Academic Catalog 2020-2021

Slippery Rock University

Reading with K-12 Reading Specialist and Instructional Coaching: Literacy Endorsement, Master of Education (MEd)

As a culminating experience in this program, students must successfully complete the Action Research Project and Presentation. 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 and Instruction Coaching - Literacy Endorsement, 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 Courses
ELEC 615Teacher Leadership & School Change for Instructional Coaches3
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
Coaching Practicum
ELEC 643Advanced Literacy Coaching Practicum3
Total Hours33

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: 9194

Recommended Course Sequence

Fall-Start Recommended Course Sequence

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallHours
ELEC 608 Historical, Psychological & Linguistic Foundations of Literacy 3
ELEC 610 The Reading Program in the Elementary School 3
 Hours6
Winter
ELEC 612 The Reading Program in the Middle/Secondary School 3
 Hours3
Spring
ELEC 614 Foundations of Instructional Coaching 3
 Hours3
Summer
ELEC 622 Literacy Assessment Analysis & Instructional Decision Making 3
ELEC 643 Advanced Literacy Coaching Practicum 3
ELEC 625 Practicum: Assessment and Instruction for the Reading Specialist 3
ELEC 697 Statistical Interpretation & Analysis in Reading Research and Assessments 3
 Hours12
Second Year
Fall
ELEC 629 Practicum: Organization and Administration of School Reading Programs 3
ELEC 627 Current Issues in Reading Research 3
 Hours6
Winter
ELEC 615 Teacher Leadership & School Change for Instructional Coaches 3
 Hours3
 Total Hours**33

** This document is meant to serve as a guide. Please consult with your academic adviser and refer to your curriculum guide prior to registering for courses. This plan should be reviewed, and verified, by you and your academic adviser at least once each academic year.

Major Code: 9194
Revised Date: 02.25.2021

Summer-Start Recommended Course Sequence

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
SummerHours
ELEC 608 Historical, Psychological & Linguistic Foundations of Literacy 3
ELEC 610 The Reading Program in the Elementary School 3
ELEC 612 The Reading Program in the Middle/Secondary School 3
ELEC 614 Foundations of Instructional Coaching 3
 Hours12
Fall
ELEC 622 Literacy Assessment Analysis & Instructional Decision Making 3
 Hours3
Winter
ELEC 615 Teacher Leadership & School Change for Instructional Coaches 3
 Hours3
Spring
ELEC 629 Practicum: Organization and Administration of School Reading Programs 3
 Hours3
Second Year
Summer
ELEC 625 Practicum: Assessment and Instruction for the Reading Specialist 3
ELEC 627 Current Issues in Reading Research 3
ELEC 697 Statistical Interpretation & Analysis in Reading Research and Assessments 3
ELEC 643 Advanced Literacy Coaching Practicum 3
 Hours12
 Total Hours**33

** This document is meant to serve as a guide. Please consult with your academic adviser and refer to your curriculum guide prior to registering for courses. This plan should be reviewed, and verified, by you and your academic adviser at least once each academic year.

Major Code: 9194
Revised Date: 02.25.2021