Emphasis in Literacy

Doctoral students in Literacy Education will be engaged in exploring relationships among language, literacy, culture and social justice. They will develop expertise in critical analysis and methodological approaches for conducting research on literacy teaching and learning (e.g., curriculum design; assessment; policy; new literacies; issues related to gender, race, and class; and attention to comparative, international, and cross-cultural studies in education). Students will have opportunities for clinical and field-based work in conjunction with our teacher education program, the Gayle A. Zeiter Literacy Development Center, the Southern Nevada Writing Project, and other community organizations. Through an emphasis on the integration of theory, research and practice, students will demonstrate a well-grounded understanding of the literacy content, pedagogy, technology, and issues associated with teaching and learning in literacy education.

Course Plan