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Degree Requirements (48 units)

Core Courses (12)

EDUC 603. Effective Communication in Education. 4 Units.

Prerequisites: EDUC 306 or equivalent Varying theoretical approaches with an emphasis on identifying ones personal/professional school of thought. Dynamics of interpersonal communication in educational structures: participation of individuals and small groups from a pluralistic perspective; writing for research purposes and professional speaking.

EDUC 605. Foundations of Education. 4 Units.

Prerequisite/Corequisite: EDUC 603
History and theory of elementary, secondary and postsecondary education within the setting of American society: underlying assumptions, organizational structure, and educational change. Multiculturalism is studied in a balanced context relevant to the educational setting. Students apply what they learn to their school of thought in education, thereby connecting theory to the daily practice in the schools. Formerly EDUC 695.

EDUC 607. Introduction to Educational Research. 4 Units.

Prerequisites: EDUC 603 and 605
Introduction to the vocabulary, design, and sources of quantitative and qualitative methodologies, and program evaluation research in education. Ethical strategies for collecting, treating, and reporting data are emphasized; research reports and identifying, developing and critiquing trends in research communities. Formerly EDUC 663.

Reading and Literacy Core Courses (32)

ERDG 619. Literacy Assessment and Evaluation. 4 Units.

Investigation of literacy assessments, strategies for their use in literacy instruction and early intervention. Research and evaluation for literacy instruction. Formerly ERDG 640.

ERDG 626. Foundations of Literacy. 4 Units.

Survey of theories of literacy development and learning, methods of literacy instruction and assessment. Formerly ERDG 620.

ERDG 627. Literacy and Language Processes. 4 Units.

Methods for integrating the language development processes that underlie effective literacy curriculum. Formerly ERDG 658.

ERDG 636. Critical Approaches to a Culture of Literacy. 4 Units.

Prerequisites: ERDG 626
Exploration of concepts of diversity and culture as they affect literacy learning. Using multicultural literature in the literacy curriculum. Understanding multiple literacies, genres, and digital modalities as they affect the literacy curriculum. formerly ERDG 642.

ERDG 637. Basic Materials and approaches to Literacy. 4 Units.

Prerequisites: ERDG 627
Investigating, creating and making critical judgments about curriculum approaches and materials, including software and digital resources, appropriate to different theoretical perspectives. Formerly ERDG 622.

ERDG 639. Practicum in Reading and Literacy. 4 Units.

Prerequisites: ERDG 619
Supervised experience applying reading and literacy instructional strategies; implementing, analyzing and interpreting diagnostic assessments; planning for and delivering tutorial and intervention. Formerly ERDG 625.

ERDG 647. Curriculum Perspectives in Literacy. 4 Units.

Prerequisites: ERDG 627
Examination of theoretical approaches that affect literacy curriculum. Formerly ERDG 631. Meets graduate entrance writing requirement for the M.A.

ERDG 649. Assessment and Intervention in PreK-12 Literacy. 4 Units.

Prerequisites: ERDG 619
Strategies for literacy assessment, assessment design, and intervention in Pre-K through 12th grade classrooms. Advanced clinical experience with assessment. Meeting the literacy needs of all learners. Formerly ERDG 632.

Culminating Experience (4)

Successful completion of Group A or B below

Group A. Comprehensive Examination Option:

ERDG 656. Contemporary Issues in Literacy. 4 Units.

Prerequisites: ERDG 626
Advanced critical and contemporary perspectives affecting literacy and literacy education for grades PreK-12. Advanced professional competencies for the literacy leader and educator. Formerly ERDG 643.

ERDG 999. Comprehensive Examination. 0 Units.

Prerequisites: advancement to candidacy, approval of department, completion of course work in the masters program, and in good academic standing
An assessment of the students ability to integrate the knowledge of the area, show critical and independent thinking and demonstrate mastery of the subject matter.

Group B. Master's Degree Project Option:

EDUC 600. Masters Degree. 4 Units.

Prerequisites: advancement to candidacy