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Master of Education: Literacy (Online)

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  • Overview

    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.

  • Program Goals
    • 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.
  • Admission Requirements

    Admission to the Program 
    Applications for the Master of Education in Literacy must be complete by the listed deadline below to be considered.  Admission decisions will be made shortly following the posted deadlines below. 

    Application Deadlines
    All application materials must be submitted by the following deadlines:

    • November 15, All strands early decision applicants
    • March 15, All strands (EXCEPT Secondary) to enroll in Summer
    • June 15, Secondary strand only to enroll in Fall

    Application Requirements
    To be considered for the program, applicants must:

    • Have completed a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university with a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale or a recognized international university with a baccalaureate degree equivalent to a US bachelor's.
    • Current teaching certificate.
    • Submit a Graduate School application which requires:
      • Unofficial transcripts (Official transcripts will be required if you are accepted into the program.)
      • Competitive, official GRE scores (not required if the applicant has a 3.0 or higher undergraduate GPA) 
      • A current resume
      • Two letters of recommendation 
      • A personal statement describing applicant’s goals and teaching philosophy 
      • Official TOEFL/IELTS scores for international students

    Additional information concerning supporting materials can be found at: https://www.clemson.edu/graduate/admissions/preparing-to-apply/supporting-materials.html

  • Program Requirements

    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

  • Program Schedule

     

     

    2019 Literacy Coach

    2019 Literacy ESOL

    2019 Literacy Secondary

    Summer Year 1

    EDLT 8100 Foundationsof Reading and Writing

    EDLT 8100 Foundationsof 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

     

     

  • Financial

    Tuition and Fees

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    SC Teacher Incentive

    The Literacy M.Ed. offers a South Carolina Teacher Incentive reducing tuition by 10% for all in-state SC K-12 teachers/leaders.

    Financial Aid

    For information regarding Financial Aid, please contact the office of Student Financial Aid.

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  • Find Out More

    For general information regarding the program, please contact Rebecca Kaminski at krebecc@clemson.edu. For questions associated with applying to this program, please contact Alison Search at alisonp@clemson.edu or (864) 250-8880.

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