EDRD6397 Research in Literacy

Course Description

Graduate students choose between writing a thesis or researching three questions that are provided by their committee. The thesis and the questions each reflects a current issue in literacy that requires an in-depth investigation of scholarly research. 

Course Credits: 3

Prerequisites: This is the final course taken in the literacy program. Therefore, students should have already completed all of the program coursework before enrolling in this class.

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Synthesize and evaluate theoretical arguments from the academic literature. 
  • Problem-solve solutions to relevant problems in literacy.
  • Enhance communication skills and reading/research/writing acumen.
  • Critically review research on literacy.

This course addresses the following TEA Reading Specialist standard: IV Professional Knowledge and Leadership.