The Master of Education in Advanced Literacy prepares teachers for literacy instruction at early childhood, elementary, middle school or high school levels. Students completing this specialization will also be eligible to take the TExES Reading Specialist exam #151, which will result in certification as a Reading Specialist. (Available on- and off-campus). A 16 week case study is required.
Graduate students selecting this specialization:
Enhance personal proficiency as leaders and resource persons in literacy education.
Prepare for literacy instruction at early childhood, middle, and high school levels.
Strengthen teaching of reading and writing across the curriculum.
Expand knowledge of children's and adolescent literature.
Learn to diagnose and remediate difficulties in reading and writing.
Prepare for certification as a Reading Specialist.
Core Courses (12 hours)
MED 5303 Curriculum Design and Practice
MED 5305 The Classroom Teacher as Researcher
MED 5308 Ethics and Leadership in Education
MED 5309 Differentiated Instruction and Learning Theory
Specialization: Advanced Literacy Instruction (18 hours)
applicable for all Advanced Literacy students
LTC 5330 Language Acquisition and Emergent Literacy
LTC 5331 Reading and Writing Across the Curriculum
LTC 5333 Literature and Literacy
LTC 5338 Reading & Literacy Programs
LTC 5339 Evaluation & Diagnosis of Literacy Needs
(Prerequisite: LTC 5330, LTC 5331)
LTC 5336 Literacy Improvement & Remediation – Practicum
(Prerequisites: LTC 5330, LTC 5331, LTC 5338, LTC 5339, MED 5305)
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