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Master of Science in Literacy Education

What is literacy Education?

A Master’s Degree in Literacy serves the needs of teachers and education professionals who seek to change students’ lives through reading education and intervention. The Master of Science in Literacy Education delivers coursework in line with State of Maine Certificate 092: Literacy Specialist certification. While the Thomas MSLE curriculum is aligned with State of Maine certification requirements, it does not serve as a final certification completion mechanism. Students should note that in addition to course work, teaching experience is required for final State certification.

The Thomas College Advantage

The Thomas College Master of science in Literacy Education prepares students for careers  as PK - 12 literacy teachers and specialists.  Earning your M.S.L.E. will allow you to focus your coursework on literacy while still gaining advanced education in instruction and leadership.  While the M.S.L.E. is aligned with State of Maine certification requirements, it does not serve as a final certification completion mechanism. Students should note that in addition to course work, teaching experience is required for final State certification.

Thomas College Literacy Education objectives include:

  1. Competency:  Students will understand the developmental and socio-cultural pathways and roadblocks to literacy acquisition in order to provide assessment and intervention for students who struggle with reading and writing
  2. Assessment:  Students will understand the utilization of assessment methods and strategies as tools to evaluate student learning progress
  3. Critical Thinking:  Students will demonstrate the ability to modify instructional plans and promote alternative goals and strategies when necessary, particularly in relation to assessment results
  4. Implementation:  Students will develop skills in planning, implementing, and assessing literacy instruction
  5. Diversity:  Students will adapt knowledge to fit diverse student populations
  6. Leadership:  Students will be prepared to take leadership roles in literacy instructional planning, curriculum development, and professional support

Click the links below to learn more about Literacy Education, email grad@thomas.edu or call Cathy at 207-859-1102 for more information.

Applications for the Thomas College inaugural Literacy Education class are now being accepted. Courses begin August 2013.

Master of Science in Literacy Education Curriculum

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