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Degree Requirements

Literacy (Birth - Grade 6) M.S. Ed. (30 Credits)

Prerequisite: Prior certification

Tier I: Core Courses (9 credits)

Course Number Course Title Credits
TED 510 Introduction to Students with Disabilities 3
TED 515 Multicultural Perspectives 3
TED 520 Language and Literacy 3

Tier II: Methods Courses (21 credits)

Course Number Course Title Credits
TED 525 Teaching Literacy and Language Arts 1-6 3
TED 610 Assessing Students with Literacy & Learning Problems 3
TED 625 Interventions in Reading 3
TED 640 Phonological Awareness & Beginning Reading 3
TED 645 Methods in Teaching Writing 3
TED 710 Practicum in Literacy for Students with Learning Problems 1-6 3
TED Literacy Elective 3

Total 30 Credits

Students must pass the Content Specialty Test (CST) in Literacy.


• Initial portfolio should be submitted after 12 credits
• Final portfolios should be submitted one semester prior to the final semester in the program. Portfolios need to be judged as satisfactory or better before the degree will be granted.