School of Education - George Mason University

Curriculum and Instruction, MEd - Concentration in Literacy Leadership for Diverse Schools: K-12 Reading Specialist

Graduates who assume roles of literacy leadership must be experts in the field of literacy as well as visionaries capable of closing achievement gaps and expanding learning horizons within our schools.

The Concentration in Literacy Leadership for Diverse Schools: K-12 Reading Specialist concentration includes a 21-credit sequence of courses in literacy/reading instruction and leadership, 3 credits in research methodology, and 9 credits in courses related to diverse learners (English as a second language [ESL], special education, or an individualized program). Completion of all requirements earns students a master's degree in curriculum and instruction plus eligibility for K-12 Reading Specialist License. (Additional licensure requirements include 3 years of teaching under contract and a passing score on state licensure exam). Some coursework in ESL and/or special education may be applied toward add-on licenses in those areas.

Curriculum and Instruction, MEd - Concentration in Literacy Leadership for Diverse Schools: K-12 Reading Specialist

Literacy Courses (24 credits)

Electives (9 credits)

*Choose 3 of the following:

Note: *Check course descriptions for prerequisites. Substitutions must be approved by your advisor.

Total credits: 33