• MALEd Courses

    Courses in this degree include 34 total credits (24 required, 10 elective)

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    Required Courses

    GED 8030: Essentials in Literacy & Learning (4 credits)
    Examine the relationship between literacy theories and classroom practice. Expand the definition of literacy as it relates to self, students and society. Learn about and practice building community with colleagues in a literacy environment. 

    GED 8031: New Literacies in the 21st Century (2 credits)
    Explore the variety of different text types that can be used to teach 21st century students. Examine visual literacies and methods for teaching reading and writing with multimedia and new literacies. Learn an array of strategies intended to increase new literacy practices in the classroom.

    GED 8032: Rethinking Literacy Across the Disciplines (3 credits)
    Gain an overview of the reading process based on current theory and research.  Practice and incorporate instructional methods for teaching and promoting literacy across the disciplines.  Learn how to expand language specific to academic subjects and explore assessment tools that strengthen student learning with diverse texts.

    GED 8034: Literacy Leadership & Coaching (3 credits)
    Explore the role of literacy leaders and literacy coaches in schools. Learn a wide range of leadership skills through the study of adult learning, professional development and research-based coaching practices. Examine methods for building and maintaining relationships with colleagues and the school community. 

    GED 8035: Literacy Capstone - Thinking, Researching, Writing (4 credits)
    Become a teacher researcher by learning to design and implement structured inquiry in literacy education. Develop a critical question and draft a capstone proposal. Expand an understanding of the research process, methodology and structure of the capstone. 

    GED 8036: Educational Policy and Literacy Practice (2 credits)
    Develop an understanding of educational policy at the classroom, department, school, district, state or federal level. Study literacy reform efforts through inquiry, reflection and analysis. Learn how to influence policy and become an agent of change. 

    GED 8040: Critical Literacy (2 credits)
    Deepen understanding of critical literacy by actively questioning the stance found within, behind, and among texts.  Learn to guide students to ask questions about representation, marginalization, power and benefit.

    GED 8495: Capstone (4 credits)

    Elective Courses

    Elective coursework in this degree can be acquired through:

    • Courses in the K-12 Reading Licensure program.
    • Graduate-level courses in Hamline's School of Education, including the Summer Literacy Institute.
    • 5 credits in literacy courses plus 5 credits in specialized areas such as ASD, ESL, College Admission Counseling, Environmental Education, Gifted Education, or Urban Teaching.