Master of Education in Reading

Master of Education in Reading - Curriculum

Prerequisites

These prerequisites are required if a candidate for the degree does not have a valid teaching certificate or current teaching license.

Course Name
Credit Hours
EDRE 312 / 512 Reading Methods for Early Childhood 3
OR
EDRE 314 / 514 Reading Methods for Middle Childhood 3
EDRE 471 / 671 Content Area Literacy 3
AND
An undergraduate course in children's literature or adolescent literature.
3

In addition, the graduate candidate must have (or be in the process of completing) a valid teaching certificate or license.

Core Requirements

The following 9 hours of core courses are required for the M.Ed. degree.

Course Name
Credit Hours
EDFD 500 History and Philosophy of American Education
3
EDFD 505 Organization of Educational Systems in the U.S.
3
EDFD 507 Educational Research
2
EDFD 508 Educational Research Paper
1

Content Requirements

Twenty-one (21) hours of graduate coursework are required for both the reading endorsement and the M.Ed in Reading. Fifteen (15) hours are required in current reading content and research. And, six (6) hours are required in Children's Literature.

Course Name
Credit Hours
EDRE 569 Foundations of Literacy
3
EDRE 671 Content Area Literacy
3
EDRE 672 Theories of Reading
3
EDRE 678 Diagnosis and Correction of Reading Disabilities
3
EDRE 679 Practicum in Reading 3

Elective

The remaining six hours may be chosen from the following:

Course Name
Credit Hours
EDCH 501 Advanced Children's Literature
3
EDCH 505 Storytelling as a Cultural Craft 3
EDCH 510 Writing and Publishing for Children 3
EDCH 515 Adolescent Literature
3
EDCH 520 Multicultural Literature 3
EDCH 524 Children's Literature for Early Childhood 3
EDCH 526 Children's Literature for Middle Childhood 3
EDCH 528 Topics in Children's Literature 3
EDME 562 Phonics and Orton Gillingham 3
EDRE 675 Current Research in Reading 3
EDRE 676 Teaching the Writing Process (Gr. 4 - 12) 3
EDRE 685 Teaching Reading to Children with Special Needs 3

Students completing their studies for the M.Ed. in Reading must pass a comprehensive examination and must be able to write knowledgeably on the following areas of reading: literacy development, balanced reading and writing programs, reading theory, content area literacy, and diagnosis and remediation of reading.

Please schedule an appointment with an academic advisor for additional information. You may contact the Department of Childhood Education and Literacy at 513-745-3701 or thomasa7@xavier.edu to schedule the appointment.