Curriculum and Instruction: Reading Teacher Endorsement M.Ed.

See complete admission requirements in College of Education introduction.

Candidates seeking to obtain a Master of Education degree in Curriculum and Instruction: Reading Teacher Endorsement must meet certain criteria. These include the following:

  1. A valid Illinois Professional Educator License with a teaching endorsement.
  2. Submit evidence of passing grade on the Illinois Basic Skills Test, Test of Academic Proficiency, or have a composite score of 22 on the ACT Plus Writing Test taken within the last ten years.
  3. Fulfillment of Survey of Exceptional Child requirement (105 ILCS 5/21-2a).
  4. Successful completion of the following program requirements:

Degree Requirements

Required courses

52-504Technology in the Reading and Writing Program


52-509Child and Adolescent Literature


52-523Foundations and Methods of Teaching Reading Grades 4-12, Including the Content Areas


52-524Foundations and Methods of Teaching Reading Grades P-3


52-527Teaching Reading to the Diverse Learner


52-533Methods and Strategies for Reading Comprehension Instruction, Including Instructional Practicum for the Reading Teacher


52-534Teaching Writing in the Literacy Program


52-536Remediation of Reading Difficulties


52-538Assessment and Diagnosis of Reading Problems


51-557Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment for School Improvement


52-575Practical Research for Learning Communities


Comprehensive Examination

65 Clinical Hours

Clinical/field work hours are embedded in required courses.

30 credit hours total are required for M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction: Reading Teacher Endorsement

The design of the above program requires that an individual have at least three hours of previous graduate or undergraduate coursework in reading. Any additional requests for course transfer will have to be considered individually and will not exceed an additional six graduate hours. Certain core courses may not be transferred. Anyone who does not have three hours of previous coursework can fulfill that deficiency through Lewis University.

State Assessment Requirements

At the conclusion of the program, candidates seeking a Reading Teacher Endorsement on a Professional Educator License must pass the Illinois Test for the Reading Teacher or its State-approved equivalent.