Master of Education in Literacy
Evangel University’s Master of Education in Literacy program leads to Reading Specialist Certification. This program prepares teachers to be literacy leaders in the classroom, in clinical settings, and in administrative roles. This program addresses current trends, assessment and effective strategies for reading instruction.
Evangel University's graduate program in Literacy offers you the opportunity to take your life and career to the next level. Outstanding faculty members offer professional mentoring and insightful instruction drawn from their years of experience as teachers, reading specialists, literacy coaches, principals and consultants. They are also people of deep faith who embrace teaching as a calling.
The blended learning design of the literacy program allows you to complete your master's degree at times and places convenient for working teachers. Features of this program include the following:
- Two-year cohort model allows you to step through the course sequence with peers
- One online and one seated course paired each semester to maximize personal learning and provide convenient schedule options
- Summer internships in our on-campus reading clinic for four weeks in June
- Literacy Course Sequence (pdf)
Program Plan (pdf)
|Want to see exactly what classes you will take? The Program Plan (sometimes called a degree sheet) includes all specific requirements - including University proficiencies, Frameworks courses and degree requirements.|
Each of Evangel's academic programs is made up of a set of core curriculum, program requirements and electives. The courses listed below are just a small sample of courses that might be taken as a part of this specific program.
The Master of Education in Literacy leading to Reading Specialist Certification requires 38 credit hours including 6 internship hours. An alternate non-certification track is available requiring 35 credit hours. Below is a sampling.
|Content Area Reading Education||Examines diagnostic, methodological, organizational and administrative issues related to content reading instruction. Emphasis on research and application of strategies for developing functional reading in content fields.|
|Reading Diagnosis||Current trends and procedures used in assessing literacy problems. Classroom and clinical approaches and current research and knowledge base in literacy education.|
|Current Issues and Trends in Reading Education||Current issues and trends in reading education, such as current research and strategies for classroom instruction.|
|Methods of Reading for Students with Literacy Problems||Provides opportunities to explore effective instructional strategies which assist students with literacy problems. Students explore preventative, early intervention, and remedial strategies.|
|Reading Practicum||Provides practical experience in formal/informal assessment of students, diagnosis of student strengths and weaknesses, and planning and implementing instruction for reading improvement.|
Evangel University's world-class faculty is made up of caring, Christian professionals who are distinguished in their fields and dedicated to the development of tomorrow's Christian leaders.
Shonna Crawford has always loved school, and it shows. Between graduating from Evangel in 2000 and returning as an assistant professor of education in 2011, Crawford spent time teaching elementary school, received her Master in Reading degree and worked for the Missouri Reading Initiative. While teaching in Oklahoma, Crawford was a finalist for Teacher of […] read more
Dr. Becky Huechteman jokes that she has been “stuck in school forever.” Ever since she was a small child “teaching” her dolls and her parakeet, she has had a desire to help people learn. From her days as a 13-year-old Sunday school helper to her current position as professor of education at Evangel University, that […] read more
The following careers are a sampling of opportunities available to graduate students earning our Master of Education in Literacy:
- Classroom Teacher
- Literacy Leader
- Reading Specialist/Title I Reading Teacher
- Literacy Coach
- School District Director of Reading Programs
- Literacy Curriculum Coordinator
- Must have teaching certification
- Official Praxis or GRE test scores
The following are general requirements for all students beginning a program at Evangel. Applicants who have met the following criteria will be considered for admission to the Graduate Studies program:
- Hold an earned baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university or be accepted into an Evangel University 5-year BS/MS degree program.
- Have a grade point average of 3.0 or better in the last 60 hours of undergraduate work or last two years as a full-time undergraduate or graduate student.
- Provide official results of required entrance examinations.
- Meet specific departmental requirements as stipulated in the individual program descriptions.
If you have any questions about admissions requirements for Evangel’s Graduate Studies program, don’t hesitate to call 417-865-2815 (ext. 7229) or email our Graduate Studies Admissions Counselor.