School of Education - George Mason University

Curriculum and Instruction, MEd - Concentration in Literacy K-12 Reading Specialists

Because student literacy remains one of the most fundamentally important national education goals, reading teachers have a vitally important role for the future of our nation.

This 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 K-12 Reading Specialists

Concentration Courses (21 credits)

Core Courses (12 credits)