Writing

 

Fall Year 3

EDLT 8180 Organization, Administration, and Supervision in Literacy

 

EDLT 8200 Action Research in Coaching  OR EDLT 8280 Critical Issues in Instructional Coaching

Fall Year 3

 

 

EDLT 8210 Practicum in Literacy Coaching OR EDLT 8290 Reflective Coaching Practices 

Spring Year 3

EDLT 8200 Action Research in Coaching

 

 

Spring Year 3

EDLT 8210 Practicum in Literacy Coaching

 

 

Tuition and fee rates can be found at - http://www.clemson.edu/graduate/finance-tuition/index.html

For general information regarding the program or questions associated with applying to this program, please contact Rebecca Kaminski at krebecc@clemson.edu.

For more information about our Secondary Strand, click here

For more information about upcoming information sessions about the M.Ed. in Literacy, click here.