Reading/ESOL Literacy

Master of Education

Course Requirements

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.

Core Courses

MED 6102 E-Folio (0 credits)

MED 7705 Available Online Measurement, Accountability, and Student Learning

MLL 7401 Available Online Structure of English Language in English Language Learners

MLL 7402 Available Online Second Language Acquisition

MLL 7405 Available Online Teaching Literacy for English Language Learners

MLL 7406 Available Online Methods of Teaching English Language Learners K-12

MRD 7801 Available Online Language Development

MRD 7802 Available Online Process and Acquisition of Literacy

MRD 7803 Available Online Strategies and Materials for Teaching Reading and Writing

MRD 7804 Available Online Literature and Non-Fiction Books/Materials for Children and Adolescents

Clinical Courses

MLL 7403 Available Online Assessment of Second Language Learners

MRD 7815 Available Online Application of Strategies for Teaching Content Area Reading

MRD 7903 Available Online Diagnosis and Correction of Reading Difficulties (This course requires onsite tutoring and a final grade of "B" or higher)

MRD 7920 Available Online Practicum in Reading

MRD 7950 Available Online Seminar in Reading Research


Note: MRD 7920 Available Online and MRD 7950 Available Online may not be taken concurrently without prior approval from Program Chair

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 Available Online, Practicum in Reading, or MRD 7950 Available Online, 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 Available Online. The Praxis ESL Subject Area Test (5361) must also be taken and  passed with a score of 149. Praxis scores should be sent to the university via ETS.  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.