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
Master of Education (M.Ed.) in International Literacy
|Master of Education (M.Ed.) in International Literacy|
|Specified Courses (30 credit hours)|
|Choose all from:|
|READ 5330 Literacy and Instructional Materials in Reading Program||3|
|READ 5315 Language Arts: Theory and Instruction||3|
|READ 7310 The Politics Literacy||3|
|CIED 5383 Integrating Current Technologies in Teaching||3|
|BESL 5311 Applied Lingusitics in ESL/EFL Settings||3|
|BESL 5302 Social, Cultural and Language Influences on Learning||3|
|BESL 5304 Language Acquisition and Development for Bilingual and ESL||3|
|BESL 5303 Teaching English as a Second Lanaguage: Oral Language||3|
|BESL 6301 Bilingual Program Development in the Content Areas||3|
|BESL 6315 Action Research in Second Language||3|