In consultation with their advisor, students may choose one elective in areas such as Educational Technology, English, Special Education and Communication Sciences and Disorders. In addition, special topics courses (EDRD 660) will be offered periodically on topics pertinent to literacy education such as Children’s Literature and Strategies for Classroom Writing.
For successful completion of the GraduateLiteracy Education program all candidates are required to attain a benchmark score of 162 or higher on the Reading for Virginia Educators: Reading Specialist (RVE for Reading Specialists). Candidates will be allowed two opportunities to successfully pass the RVE.
A master’s degree will not be awarded if a candidate fails to achieve the score of 162 or higher after taking the RVE a second time.See http://www.ets.org/praxis/va.