Reading and Literacy in Early & Middle Childhood (EDUTL-ES, RLE)

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Specialization leading to an Education Specialist in Teaching and Learning

Core Requirements (17 hours)

Teaching & Learning Required Courses (8 hours)

  • EDUTL 8003 Theorizing and Researching Teaching and Learning (4)
  • EDUTL 8015 Diversity and Equity in Education (4)

Multicultural Education and Diversity in Education Requirement (3 hours)

Alternative courses may be available, consult your advisor

  • EDUTL 6808 Multicultural and Global Perspectives on Teaching and Learning (3)

Research Methods (6 hours)

More advanced courses may be taken, consult your advisor

  • EDUTL 6052 Classroom-Based Inquiry: MA (3)
  • ESQREM 6625 Introduction to Educational Research (3)

Specialization Requirements (15 hours)

Students must meet with a faculty advisor within the first two semesters to plan a program of study. With the approval of a faculty advisor and the Graduate Studies Committee, the program of study may deviate from the curriculum below depending on scholarly and research interests.

Required Courses (12 hours)

  • EDUTL 8421 Guided Survey of Research in Reading (3)
  • EDUTL 8427 Learning and Teaching Reading Comprehension (3)
  • EDUTL 8425 Understanding The Reading Process (3)
  • EDUTL 8421 Guided Survey of Research in Reading (3)

Supporting Course (choose one, 3 hours)

  • EDUTL 7316 Language Arts in the Early and Middle Childhood Program (3) 
  • EDUTL 7418 Synthesizing Research in Reading and Literacy (3)
  • EDUTL 7428 Trends and Issues in Teaching Reading (3)
  • EDUTL 8309 History of Theory and Practice in Literacy (3)
  • EDUTL 8311 Research in Emergent Literacy (3)
  • EDUTL 8426 Advanced Study in Reading Difficulties of Young Children (3)
  • EDUTL 8890 Advanced Seminar (3)   

Apprenticeship (3-6 hours)

Consult your faculty advisor

  • EDUTL 8998 Research Apprenticeship in Teaching and Learning (3‐6)

Applied Project (3 hours)

Consult your faculty advisor

  • EDUTL 8999 Research (3)


Minimum hours post MA/MS: 38

Program Degree Department Email
Education Specialist Teaching and Learning


Note: Students exact curriculum may vary depending upon program of study determined by student and advisor.