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Program Requirements

The MAE in Literacy Education is a 36 hour program, with a thesis and non-thesis option available. There are five main components that make up the requirements for the program, including:

  • Professional Education Component (21 credit hours)
  • Specialization Component (6 credit hours)
  • Restricted Electives (3 credit hours)
  • Research Tool (3 credit hours)
  • *Thesis or non-thesis option (6 credit hours).

*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). This degree is offered completely online.

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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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