Literacy Education (MAE) - Fall 2019 Cohort

Tentative course schedule
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Fall 2019
LITED
6212
Methods and Materials in Literacy Education
Integrated approach to language learning within and across grades K-12, with a strong emphasis on reading and writing connections within content areas and across children’s and young adult literature. Prerequisite(s): graduate standing; previous course work in literacy education or consent of instructor.
3 unit(s)
Spring 2020
LITED
6239
Advanced Literacy Studies
Students locate, read, examine, analyze, and evaluate a variety of historical and contemporary literacy research pieces; make plans for research studies and write literature reviews, conference and grant proposals.
3 unit(s)
Summer 2020
LITED
6240
Language Development and Variability
Exploration of research on factors generally associated with variability in language and literacy development, on methods designed to promote language and literacy development, and on roles of teachers and parents in promoting this development in children with differences. Prerequisite(s): graduate standing, previous course work in literacy education, or consent of instructor.
3 unit(s)
MEASRES
6205
Educational Research
An introduction to research methods relevant to educational research with an emphasis on how these methods address the challenges of conducting research in applied settings such as schools. Course content includes a survey of major types of research designs (both quantitative and qualitative) and their associated approaches for minimizing bias, establishing validity, collecting data and drawing conclusions. A primary goal of this course is to equip students with an understanding of basic concepts and tools so they can systematically locate, efficiently read and critically evaluate empirical research studies.
3 unit(s)
Fall 2020
LITED
6245
Ideological, Cultural, and Sociopolitical Issues in Children's Literature
Advanced literacy course exploring ideological, cultural, social, and political issues in children's literature. Study in sociocultural contexts of literacy instruction, with critical analysis of literature as an instrument to inform and transform life as well as learning. Prerequisite(s): LITED 1044 (230:044) or consent of instructor.
3 unit(s)
Spring 2021
LITED
6238
Advanced Assessment and Evaluation of Literacy Development
Experience in assessment and evaluation of literacy processes. An in depth examination of the interrelationship of assessment and evaluation to literacy development including current issues and practices. Prerequisite(s): graduate standing, previous course work in literacy education, or consent of instructor.
3 unit(s)
LITED
6299
Research
Intended as the final course in the Curriculum and Instruction: Literacy Education program; focuses on completion of final research project and preparation for comprehensive examination in a collaborative seminar setting. Thesis requires a total of 6 hours. Non-thesis requires a total of 3 hours. Prerequisite(s): consent of department.
1-6 unit(s)
Summer 2021
ELEMECML
6201
Issues and Trends in Curriculum
Current ideas influencing the planning and implementation of curriculum. Prerequisite(s): consent of department.
3 unit(s)
LITED
6260
Roles of the Reading Specialist
Exploration of the five major leadership roles required of school personnel who serve as reading and language arts specialists. Prerequisite(s): graduate standing or consent of instructor.
3 unit(s)
Fall 2021
EDPSYCH
6214
Foundations of Instructional Psychology
Study of factors involved in designing and implementing effective instructional environments.
3 unit(s)
LITED
6299
Research
Intended as the final course in the Curriculum and Instruction: Literacy Education program; focuses on completion of final research project and preparation for comprehensive examination in a collaborative seminar setting. Thesis requires a total of 6 hours. Non-thesis requires a total of 3 hours. Prerequisite(s): consent of department.
1-6 unit(s)
Spring 2022
LITED
6290
Practicum
Supervised experience in teaching and/or supervision of instruction. May be repeated for maximum of 4 hours. Prerequisite(s): consent of instructor.
2-4 unit(s)
LITED
6299
Research
Intended as the final course in the Curriculum and Instruction: Literacy Education program; focuses on completion of final research project and preparation for comprehensive examination in a collaborative seminar setting. Thesis requires a total of 6 hours. Non-thesis requires a total of 3 hours. Prerequisite(s): consent of department.
1-6 unit(s)

Research requirement options

Students in this program of study have the choice to write either a research paper or research thesis. The focus of the research area develops from individual interests as students progress through the program of study. Students writing the research thesis will enroll for 2 hours in each Research course.

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