The design of this program also requires that an individual have at least three hours of previous graduate or undergraduate coursework in reading.
Total degree hours for Master of Education Curriculum and Instruction in Literacy and English Language Learning: 33 semester hours and Comprehensive Exam
State Assessment Requirements:
At the conclusion of the program, candidates seeking Reading Teacher Endorsement and ESL Endorsement must pass the Illinois Certification Test for the Reading Teacher and the Illinois Certification Test for English as a Second Language.
Clinical Hours Requirements:
The State of Illinois requires 65 clinical hours for the Reading Teacher Endorsement. These are distributed in course assignments across the program. In addition, ESL Endorsement requires 100 clinical/field hours or three months teaching with ESL/ELL students.
All teacher education programs are approved for entitlement by the Illinois State Board of Education in conjunction with the Illinois State Teacher Certification Board. In addition, the College of Education has earned NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education) accreditation.
Facts & Figures
# of Credits Required:
Average Cost per Credit (Graduate):
Master's College or University I
Loans are available for those who qualify. Applicants are encouraged to apply for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Lewis University FAFSA School Code: 001707.