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
Gary Troia
Ph.D., University of Maryland
gtroia@msu.edu
Gary Troia is an associate professor of special education. His research interests include the connections between oral language and literacy in typical and atypical learners, writing assessment and instruction, and teacher professional development in literacy. His recent work, funded by ...
Meet Our Students
Literacy Instruction Graduate Student
Kelly Thieme
Kelly L. Thieme, MA 2000, is the Literacy Coordinator at the Collierville Literacy Council in Collierville, TN. Kelly heads the Literacy Program, which focuses on teaching adults to read through a balanced individualized literacy program. She then trains adult volunteers to carry out that specific instructional plan. The literacy students at the CLC are having strong success with reaching their goals. Kelly recently presented this new program at the Annual 2011 USCAL Conference. Kelly misses MSU and ...
 
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