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Welcome to the Literacy Education Division

Mission Statement

Through quality field experiences and a strong theoretical foundation, candidates who pursue this degree develop a comprehensive knowledge of the field of literacy education. This understanding parallels the school’s vision of creating “principled educational leaders who are knowledgeable, reflective, and ethical professionals.” The Master of Education in Literacy Education is nationally recognized by the International Literacy Association. The general goals and objectives of the program are:

  1. A knowledge and mastery of all aspects of the literacy process;

  2. A knowledge of those skills necessary to select, administer, and interpret informal and formal assessments;

  3. A knowledge of the abilities and skills which enhance a wholesome teacher- student-parent relationship in working with students identified as at-risk readers;

  4. A knowledge of those skills necessary to recognize and accommodate for individual differences in literacy instruction;

  5. A knowledge of how to plan, supervise, and enhance programs as a literacy coach;

  6. A knowledge of and ability to demonstrate effective literacy instructional strategies;

  7. A knowledge of the relationship of literacy skills to subject-matter content areas;

  8. A knowledge of evidence-based research conducted in literacy education;

  9. A knowledge of a broad range of children and young adult literature and how to incorporate this literature into the classroom; and

  10. A knowledge of how to effectively support and mentor educators and serve as a literacy leader or literacy coach.



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