M.Ed. in Literacy - Literacy Teacher for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Populations
This program is designed for teachers or professionals who wish to become more knowledgeable about teaching English Language Learners (ELLs). Loyola's M.Ed. in Literacy Teacher for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Populations provides candidates with a strong foundation in literacy curriculum, instruction, and assessment at the K-12 levels for teaching ELLs. In this program, you'll prepare to meet the literacy needs of all students in your classroom. The program emphasizes a strong theoretical understanding of the reading process as well as practical application with K-12 students. The Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Populations Track will also emphasize becoming a reflexive practitioner but will include courses on teaching ELLs aligned to the Teachers of English as a Second or Other Languages (TESOL) Standards and, coupled with a passing score on the Praxis II ESOL exam, leads to ESOL certification in Maryland.
The program consists of a comprehensive 30-credit course of study that has been approved by the Maryland State Department of Education.
Candidates typically complete courses in the order listed below:
|Literacy Core (18 credits)
||Foundation and Research (3)*
||Principles and Practices of Reading (3)*
||Language, Literacy, and Culture (3)**
||Principles and Practices of Writing (3)*
||Disciplinary and Digital Literacies (3)**
||Literacy Assessment I (3) *
|Teaching CLD Learners Track (12 credits)
||Reading and Writing in the Linguistically Diverse Classroom (3)**
||Second Language Development: Theory and Practice (3)**
||Methods for Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (3)**
||Assessment in Bilingual and Second Language Education (3) **
*Hybrid Courses- Only the first four courses (12 credit hours) in the program are offered in hybrid format where students will attend 8 week classes in-person and participate in online learning activities. This is designed to both acclimate students to online learning as well as the expectations of the program and curriculum.
** Online Courses- The remainder of the program (18 credit hours) will be completed in an online synchronous format.
The literacy teacher program is offered part-time (to be completed in 2-5 years).
Successful candidates will receive the M.Ed. in Literacy Teacher for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Populations (this degree does not directly lead to certification, see statement above about certification).