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College of Education

Literacy, M.Ed., Coaching Strand

Program Outcomes

  • All Read to Succeed coursework completed!
  • An M.Ed. degree in Literacy/ Coaching with 2 certificates in Literacy Teacher and Literacy Coach.
  • 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 at the school or district level who can support colleagues in literacy teaching, particularly in relation to learners who are at-risk.


Program Information

Degree Requirements

36 semester hours (for any strand). Additional requirements include requisite years of teaching experience, PRAXIS exam, and other requirements as indicated by the SC Department of Education.

Course Format

Our courses are offered online. A district (or districts) may contract with us to provide blended or face-to-face courses.

Length of Program

Literacy Coach Strand students take one course per semester and two courses during the summer. Degree completion time is approximately 3 years. Application deadline is April 1, 2019 for admission and classes begin in June 2019.

Cost

Tuition and fee rates can be found here

Investment

Investing in a graduate degree has professional and economic benefits. The tuition cost of the M.Ed. is substantially offset by future earnings. For example, in most districts, a teacher with one year of teaching experience will receive a pay increase of $5,000 or more upon completion of the M.Ed., so total cost of the M.Ed. degree is recovered in 2-3 years or less.

Admission

  • Apply online here. (Program Name: MED-LITR-E)
  • Official transcripts required if accepted
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Copy of teaching certificate
  • Statement of goals and teaching philosophy
  • A minimum 3.0 GPA in the most recent degree (undergraduate or graduate) or competitive GRE or Miller’s Analogy Test scores.

Coaching Strand Schedule

 

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 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

Fall Year 2

EDLT 8150  Guided Reading and Writing

EDLT 8150 – Guided Reading and Writing

EDLT 8150 – Guided Reading and Writing

 

 

 

EDLT 8160 – Instructional Practicum: Differentiated Instruction for Literacy Learners

Spring Year 2

EDLT 8160  Instructional Practicum: Differentiated Instruction for Literacy Learners

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

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

 

Summer Year 3

 

EDLT 8230 – Introduction to Linguistics

 

Fall Year 3

EDLT 8180  Organization, Administration, and Supervision in Literacy

EDLT 8240 – Practicum in the Instruction of ESOL

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

 

 

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