MAEd in Literacy
School of Education
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Literacy is at the heart of learning in all disciplines for students at every grade level. At BW, teachers master a complex and carefully balanced mix of professional knowledge and skills to open the world of language, ideas and opportunities for their students through the written word.
- Examine the developmental stages of reading and writing, with focus on evaluation methods and instructional approaches, diagnostic and corrective reading methods, research in literacy education and a survey of child and adolescent literature.
- Develop strategies to teach literacy more effectively, enhancing student achievement.
- Provide more effective instruction to help students improve on state achievement tests.
- Respond effectively to national concerns about the literacy achievement gap between students at higher and lower socioeconomic levels.
Tuition Assistance through School Partnership Program
Many teachers enrolled in the MAEd programs are employed by school districts that participate in the BW school partnership program, qualifying them for significant tuition savings.
- The program includes 100 hours of field experience, including a practicum in which students work with children who have been referred for reading difficulties. Students will evaluate, plan and implement remedial programs for them.
- The courses in the program are designed to produce an endorsement on the Ohio teaching certificate in K-12 reading as established by the Ohio Department of Education.
- Successful completion of Ohio Department of Education approved exam(s) is required for teachers to quality for the K-12 reading endorsement.
- The K-12 reading endorsement meets Ohio's Third Grade Reading Guarantee requirements. The endorsement positions teachers to assess, plan for and implement programs that increase students' literacy skills. Teachers will have the credential along with the knowledge and skills needed to provide the intensive instruction for struggling students that is called for in the guarantee.
Adding an Endorsement Only
Teachers may add the reading endorsement to an existing license without completing an entire master's degree.
Advanced Practice Minor
BW's K-12 MAEd programs provide students with concentrated expertise in a targeted area plus the breadth of knowledge in another area resulting in an advanced practice minor. Minors can be obtained in:
- School leadership
- Special education
- Technology integration
OHIO 12-HOUR READING CORE REQUIREMENT
In Ohio, teachers seeking the reading endorsement must complete the Ohio-mandated 12-hour reading core before enrollment. Early childhood education and middle childhood education teachers likely completed this reading core with their initial license.
The BW School of Education will review transcripts for all applicants applying for admission to the literacy program to identify reading courses. BW will work with you to determine whether additional reading courses would be needed so that Ohio legislative code requirements for the reading endorsement are met.
A one-course waiver option may be available for reading endorsement applicants who hold an early childhood license in Ohio.