Are you a licensed secondary English or language arts teacher seeking advanced training and professional development? Would you like to pursue more advanced understandings of writing and literature? Welcome to the Literacy, Language and Culturally Responsive Teaching program at CU Denver. Our nationally recognized and accredited program will prepare you to work with diverse adolescents as they develop an appreciation for literature and composition.
Course work includes theory and methods of English education, linking assessment and instruction, and practicum experience. We also build in a number of electives, allowing you and your faculty advisor to customize the program to meet your interests and best enhance your skills and repertoire as an English educator. The study of contemporary, ethnic, and classic literature, reading, and writing are woven together, along with speaking, listening, and viewing.
We have designed the program to be convenient for current teachers. For example, field experiences required for the degree can be completed in your own school and classroom. The portfolio you submit in your final semester is an invaluable resource for professional growth.
Our faculty are top-notch. They help you to improve your practice and put you in touch with the latest theories and innovative teaching strategies. We stress the importance of recognizing a variety of literacies - home, school, community, and mainstream - in both first and second languages, and the meaningful use of literacy and language to improve students' quality of life.
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