The Master of Education in International Literacy is designed for diverse professionals in the area of English as a Second/Foreign Language. The program addresses the theories and research base of second language acquisition and instruction with an emphasis on literacy. 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 able to:
- Articulate theories, processes, and principles of second language acquisition and second language literacy acquisition.
- Examine the linguistic, sociocultural, cognitive, and psychological foundations of language and literacy.
- Identify instructional strategies and materials that promote the acquisition of language and literacy for English language learners.
- Evaluate informal and formal assessments for English Language Learners (ELLs).
- Engage in reflective analysis of personal beliefs and systematic inquiry into diverse cultures in order to construct a pedagogy in which diversity is an explicit part of the curriculum.
- Integrate technology to enhance the learning opportunities of ELLs.
- Conduct research in second language learning and teaching.
Applicants seeking admission to the graduate program in International Literacy must submit the following directly to the Office of Graduate Admissions:
- Graduate Application
- Application fee
- Official transcript(s) from the baccalaureate degree granting institution
- Two letters of recommendation
- Writing sample