The Master of Education in Instruction: Teacher of Reading degree program is designed for educators who are interested in acquiring research-based practices that advance literacy instruction. The program addresses practices related to instructional approaches, materials, and an integrated, comprehensive, balanced curriculum to support student learning in reading and writing; assessment strategies and practices to evaluate effective reading and writing instruction; awareness, understanding, respect, and a valuing of differences in our society; literate environments that foster reading and writing; and leadership and professional development opportunities.
The program competencies adopted for the Master of Education in Instruction: Teacher of Reading degree program are the International Reading Association (IRA) Standards for Classroom Teachers (2010). The M.Ed. in Instruction: Teacher of Reading degree program is designed to enable candidates to demonstrate their knowledge and skills in the following standards:.
Multiple assessments are used to determine candidate growth toward achievement of the knowledge and skills described in the Master of Education in Instruction: Teacher of Reading degree program competencies and college-wide graduation competencies. Performance-based assessments are used to evaluate projects, assignments, and research papers. Goals, learning outcomes and activities, external assignments, and assessment strategies are linked directly to program and graduation competencies as stated on each course syllabus. Other assessment strategies may include mentoring sessions and observations of performance-based projects in authentic settings.
Please refer to the academic catalog for the year you began your degree program.