Curriculum: Master of Education in Literacy and Second Language Studies

August 08, 2022
August 22, 2022
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Curriculum at a Glance

For the Master of Education LSLS online program, students will complete the Core Curriculum (9 credit hours) as well as a concentration area (21 credit hours) in PreK-12 Reading Instruction or Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

The LSLS program highlights four emphases within its coursework:

  1. Designing and implementing reading, writing, and speaking curricula in Literacy and TESOL.
  2. Assessing and evaluating reading, writing, and speaking challenges for native and non-native English speakers.
  3. Practicing varied instructional methods to foster literacy learning across the diversity of student populations.
  4. Developing strategies for critically analyzing research in the fields of literacy and second language studies.

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Foundations of First and Second Language Learning

This course introduces students to foundational knowlege in first and second language learning. Specific topics include major theoretical paradigms and constructs that affect learning.

Literacy as a Linguistic and Cultural Tool

This course examines the social, cultural, and community aspects of literacies, the linguistic and cultural aspects of learning English as a additional language, and the ways in which schoolsmight recognize, maintain, develop, and build uponthe "ways with words" that contemporary students acquire and learn in out-of-school contexts. The course is based on a sociocultural view of literacy, encompassing multidisciplinary approaches and focuses on key sociocultural arguments, influential studies, and their classroom implications.

Master's Culminating Experience: Literacy and Second Language Studies

This course provides students with the opportunity to learn about portfolios and reflective practice as Literacy and Second Language professionals in the field, while applying key understandings to the creation of their own reflective portfolios.

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