Course Cycle

The course cycle below denotes the schedule of the concentration courses and practicum course offered each semester, as well as a general guide of when the education core courses and elective are offered so that prospective and current students can plan accordingly.  It does not recommend the number of sections of the courses.  

Note: All students should contact Dr. Diane Lowe (dlowe@framingham.edu), Program Coordinator of and Academic Advisor to the Literacy and Language program, before registering for their first course.
 
Fall:
 
EDUC 991 Philosophy of Education and Teaching Practice (usually offered)
 
EDUC 998 Language Development and Communication (usually offered)
 
EDUC 999 Research and Evaluation * (recommended after completion of three Concentration courses) (usually offered)
 
ENGL 930 Workshop in Children's Literature (usually offered)
 
LTRC 901 Integrating the Language Arts
 
LTRC 903 Assessment for Learning Styles and Strategies
 

Spring:
 
EDUC 991 Philosophy of Education and Teaching Practice (usually offered)
 
EDUC 998 Language Development and Communication (usually offered)
 
EDUC 999 Research and Evaluation * (recommended after completion of three Concentration courses) (usually offered)
 
ENGL 930 Workshop in Children's Literature (usually offered)
 
LTRC 900 Research and Practice in Reading
 
LTRC 910 Leadership and Consultation in Language Arts
 

Summer:
 
EDUC 991 Philosophy of Education and Teaching Practice (usually offered)
 
EDUC 998 Language Development and Communication (usually offered)
 
EDUC 999 Research and Evaluation * (recommended after completion of three Concentration courses) (usually offered)
 
ENGL 930 Workshop in Children's Literature (usually offered)
 
LTRC 902 Reading and Writing in the Content Areas
 
LTRC 926 Teaching the Writing Process
 
The 10-course program in Literacy and Language enables candidates holding an Initial License in Elementary, Early Childhood, English, or Teacher of Students with Moderate Disabilities to meet the requirements for Professional Licensure in Elementary Education, Early Childhood Education, English, or Teacher of Students with Moderate Disabilities. The additional supervised practicum is not required for candidates seeking Professional License in these four fields.

FOR THE READING SPECIALIST INITIAL LICENSE: (complete one)
 
Students seeking an Initial Specialist Teacher: Reading License will need a 150-hour practicum. The practicum is taken only after successful completion of the Master of Education with a concentration in Literacy and Language program and submission of a passing score on the Reading Specialist 08 MTEL. Permission of the program advisor and Dean at least three (3) months prior to the practicum is required. Students must locate their own practicum site, which must be approved by the University.

The Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education requires teachers seeking the Initial Specialist Teacher: Reading License to have at least an Initial Teaching License and at least one year of experience under that license. Teachers seeking to move their Initial license to Professional status may enter the program without one year of experience.

 

LTRC 952 Practicum in Literacy and Language with Seminar (fall and spring in a public school)
 
LTRC 988 Practicum in Reading Enrichment with Seminar (summer at a Framingham public school; additional hours may be required in public school during the following fall)