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2018-2019 University Catalog 
2018-2019 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Literacy and Reading Education, Department of

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Department Chair

Rosario Ordoñez-Jasis

Department Office/Website

College Park 570


Brad A. Biggs, Erica Bowers, Kathryn Glasswell, Joyce Gomez-Najarro, Julian Jefferies, Laura Keisler, Rosario Ordoñez-Jasis


The Literacy and Reading Education Department offers state and nationally accredited graduate programs in Literacy and Reading Education. Coursework and field experiences equip candidates to make informed decisions in a variety of leadership roles. Based on the professional dispositions targeted by the College of Education, the graduate programs are designed to prepare professionals who promote diversity, engage in collaborative endeavors, think critically, maintain professional and ethical standards, and value lifelong learning. The department also offers undergraduate courses, preparing students to make informed choices of the techniques, materials, strategies and approaches most appropriate for their academic, professional and personal needs.

Degree Description

The Master of Science in Education with a concentration in Literacy and Reading is designed to develop literacy/reading professionals who can recognize, understand and value the forms of literacy that exists in society and their importance in learning across the disciplines at all levels pre-K through adult. Coursework focuses on foundations of literacy development, disciplinary literacy, curriculum theory and design, assessment and intervention, and theory-to-practice fieldwork experiences. Graduates of the program become informed decision-makers, with knowledge and skill in the use of a variety of pedagogical approaches, methods and practices. The program emphasizes issues of social justice, diversity and inclusiveness, and critical stances in literacy instruction and assessment that empowers all learners to read to their full potential.

Learning Goals and Student Learning Outcomes

Programs and Courses Offered


    Master of ScienceNon-DegreeCertificate


      Literacy and Reading

      Courses are designated as READ in the class schedule.

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