Academic Program Proposal

Date
Proposal
Activated
Institution
and
Proposal
Degree
Awarded
Academic
Program
Name
Objections
Received
Decision
Deadline
MHEC Final
Action
Final
Decision
Date
5/27/2016Salisbury University
Proposal
PMCLiteracy Educator7/26/2016
Literacy Educator Program Description
The proposed post-master certificate supports Salisbury University’s mission thatspecifically highlights a graduate curriculum designed to assist students in attaininggreater mastery of their fields of specialization, improving skills, and increasingprofessional knowledge and ability through study of new findings in areas of specialinterest. Students who complete this certificate will already have completed a master’sdegree and will be able to gain MSDE Reading Teacher Endorsement without having tocomplete another master’s degree. Literacy Educators have specialized knowledge inliteracy assessment and instruction. They can explain the role of the various componentsof reading and identify students’ strengths and weaknesses. They can intervene whenstudents are not meeting developmental benchmarks providing corrective instruction withappropriate materials. They can articulate the research that grounds their practice.These competencies are the foci of the proposed certificate program.