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Washington State University Graduate School

Literacy Education, EdM

Student Learning Outcomes


All graduates will be able to:

    1.  Demonstrate knowledge of the literacy processes and know how to apply the results of evidence-­‐based literacy research (qualitative and quantitative) to instructional practices.
    2.  Demonstrate knowledge of the assessment/instruction cycle (data analysis, universal screening, diagnostic, progress monitoring, formative, summative), and how to use a variety of  assessment tools and practices to plan and evaluate evidence-­‐based literacy instruction.
    3.  Demonstrate knowledge of a wide range of instructional practices, approaches, methods, and curriculum materials to support literacy instruction.
    4.  Foster literacy development by using instructional practices, curriculum materials and the appropriate use of assessments to create a literate environment.
    5.  Development of professional development as a career-­‐long effort and responsibility.
    6.  Demonstrate a deep understanding of the pedagogical knowledge and practice specific to the teaching of literacy, and communicate (oral and written) literacy instructional practices  and research.


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