Reading/Writing/Literacy, Certificate

As part of the MSEd program in Reading/Writing/Literacy, many students earn certification as Reading Specialists. If you already have a Master’s degree in a relevant field in Education or a minimum of eight courses in Education with grades of A or B, you are eligible for a six-course sequence resulting in certification as a Reading Specialist. 


6 courses for Reading Specialist Certification if student holds initial certification.
7 courses for Reading Specialist Certification if student does NOT hold initial certification.

EDUC 5325Fieldwork in Language in Education (Spring only) 11
EDUC 5333Forming and Reforming the Elementary Reading/Writing/Literacy Curriculum (Summer or Fall)1
EDUC 5335Literature for Children and Adolescents (Summer or Fall)1
EDUC 6329Teaching English/Language and Literacy in Middle and Secondary Schools (Fall only)1
EDUC 6335Assessing Language and Learning Differences (Spring only)1
EDUC 7335Tutorial Work in Reading/Writing/Literacy (Spring only)1
Total Course Units6

Students with initial certification and one year of teaching experience take EDUC 5325 once. Students without certification and experience must take EDUC 5325 twice – in Fall and Spring terms.

The degree and major requirements displayed are intended as a guide for students entering in the Fall of 2023 and later. Students should consult with their academic program regarding final certifications and requirements for graduation.