Academic Catalog 2020-2021

Slippery Rock University

Reading with K-12 Reading Specialist, Master of Education (MEd)

As a culminating experience in this program, students must successfully complete one of the program completion options. Students are not eligible for graduation until this project is completed, regardless of course grades or number of completed credits.

Check with Graduate Coordinator or College of Education for Certification requirements.

All candidates completing this program and student teaching are eligible to receive Pennsylvania certification after achieving a passing or qualifying score on Pennsylvania Department of Education required exam(s). If you are interested in teaching in another state, please contact the Department of Education in that state.

Related Links

K-12 Reading Specialist, MEd Program Page

Elementary Education/Early Childhood Education Department Page

Reading Specialist Fact Sheet

Professional Licensure/Certification Page

Curriculum Guide

Professional Core
ELEC 608Historical, Psychological & Linguistic Foundations of Literacy3
ELEC 610The Reading Program in the Elementary School3
ELEC 612The Reading Program in the Middle/Secondary School3
ELEC 614Foundations of Instructional Coaching3
ELEC 622Literacy Assessment Analysis & Instructional Decision Making3
ELEC 625Practicum: Assessment and Instruction for the Reading Specialist3
ELEC 629Practicum: Organization and Administration of School Reading Programs3
Educational Foundations
Select one of the following:3
Teacher Leadership & School Change for Instructional Coaches
Philosophical Foundations of Education
Social Foundations of Education
History of Western Education
Crucial Issues in Education
Research and Statistics Courses
ELEC 627Current Issues in Reading Research (Required)3
Select one of the following:3
Statistical Interpretation & Analysis in Reading Research and Assessments
Univariate Statistical Methods
Elements of Qualitative Educational Research
Total Hours30

Important Curriculum Guide Notes

This Curriculum Guide is provided to help SRU students and prospective students better understand their intended major curriculum. Enrolled SRU students should note that the My Rock Audit may place already-earned and/or in progress courses in different, yet valid, curriculum categories. Enrolled SRU students should use the My Rock Audit Report and materials and information provided by their faculty advisers to ensure accurate progress towards degree completion. The information on this guide is current as of the date listed. Students are responsible for curriculum requirements at the time of enrollment at the University.

PASSHE - Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education Institutions

Major Code: 9190