M.A. Literacy and Learning Disabilities
To qualify for graduation from the Master of Arts (M.A.) in Literacy and Learning Disabilities (formerly Reading and Learning Disabilities) program, students must:
- Complete master’s coursework with a 3.0 overall grade point average on a 4.0 scale with no individual grade below a "C".
- Complete and present an action research project.
- Complete an oral presentation.
- Pass a comprehensive examination (written) which is embedded into courses throughout the program.
- Obtain faculty recommendation for graduation.
- Complete all requirements for the master’s degree within seven consecutive academic years.
Program includes Reading Teacher (316, K-12) and Learning Disabilities (42-811, K-8) certifications.
- RLD 518 Special Education Law
- RLD 502 Issues of Diversity in the Literacy Classroom
- RLD 558 Reading and Writing with Children
- RLD 519 Word Recognition
- RLD 507 Emergent Literacy
- RLD 559 Comprehension
- RLD 510 Language, Cognition and Literacy
- RLD 509 Practicum: Assessment and Instruction of Literacy Instruction
- RLD 512 Math Strategies and Modifications
- RLD 515 Instructional Support in the School and District
- RLD 530 Foundations of Literacy and Learning Disability
- RLD 550 Research and Readings in Literacy and Learning Disability
- RLD 552 Case Study Research
- CEd 549 Technology Based Research and Statistics
Reading Teacher Certification Only (316)
The requirements for this certification are as follows:
- RLA 502 Issues of Diversity in the Literacy Classroom
- RLA 558 Reading and Writing with Children
- RLA 519 Word Recognition
- RLA 507 Emergent Literacy
- RLA 559 Comprehension
- RLA 510 Language, Cognition and Literacy
- RLA 509 Practicum: Assessment and Instruction of Literacy Difficulties