Program Highlights & Benefits
Courses stress practical applications
2 year or less program, including your summer and holiday break
Guaranteed tuition through the entire program
99% pass rate on the Minnesota Teacher Licensure Examination (MTLE) Reading Teacher test
What You Learn
The Master of Arts in Education in Literacy with a K-12 Reading Endorsement is designed to prepare teachers to meet the learning needs of today’s K-12 students. Emphasis is placed on literacy development.
How You Learn
This program is an accelerated 2 year cohort program. In general, you will meet one night a week from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. and finish one 3 credit course every 7 weeks. An online format is available that does not require face to face meetings; however, a weekly one hour synchronous audio/visual chat is required. You will still complete one 3 credit course every 7 weeks.
You must hold a current and valid Minnesota Tier 3 or Tier 4 teaching license to enroll in the Master of Arts in Education program with the K-12 Reading Endorsement or the K-12 Reading Endorsement program. Students not looking to obtain an additional endorsement or who do not hold a current and valid Tier 3 or Tier 4 teaching license in Minnesota may earn a Master of Arts in Education in Literacy. Note: A passing score on the MTLE Reading test is required to earn the K-12 Reading Endorsement. The endorsement is added to your initial teaching license.
At completion of the program as outlined below, you will earn a Master of Arts in Education in Literacy with the K-12 Reading Endorsement.
Master of Arts in Education in Literacy with a K-12 Reading Endorsement
|CI 560||Curriculum and Instruction in Literacy||3|
|CI 561*||Foundations of Literacy||3|
|CI 562*||Literacy Strategies for Grades K-6||3|
|CI 563*||Literacy Strategies for Grades 7-12||3|
|CI 564*||Assessment, Evaluation, and Supervision in Literacy Programs||3|
|CI 570||Writing Across the Content Areas||3|
|CI 575||Teaching Literacy for Diverse Learners||3|
|ED 521||Educational Research and Applications||3|
|ED 513||Issues and Ethics in Education||3|
|ED 590||Conducting Research and Completing the Capstone||3|
|Total Credit Hours:||30|
This is not an official schedule and your cohort may take these courses in a different order.
The state of Minnesota requires completion of 30 clinical hours to complete the K-12 Reading Endorsement. These hours are embedded in the coursework. The total hours are made up of 8 hours of volunteer time in grades 6th-8th (middle school), 8 hours of time in grades K-5th (elementary school), 8 hours of time in 9th-12th (high school) and 6 hours shadowing a district employee working in the realm of literacy. The hours will need to be completed outside of the teacher’s regular classroom, during the regular school year (not during summer school). Please make sure to allow for personal time to complete these hours prior to starting the program.
*Courses denoted with an asterisk are the courses required to complete the Reading Endorsement only.