College Park 570
Brad A. Biggs, Erica Bowers, Joyce Gomez-Najarro, Julian Jefferies, Laura Keisler, Madeleine Mejia, Rosario Ordoñez-Jasis
The Literacy and Reading Education Department offers state and nationally accredited graduate programs in literacy education. Programs include the Master of Science in Education with a concentration in Literacy and Reading, the Reading and Literacy Leadership Specialist Credential, and the Reading and Literacy Added Authorization. Coursework, clinical practicums and fieldwork 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 specialized literacy professionals who promote equity, diversity and inclusion.The department also offers a minor in Literacy Education that focuses on education through a literacy, community and social justice lens.
The Master of Science in Education with a concentration in Literacy and Reading is designed to develop specialized literacy 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
ProgramsMaster of ScienceNon-DegreeCertificate
CoursesLiteracy and Reading
Courses are designated as READ in the class schedule.