Education (Literacy Education), MA
The MA program in education with a concentration in literacy education prepares students to understand the sociocultural, historical and political settings in which reading, writing, oral language and the visual arts are created and utilized.
Fully online courses include digital technologies, multimodal literature, language and literacy for diverse learners, as well as literacy assessment and instruction for children, adolescents and adults. Students learn how to evaluate literacy theories and pedagogies through both a solid theoretical foundation of literacy and a foundational knowledge base of pedagogy. The program also teaches how to use technology to encourage critical thinking for learners, as well as how to use it as a resource for teaching, assessment and inquiry.
Graduates are literacy leaders who inquire into their own instructional approaches, analyze resources available for literacy instruction and critically examine the environments and learning experiences constructed in their context.