The M.S.Ed. in literacy education prepares experienced teachers to be socially responsible practitioner scholars to work and learn within multicultural and multilingual contexts to foster literacy and language development for all learners across the lifespan. Students wishing to complete Illinois State Board of Education certification, endorsement, or approval in a literacy education field should refer to the section on Certification at the Graduate Level.
For more information about the program, see the Literacy Education section of the Graduate Catalog.
The major in elementary education emphasizes focused study to strengthen and broaden the professional preparation of teachers for the elementary school. In addition to the basic requirements, course work will be determined on the basis of the individual student's undergraduate preparation, experience, and professional goals.
For more information about the program, see the Elementary Education section of the Graduate Catalog.
We are not offering this program currently. We do offer Elementary Education certification (K-9) as a post-baccalaureate program where you would obtain a second bachelor's degree. More information about the program can be found at Bachelor's Program.