Please note that fingerprint check must be obtained by following the procedures set forth by the Pennsylvania Department of Education • A completed application to the School of Education which includes a writing sample has been submitted
This program requires the student to take 24 credits of core courses, 6 credits of cognate/required electives, and 18 credits of certification requirements. GEDU 505 Classroom Management (3 credits) GEDU 601 Action Research (3 credits) GEDU 602 Portfolio (0 credits) GEDU 604 Educational Tests and Measurements (3 credits) GEDU 609 Inclusive Classroom Practices (3 credits) GEDU 612 Leadership, Current Issues, and the Teacher as Agent of Change (3 credits) GEDU 621 School Curriculum (3 credits) GEDU 623 Technology Literacy and Integration (3 credits) GEDU 637 Learning Theory (3 credits)
REQUIRED COGNATE/ELECTIVES FOR TEACHER CERTIFICATION IN SECONDARY EDUCATION (6 credits)
GEDU 520 Methods and Materials of Teaching ESL/ Practicum (3 credits) GEDU 627 Foundations of Literacy in the Secondary Program (3 credits) This course sequence completes the requirements for the M.Ed. Total credits for M.Ed. Curriculum and Instruction: 30
CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS (18 credits)
The following additional courses and field experiences are required for teacher certification. The courses and field experiences should be taken in the following order: GEDU 537 Students with Exceptional Needs (3 credits) GEDU 619 Methods and Materials of Instruction (3 credits) GEDU 620 Meeting the Needs of Students with Exceptionalities Middle and High School (3 credits) GEDU 628 Secondary/K-12 Education Field Experience I (0 credits) GEDU 629 Secondary/K-12 Education Field Experience II (0 credits) GEDU 632 Secondary/K-12 Education Field Experience III (0 credits) GEDU 550 Student Teaching (6 credits) GEDU 690 Professional Seminar (taken in conjunction with student teaching) (3 credits) Total minimum credits required for M.Ed. with teacher certification: 48 credits
Master of Education: Reading and Reading Specialist Certification Program-ONLINE Coordinator: Robin L. Quick, D.Ed. Phone: 814-871-5399, firstname.lastname@example.org
MISSION STATEMENT OF THE READING AND READING SPECIALIST PROGRAM
The mission of the Master of Education in Reading/Reading Specialist Program at Gannon University is to prepare Reading professionals who have the skills and knowledge in literacy instruction, diagnosis, and assessment to ensure that all students have the opportunities and resources to develop the literacy skills they need to reach their full potential.
Literacy is the key to children’s success and provides communication links with society throughout life. The Master of Education degree in Reading and the Reading Specialist Certification Program provide training to become a reading professional who can function collaboratively and in a variety of capacities. Preparation consists of theory, application, and implementation of research-based instruction and assessment practices. The Reading Specialist is trained in instruction and assessment techniques and given leadership opportunities to promote literacy programs for students, parents, other educators, and the community.
The Master of Education Candidate and/or the Reading Specialist Candidate: • Knows literacy history, theory, and methodology • Applies theory and knowledge of literacy instruction • Identifies, selects, and applies literature, textbooks, curricular materials as well as technology for all learners • Demonstrates the use and interpretation of formal and informal assessment procedures and communicates results and implications to appropriate stakeholders • Maintains indicators of student progress and achievement • Aligns Pennsylvania Language Arts Core Standards with instruction and assessment • Consults and collaborates using knowledge of literacy practices, including reading and writing processes • Demonstrates leadership in home, school, and community literacy environments
• A completed application for admission including 3 letters of recommendation