Master of Education in Literacy

Admission Requirements

The student must apply to and meet all criteria for admission to the Graduate School. In addition, candidates for the Master of Education with Literacy Emphasis must meet all college requirements for admission and retention. Individuals applying for admission to the Master of Education with Literacy Emphasis must meet the following admission requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree from a college or university accredited in the United States or its equivalent from a school in another country.
  • Grade point average of 3.0 or higher for all upper division credits taken at the undergraduate level.

General Requirements

Candidates must complete a minimum of 30 semester credit hours for the Master of Education with literacy Emphasis. They must complete EDUC 4419 Developmental Literacy or the Idaho Comprehensive Literacy Course or Assessment.

All candidates completing a thesis or case study will orally defend the thesis or case study, but will not sit for written comprehensive examinations. All candidates not completing a thesis or case study will be required to pass both a written comprehensive examination and an oral examination.

Candidates seeking Idaho certification in the area of their training must meet any requirements of the State Board of Education for certification. It is recommended that students pursuing the Master of Education with Literacy Emphasis have professional experience in an educational context.

Required Core Professional Studies
EDUC 6601Research and Writing3
EDUC 6602Theories of Learning3
Specialty Studies
EDUC 5524Assessing Literacy Abilities3
EDUC 5526Remediation of Literacy Problems3
EDUC 6632Psychology of Literacy3
EDUC 6633Language Literacy and Neurology3
EDUC 6634Literacy Multicultural Views3
EDUC 6635Clinical Methods in Literacy3
Integrative Field Research Studies
EDUC 6650Thesis6
or EDUC 6651 Field Project or Case Study in Education
or EDUC 6652 Field Practicum in Education
Total Credits30