Our 30 hour, online Literacy and Instruction M.Ed.is designed to provide practical content that can be immediately used in a teacher’s classroom. It begins by investigating the key issues of literacy practices and teachers’ roles regarding reflective, instructional decisions based on an evolving view and understanding of the literacy process. Various philosophies and theories of reading, writing, and language acquisition are examined.
It continues by detailing the diagnosis of reading abilities and disabilities of individual pupils; development of programs for small groups and individuals at different levels of readiness; and evaluation of progress in reading ability based on both psychological and emotional adjustment. Theories of reader response in relation to the reading process and implications for instruction are explored.
During a two-year period, a cohort of teachers will participate in 30 semester hours of continuously sequenced course work.
Courses are listed below.
EDUC5100 Strategies for Collaboration 3 s.h.
EDUC5103 Language, Literacy and Instruction 3 s.h.
EDUC5104 Literacy and Instruction 3 s.h.
EDUC5105 Early Literacy Development 3 s.h.
EDUC5106 Critical Perspectives of Children’s Literature 3 s.h.
EDUC5107 Strategies for Reading Instruction 3 s.h.
EDUC5108 Literacy Instruction for ESL and Special Needs 3 s.h.
EDUC5109 Diagnostics and Assessment in Literacy 3 s.h.
EDUC6100 Classroom Inquiry and Action Research 3 s.h.
EDUC6110 Classroom Inquiry and Action Research Practicum 3 s.h.
Total Hours 30 Hours