Program Options & Requirements

Master of Education with Reading Specialist Certification (K–12)

The Master of Education Consulting Resource Teacher (CRT) degree consists of 48 credits and a non-credit Orientation Seminar. The curriculum is designed as follows:

Professional Core Courses (21 credits)

  • ORI 500 Orientation Seminar (0 credit)
  • CRT 511 Advanced Learning Theory & Instructional Design
  • CRT 513 Assessment Measures for Special Students
  • CRT 515 Development of Children & Adolescents
  • CRT 546 Consultation and Administration of Inclusion Programs
  • CRT 599 Seminar and Project in Action Research (6 credits)
  • RSC 529 A Collaborative Team Approach for Inclusion

Certification Core (18 credits)

  • CRT 548 Instructional Strategies for the Disabled Reader & Writer
  • RSC 524 Children’s Literature for Instruction
  • RSC 526 Diagnostic Assessment & Analysis for the Classroom Teacher
  • RSC 527 Diagnostic Reading Instruction
  • SEC 539 Legislation Dictating Special Services
  • SEC 535 Management Strategies for the Special Student in the Regular Classroom
  • RSC 529 A Collaborative Team Approach for Inclusion

Completion of this program option includes fulfilling the MEd graduation requirements, achieving the minimum score on the Pre-service Academic Performance Assessment (PAPA), and receiving an acceptable evaluation from the supervisor for the field work.

Master of Education without Teaching Certification

The MEd degree only option consists of 39 credits and a non-credit Orientation Seminar. The curriculum is designed as follows:

Professional Core (21 credits)

  • ORI 500 Orientation Seminar (0 credit)
  • CRT 511 Advanced Learning Theory & Instructional Design
  • CRT 513 Assessment Measures for Special Students
  • CRT 515 Development of Children & Adolescents
  • CRT 599 Seminar and Project in Action Research (6 credits)
  • CRT 546 Consultation and Administration of Inclusion Programs
  • RSC 529 A Collaborative Team Approach for Inclusion

Electives (18 credits)

  • CRT 548 Instructional Strategies for the Disabled Reader & Writer
  • RSC 524 Children’s Literature for Instruction
  • RSC 526 Diagnostic Assessment & Analysis for the Classroom Teacher
  • RSC 527 Diagnostic Reading Instruction
  • SEC 539 Legislation Dictating Special Services
  • SEC 532 Psychological Characteristics of Students with Special Needs
  • SEC 535 Management Strategies for Special Students in the Regular Classroom
  • CRT 540 Selected Topics in Inclusion Education
  • CRT 549 Seminar in Learning Disabilities and Other Neurological Impairments
  • SEC 537 Technology for Teachers

Completion of this program option includes fulfilling the MEd graduation requirements.

Reading Specialist Certification (K–12) Only

For prospective students holding an Instructional I certificate, or its equivalent, certification as a Reading Specialist (K–12) can be arranged for a student without the student needing to enroll in LBC’s MEd degree program. This non-degree certification option consists of 30 credits and a non-credit Orientation Seminar. The curriculum is designed as follows:

Professional Core (12 credits)

  • ORI 500 Orientation Seminar (0 credit)
  • CRT 513 Assessment Measures for Special Students
  • CRT 599 Seminar and Project in Action Research (6 credits)
  • RSC 529 A Collaborative Team Approach for Inclusion

Certification Core (18 credits)

  • CRT 548 Instructional Strategies for the Disabled Reader & Writer
  • RSC 524 Children’s Literature for Instruction
  • RSC 526 Diagnostic Assessment & Analysis for the Classroom Teacher
  • RSC 527 Diagnostic Reading Instruction
  • SEC 539 Legislation Dictating Special Services
  • SEC 535 Management Strategies for Special Students in the Regular Classroom