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2022-2023 Southeastern University - Graduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Southeastern University - Graduate Catalog

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Master of Education, Literacy Education

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Master of Education in Literacy Education

The M.Ed. in Literacy Education is a 36 semester hour program.  It is regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS).  Courses are offered in an 8-week online delivery format. The online format better allows you the ability to advance your education while maintaining your current career and family life.  While the various programs are in-depth and rigorous, the flexibility of the online delivery format allows you to schedule your studies around your life.

  • This program is ideal for the teacher desiring to advance his/her effectiveness, knowledge, and advanced employability.
  • It is an outstanding educational degree for those desiring a stepping stone to a doctoral degree.
  • The program can be completed in as little as four consecutive semesters although you are certainly allowed to go at a slower more manageable pace depending upon your current career situation.

Admission Requirements

  • An essay on the topic, “Why I want to pursue my master’s degree at Southeastern University.” Address how the Master of Education will help you improve your current/future career and how you can integrate your Christian faith. This essay should be two to three pages long, include your full name, and use 12-point, Times New Roman font. It should be double-spaced with one-inch margins.
  • A completed bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution with evidence of one of the following
    • a minimum GPA of 3.0 
    • a combined score of at least 300 on the Verbal and Quantitative sections of the GRE (Graduate Record Exam) and a 4.0 or higher on the Analytical Writing section of the GRE.  GRE scores must be recent enough to be considered valid by ETS. (If you took the GRE prior to August of 2011 the combined score must be at least 1,000 on the Verbal and Quantitative sections.)
  • For non-native English speakers a current TOEFL score at the mean level or higher.
  • Official college transcripts
  • Professional Reference
  • Personal Reference
  • Signed form of agreement to certify acknowledgement and compliance with SEU graduate policies, procedures, and regulations including the sexual harassment policy. (See form at end of this Graduate Catalog).

Academic Requirements

The minimum GPA requirement is 3.0. Grades of less than C- will not be counted toward degree completion.

Core Classes (9 cr. hours):

  • EDUC 5023 Curriculum and Diverse Learners – 3 hours
  • EDUC 5113 Educational Research – 3 hours
  • EDUC 5313 Foundations of Exceptional Student Education – 3 hours

Specialization Classes (21 cr. hours):

  • EDUC 5033 Advanced Methods of Teaching Language Arts – 3 hours
  • EDUC 5433 Research-based Practices in Literacy Instruction – 3 hours
  • EDUC 5553 Measurement and Assessment in Literacy – 3 hours
  • EDUC 5563 Content Area Literacy and Learning – 3 hours
  • EDUC 5573 Organization and Administration of Literacy Programs – 3 hours
  • EDUC 5583 Advanced Foundations in Literacy Education – 3 hours
  • TESL 5003 Developing Literacy with ELLs through Applied Linguistics – 3 hours

Electives - choose 2 courses (6 cr. hours):

  • Any graduate level (5000+) course with an EDUC, TESL, or ESED prefix

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