Literacy Education

M.Ed. in Literacy - Literacy Teacher Program

This program is designed for teachers or professionals who wish to become more knowledgeable about literacy education (this degree does not lead to certification). Loyola's M.Ed. in Literacy provides candidates with a strong foundation in literacy curriculum, instruction, and assessment at the K-12 levels. In this program, you'll prepare to meet the literacy needs of all students in your classroom. The program emphasizes a strong theoretical understanding of the reading process as well as practical application with K-12 students.

Degree Requirements

The program consists of a comprehensive 33-credit course of study that has been approved by the Maryland State Department of Education.

Candidates are encouraged to complete each block before proceeding to the next block. Courses within a block may be taken in any order unless otherwise stated.

BLOCK 1 (12 credits)
RE 510 Foundations of Reading Instruction (3)
RE 523 Emergent Literacy Development (3)
RE 531 Youth and Adolescent Literacy (3)
RE 601 Media Literacy Education (3)

BLOCK 2 (Prerequisite: Block 1) (12 credits)
RE 609 Content Area Literacy (3)
RE 603 Language, Literacy, and Culture (3)
RE 739 Literacy Assessments of Individuals (3)
  Elective (must be approved by advisor) (3)

BLOCK 3 (Prerequisite: Block 2) (9 credits)
RE 670 Teacher Research and Inquiry (3) (Prerequisite: RE 739)
RE 737 Literacy Assessments in Group Contexts (3)
RE 770 Literacy Education Seminar (3) (Prerequisite: RE 670)

RE770 should be the final course taken in the M.Ed. Literacy Teacher Program.

Completion Time

The literacy teacher program may be taken full-time (to be completed in 18-24 months) or part-time (to be completed in 2-5 years).

Program Outcomes

Success candidates will receive the M.Ed. in Literacy Teacher (this degree does not lead to certification).