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.
This 30-hour program leads to a master's in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis in English Education. It includes course work in theory and methods of English education, student writing, adolescent literature and leadership. While deepening your expertise in English education, you will have the opportunity to personalize your learning with a choice of courses. You'll work with your faculty advisor to choose 15 credit hours from approved courses organized around relevant educational themes. Your personalized courses may also include courses offered by the English Department in CU Denver's College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. You and your faculty advisor will customize your learning 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. All courses are hybird (part-online, part face-to-face.) It is possible to take a number of courses fully online, if you wish.
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' engagement in learning and quality of life.
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