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4+1/Graduate Literacy Program

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Contact Information

Phone: 401.865.1987
E-mail: bpaesano@providence.edu
Location: Harkins 328D

The 4+1 Program in Literacy for PC Education Majors

The 4+1 Program in Literacy is available to Providence College Elementary/Special Education and Secondary majors. This program provides an opportunity for education majors to earn a graduate degree in one year, thus completing a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in 5 years (4+1). This advanced degree in literacy prepares teachers for additional certification as PK-12 reading specialists. Classroom teaching experience (3 years in R.I.) and a passing score on the PRAXIS II for Reading Professionals or other state certification tests are also required. 

With approval from their academic advisor, PC education majors may begin the graduate program in the fall or spring semester of their senior year and are eligible to apply to the 4+1 Program for the November 1 application cycle, also in their senior year. A maximum 12-credit undergraduate course load is allowed during each semester a senior enrolls in a graduate literacy course. After completing a maximum of two graduate courses, continuation in the graduate program requires formal acceptance to the program and completion of the Bachelor’s degree in education. The 4+1 timeframe includes 4 years of undergraduate studies and, for the advanced degree, two (2) summers and one (1) academic year (fall and spring).

Required Courses

Graduate Studies in Literacy: 1.0 Year Plan
The following chart outlines the one-year plan of study in Literacy, beginning in the Senior Year. Eight (8) recent graduates from ESE are following this plan at this time.

Summer II  Fall/Senior Year Spring/Senior Year
  *EDU765: Models and Processes of Literacy
*12-credit undergraduate maximum credit load and approval from academic advisor
Please Note: Students who do not take this course in the fall of their senior year will add it to their graduate course load during one of the semesters (fall or spring) during their year in the program.
*EDU767: Fostering Cultural Awareness and Development: Diverse Literatures K-12
*12-credit undergraduate maximum
credit load and approval from academic advisor

After Graduation from Undergraduate Studies

Summer I and II Fall Spring
EDU763: Research in Literacy
EDU851: Teaching Writing K- 12
EDU832: Best Practice Middle/Secondary Grades
EDU840: Best Practice Intermediate Grades
EDU837: Organization & Supervision
EDU830: Best Practice Primary Grades
EDU835: Understanding Learning Differences and Responsive Pedagogy
EDU842: Literacy Coach
Summer I and II    
EDU836: Literacy Clinic    

Graduation: Students will participate in the graduation ceremony as a “hold MA diploma”, pending completion of EDU836: Literacy Clinic in Summers I and II & Portfolio Requirement.

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