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M.Ed. Language, Literacy and Culture

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. Licensed teachers seeking advanced study in literacy are the focus of the M.Ed. in Language, Literacy and Culture degree program. This concentration will provide the opportunity to add on an additional Literacy Teacher certificate from the South Carolina Department of Education and to fulfill requirements for Read to Succeed endorsements as mandated by recent legislation. The degree program requires 12 credit hours in Foundation classes (all online) and 18 credit hours in literacy specialization courses. All courses are offered online and/or face to face, depending on student preference.  The face to face 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 Center for Literacy Education are required as a part of the degree program for licensed teachers who provide assessment and motivating instruction for struggling literacy learners from the local community.  Teachers who live outside the local CCU community are required to complete the State Department mandated practicum experiences with students in their respective local settings.



  1. EDUC 607 Research for Today's Schools (3)
  2. EDUC 628 Assessment of Performance to Inform Instruction (3)
  3. EDUC 630 Advanced Study of Curriculum and Instruction (3)
  4. EDIT 604 Teaching with Technology (3)


  1. EDLL 600 Advanced Reading Theory: Philosophical, Historical, and Sociological Foundations of Reading (3)
  2. EDLL 604 Practicum in Literacy Assessment and Evaluation (3)
  3. EDLL 608 Instructional Strategies and Materials in Literacy (3)
  4. EDLL 616  Content Area Reading and Writing for Early Childhood and Elementary Teachers

or EDLL 617 Content Area Reading and Writing for Middle and High School Teachers

  1. EDLL 620 Literacy Assessment and Instruction Diverse Populations (3)
  2. EDLL 606 Trends and Issues in Literacy Education (Capstone 3)


Jeanne Cobb, Ed.D.
Professor, Literacy Education and Coordinator of the M.Ed. Literacy Concentration
Coastal Carolina University
Prince Building 122D
P.O. Box 261954
Conway, SC 29528-6054

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To learn how to apply, visit Graduate Studies »