M.Ed.-English Language Arts, Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies in English Language Arts
Anna Maria College's Master of Education, English Language Arts degree fulfills the requirements for the Professional Teacher License in Early Childhood Pre-K-2 and Elementary 1-6. Students must complete an ELA curriculum concentration of four courses required for the license, five core courses to include assessment and research in ELA, and three electives. Curriculum concentration courses include:
Literature Based Language Arts;
Language Acquisition and Early Literacy;
Reading in the Content Areas;
Theory and Research in Reading;
Diagnosis and Correction of Reading Difficulties;
Writing in the Elementary Classroom ;
Sign Language and ELL in the Heterogeneous Classroom
Students may add additional requirements to include Literature for Young Adults, a practicum, and seminar to qualify for the Initial Teacher License as a Reading Specialist.
Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies Program
Students may pursue a Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies (CAGS) in English Language Arts after earning a Master Degree. The CAGS is a course of focused study consisting of at least eight upper level graduate courses. The plan of study is based on students’ previous academic record, professional goals, and academic interest.
New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education