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Master of Education in Curriculum & Instruction; Literacy Education

The Department of Teaching & Learning holds as its central mission the preparation and development of educators at all levels. The department ensures that its professional education programs are based on essential knowledge, established and current research findings, and sound professional practice. The Department offers a M.Ed. in 17 areas of concentration as well as a M.S. in 13 of those areas. The master’s degree consists of required core courses coupled with courses specifically related to an area of concentration. A culminating experience or thesis concludes the degree and provides evidence of the knowledge, skills, and dispositions gained while in the program.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this program, graduates will be able to:

  • Know a wide range of theories and how they relate to a range of classroom practices and materials;
  • Articulate specific knowledge bases in participant’s particular area of research and study;
  • Make personal connections to literature related to their own life experiences through reading and writing;
  • Examine, understand, and appreciate the interrelationships between the communication arts and literacy development;
  • Demonstrate knowledge of historical, social, cultural and cognitive factors that influence and have influenced literacy development.

Career Possibilities

  • Elementary and secondary teacher
  • Literacy coach
  • Educational consultant