Graduate Department of Language and Literacy

The degree requirements outlined in this catalog are intended to be used for students entering Wheelock in the 2013-14 academic year.

Lowry Hemphill, Chair and Associate Professor

Jennifer Klinefelter, Instructor Twakia Martin, Assistant Professor Terry Meier, Associate Professor Jane Yedlin, Associate Professor

AVAILABLE PROGRAMS OF STUDY:

Master of Science in Language and Literacy Studies Master of Science in Teacher of Reading

COURSES OF STUDY TO ADVANCE LICENSURE

12-credit Course Cluster in Teaching English Language Learners 12-credit Course Cluster in Reading

MS/Language and Literacy Studies/31 credits

The Language and Literacy Studies master's degree is non-licensure program designed for students interested in developing expertise in topics such as multilingual literacy or reading, writing and assessment. Students may use this program as preparation for work in curriculum development, school leadership, or doctoral study in literacy and may incorporate courses into this program to qualify for professional licensure.

Requirements
Core courses 9 credits
HDF 521 Children's Cognitive Development or
HDF 702 Language, Literacy and Culture/3 cr
MLE 535 Second Language Acquisition and Assessment/3 cr
RES 722 Research in Language and Literacy/3 cr
Specialty courses 21 credits
Specific program developed with advisor. Suggested areas of focus given below.
Working in Multilingual Communities
RDG 530 Teaching Literacy to English Language Learners/3 cr
RDG 558 Multicultural Children's Literature/3 cr
RDG 559 Latino Children's Literature/3 cr
RDG 560 African-American Children's Literature/3 cr
RDG 568 Developing Young Writers/3 cr
MLE 525 Content Area Instruction for English Language Learners/3 cr
MLE 530 Supporting Second Language Acquisition/3 cr
Reading, Writing and Assessment
RDG 616 Assessment of Reading and Writing/3 cr
RDG 618 Literacy Across the Curriculum/3 cr
RDG 558 Multicultural Children's Literature/3 cr
RDG 568 Developing Young Writers/3 cr
RDG 601 Multisensory Approaches to Teaching Literacy/3 cr
RDG 622 Individualized Instruction in Literacy/3 cr
RDG 626 Diagnosis and Correction of Reading Problems/3 cr
Completion of program
EDU 708 Capstone: Language and Literacy Studies 1 credit

MS/Teacher of Reading/31 credits

The Teacher of Reading master's program is designed for students who want to become reading specialists or classroom teachers who are experts in teaching reading and writing in multilingual and multicultural settings. Upon successful completion of the program including the required Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure (MTEL), students are eligible for Massachusetts Teacher of Reading Initial license (all levels). Before program entry, students must have an initial teacher license, with at least one year of teaching experience in the area of this first license in the state that granted the license. The Reading program fulfills state content requirements for advancing an Initial license to the Professional level for teachers with initial licenses in Early Childhood, Elementary, English as a Second Language or Moderate Disabilities and who have met other state requirement for this process.

Requirements
Core courses 9 credits
MLE 535 Second Language Acquisition and Assessment/3 cr
HDF 702 Language, Literacy and Culture/3 cr
RES 722 Research in Language and Literacy/3 cr
Program courses 21 credits
RDG 558td> Multicultural Children's Literature/3 credits
RDG 530 Teaching Literacy to English Language Learners/3 cr
RDG 618 Literacy Across the Curriculum/3 cr
RDG 622 Individualized Instruction in Literacy/3 cr
RDG 626 Diagnosis and Correction of Reading Problems/3 cr
RDP 609 Teacher of Reading Practicum/3 cr
Program selective: (choose one) 3 credits
RDG 560 African-American Children's Literature/3 cr
RDG 568 Developing Young Writers/3 cr
RDG 601 Multisensory Approaches to Teaching Literacy/3 cr
MLE 530 Supporting Second Language Acquisition/3 cr
MLE 525 Content Instruction for English Language Learners/3 cr
Completion of Program*
ACD 507 MTEL Preparationâ€"Reading Specialist Review 0 credits
EDU 706 Capstone: Teacher of Reading 1 credit
*Entrance to capstone requirement: passing scores on the Reading Specialist and the Communication and Literacy Skills Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure (MTEL).

12-credit Course Cluster/Teaching English Language Learners

This 12-credit course cluster develops expertise in working with English language learners in mainstream or sheltered English immersion classrooms. For teachers who already hold or are completing a master's degree, these courses can be used to move an initial license in early childhood education, elementary education, or special education (teacher of students with moderate disabilities) to professional licensure.

Requirements
RDG 530 Teaching Literacy to English Language Learners 3 credits
MLE 535 Second Language Acquisition and Assessment 3 credits
MLE 530 Supporting Second Language Acquisition 3 credits
MLE 525 Content Instruction for English Language Learners 3 credits

12-credit Course Cluster/Reading

This 12-credit course cluster develops expertise in teaching reading in culturally and linguistically diverse classrooms. For teachers who already hold or are completing a master's degree, these courses can be used to move an initial license in early childhood education, elementary education, English as a second language, or special education (teacher of students with moderate disabilities) to professional licensure.

Requirements
RDG 618 Literacy Across the Curriculum 3 credits
HDF 702 Language, Literacy and Culture 3 credits
RDG 616 Assessment of Reading and Writing 3 credits
RDG 530 Teaching Literacy to English Language Learners or
RDG 622 Individualized Instruction in Literacy 3 credits

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