Students enrolled in the Reading program must complete:
- Four core courses required for the Curriculum & Instruction degree
- Foundation courses for the specific concentration
MEd in Curriculum & Instruction - Reading
EDRD 551 (3)
Diagnosis and Assessment of Reading
This course discusses the reading process and the factors that influence its development, the role of assessment to inform and adapt literacy instruction, the evaluation and use of formal and informal assessment tools for individual learners and groups of students, and the interpretation and communication of assessment results.
EDRD 552 (3)
Young Adult and Children's Literature (PRE K-12)
Reading professionals will receive an overview of the authors, titles, and genres of young adult and children's literature Pre-K through grade 12, and will explore the current issues and trends in adolescent and children's literature.
EDRD 553 (3)
Advanced Techniques for the Teaching of Reading
This course explores the theoretical and knowledge bases of reading, including literacy acquisition and the construction of meaning, and provides practical classroom applications and instructional practices.
EDRD 554 (3)
Current Issues in Literacy
This course discusses current areas of concern and best practices in instruction being researched in the field of literacy. Students will collaborate with their peers, sharing information on special issues and reading researchers.
EDRD 555 (3)
Organization and Management of Reading Programs
The course is designed to increase understanding of the organization and management of school literacy program development, the roles and responsibilities of the literacy coach, and program evaluation and improvement. The course will explore the major components of a school-wide literacy program, and ask candidates to step outside of the classroom and assume a new role as a scholarly, principled instructional leader who integrates the district's vision through a standard-based literacy program.
EDGR 601 (3)
This course provides students with the basic competencies necessary to understand and evaluate the research of others, and to plan their own research with a minimum of assistance. This course includes the basics of both qualitative and quantitative research.
The Master of Education culminates with one of three additional research courses:
Any of the above options provide candidates with an understanding of the role of research in the field of education as a tool to solve problems and as a way to improve student learning.