Language and Literacy Education - Teacher Education

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Overview Masters Doctoral

Thank you for your interest in language and literacy education in the College of Education! We are home to outstanding faculty and students. We are an active and collaborative community, with resources such as the Literacy Achievement Research Center (LARC) and a bimonthly Colloquium series. We aim to understand and improve language and literacy education at all levels throughout the world. We hope you will join us in our efforts!

Michigan State has a long history of educating reading specialists, literacy coaches, master classroom teachers, and other literacy leaders. Masters-level education is a crucial part of our efforts to understand and improve language and literacy education at all levels across the globe. A number of masters programs within the College include coursework in literacy and language instruction, with options in some programs to include a language and literacy concentration, a language and literacy specialization, or Reading Specialist Certification.

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Language and Literacy Faculty in the College of Education view the education of doctoral students as central to their mission to understand and improve language and literacy education at all levels throughout the U.S. and the world. Through advising, research and teaching assistantships, the literacy colloquium series, courses, and a number of other experiences, we seek to develop doctoral students who meet a multi-faceted, rigorous set of standards for those specializing in language and literacy education.

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Who We Are
Literacy Instruction Faculty
Patricia Edwards
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison
edwards6@msu.edu
Patricia Edwards is a professor of teacher education, the first African American president of the Literacy Research Association (formerly the National Reading Conference), and the 2010-2011 President of the International Reading Association. She has developed ...
Meet Our Students
Literacy Instruction Graduate Student
Fenice B. Boyd
Fenice B. Boyd, Ph. D. '96, is an Associate Dean for Teacher Education and associate professor of literacy at the University at Buffalo, SUNY. Boyd's research focuses on issues of diversity writ large; that is diversity as related to students' ethnic, cultural, and linguistic backgrounds, academic abilities, instructional approaches, and curriculum materials. Her research interest has been shaped by her interactions with African American students who have been disenfranchised by traditional school culture, but nonetheless, possess strength and rich literacy ...
 
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