Literacy, Master of Education (M.ED)
The Literacy Concentration is 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 P–12 educational settings.
This emphasis area does not lead to an initial, residency teaching certificate. However, candidates who hold a valid Washington State teaching certificate, complete program requirements, and and complete the NES assessment are then eligible for recommendation for the endorsement.
Admission Requirements for the MEd Program
- Have earned a baccalaureate degree (either a BA or BS) from an accredited institution of higher education.
- Have earned a grade point average ≥3.0 on a 4-point scale during the final 90 quarter credits (or 60 semester credits) of enrolled coursework.
- Applicants for the Literacy concentration must also submit a copy of an educator certificate.
|EDUC 505||CURRENT ISSUES IN EDUCATION||4|
|EDUC 507||PHILOSOPHY AND ORGANIZATION OF THE AMERICAN SCHOOL||4|
|EDUC 520||METHODS OF EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH||4|
|EDUC 522||TRANSFORMATION OF LEARNING AND TEACHING||4|
|EDUC 542||P-12 LITERATURE STUDY IN THE CLASSROOM||4|
|EDUC 544||ADVANCED READING METHODS ACROSS THE CURRICULUM||4|
|EDUC 560||READING INQUIRY||4|
|EDUC 576||ADVANCED LITERACY METHODS||4|
|EDUC 590||CRITICAL AND SOCIAL LITERACIES||4|
|EDUC 591||INSTRUCTIONAL FOUNDATIONS AND INTERVENTIONS FOR LITERACY DIFFICULTIES||4|
|EDUC 641||LITERACY INTERNSHIP I||2|
|EDUC 642||LITERACY INTERNSHIP II||2|
|Portfolio and Comprehensive Exam|
|EDUC 643||LITERACY PORTFOLIO||2|
|EDUC 644||LITERACY COMPREHENSIVE EXAM||3|
Students who successfully earn an MEd in literacy from EWU should be able to do the following based on competencies for reading endorsement in the state of Washington:
- Assessment, Diagnosis, and Evaluation—candidates demonstrate knowledge of the assessment/instruction cycle (data analysis, universal screening, diagnostic, progress monitoring, formative, summative), and how to use a variety of assessment tools and practices to plan and evaluate evidence-based literacy instruction.
- Creating a Literate Environment—candidates foster literacy development by using instructional practices, curriculum materials and the appropriate use of assessments to create a literate environment.
- Foundational Knowledge—candidates have knowledge of the literacy processes and know how to apply the results of evidence-based literacy research (qualitative and quantitative) to instructional practices. Literacy is defined as:
- The integration of listening, speaking, reading, writing and critical thinking across all media types
- The knowledge to recognize and use language appropriate to a situation
- The ability to think, create, question, solve problems and reflect
- Instructional Strategies and Resources—candidates have knowledge of a wide range of instructional practices, approaches, methods, and curriculum materials to support literacy instruction.
- Instructional Methodology—candidates demonstrate a deep understanding of the pedagogical knowledge and practice specific to the teaching of literacy.
- Professional Development—candidates view professional development as a career-long effort and responsibility.
Note: MEd candidates in literacy are eligible to take the reading endorsement exam as a result of coursework.