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Learning Outcomes

For Master of Science in Reading and Language Arts

The Master of Science in Reading and Language Arts is aligned with the International Literacy Association (ILA) Standards for Reading Professionals. In order to prepare knowledgeable and competent reading specialists, candidates in the program are expected to meet the ILA professional standards at the reading specialist level, which include the following:

  • Candidates understand the theoretical and evidence-based foundations of reading and writing processes and instruction.

  • Candidates use instructional approaches, materials, and an integrated, comprehensive, balanced curriculum to support student learning in reading and writing.

  • Candidates use a variety of assessment tools and practices to plan and evaluate effective reading and writing instruction.

  • Candidates create and engage their students in literacy practices that develop awareness, understanding, respect, and a valuing of differences in our society.

  • Candidates create a literate environment that fosters reading and writing by integrating foundational knowledge, instructional practices, approaches and methods, curriculum materials, and the appropriate use of assessments.

  • Candidates recognize the importance of, demonstrate, and facilitate professional learning and leadership as a career-long effort and responsibility.

 

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