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Michael D. Eisner College of Education

Elementary Education

Masters in Education - Elementary Reading / Language Arts

All applicants must contact the Graduate Advisor, Dr. Susan Belgrad, before they will be able to enroll.

Language and Literacy

Description: Emphasis is placed on transition from traditional teaching and assessment to literature-based, whole lan gauge instruction and assessment. Teaching students to be strategic readers, writers and evaluators of their own literacy progress is emphasized. Through the Literacy Center on campus, two practicums assess children experiencing difficulties developing literacy skills and plan instructional programs of work that address their identified needs. Cross curricular connections are made through the integration of the language arts and other areas such as social studies, science and mathematics.

Required in Specialization

Program Prerequisites

¬ Admission to the University
¬ Preliminary teaching credential

ENGL 405 Language Differences and Language Change

For Classified Status

¬ Undergraduate cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher or a University-approved aptitude test for graduate study (GRE or MAT)
¬ Successful completion of the Upper Division Writing Proficiency Examination
Note: A co-requisite for the M.A. in Elementary Education Degree is a clear teaching credential.

Degree Requirements

EED 610 Research In Education
*EED 601 Curriculum, Instruction and the Reflective Teacher
EED 602 Applying Technology to Curricular Goals
*First course in all program options

EED 697 Directed Comprehensive Studies
EED 698 Thesis or Graduate Project

Required Courses

EED 621 Language, Literacy and Culture across the Curriculum
EED 625A Literacy Assessment and Teaching Strategies
EED 625AL Laboratory in Literacy Assessment and Teaching Strategies
EED 625B Literacy Assessment and Teaching Strategies
EED 625BL Laboratory in Literacy Assessment and Teaching Strategies
EED 626 Literacy Instruction for English Learners
EED 633 Seminar in Elementary School Language Arts Education