Teacher Education

LITERACY EDUCATION

Literacy

Program Overview

The specialization in literacy development and instruction meets the needs of teachers, clinicians, and others who provide literacy-related services to children or adults.

The program also is of interest to those who wish to study reading and writing as language processes. Within this program, the acquisition and development of literate behaviors are viewed as inherent components of language learning in general, including second-language acquisition. A wide range of available course offerings make this program attractive to individuals with diverse interests and career goals.

Students may pursue concentrations leading to endorsement in Reading, Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), or Bilingual Education on an existing Ohio teaching license. There is a fourth concentration for non-school personnel with an interest in Adult Literacy. In addition to completing all course work in the appropriate concentration, candidates for reading endorsement must pass the Praxis II Specialty Examination, Introduction to the Teaching of Reading.

Similarly, candidates for TESOL endorsement must complete all course work in that concentration and pass the Praxis II Specialty Test, Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages. For further information, contact the Department of Teacher Education at (216) 687-4600.

 
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Admission Requirements

Minimum G.P.A: 2.75

GRE Requirement: Not Required.

 

Degree Completion Requirements

PROGRAM OF STUDY COLLEGE CORE

(11 credits) 

EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY

  • EDB 601 - Educational Research
  • ETE 501 - Technology Strand
SOCIAL FOUNDATIONS

SELECT ONE OF THE FOLLOWING COURSES:

  • EDB 604 - Social Issues & Education
  • EDB 606 - Philosophy of Education
  • EDB 608 - School & Society In The American Past
  • EDB 609 - Comparative & International Education
HUMAN DEVELOPMENT

ONE OF THE FOLLOWING COURSES MUST BE SELECTED IN CONSULTATION WITH AN ACADEMIC ADVISOR:

  • EDC 501 - Child Development (not an option for Adult Literacy program)
  • EDB 620 - Psychology of the Adolescent Learner  (not an option for Adult Literacy program)
  • EDB 628 - Psychology of Learning & Instruction
  • ALD 605 - Psychology of the Adult Learner
CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION CORE

(3 credits) 

  • EDB 612 - Curriculum Theory & Instruction
AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION

READING ENDORSEMENT

(15 credits) 

  • EDL 502 - Foundations of Literacy: Theory & Practice
  • EDL 503 - Assessment & Evaluation of Diverse Literacy Learners
  • EDL 504 - Literacy Development for Diverse Literacy Learners
  • EDL 695 - Seminar In Literacy Research
SELECT ONE OF THE FOLLOWING COURSES:

  • EDL 511 - Emergent Literacy
  • EDL 512 - Literature-Based Reading Methods For Children
  • EDL 513 - Literature-Based Reading Programs For Adolescents
  • EDL 505 - Content Area Literacy
TEACHING ENGLISH TO SPEAKERS OF OTHER LANGUAGES (TESOL)

(21 credits) 

  • EDC 500 - Diversity in Educational Settings
  • EDL 506 - Second Languag Learning & Pedagogy
  • EDL 507 - TESOL Methods and Materials
  • EDL 508 - Applied Linguistics for Teachers *
  • EDL 509 - Assessment and Evaluation in the ESL/Bilingual Classroom
  • EDL 510 - Pedagogical Grammar *
  • EST 573 - Practicum in Teaching English for Speakers of Other Languages(TESOL)
NOTE(S)

*A graduate-level linguistics course (3 credits minimum, selected with advisor) can be used in place ofEDL 508 or EDL 510

BILINGUAL EDUCATION ENDORSEMENT

(21 credits) 

  • EDL 516 - Methods and Teaching Content Areas in a Bilingual Setting
  • EDL 506 - Second Languag Learning & Pedagogy
  • EDL 515 - Foundations and Issues in Bilingual Education
  • SPN 593 - Special Topics in Spanish
  • EDL 509 - Assessment and Evaluation in the ESL/Bilingual Classroom
  • EDL 510 - Pedagogical Grammar
  • EST 572 - Practicum in Bilingual Education
ADULT LITERACY

(20 credits) 

  • EDL 502 - Foundations of Literacy: Theory & Practice
  • EDL 503 - Assessment & Evaluation of Diverse Literacy Learners
  • EDL 504 - Literacy Development for Diverse Literacy Learners
  • EDL 505 - Content Area Literacy
  • EDL 514 - Adult Literacy
  • EDL 695 - Seminar In Literacy Research

EXIT REQUIREMENT


Select one of the three options: comprehensive examination, project, or thesis. Students in the Adult Literacy specializations may substitute EDL 695, if completed with a grade of B or better.

Reading Endorsement candidates are required to compile an Exit Portfolio which is based on the six International Reading Association (IRA) standards.  Additionally, Reading Endorsement candidates are required to complete the Praxis Reading Endorsement (PK-12) - Teaching Reading tests #0204 with a qualifying score of 154.

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