Literacy, Culture, and Language Education

M.S.Ed. in Literacy, Culture, and Language Education (Online or Residential)

The Literacy, Culture, and Language Education (LCLE) Masters of Education degree program is a 36-hour degree program. The program is designed for individuals seeking to have careers in literacy (including elementary, secondary and community literacies), English /Language Arts, English as a Second/Foreign Language and World Languages.

These programs offer opportunities to gain theoretical and practical experiences in teaching in diverse contexts and communities across multiple levels. Our graduates are now enjoying careers as public school teachers, university professors, community educators, writers and editors of instructional materials, and members of the diplomatic corps, among other careers.

Degree Requirements

Major Requirements (15 cr.)

  • L500 Instructional Issues in Language Education (3 cr.)
  • L605 Capstone in Literacy, Culture, and Language Education (3 cr.)

Choose three additional Literacy, Culture, and Language Education (L) courses (9 cr.)

Foundation Requirements (6 cr.)

Foundation courses consist of inquiry and substantive core courses.

Inquiry Courses (3 cr.)

Select one course from the following:

  • Y520 Strategies for Educational Inquiry (3 cr.)

Or another similar inquiry course from the approved list of inquiry courses, with advisor approval

A list of approved inquiry courses may be found at the Graduate Student Portal.

Substantive Core (3 cr.)

Select one course from the following:

  • A600 Problems in Educational Leadership (1-3 cr.)
  • A608 Legal Perspectives on Education (3 cr.)
  • E535 Elementary School Curriculum (3 cr.)
  • H504 History of American Education (3 cr.)
  • H520 Education and Social Issues (3 cr.)
  • H525 Anthropology of Education (3 cr.)
  • H530 Philosophy of Education (3 cr.)
  • H540 Sociology of Education (3 cr.)
  • J630 Curriculum Theory and Practice (3 cr.)
  • J636 Educational Futures/Curriculum (3 cr.)
  • P510 Psychology in Teaching (3 cr.)
  • P515 Child Development (3 cr.)
  • P516 Adolescent Development (3 cr.)
  • P540 Learning and Cognition in Education (3 cr.)
  • P550 Cognition and Semiotics (3 cr.)
  • S503 Secondary School Curriculum (3 cr.)

Elective Requirements (15 cr.)

Six credit hours of coursework must be taken outside of the Department of Literacy, Culture and Language Education in consultation with your academic advisor.

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