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M.Ed. in Transformative Literacy

WHY A MASTER OF EDUCATION IN TRANSFORMATIVE LITERACY?

The Master of Education in Transformative Literacy prepares candidates to become advocates for literacy of children and families while also allowing an individual to work toward a Tennessee add-on endorsement as a Reading Specialist or English as a Second Language teacher. Emphasis of the program is on applied learning and a philosophy that addresses how literacy transforms or empowers students and families.

DOES THIS LEAD TO EITHER AN ESL OR READING
SPECIALIST ENDORSEMENT?

The M.Ed. in Transformative Literacy program utilizes 9–9–9–3 credit hour approach in which the candidate achieves either the ESL or Reading Specialist add-on endorsement. One must already be a licensed teacher to receive either endorsement. The first nine hours focus on leadership and cultural responsiveness. The second nine hours focus on transformative education, family and community advocacy and literacy assessment. The third nine hours has the student focusing on either the ESL endorsement or the Reading Specialist endorsement. The final three hours asks the student to apply the learning from the program directly into applied practice within
the community.

HOW LONG DOES THE PROGRAM TAKE?

The M.Ed. in Transformative Literacy is a 30–hour graduate program that may be completed in 18–24 months. Courses are offered in the evenings, as four Saturday sessions, and one or two week sessions during the summer.

WHY CONSIDER BELMONT’S PROGRAM?

• Every child and family deserves access to literacy that will produce
flourishing readers.
• You will be part of a powerful cohort of learners and practitioners.
• You will engage with other graduate students in the following Belmont programs: Non-Profit Leadership, Organizational Leadership and Communication, Teacher Leadership.
• You will be challenged to use your knowledge to make a difference in
the world.
• You will be given skills to work in educational and community agencies that strengthen families and communities.

M.Ed. in Transformative Literacy 

Hours
M.Ed. Core Courses                                                                                                                                                                                                             9
EDU 6040, Leadership in Organizations 3
EDU 6050, Cultural Responsiveness and Diversity in Organizations 3
EDU 6070, Research Principles 3
Transformative Literacy Core 9
EDU 5140, Transformative Education 3
EDU 5025, Literacy in Family and Community Arenas 3
EDU 5240, Literacy Assessment: Diagnostic, Corrective, and Fluency 3
Licensure Certification Tracks: Reading Specialist  OR  English Language Learner ( 9 hrs. -  one track)  
Reading Specialist Track (Track option 1) 9
EDU 5030, Literacy II * 3
EDU 5270, Literacy Across the Secondary Curriculum  3
EDU 5260, Reading Specialist Resource Teacher with Practicum 3
* Technical competency knowledge prerequisite: Candidates / Students must have had coursework, undergraduate or graduate, in emergent literacy, word- identification, through phonetic skills, fluency, vocabulary development and thinking skills, including in working with English learners. Completion of Belmont's EDU 3030 / EDU 5020, LIteracy I, or transfer credit equivalency, meets this technical prerequisite requirement.

OR

English Language Learner Track (Track option 2)

  9
EDU 6580, English Language Learners 3
EDU 5021, Applied Linguistics 3
EDU 5340, ELL Resource Teacher with Practicum 3
M.Ed. Thesis Project 1 3
EDU 6900, Transformative Literacy Thesis / Project 3
Total Hours                                                                 30

For more information contact Dr. Alan Coverstone.