Accelerated Literacy Graduate Program

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The MSEd-Literacy accelerated master's degree option provides students the opportunity to enroll in a combined bachelor’s and master's degree program. Eligible BSEd majors may apply for preliminary acceptance into the MSEd-Literacy program after admission requirements for the accelerated master's option have been satisfied.

Once accepted, students will be able to take up to 12 hours of graduate-level literacy courses that apply to both their undergraduate and graduate programs.

Admission requirements

To be admitted you must fulfill the requirements listed below:

  • Junior standing, with an overall GPA of 3.25
  • Proclaimed BSEd major
    • For elementary majors: completed or enrolled in RDG 318 or RDG 420, and RDG 421
    • For secondary education majors: completed or enrolled in RDG 474
    • Other BSEd majors: contact the graduate literacy program coordinator
    • Provide a letter of recommendation from a faculty member in the literacy department

Graduate coursework in literacy taken by undergraduates and accepted into the accelerated master's option include:

  • RDG 700- Relationship of Language to Literacy and Intellectual Development
  • RDG 640- Analysis and Correction of Difficulties in Literacy
  • RDG 660- Diversity Issues in Literacy and Content Area Instruction
  • RDG 680- Successful Classroom Communities to Enhance Student Learning
  • RDG 685- Techniques of Responsive Support in the Literacy Classroom

Scheduling requirements

Before enrolling in courses for both undergraduate and graduate credit, an undergraduate student must be accepted into the accelerated program and receive prior approval from the Literacy Program Coordinator, the RFT Department Head, and the Dean of the Graduate College. This is done by using a mixed credit form.

A student will be fully admitted to the Graduate College upon completion of the requirements for the baccalaureate degree, provided the student meets all other requirements for admission to the graduate college. Acceptance into the program and all approvals must be completed prior to the end of the change of schedule period for the course(s). See the Graduate College for further information.