Graduate Specialization - Graduate Specialization in Language and Literacy Education

Program:
Graduate Specialization in Language and Literacy Education
Program Code:
6740 Language & Literacy Education
Program Level:
Graduate
Award Type:
Specialization Graduate - Doctoral
Start Term:
FS10
College:
College of Education
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Listed below are the approved requirements for the program from the official Academic Programs Catalog.
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College of Education

Department of Teacher Education

Graduate Study
Graduate Specialization in Language and Literacy Education

The Graduate Specialization in Language and Literacy Education, which is administered by the Department of Teacher Education, is designed for students who aspire to be scholars, curriculum developers, and policy leaders in literacy at school, district, state, national, and international levels. The specialization focuses on literacy theory, research, and education. It is for students who wish to address issues of language and literacy development, literacy use, literacy instruction, literacy contexts of social, cultural, and linguistic differences, and the possibilities of transforming how people read and take action in their worlds.

The graduate specialization is available as an elective to students who are enrolled in the Doctor of Philosophy degree in Educational Psychology and Educational Technology and the Doctor of Philosophy degree in Curriculum, Instruction and Teacher Education and the Doctor of Philosophy degree in Special Education. Students must meet the requirements of the specialization specified below, in addition to the requirements for the Doctor of Philosophy degree in Educational Psychology and Educational Technology or the Doctor of Philosophy degree in Curriculum, Instruction and Teacher Education or the Doctor of Philosophy degree in Special Education.With the approval of the department and college that administers the student’s degree program, the courses that are used to satisfy the specialization may also be used to satisfy the requirements for the doctoral degree.

For further information visit the Language and Literacy Web site at: http://education.msu.edu/literacy/.


Requirements for the Graduate Specialization in Language and Literacy Education 

               
1. All of the following courses (9 credits):  
  CEP 930 Educational Inquiry 3
  TE 946 Current Perspectives in Literacy Research and Instruction 3
  TE 931 Introduction to Qualitative Methods in Educational Research 3
2. One advanced inquiry/research course related to the student’s field of interest. 3
3. Four of the following courses (12 credits):  
  CEP 912 Reading Comprehension: Research and Theory 3
  CEP 915 Literacy in Sociocultural Context 3
  CEP 941 Academic Issues in Special Education for At-Risk Students 3
  CEP 980 Writing, Research and Theory 3
  CEP 981 Research on Literacy and Technology 3
  TE 904 ELL/ESL Research and Practice: K-12 3
  TE 944 Seminar in English Education 3
  TE 945 Current Issues in Children’s and Adolescent Literature 3
  TE 958 History of Literacy Research and Instruction 3
  TE 959 Acquisition and Development of Language and Literacy 3
  TE 991B Special Topics in Language and Literacy Education 3
  TE 994 Laboratory and Field Experience in Curriculum, 3
        Instruction and Teacher Education  
4. One of the following research practicums (1 to 3 credits):  
  CEP 995 Practicum in Research Design and Data Analysis 1 to 3
  TE 995 Research Practicum in Curriculum, Instruction and  
        Teacher Education 1 to 3
  The practicum should be focused on a problem in language and literacy education.