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Department of Educational Technology and Literacy (EDTL)

Master of Education in Reading
Certificate of Advanced Study in Reading (CAS)

Course Decriptions


REED 752 Literacy Theory and Research
Develop critical insights into past and current research and theory in the literacy field. Students will not only become familiar with various types of research but also begin to develop a thesis for their own research project.

REED 751 Language, Literacy and Culture
Historical perspectives and current topics in the fields of linguistics, semiotics and culture studies. Critical literacy will be a major focus. The discussion of literacy learning in a variety of contexts.

REED 745 Professional Development in Reading (3)
Analysis of the role that professional development played in the success of specific literacy programs, literacy research studies and reading/writing program initiatives. Class discussion will involve critical analysis of literacy professional development, experiential activities, as well as how what was learned can be applied to other settings.

REED 660 Integrating Technology in Literacy Instruction (3)
A course design to help teachers develop technology-based reading instruction. Emphasis on designing reading segments on phonemic awareness, vocabulary development, comprehension and writing, using presentation, graphics, and multimedia authoring software.


ILPD 603 School Law (3)
A study of the legal framework within which the public and nonpublic schools function. The course will give attention to the legal relationships among federal, state and local governments; the legal status of school districts, boards of education and school administrators; the legal status of nonpublic schools and the law regarding all facets of the school program, staff and pupils.

ELED 716/SCED 643 Administration of the Schools
Theoretical bases for educational administration.

REED 740 Grant Writing in Education (3)
An opportunity to study the process and engage in supportive practice of professional writing and grant writing.

ILPD 740 Data-Based Decision-Making for Curriculum and Instruction (3)                      Considers how to collect, analyze and use a variety of classroom, school-based, state, and national trend data to measure program effectiveness and guide curricular revisions.                    



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