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MEd in Literacy Instruction

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Gain the knowledge and skills to manage the complexities of work within this field with the M.Ed in Literacy Instruction.


The M.Ed in Literacy Instruction enables you to:


• address problems of literacy instruction in the Caribbean using linguistic, biological, psychological, sociological    and technological principles

• assess students’ instructional materials and learning contexts using a wide repertoire of assessment  instruments

• implement research-based best practices in literacy instruction

• design effective, standards-based literacy programmes that cater for diverse learners

• design effective literacy instructional materials for both print-based and electronic media

• provide effective school leadership in literacy instruction

• carry out valid school-based research in literacy instruction


Who is this programme for?

The MEd in Literacy Instruction is for trained teachers who wish to prepare themselves for leadership roles in literacy instruction.

It links theory with practice by enabling participants to implement  programme content directly in their classrooms and by enabling participants to carry out effective school-based research in literacy instruction.




Programme Structure

The MEd in Literacy Instruction is a 36-credit programme comprising seven 4-credit courses, a research paper worth eight credits and a compulsory graduate online introductory course. 


When will the programme start?

This offering of the programme begins in September 2016 and runs for 24 months ending in August 2018.


Entry Requirements

Successful applicants:

•     MUST hold a Teacher’s Diploma from a recognised Teachers’ College.

•     MUST have at least a lower second class undergraduate degree or its equivalent from an approved university.


Academic Preparation

All participants must take part in an orientation programme that introduces them to online study and prepares them for the demands of a UWI post-graduate programme.


Course of Study


OOL6001      Graduate Introduction to Online Learning

EDLS6501   Foundations of Literacy Instruction

EDLS6502   Best Practices in Literacy Instruction

EDLS6503   The Literacy Curriculum

EDLS6504   Literacy Assessment

EDLS6505   Literacy Materials Design

EDLS6506   Leadership in Literacy Instruction

EDLS6507   Research Methods

EDLS6520   Research Paper (Part 1)

EDLS6520   Research Paper (Part 2)