Master of Education in International Literacy

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Program Description

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:

  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

Master of Education (M.Ed.) in International Literacy

Master of Education (M.Ed.) in International Literacy
Course Name Hours
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
Total 30


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

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