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Reading/Literacy Specialization – Program Features


Project-Based Learning

Small classes, outstanding faculty and exemplary professionals in the field are the hallmark of Maryville’s Master’s in Education programs. There are numerous opportunities for professional growth.

A field-based practicum experience is built into a summer experience working with struggling readers in a local school under the close tutelage of a reading coach and a Maryville literacy faculty member.

Teachers have earned a master’s degree can obtain the special reading certification by taking a set of courses based upon an evaluation by the director of the program.



Professional Partnerships

Maryville is proud to work with numerous corporate and civic organizations in St. Louis and beyond through partnerships created in support of our academic programs and student opportunities. The list of the University's partners is long, impressive, and ever expanding: Rawlings, Mercy, St. Louis Public Schools, Parkway School District, Edward Jones, Northwestern Mutual, RGA, St. Louis Cardinals, St. Louis Blues, and Maritz, just to name a few. Our partners provide students with opportunities to experience hands-on involvement in real-world projects, requiring them to hone market-ready skills even before they graduate. Students also experience a variety of work environments and develop a network of industry contacts through these partnerships, so Maryville graduates often have a competitive edge in the job market. In fact, many of our partners provide valuable internships—which can lead to full-time jobs with the firm or agency.

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