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Master of Education in Reading (Online)

Master of Education in Reading (Online)

 



 

The Master of Education degree includes specialization areas in Administration and SupervisionSecondary EducationReadingTeaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), and Special Education.   The M.Ed. degree is designed for certified teachers seeking advanced knowledge of teaching and learning in a specific area.   Students seeking teacher certification should obtain a Guam Commission on Educator Certification (GCEC) teacher certification evaluation before developing a program of study. Students completing the Administration and Supervision degree will be able to apply for certification in that field from the GCEC. 

Students should contact an advisor for information about the program in which they are interested.

 

OBJECTIVES

The School of Education offers a Master of Education program with five (5) areas of specialization, all of which are designed to prepare students for advanced roles in the field of Education:

Option A: Thesis / Special Project

Option B: Non-Thesis

 

PREREQUISITE FOR ADMISSION AND CONTINUING REQUIREMENTS FOR SCHOOL OF EDUCATION:

  1. Applicants must meet all University requirements stated in the Academic regulations of this catalog, including:
  2. A minimum 3.0 cumulative undergraduate GPA or 3.0 graduate cumulative GPA based on a minimum of 9 graduate credit hours
  3. Submit an Electronic Portfolio on LiveText to the Admission Committee to include the following:
    a.    an essay, between 300-500 words, of accomplishments, interests, and goals relating to education.
  4. b.   three School of Education dispositions rubrics to be completed by two School of Education faculty and one current/former employer or school site administrator or master teacher.
  5. A completed Form-A

Contact the School of Education Dean’s Office for more information.

 

CONTINUING REQUIREMENTS: 

Maintain 3.0 GPA for all coursework in the M.Ed. program. The School of Education is responsible for the academic advisement of its graduate students.  Candidates are required to maintain an online, electronic portfolio. The portfolio will be used as a basis for assessment and advisement throughout the graduate studies experience and will be closely monitored at  major decision points such as admission to candidacy, midpoint, and exit.   All candidates must pass the PRAXIS II in their content area with a passing score approved for licensure on Guam. Current requirements (May 11, 2010) may be found at the Guam Commission for Educator Certification website http://www.gcec.guam.gov.

 
GRADUATE DOUBLE MAJORS in Education 

Students wishing to complete a Double Major in two areas of Education may do so by completing the following requirements:

  1. Core Courses: 6 or 9 credits. 
  2. Two Areas of Specialization Coursework. Note: Elective courses may be taken in second area of specialization.
  3. PRAXIS II covering both areas of specialization.
  4. Thesis or Special Project option (6 credits) to include both areas.

Students electing to Double Major will receive one degree with both areas of study listed on the transcript.

 

THESIS AND SPECIAL PROJECT DESCRIPTIONS:

Definitions and descriptions of the scope and format for Special Project and Thesis requirements appear in the Degree Requirements of this Bulletin.  A student in consultation with his or her advisor will decide upon which requirement will best meet student and program goals.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MASTER OF EDUCATION WITH SPECIALIZATION IN
READING (ONLINE)

 

OBJECTIVES

The School of Education offers a Masters Degree with specialization in Reading as an Online Program. The program offers the same rigor and academic quality as a traditional face-to-face degree program, yet offers the convenience of online learning that fits the schedule of a busy professional. Our online program allows you to learn from the comfort of your own home or nearby school or library at a time that is convenient for you. We believe students  will  find  the  program  both  engaging  and  meaningful.  This  specialization  is  designed  to  prepare professionals in the field of reading/literacy who are interested in becoming highly effective teachers and specialists in reading and language arts.  A thesis or special project is recommended for students who anticipate further study at the doctoral level.   Reading faculty will conduct an admissions interview as an entry level assessment for new applicants.

 

This specialization is designed to prepare professionals for the following roles:

  1. To develop students’ literacy (reading and writing) in language arts and across the curriculum, with an emphasis on pre-school, elementary and secondary years.
  2. To assess and instruct students with diverse literacy needs in regular classrooms, as well as specialized settings (developmental or basic classes, ESL classes, special education classes, adult literacy centers, etc.).
  3. To participate as a member of a professional learning community, reflecting on practice and contributing  to  the  improvement  of  instructional  programs,  advancement  of  knowledge  and practice of colleagues.

Graduates find diverse professional positions, with the majority serving in schools as classroom teachers, reading/language arts resource teachers, special education teachers, and school consultants.   Some become diagnosticians and reading specialists in clinical settings or private practice, and some go on to doctoral study.

In  addition  to  course  work  that  integrates  theory  and  practice,  students  will  diagnose  and  instruct individuals who have reading and writing problems.

 

PREREQUISITE: 

A student who wishes to be admitted into this specialization must have a Bachelor’s degree in Education or a related field (e.g. psychology, English, linguistics, etc.); and teaching experience of one or more years.  Note that a teaching certificate is required for those wishing to teach at the elementary or secondary levels in the Guam Public School System.

 

REQUIREMENTS:

Core Courses: (*3 or 6 credit hours)

Course

Course Title

Credits

ED601

Introduction to Research Methods

3

ED602, or

Qualitative Inquiry in Education, or

3, or

ED603

Quantitative Analysis

3

*(ED602 or ED603 required only for students who wish to complete a thesis or special project)

 

Area of Specialization: (30 credit hours)

Course

Course Title

Credits

ED484G

The Art and Craft of Teaching Writing

3

ED640

Language and Literacy Development

3

ED641

Middle/Secondary Reading and Writing in the Content Areas

3

ED642

Seminar in Literature for Children and Young Adults

3

ED643

Practicum: Literacy Assessment

3

ED644

Practicum: Literacy Instructional Lab

3

ED645

Advanced Methods in PK-12 School Literacy

3

ED646

Organization and Supervision of Reading Programs

3

ED647

Issues and Research in Literacy Education

3

ED649

Capstone Seminar in Language Literacy

3

 

Technology and Literacy: (3 credit hours)

Course

Course Title

Credits

ED638

Teaching with the Internet

3

 

Thesis or Special Project: (6 credit hours)

Course

Course Title

Credits

ED690, or

Special Project, or

6, or

ED695

Thesis

6

*(ED690 or ED695 required only for those students who wish to complete a thesis or special project)

 

Capstone Portfolio and PRAXIS II for Reading Specialist with a passing score approved for licensure on Guam. Current requirements may be found at the Guam Commission for Educator Certification website http://www.gcec.guam.gov (required for students who seek Reading Specialist certification). Capstone Portfolio and written comprehensive exam required for students who do not seek Reading Specialist certification.

 

TOTAL: 36 CREDIT HOURS 

(For students who do not choose to complete a thesis/special project)

 

TOTAL: 45 CREDIT HOURS

(For students who choose to complete a thesis or special project)

University of Guam

Professor of Education

(Program Coordinator – Reading)

Office Location: RFK Library, Graduate Research Center
Mailing Address: UOG Station, Mangilao, Guam 96923
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