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M.Ed., MSR Faculty
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MSR READING SPECIALIST CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS
***The same criteria arequired for admission to the MSR Program apply to certification***
||Theoretical Foundations of Reading Instruction
||Reading in the Content Area
||Literature and Literacy
||Planning and Organizing Reading Programs
||Reading and Language Disabilities
||Practicum: Remedial, Corrective, and Developmental Reading
must pass the Praxis II Subject Area Assessment, which measures a
student’s content knowledge. The Specialty Area Test is for the Reading
Specialist (0300). In lieu of student teaching, participants are
required to take part in internship experiences for a minimum of 100
hours under the guidance of college personnel and cooperating teachers
trained in reading education. These hours are divided among the six
courses required for Reading Specialist Certification. Appropriate
field experiences include, but are not limited to, planning and
execution of instruction; case study testing; data collection;
interviewing students, teachers, and parents; observation and
evaluation of exemplary teachers; observation of students; attending
in-service training; administration of student tests; and participation
in non-teaching duties such as test scoring, data recording, and
reviewing student literacy portfolios.
A. ENTRANCE CRITERIA (ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS)
- A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university
- Official transcripts of undergraduate and graduate course work
- A state-issued teaching certificate
- Completed Graduate Program application with $50.00 non-refundable application fee
- Updated resume/CV
- Three letters of recommendation
- A 300-500 word essay discussing a contemporary literacy issue or initiative
- Issue/initiative must be precisely described
- Pros and cons should be discussed
- Candidate’s professional opinion should be included in the final paragraph
B. RETENTION CRITERIA
A Candidate must:
- Sign for at least two graduate level courses during each academic session to maintain the full time status.
- Maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale to stay in the program.
by The Lincoln University’s policies on sexual harassment, class
attendance, and retention policies, which may be obtained from the
Office of Graduate Student Services and Admissions.
C. EXIT CRITERIA
Eligibility for Reading Specialist Certification is based on:
- Successful completion of all required courses.
- A minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 on the 4.0 scale.
- Repeating or removing courses with ‘F’ grade before applying for graduation.
- Passing the Praxis II Specialty Area Test.
- Completing 100 hours of internship experience.
Implementation of Entrance Criteria
A Review Committee composed of, among others, the Graduate Education
Academic Advisor and the Director of Graduate Admissions and Student
Services conducts a thorough review of all applicants’ documents to
determine if the admission requirements listed under the
respectivecertification program are met.
Implementation of Retention Criteria
academic records are evaluated frequently. Those students whose
grades are on the borderline of the minimum cumulative grade point
average as stated in the entrance criteria will be informed in writing
of their academic status in their respective certification program.
Implementation of Exit Criteria
Graduate Education Academic Advisor and the Chair or Assistant Chair of
the Department of Education make the decision of whether a candidate
meets the published exit criteria for Teacher Certification with the
concentration in Elementary Education. The recommendation from the two
individuals is then forwarded to the Dean of the School of Social
Sciences and Behavioral Studies for approval.
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