Master of Education
Master of Education in Reading leads to State Certification as a Reading Specialist K-12/ESOL Literacy (50 credits). This list does not convey the recommended sequence of courses.
MED 6102 E-Folio (0 credits)
MED 7705 Measurement, Accountability, and Student Learning
MLL 7401 Structure of English Language in English Language Learners
MLL 7402 Second Language Acquisition
MLL 7405 Teaching Literacy for English Language Learners
MLL 7406 Methods of Teaching English Language Learners K-12
MRD 7801 Language Development
MRD 7802 Process and Acquisition of Literacy
MRD 7803 Strategies and Materials for Teaching Reading and Writing
MRD 7804 Literature and Non-Fiction Books/Materials for Children and Adolescents
MLL 7403 Assessment of Second Language Learners
MRD 7815 Application of Strategies for Teaching Content Area Reading
MRD 7903 Diagnosis and Correction of Reading Difficulties (This course requires onsite tutoring and a final grade of "B" or higher)
MRD 7920 Practicum in Reading
MRD 7950 Seminar in Reading Research
Qualifications for Degree
To qualify for a Master of Education in Reading/ESOL Literacy, a candidate must complete all courses: core and clinical, for a total of 50 semester credits. The Knowledge of Reading Test (KRT), the MLL Content Area Test both which assess knowledge of basic reading skills, strategies and materials, and instruction of English Language Learners (ELLs) must be taken online during MRD 7920 , Practicum in Reading, or MRD 7950 , Seminar in Reading Research. The PRAXIS II Reading Specialist test (5301) must also be taken and passed using State of Delaware passing criteria (164) prior to receiving a grade in MRD 7950 . The Praxis ESL Subject Area Test (5361) must also be taken and Â passed with a score of 149. Praxis scores should be sent to the university via ETS. Â A cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 must be maintained throughout the program. The program must be completed within five years.
This information applies to students who enter this degree program during the 2014-2015 Academic Year. If you entered this degree program before the Fall 2014 semester, please refer to the academic catalog for the year you began your degree program.