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Literacy Studies- Reading Specialist Concentration Degree Plan

Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction, Literacy Studies Concentration with Reading Specialist and Master Reading Teacher (MRT) options.

Core: 12 semester hours

  • CUIN 6321 Principles of Curriculum Development
  • CUIN 6332 Education in a Diverse Society
  • FEDU 6321 Foundations of Educational Research
    or
    FEDU 6322 Educational Assessments
  • FEDU 6331 Human Growth and Development
    or
    EDUC 6310 Integration of Curriculum and Technology in Education by advisement*
    *Students pursuing a concentration in EDUC will take FEDU as part of their core.

Major Concentration: 24 semester hours

  • LITY 6360 Theoretical Foundations of New & Traditional Literacies
  • LITY 6362 Assessment of Multi-Literacies Learning
  • LITY 6334 Foundations of Developmental Reading
  • LITY 6363 New and Traditional Literacies Across the Content Areas
  • LITY 6333 Theory and Application of Writing for Globalized Learning
  • LITY 6331 Instruction for Students with Literacy Difficulties
  • LITY 6340 Professional Literacy Research
  • LITY 6304 Practicum in Literacy

Additional Master Reading Teacher (MRT) Course: 3 semester hours

  • LITY 6332 Literacy Leadership & Critical Policy Action

Total: 39 semester hours

Additional Requirements for the Reading Specialist Certification:

  1. Hold a valid Texas teacher certificate.
  2. A minimum of two years of teaching experience in an accredited school
  3. Admission to graduate study within the School of Education, Health Professions & Human Development must precede the completion of applicable course work
  4. Pass the TExES #151.

Additional Requirements for the Master Reading Teacher Certification:

  1. Hold a valid Texas teacher certificate.
  2. A minimum of three years of teaching experience in an accredited school.
  3. Admission to graduate study within the School of Education, Health Professions & Human Development must precede the completion of applicable course work.
  4. Pass the TExMaT #85 for Master Reading Teacher, unless you hold a Reading Specialist certificate.

Official degree plan will need to be completed with your Faculty Advisor and Educator Preparation Office (EPO) staff. All required signatures must be recorded before it is official.

For more information about the program, or questions contact us:
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Phone: (361) 570-4371 or toll free (877) 970-4848 x4371
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