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MED with Reading Specialist Concentration


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Program Objectives:
The master's degree program in education is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education. This program encourages students to view themselves as researchers of teaching and learning and as professionals whose continued growth can best be met through inquiry, reflection, and sustained dialogues with peers. It affords practitioners the opportunity to share effective classroom practices while reading, interpreting, and analyzing current research and professional literature.

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Admission Requirements for Master in Education:
Clarion University's general admission requirements apply, with the following additions:

blue bullet A baccalaureate degree from an acceptably accredited college or university.
blue bullet Undergraduate minimum QPA is 3.0 or above (on a 4.0 scale).
blue bullet Three faculty and/or professional recommendations; recommendation forms should document applicant's potential and/or effectiveness in the areas of teaching ability and/or professional performance.
blue bullet The applicant must have teacher certification and have successfully completed a course in reading/language arts and children's literature.
blue bullet Admission to provisional status may be granted at the discretion of the graduate faculty if the applicant's QPA is less than 3.0/4.0 scale. Regular status may be granted upon completion of 12 semester hours of graduate study with a minimum of 3.00/4.00 average.
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Degree Requirements: Total Credits - 30 semester hours

blue bullet Core Competencies - 12 semester hours
blue bullet Specialization Courses - 18 semester hours
blue bullet Electives - 3 semester hours

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Core Courses: 12 semester hours

blue bullet Research—ED 520: Introduction to Research - 3 s.h.
blue bullet Pedagogy---ED 563: Reading Pedagogy - 3 s.h.
blue bullet Curriculum—ED 523: Curriculum Development and Evaluation - 3 s.h.
blue bullet Professional Seminar—ED 578: Professional Seminar - 3 s.h.

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Specialization Courses: 18 semester hours

blue bullet ED 564: Evidence Based Literacy - 3 s.h.
blue bullet ED 567: Secondary, College, and Content Area Reading Instruction - 3 s.h.
blue bullet ED 569: Assessment of Literacy - 3 s.h.
blue bullet ED 570: Practicum I: Analysis - 3 s.h.
blue bullet ED 571: Practicum II: Instruction - 3 s.h.
blue bullet ED 574: Reading Program Organization, Administration, and Supervision - 3 s.h.

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Graduation Requirements:

Students must complete 30 credit hours of required courses with a cumulative QPA of 3.00/4.00. Additionally, students are required to pass a portfolio presentation or a written comprehensive examination representing the following core competencies: research, pedagogy, and curriculum. Also, in relation to the core competencies, content from the student's area of specialization will be incorporated within these areas.