Language Arts

  • Director: Kira Baker-Doyle, Ph.D.

Master’s Degrees

  • Master of Education with a Concentration in Language Arts
  • Master of Education with a Concentration in Children’s Literature

Master of Education Degree Requirements (M.Ed.)

(a minimum of 30 credits)

This program offers two concentrations: Language Arts and Children’s Literature. It is an individualized course of study designed to meet students’ interests and goals. The degree program must be planned with an adviser to ensure that degree requirements are satisfied.

Language Arts Concentration

1. Foundation Courses (6 credits) chosen in consultation with the adviser from the following: ED 501–510

2. Concentration Courses (15–18 credits) chosen with the adviser.

Literacy Education

  • ED 601 Developmental Literacy
  • ED 606 Strategic Instruction for Emergent and Content Literacy K-6
  • ED 607 Strategic Instruction for Adolescent Readers and Writers 7-12
  • ED 605 Writing to Improve Literacy
  • ED 622 ESL: Multilingual/Multicultural Literacy
  • ED 624 ESL: Language, Diversity, and Schooling

3. Electives (6–9 credits) Chosen with adviser from the following areas: Literacy, Technology, English, Children’s Literature, or Creative Expression course

English

  • EN 542 Teaching the Writing of Fiction
  • EN 543 The History and Teaching of Rhetoric
  • EN 546 Teaching Writing

Instructional Technology

  • ED 566 Web Based Information Literacy
  • ED 565 Introduction to Instructional Technology

Children’s Literature

  • ED 608 Literature for Children and Youth
  • ED 616 Young Adult Literature
  • ED 564 Creative Expressions

4. Culminating Activity:

  • ED 596: Curriculum Development Project. Designed in consultation with the academic adviser at the time of completing the Degree Candidacy Application

Children’s Literature Concentration

1. Foundation Courses (6 credits) chosen in consultation with the adviser from the following: ED 501–510

2. Concentration Courses (9-12 credits)

  • ED 608 Literature for Children and Youth
  • ED 610 Seminar in Children’s Literature
  • ED 616 Young Adult Literature delete
  • ED 612 Multicultural Literature for Children and Youth.

3. Electives (15-18 credits) chosen with the adviser

  • Reading
  • Children’s Theater
  • Art History
  • English Literature
  • Instructional Technology
  • ESL courses

4. Culminating Activity

  • ED 596 Individualized Curriculum Development Project.Designed in consultation with academic adviser at the time of completing the Degree Candidacy Application.

Please Note: All students completing a graduate Education degree are required to complete a Degree Candidacy Form with their academic adviser after completing 15 Arcadia graduate credits. Degree Candidacy is the academic program plan required for the degree and must be submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies.

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