Licensed teachers seeking advanced study in literacy are the focus of the M.Ed. in Language, Literacy, and Culture degree program. Within this 33 credit hour degree, there are two areas of concentration.
The Literacy concentration includes to complete coursework which may be used to seek the add-on Literacy Teacher and Literacy Coach certification from the South Carolina Department of Education and may be used to fulfill requirements for Read to Succeed endorsements as mandated by recent legislation.
Those candidates choosing to complete the Language and Culture concentration will complete the coursework which may be used for the add-on ESOL certificate from the South Carolina Department of Education. In addition, teachers who have an initial licensure or are working on an initial licensure can use the coursework as part of the partial fulfillment to obtain the South Carolina ESOL add-on licensure. This 15 credit curriculum is approved by the South Carolina State Department of Education to fulfill the graduate course work requirement for the SCDE’s ESOL add-on licensure.
Interactive and participatory experiences in the Chanticleer Center for Literacy Education are possible as a part of the degree program for licensed teachers who provide assessment and motivating instruction for struggling literacy learners from the local community. Teachers who live outside the local CCU community are required to complete the State Department mandated practicum experiences with students in their respective local settings.
If at any point a candidate enrolled in a course is unable to clear a background check, that student may be removed from coursework.
Jennifer Altieri, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Coordinator, Literacy Education
Prince Building 122A
Katie Walker, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Literacy and ESOL Education
Prince Building 122D