Literacy Option, Master of Education in Education (M.ED.)

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Literacy–certification required: designed for classroom and reading teachers as they work toward an understanding of the role that literacy plays across the curriculum and over time. The program explores research and processes for teaching literacy in K–12 educational settings.

A copy of state teaching certificate must accompany the graduate application.

Required Common Core
Psychological Foundations
EDUC 522TRANSFORMATION OF LEARNING AND TEACHING4
or PSYC 515 ADVANCED EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY
Historical, Philosophical and Social Foundations of Education–choose two
EDUC 502HISTORY OF AMERICAN EDUCATION4
or EDUC 507 PHILOSOPHY AND ORGANIZATION OF THE AMERICAN SCHOOL
EDUC 505CURRENT ISSUES IN EDUCATION4
or EDUC 506 EDUCATIONAL SOCIOLOGY
Research and Applied Experience
EDUC 520METHODS OF EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH4
EDUC 600THESIS5
or EDUC 601 RESEARCH REPORT
EDUC 695INTERNSHIP4
Literacy Area Specialization
EDUC 542LITERATURE STUDY IN THE ELEMENTARY AND MIDDLE SCHOOL4
EDUC 544ADVANCED READING METHODS ACROSS THE CURRICULUM4
EDUC 560READING INQUIRY4
EDUC 576ADVANCED LITERACY METHODS4
EDUC 590CRITICAL AND SOCIAL LITERACIES4
EDUC 591INSTRUCTIONAL FOUNDATIONS AND INTERVENTIONS FOR LITERACY DIFFICULTIES4
Total Credits49

Student Learning Outcomes—students will

  • demonstrate effective practice in the implementation of learning activities which include: knowledge of content area; problem solving; use of technology; opportunity for student choice;
  • motivation; collaboration and respect for diversity in a student centered learning environment;
  • demonstrate professional leadership in the field;
  • design and implement curriculum based on standards, knowledge, skills and professional dispositions from the Department of Education, state of Washington Professional Education Standards Board (PESB) standards and certification requirements and other applicable professional standards;
  • demonstrate excellent communication skills necessary to communicate effectively with all constituencies, including students, colleagues, parents and community.demonstrate knowledge of the role of literacy in K–12 classrooms and also provide evidence of their understanding of research and accompanying strategies for teaching and empowering literacy in K–12 educational settings.