Master of Science in Language and Literacy Studies
The Language and Literacy Studies Program is for professionals interested in developing expertise in particular aspects of language and literacy, such as multilingual literacy or reading, writing, and assessment. In consultation with their faculty advisor, students may use this program to design a course of study in language and literacy studies to meet their own interests and needs. While completion of this program will not lead to licensure, students my use it as preparation for work in curriculum development, school leadership in literacy, or doctoral studies.
In designing your course of student with an advisor you will be able to select from among courses in human development, multiculturalism, research, and language and culture requirements. You may decide to take the signature course in this program as part of your personalized course selection.
Teaching Literacy to English Language Learners (RDG 530) Students in this class are introduced to the key factors affecting the literacy development of bilingual children who are learning to read and write in English. Participants develop skills in assessing reading and writing competence, teaching reading skills, planning lessons, and monitoring children's progress.
This is a non-licensure program, although some teachers have opted to use courses within this program to both earn a master's degree and prepare to independently add a second license in Teaching English as a Second Language.
The Master of Science in Language and Literacy Studies is a classroom-based program with no field experience component.
Q: How many credits is this program?
Q: Can I begin this program in any semester?
A: Students can begin this program in the fall or summer semester. We recommend enrolling in the fall semester if you intend to complete it as a full-time student in three semesters.
Q: Do I need to be a full-time student to participate in this program?
A: Students may enroll in this program with full-time or part-time student status
Q: Do I have to interview for admission to the program?
A: No. But informational interviews to learn more about the program and its fit with your professional goals are encouraged. To schedule an interview with a faculty member, email the Office of Graduate Admissions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Q: Do I need prior experience to qualify for admission to this program?
A: No, but you will need to have completed a bachelor's degree with an arts and sciences or education focus, and have a demonstrated interest in literacy education.
Q: What is the deadline for application?
A: Please adhere to our priority deadlines.
Q: What will I need to submit if I apply to this program?
A: A graduate program application, an essay, a copy of your resume, copies of your academic transcripts and 3 letters of reference. For full details of required admissions materials visit our Graduate Admissions web page.
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