MASTER OF EDUCATION IN LITERACY (M.ED.)
The program is aligned with the endorsement competencies for reading/literacy in the state of Washington, and will help prepare students for the Praxis II Reading Specialist Exam.
Graduates of this program will have a foundation in the theoretical and empirical bases of effective literacy instruction, with an understanding of reading and writing development, the nature and causes of reading difficulties, and principles and strategies for effective teaching.
THE WEST-E TEST
Important: Qualifications for adding the reading endorsement include passing the WEST-E test in reading and a successful pedagogy assessment.
Due to the focus of the literacy degree on the K–12 school system, it is preferred that each applicant has completed an approved program for teacher certification prior to enrollment. Exceptions should be approved by the literacy program chairperson.
MAT OR GMAT SCORES
If an applicant for admission to the program has an undergraduate GPA of 3.4 or higher, or has a master's degree from an accredited university, MAT or GRE scores are waived as an entrance requirement.
To take the comprehensive exam, students must have completed all required courses in the program (except the field experience and pedagogy assessment).