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2007-2009 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Literacy (K-12) Concentration MA


This concentration offers courses that focus on issues and practices related to an integrated language arts curriculum, and material, and prepares teachers for Reading Specialist endorsement. Material is considered in terms of learners from diverse backgrounds and school settings. Coursework outside of the concentration strand has been designed to support and enhance the concepts presented. Students select the thesis option (33 credits) or non-thesis option (36 credits).

The concentration prepares individuals with elementary or secondary teaching certification to apply for Reading Specialist endorsement. Individuals who wish to pursue a research career, administrative position and/or doctoral degree in education are encouraged to select the thesis option. The Literacy concentration complies with the guidelines on Advanced Reading Education of the International Reading Association.

Requirements.

  1. Core education courses (6 credits). EDE 500  or EDE 601 ; EDE 670 .
  2. Literacy strand (18 credits).
    1. EDR 543 , EDR 544 , EDR 641 , EDR 645 .
    2. Two from: EDR 520 , EDR 530 , EDR 532 , EDR 535 , EDR 537 , EDR 699 ; EDR 546  / ENG 512 ; EDE 580 ; EDT 641 ; ENG 532 , ENG 533 ; ENG 534  / THE 534 .
  3. Cognate course (6 credits). LIN 520 , LIN 521 .
  4. Thesis or non-thesis option (33-36 credits). Students must select either the 36-credit non-thesis option or the 33-credit thesis option.
    1. Non-thesis option (6 credits). Additional courses listed under A or B2 above and/or EDE 520 .
    2. Thesis option (3 credits). EDE 698  (prerequisite: completion of at least 24 credit hours).