The mission of the Literacy Education Program is to prepare teacher leaders who advocate for and seek to integrate theory, research, and practice; engage in reflection, research, and professional collaborations; and offer culturally relevant, learner-centered opportunities for every student to develop the literacy skills needed in the 21st century.
The Master of Education is a 30-hour program and the primary goal of the program is to prepare initially licensed teachers for “M” licensure as a K-12 Reading Specialist. Not only are teachers prepared to implement innovative research-based teaching strategies in their own classroom settings, but they are also expected to promote those practices among colleagues, administrators, and the community as teacher leaders.
The UNC Greensboro School of Education was named one of the 2022 “Top Graduate Schools of Education” by the U.S. News & World Report.
Student coursework includes attention to early literacy, assessment, writing instruction, adolescent literacy, word study, and teacher leadership and research in literacy.
Graduates of the program are well-prepared for successful careers as K-12 reading specialists, classroom teachers, literacy coaches, curriculum facilitators, and district coordinators for language arts.
Degree Type: Master's
College/School: School of Education
Program Type: Concentration
Class Type: Online
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Dr. Gay Ivey