2016-2017 Graduate Academic Catalog

M.Ed. in Language and Literacy 33 credits

This 33-credit online program addresses the needs of experienced educators who wish to enhance and expand their knowledge and skills in the area of literacy. The program provides educators with a foundation in literacy learning and language and its application across diverse populations and content areas. The program has a particular focus on meeting the needs of English Language Learners through the integration of reading and writing, the use of assessment to inform instruction, the integration of technology to enhance a multiple literacies approach, and the knowledge and use of authentic literature, narrative and informational, to effectively match readers and text.

Program Prerequisite: Teaching license or documented education-related experience

Program of Study

Courses may have prerequisites for registration; please check course descriptions before registering.

Required Courses (30 credits):

EEDUC 6164Perspectives on Literacy, Learning, and Teaching

3

EECLD 6001Culturally Responsive Teaching

3

EECLD 6002Essential Linguistics: What Every Teacher Needs to Know about Language

3

EEDUC 6059Literature and Learning in the K-8 Classroom

3

EEDUC 6001The Teaching of Writing (K-12)

3

EEDUC 6101Content Literacy

3

EEDUC 6156Assessment for the Classroom Teacher of Literacy

3

EECLD 6010Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages: Content Areas

3

EEDUC 6136Struggling Readers and Writers

3

EECLD 6008Teaching Reading and Writing for Speakers of Other Languages and Dialects

3

Capstone Course (3 credits):

All other courses in the program should be taken before the capstone course.

EEDUC 7130Professional Development-New Role for the Classroom Teacher of Literacy

3