Central Washington University

400 East University Way, Ellensburg, WA 98926-7501

Program Details

The Master of Education: Literacy (formerly known as MA Ed. Reading Specialist) program is designed to allow candidates to pursue graduate-level study in the various levels of literacy through an on-line format. The successful candidate will be able to work as a Reading Specialist or Literacy Coach. The purpose of a Master's of Education in Literacy is to educate reading professionals who have an in-depth knowledge of reading theories, processes, strategies, curriculum and research. Students also use that knowledge to plan appropriate reading programs and curricula for a variety of contexts, and communicate information to a wide variety of audiences.

Graduates of the Master's of Education in Literacy program will demonstrate an understanding of reading as the process of constructing meaning through the interaction of the reader's existing knowledge, the information suggested by the written language and the context of the reading situation, knowledge of the influence of cultural, ethnic and linguistic backgrounds on the reading process and how to use what the reader brings to the reading experience. As well as an understanding of relationships among the language processes of reading, writing, listening and speaking, and support for students in acquiring the ability to monitor comprehension and reading processes and apply appropriate strategies for a variety of purposes.

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      100% Online
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    Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities


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