Literacy (Reading)

 

Literacy Office
108B Recitation Hall
West Chester, PA 19383
Call: 610-436-2877
FAX: 610-436-3102


Literacy Graduate Programs and Course Requirements

Master of Education in Reading and Reading Specialist

For students entering Fall 2011 or later

 I. Core Literacy Courses Required

  1. EDR 505: Orthographic Knowledge, Language, and Literacy Development
  2. EDR 507: Comprehension and Vocabulary: Development and Instruction
  3. EDR 509: Writing Development and Instruction
  4. EDR 514: Reading in the Content Areas
  5. EDR 515: Teaching Reading with Children’s and Adolescents’ Literature
  6.  Prereqs: 505, 507, 509

  7. EDR 516: Problems in Literacy Development

    Prereqs: 505, 507, 509

  8. EDR 512: Literacy Practicum and Seminar
  9. Prereqs: 505, 507, 509, 516

  10. EDR 519: Issues of Diversity in Teaching Reading

    Prereqs: 505, 507, 509, 515  (Not offered in the summer)

  11. EDR 532: Literacy Practicum and Seminar II
  12. Prereqs: 505, 507, 509, 514, 516

  13. EDR 541: Supervision and Supervision of Literacy Programs: K-12

    Prereqs: 505, 507, 509, 512, 516  (Not offered in the summer)

 II.  Professional Education Electives Required

M.Ed. students need to take two electives from the following list (pending PDE requirements).

  1. LAN/ENG 569: Teaching English Language Learners *
  2. EDA 542: Foundations of Special Education *
  3. EDA 511: Inclusion (Only offered in the fall) *
  4. EDR 535: Language, Learning, and Literacy
  5. EDR 604: Literacy Program Evaluation and Data Analysis
  6. EDT 500: Integrating Educational Technologies for Effective Instruction

 * Courses that satisfy PDE 49.13 requirements

 III. Additional Requirements

Reading Specialist (Only)

For students entering Fall 2011 or later

I. Core Literacy Courses Required

  1. EDR 505: Orthographic Knowledge, Language, and Literacy Development
  2. EDR 507: Comprehension and Vocabulary: Development and Instruction
  3. EDR 509: Writing Development and Instruction
  4. EDR 514: Reading in the Content Areas
  5. EDR 515: Teaching Reading with Children’s and Adolescents’ Literature
  6.  Prereqs: 505, 507, 509

  7. EDR 516: Problems in Literacy Development
  8. Prereqs: 505, 507, 509

  9. EDR 512: Literacy Practicum and Seminar I
  10. Prereqs: 505, 507, 509, 516

  11. EDR 519: Issues of Diversity in Teaching Reading

    Prereqs: 505, 507, 509, 515  (Not offered in the summer)

  12. EDR 532: Literacy Practicum and Seminar II
  13. Prereqs: 505, 507, 509, 514, 516

  14. EDR 541: Organization and Supervision of Literacy Programs: K-12

    Prereqs: 505, 507, 509, 512, 516  (Not offered in the summer)

 

II. Courses that satisfy PDE Chapter 49.13 if needed

  1. ENG/LAN 569: Teaching English Language Learners *
  2. EDA 542: Foundations of Special Education *
  3. EDA 511: Inclusion (Only offered in the fall) *

 III. Additional Requirements

 

Literacy Certificate (18 credits)

For students entering Fall 2011 or later

 

I. Core Literacy Courses Required

  1. EDR 505: Orthographic Knowledge, Language, and Literacy Development
  2. EDR 507: Comprehension and Vocabulary: Development and Instruction
  3. EDR 509: Writing Development and Instruction
  4. EDR 514: Reading in the Content Areas
  5. EDR 515: Teaching Reading with Children’s and Adolescents’ Literature
  6. Prereqs: 505, 507, 509

  7. EDR 512: Literacy Practicum and Seminar I

    Prereqs: 505, 507, 509, 516

Completion and return of an Approved Program of Study form at the time of admission (sent by the department at the time of acceptance)

Non- M.Ed Reading Students

I. Courses Offered

  1. EDR 550: Literacy Development for Students with Disabilities in the Inclusive Classroom: This course is designed to help students understand literacy acquisition and development for students with disabilities.  This course will focus on the challenges that reading and writing pose for students with disabilities and resulting appropriate assessment and instructional techniques. Response to Intervention Tier 1 and Tier 2 instruction will be addressed. Content area literacy for students with disabilities will be included.