In Teaching Writing (EDUC 452), candidates explore theoretical perspectives and practical teaching strategies for PreK-12 learning contexts that model workshop methods and honor students’ varied writing processes and diverse experiences. In Literacy Leadership (EDUC 865), candidates explore factors that directly impact literacy in 21st century schools, namely diverse communities, access to voice in school decision making, adults’ collaborative practices, academic standards, intervention, multimodality, and multiliteracy.
Throughout the program, candidates work closely with nationally known faculty members and cultivate strong peer support networks. Following successful completion of the program, candidates will receive a Penn State certificate. All candidates will complete the following three, three-credit graduate courses:
- EDUC 452 Teaching Writing
- EDUC 477 Teaching Struggling Readers and Writers
- EDUC 865 Literacy and Leadership
Each candidate will select one additional three-credit course from the following electives:
- EDUC 422 Literature for Children and Adolescents
- EDUC 863 Literacy Methods
- LLED 445 Teaching English in Bilingual/Dialectal Education
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