Courses That Synthesize Theory and Practice
We interpret literacy as the means by which people think, learn, and communicate through reading, writing, listening, and speaking. You will take courses designed to help you understand the principles of language and literacy learning, focusing on the development of diverse learners, especially those who are experiencing difficulty with literacy acquisition.
Extensive Field Experiences
Most courses in our program incorporate the application of content in the field. These assignments typically may be completed in your school or classroom if you are a practicing teacher. Each instructor supports the identification of field placements for assignments as needed. Our required capstone experience is the Clinical Literacy Practicum. In the clinic, you engage in supervised, long-term individualized tutoring with children who have literacy difficulties.