M.Ed. in International Literacy

Program Description | Admission | Degree Requirements | Courses

Program Description

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 M.Ed., 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 able to:

  • 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 Language
  • 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 Admissions:

  1. Graduate Application
  2. Application fee
  3. Official transcript(s) from the baccalaureate degree granting institution
  4. Two letters of recommendation
  5. Writing sample

Degree Requirements

M.Ed. in International Literacy

Choose all from:
READ 5306 <RDG 530> Survey of Reading
READ 5315 <RDG 561> Language Arts: Theory and Instruction
READ 6315 <RDG 688> The Politics of Literacy
CIED 5383 <CI 583> Integrating Current Technologies in Teaching
BESL 5301 <BSL 565> Applied Linguistics for Classroom Teachers
BESL 5302 <BSL 571> Social, Cultural, and Language Influences on Learning
BESL 5304 <BSL 577> Language Acquisition and Development for Bilingual and ESL
BESL 5303 <BSL 574> Teaching English as A Second Language: Oral Language
BESL 6301 <BSL 576> Bilingual Program Development in the Content Areas
BESL 6320 <BSL 587> Workshop in Education: Bilingual Education



Reading (READ)
Curriculum and Instruction (CIED)
Bilingual Education and English as a Second Language (BESL)

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