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 History and Foundations of Literacy Instruction (3)
RE 523 Elementary Literacy and Literature (3)
RE 531 Adolescent Literacy and Literature (3)
RE 605 Principles and Practices of Writing (3)

BLOCK 2 (Prerequisite: Block 1) (12 credits)
RE 603 Language, Literacy, and Culture (3)
RE 609 Disciplinary Literacy (3)
RE 737 Literacy Assessments I. (3)
  Elective (must be approved by advisor) (3)

BLOCK 3 (Prerequisite: Block 2) (9 credits)
RE 670 Teacher Research and Inquiry (3)
RE 739 Literacy Assessments II. (3)
RE 770 Literacy Education Seminar (3) (Prerequisite: RE 670 & RE739)*

*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).