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
Douglas K. Hartman
Ph.D., University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
dhartman@msu.edu
Douglas K. Hartman is a professor of technology, learning, and literacy with appointments in Teacher Education and Educational Psychology and Educational Technology. His research focuses on ...
Meet Our Students
Literacy Instruction Graduate Student
Beth Jones
I am a first grade teacher in Dewitt, MI, and I chose to come to MSU for the Literacy Masters program because I went to Michigan State for the undergraduate program and I really enjoyed it. It helped me to become a more reflective teacher, and to learn more about my practice and best practices in literacy instruction. A couple of classes that I really enjoyed were the writing methods class. I had Janine Certo as my professor and ...
 
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