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Through this research-oriented specialization, educators gain expertise in best practices in reading, literacy, curriculum design and instruction, teacher professional development, and program evaluation and assessment. Students develop literacy-related research projects and critique significant research that can improve reading and curriculum outcomes across the educational system, including classroom instruction, program design, policy implementation, and critical thinking.
Through their coursework students explore:
- Sociopolitical, cultural, and economic influences on literacy.
- Curriculum and assessment.
- The role of literature in promoting cross-cultural understandings in a student-centered literacy curriculum.
- Best practices in literacy.
- Program design and evaluation.
This specialization is designed for classroom teachers, lead teachers, reading specialists, literacy coaches, department chairs, curriculum specialists, and any instructors who wants to gain a deeper understanding of reading and literacy practices and evaluation methods. Students also take research method courses that will help them grow as scholar-practitioners.
*Walden University’s PhD in Education program with a Reading Literacy, Assessment, and Evaluation (Non-Licensure) does not lead to certification or licensure in reading literacy, assessment, and evaluation. Walden makes no representation, warranty, guarantee, or commitment that successful completion of this program or coursework for graduate credit within this program will permit a graduate to obtain state certification or licensure as a teacher in reading literacy, assessment, and evaluation.