2013 Cohort - Literacy Education (MAE)

Tentative course schedule

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Fall 2013

LITED 6212 Methods and Materials in Literacy Education -- 3 unit(s)

Integrated approach to language learning within and across grades K-12, with a strong emphasis on reading and writing connections within content areas and across children’s and young adult literature. Prerequisite(s): graduate standing; previous course work in literacy education or consent of instructor.

Spring 2014

LITED 6239 Advanced Literacy Studies -- 3 unit(s)

Students locate, read, examine, analyze and evaluate a variety of historical and contemporary literacy research pieces; make plans for research studies and write literature reviews, conference and grant proposals. Prerequisite(s): graduate standing or consent of instructor.

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Summer 2014

LITED 6240 Language Development and Variability -- 3 unit(s)

Exploration of research on factors generally associated with variability in language and literacy development, on methods designed to promote language and literacy development and on roles of teachers and parents in promoting this development in children with differences. Prerequisite(s): graduate standing, previous course work in literacy education or consent of instructor.

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MEASRES 6205 Educational Research -- 3 unit(s)

An introduction to research methods relevant to educational research with an emphasis on how these methods address the challenges of conducting research in applied settings such as schools. Course content includes a survey of major types of research designs (both quantitative and qualitative) and their associated approaches for minimizing bias, establishing validity, collecting data and drawing conclusions. A primary goal of this course is to equip students with an understanding of basic concepts and tools so they can systematically locate, efficiently read and critically evaluate empirical research studies.

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Fall 2014

LITED 6245 Ideological, Cultural and Sociopolitical Issues in Children's Literature -- 3 unit(s)

Advanced literacy course exploring ideological, cultural, social and political issues in children's literature. Study in sociocultural contexts of literacy instruction, with critical analysis of literature as an instrument to inform and transform life as well as learning. Prerequisite(s): LITED 1044 or consent of instructor.

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Spring 2015

LITED 6238 Advanced Assessment and Evaluation of Literacy Development -- 3 unit(s)

Experience in assessment and evaluation of literacy processes. Survey of interrelationship of assessment and evaluation to literacy development including current issues and practices. Prerequisite(s): graduate standing, previous course work in literacy education or consent of instructor.

ELEMECML 6299 Research

Conduct supervised research on selected topic(s).

-- 1 unit(s)

Summer 2015

ELEMECML 6201 Issues and Trends in Curriculum -- 3 unit(s)

Current ideas influencing the planning and implementation of curriculum. Prerequisite(s): consent of department.

LITED 6260 Roles of the Reading Specialist -- 3 unit(s)

Exploration of the five major leadership roles required of school personnel who serve as reading and language arts specialists. Prerequisite(s): graduate standing or consent of instructor.

Fall 2015

EDPSYCH 6214 Foundations of Instructional Psychology -- 3 unit(s)

Study of factors involved in designing and implementing effective instructional environments.

LITED 6299 Research

Conduct supervised research on selected topic(s).

-- 1 unit(s)

Spring 2016

ELEMECML 6299 Research

Conduct supervised research on selected topic(s).

-- 1 unit(s)

INSTTECH 6232 Selection and Integration of Instructional Technology -- 3 unit(s)

Examines new technologies that generate need for new literacies for 21st century students. Includes procedures for selection and integration of instructional technologies to support learning.

Research requirement option

Students in this program of study have the choice to write either a research paper or research thesis. The focus of the research area develops from individual interests as students progress through the program of study.

Course delivery

Courses in this program are offered via interactive video conferencing methods (including the Adobe Connect) during fall and spring semesters. Some courses and coursework are offered online using eLearning, a Blackboard learning management system requiring Internet access and a web browser.

While most students encounter very few technical difficulties with our online courses, our team of support specialists is available to assist you as needed.

Services and support

Support services such as access to the UNI Rod Library, UNI Financial Aid and technical assistance will be readily available.