The Master of Education: Literacy Program is designed to allow students to pursue graduate-level study in the various levels of literacy. The following college-level courses should be successfully completed prior to enrollment in the program and may not be counted as part of the required credits in the literacy program:
- Basic reading methods course
- Basic language arts course
- Basic children’s literature course
Program Admission Requirements:
Submission of a copy of valid teaching certificate with application materials.
Recommended Program Admission Requirements:
Minimum of one year of contracted teaching.
The students will complete the prescribed program course of study for 46 credits. The prescribed course of study must be completed and approved by a program advisor or committee chair upon completion of 15 credits. Those wishing to obtain a Washington State Reading Endorsement must enroll in the CWU Endorsement-Only Program and pass the WEST-E (Reading) (or its current equivalent). At that time, the program designee may recommend the candidate for the Washington State Reading Endorsement. The program is delivered on-line, with core courses offered in conjunction with the Master of Education: Special Education.
Program Learner Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:
- Describe understanding of language/literacy development and processes, while considering the research, historical, contemporary, and cultural perspectives in the field
- Describe understanding of the assessment, diagnosis, and evaluation process as it relates to current position. Candidates will share how this knowledge is used in monitoring and reporting of assessment data to interested parties.
- Describe understanding of the teaching of literacy, considering the characteristics of students, the modeling and teaching of strategies, the selection of materials, and collegial support.
- Describe the literacy environment of the classroom, considering space, time, materials, and student considerations in this description.
- Share goals for own professional development and how those goals will influence teaching, work with colleagues, and leadership skills.
- Describe own process in teaching literacy, including strategies, materials, and assessments that inform and set direction for teaching.