Language and Literacy Education - Teacher Education

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Overview Masters Doctoral

Thank you for your interest in language and literacy education in the College of Education! We are home to outstanding faculty and students. We are an active and collaborative community, with resources such as the Literacy Achievement Research Center (LARC) and a bimonthly Colloquium series. We aim to understand and improve language and literacy education at all levels throughout the world. We hope you will join us in our efforts!

Michigan State has a long history of educating reading specialists, literacy coaches, master classroom teachers, and other literacy leaders. Masters-level education is a crucial part of our efforts to understand and improve language and literacy education at all levels across the globe. A number of masters programs within the College include coursework in literacy and language instruction, with options in some programs to include a language and literacy concentration, a language and literacy specialization, or Reading Specialist Certification.

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Language and Literacy Faculty in the College of Education view the education of doctoral students as central to their mission to understand and improve language and literacy education at all levels throughout the U.S. and the world. Through advising, research and teaching assistantships, the literacy colloquium series, courses, and a number of other experiences, we seek to develop doctoral students who meet a multi-faceted, rigorous set of standards for those specializing in language and literacy education.

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Who We Are
Literacy Instruction Faculty
Rand Spiro
Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University
rspiro@msu.edu
Rand Spiro is a professor of educational psychology and educational technology. His research concerns new modes of learning with technology to promote what are often called “21st century skills,” especially the ability to deal ...
Meet Our Students
Literacy Instruction Graduate Student
Laura Wilson
My name is Laura Wilson, and I have been teaching sixth grade English in Hillsdale, MI. I did my undergraduate work at Michigan State University, so I definitely wanted to pursue a Masters degree here. I am very passionate about teaching reading and writing, and I really wanted to stay current with best practices, so I chose to go into the literacy program, and it has been absolutely wonderful. You have professors that are very dedicated to literacy. They give ...
 
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