The Master of Education in International Literacy is designed for teachers of English as a Second Language. The program addresses the theories of language instruction and incorporates research based best practices for teaching English language learners. In addition to receiving the MEd, our graduates earn a certificate in second language instruction from Sam Houston State University. Contact the director of the program for further information on this certificate.
Graduates of this program will be
- Articulate theories, processes, and principles of language and literacy acquisition.
- Prepare research proposals.
- Examine the linguistic, sociological, cultural, cognitive, and psychological bases of literacy (reading, writing, listening, and speaking).
- Identify instructional strategies and materials that promote the acquisition of literacy for English language learners.
- Evaluate informal and formal assessment for English Language Learners (ELL).
- Engage in reflective analysis of their own beliefs and systematic inquiry into diverse cultures in order to construct a pedagogy that makes diversity an explicit part of the curriculum
- Integrate technology to enhance the learning opportunities of English
- Apply effective strategies for teaching English using a multicultural lens.
- Demonstrate sensitivity to cultural, linguistic, and ethnic diversity.
Applicants seeking admission to the graduate program in international literacy must submit the following directly to the Office of Graduate Studies:
- A Graduate Studies Application with the application fee
- Official transcript(s) from the baccalaureate degree granting institution
- Two letters of recommendation
- Writing sample
Plan 1 - MED in International Literacy