Grand Valley State University's Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Literacy Studies with an emphasis in Reading/Language Arts offers elementary and secondary teachers with the appreciation, theory, and practical skills needed to teach various areas of reading and language arts. Students may select from the following emphasis areas:
All degree-seeking students in the Reading/Language Arts emphasis program are required to take a minimum of 33 semester hours. If a candidate is pursuing the Reading Specialist K-12 endorsement, they must complete the 36 hour Reading Specialist program. Candidates pursuing the Elementary Reading or Secondary Reading endorsement must complete 24 semester hours in the appropriate endorsement program.
The reading/language arts program is highly respected at both the state and national level and has achieved national recognition status from the International Literacy Association. Grand Valley State University's College of Education is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). The faculty are leaders in their fields, combining the philosophy of education and your needs as a practitioner.
Portfolio Requirements: All candidates must complete a portfolio and submit it periodically for faculty review.
For questions, please contact the program coordinator, Elizabeth Stolle, at email@example.com or (616) 331-6242.