There is an urgent need to prepare teachers in South Carolina who are knowledgeable about literacy in order to address the problems of high rates of illiteracy in our state. Certified teachers seeking advanced study in literacy are the focus of the M.Ed. in Learning and Teaching/Literacy degree program. This concentration will provide the opportunity to add on an additional certification endorsement(s) as Literacy Teacher from the South Carolina Department of Education. The degree program requires 15 credit hours in Core classes (all online) and 15 credit hours in literacy specialization courses. Six of 10 required courses are offered online. The remaining courses are offered in the late afternoons/evenings on campus and in hybrid format during the academic year and in summer sessions. Interactive and participatory experiences in the Chanticleer Literacy Lab are required as a part of the degree program for certified teachers who provide assessment and motivating instruction for struggling literacy learners.
II. CONCENTRATION STUDIES (15 credits)
Select one of the following two courses: