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Program Requirements

The MAE in Literacy Education is a 36 hour program, with a thesis and non-thesis option available. The program is offered online.

Professional Education Component (21 hours required)

Course Number Course Title Semester Offered
LTCY 518 Literacy Education and Technology Winter Term Only
LTCY 519 Foundations of Reading Instruction Every Semester
LTCY 520 Clinical Diagnosis of Reading Variability Fall Only
LTCY 521 Reading Intervention Spring Only
LTCY 524 Content Area Literacy Fall Only
LTCY 527 Literacy Learning & Cultural Differences Summer Only
LTCY 528 Literacy Research Methods & Evaluation Spring Only

Specialization Component (6 hours required)

Course Number Course Title Semester Offered
LTCY 523 Diagnostic Reading Procedures(required) Spring Only
LTCY 624 Seminar in Literacy Issues and
Trends (KRP)
Summer and through-
out the school year
LTCY 695 Internship in Literacy Supervision  As needed

Restricted Electives (3 hours required)

Course Number Course Title Semester Offered
PSY 510 Advanced Education Psychology Fall/Spring/Summer
PSY 511 Psychology of Learning Schedule not set
PSY 519 Psychological Perspectives on
Classroom Behavior
Schedule not set
PSY 540 Behavioral Problems of Childhood
and Adolescence
Schedule not set
ELED 503 Organization of Elementary School
MGE 571 Middle School Curriculum Schedule not set
EXED 516 The Child with Exceptionalities Spring Only
SEC 580 Curriculum Fall/Spring/Summer
ENG 596 Writing Project (3 of 6 hours) Summer and throughout
the school year (face-to-face)
LME 518 Advanced Children's Literature Fall/Spring/Summer
LME 527 Literature for Young Adults Fall/Spring/Summer
EXED 523 Curriculum/Methods in Early Child-
hood Special Education
Schedule not set
IECE 591 Seminar in Interdisciplinary Early
Childhood Education

Research Tool (3 hours required)

Course Number Course Title Semester Offered
EDFN 500 Research Methods Fall/Spring/Summer

Thesis Option (6 hours/Thesis Option Only)

Course Number Course Title Semester Offered
LTCY 599 Thesis As Needed

Non-Thesis Option (6 hours/Non-Thesis Option)

Course Number Course Title Semester Offered
LTCY 522 Investigations in Reading Fall Only
LTCY 624 (non-thesis option) Seminar in Literacy Issues Spring Only

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NOTE: Students in the MAE in Literacy Education Program select either a Thesis or Non-Thesis (Comprehensive Literacy Project) as a capstone experience in their program of study. The Thesis presentation and defense and the Comprehensive Literacy Project (CLP) presentation and subsequent oral discussion/questioning serve to replace traditional Comprehensive Exams (Comps).

Sample Course Schedule

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