Master of Education in Language & Literacy

 About the M. Ed. in Language and Literacy
This 30-credit Master's degree is designed for experienced teachers who wish to expand their professional knowledge in literacy development as it relates to language, including those interested in teaching second language learners.

Teachers in the state of Alaska work in culturally diverse classrooms, including classrooms with students who are second language learners. The M. Ed. in Language and literacy provides an understanding of second language acquisition, literacy development, and methods of second language teaching that can be implemented in the K-12 classroom.

Students take relevant classes such as ED F620 Language, Literacy and Learning and LING F610 Theory and Methods of Second Language Teaching then complete the degree by conducting original research or developing a research based project.  The topic is the student's choice -- students may investigate a question pertinent to language and literacy or create a product such as a second language curriculum.

Good to Know!
Teachers with master's degrees accelerate on the teacher pay scale with the addition of post-master's credits. Earning an M. Ed. early in your career will impact your pay as you take continuing education classes for certification in the future.

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