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Capella meets state-approved standards from the Minnesota Board of Teaching, using the Standards of Effective Practice and Teachers of Reading.
This program was designed to meet national standards for the skills, knowledge, and dispositions required of reading teachers.
Create a professional development plan in your first course to help you focus on achieving your goals and stay on track.
Teach reading and literacy through strategies designed for student achievement.
Use the research and theory you learn, and apply it in a classroom setting.
Integrate reading and literacy assessments to improve student achievement.
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A structured learning format with an active peer community and faculty guidance. We’ll set the schedule, you meet the deadlines.
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It is important to understand all educational and individual requirements for licensing. Capella University cannot guarantee licensure, certification, or endorsement. State regulations vary regarding professional licensure. It is your responsibility to understand and comply with requirements for your state.
The master’s in education, reading, and literacy curriculum focuses on the analysis, skill development, instructional strategies, and instructional technologies used for reading instruction.
Developing Fluent Readers
Learners in this course for P–12 classroom teachers analyze educational principles relevant to the physical, social, emotional, moral, and cognitive development of P–12 students. Learners examine ways to foster development of fluency and prosody skills, including word recognition, vocabulary, and comprehension. This course requires access to a P–12 classroom and/or educational stakeholders in a P–12 school or district. Cannot be fulfilled by transfer or prior learning assessment except by coursework from Minnesota schools with approved licensure programs.
|3 quarter credits|
Sociocultural Context of Reading Instruction
The focus of this course for P–12 teachers is to create a community in which student literacy extends beyond the classroom and includes family and society. Learners develop reading curriculum, strategies, and materials to use in a variety of sociocultural contexts that will enhance P–12 students’ comprehension of and appreciation for narrative and expository texts. This course requires access to educational settings, programs, and/ or practitioners with a focus on secondary classroom grades 9-12. Prerequisite(s): ED5551. Cannot be fulfilled by transfer or prior learning assessment except by coursework from Minnesota schools with approved licensure programs.
|3 quarter credits|
Foundational Theories in Reading Instruction
In this course for P–12 classroom teachers, learners develop a case study based on an analysis of how effectively their school or district’s literacy program meets the needs of their diverse population of students. Using reading theory, research, best practices and resources provided by professional organizations, learners make recommendations for ways to teach literacy reading and writing across the curriculum. Learners also develop a yearlong professional development plan as part of their research. Prerequisite(s): ED5551. Cannot be fulfilled by transfer or prior learning assessment except by coursework from Minnesota schools with approved licensure programs.
|3 quarter credits|
Reading and Literacy Practicum
This course is the required capstone course for learners in the master’s Reading and Literacy specialization and is taken after completing all required coursework. Learners complete a 45-hour practicum and review the master’s P–12 Professional Education Unit (PEU) outcomes and state-approved reading standards in preparation for developing a final portfolio that demonstrates proficiency in reading and literacy. Grading for this course is S/NS. This course requires access to a P–12 classroom and/or educational stakeholders in a P–12 school or district. Prerequisite(s): A cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better and the completion, submission, and approval of School of Education Clinical Practice Application. ED5501, ED5500, ED5503, ED5504, ED5006, ED5551, ED5552, ED5553, ED5554, ED5555. Cannot be fulfilled by transfer or prior learning assessment.
|6 quarter credits|
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*These are examples intended to serve as a general guide. Some positions may prefer or even require previous experience, licensure, certifications, and/or other designations along with a degree. Because many factors determine what position an individual may attain, Capella cannot guarantee that a graduate will secure any specific job title, a promotion, salary increase, or other career outcome. We encourage you to research requirements for your job target and career goals.
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