Graduates of the Master of Education in Literacy Program will . . .
Know the Literacy Learner:
Graduates will broaden their understanding of the process of literacy development and the impact of motivation, language, and culture on the individual learner.
Make Informed Instructional Decisions:
Graduates will expand working knowledge of current research and their ability to interpret student assessments in order to differentiate instruction to meet the needs of all learners.
Select a Variety of Literature to Enhance Instruction:
Graduates will expand their working knowledge of a broad range of literature and of its role in supporting meaningful instruction, developing accomplished literacy learners, and fostering a lifelong love of reading and writing.
Apply Effective Literacy Practices:
Graduates will enhance their knowledge of language literacy which includes strategies for the teaching of reading, writing, speaking, listening, and viewing as well as the use of technology to enhance instruction.
Engage in Professional Development as a Career-Long Effort and Responsibility:
Graduates will cultivate a deeper understanding and appreciation for the need to continually refine instruction through professional development that challenges personal ideology and teaching practice.