The Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Literacy Studies with an emphasis in Reading/Language Arts offers elementary and secondary teachers the opportunity to enhance classroom instruction through effective literacy practices. Highly respected at both the state and national level, the program is accredited by the International Literacy Association. The faculty are leaders in their field who combine research and practice to meet the needs of educators and students.
Full and part-time degree-seeking students complete a minimum of 33 credit hours. Options are available for endorsement-seeking students. Areas of emphasis:
With campuses in Grand Rapids and Detroit, the program offers various options: face-to-face, hybrid, and online, making scheduling easier for teachers and administrators. Students study a variety of topics, including:
Become a literacy leader. The Elementary and Secondary Reading Endorsement Programs are designed for teachers interested in facilitating student learning through effective literacy practices. The K-12 Reading Specialist Program is designed for teachers interested in literacy coaching and administration/supervision of district-wide reading/language arts programs.
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“My coursework has directly impacted my teaching philosophy and classroom practice. The professors have an obvious passion for literacy and are progressive in their methods and ideas. They have given me a plethora of ideas and experiences that have shaped me into a more thoughtful and effective educator.”