Specialization in Advanced Instructional Literacy

The MS in Advanced Educator Practices Instructional Literacy Specialization is designed for educators to reflect on current practice to deepen awareness and understanding of the strengths and needs of diverse learners: a) to design instruction that supports learners in the development of deep understanding and b) to develop and serve as instructional leaders: coaches, student advocates, and change agents.

Program Learning Outcomes

  1. AIL Specialization Outcome: Create an evidence-based personalized teaching growth plan that guides the candidate’s path to being an inspired educator.
  2. AIL Specialization Outcome: Plan optimal learning environments that support individual and collaborative learning which foster self-reliance, positive social interaction, active engagement in learning, and the development of a community of learners.
  3. AIL Specialization Outcome: Evaluate a variety of research-based instructional approaches and tools of learning and assessment to determine appropriate alignments.
  4. AIL Specialization Outcome: Produce an instructional practice action research proposal that informs the candidate’s personalized teaching growth plan.

Requirements

Requirements for the Specialization (4 courses; 18 quarter units)
Core Requisite(s):
  • AIL 620 Learner Literacy
  • AIL 622 Organizing Learning
  • AIL 624 Expert Instruct Lit Approach
  • AIL 626 Instructional Literacy Port.