Curriculum and Instruction - Children's and Young Adult Literature, M.Ed.

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University rank #748 (BCR) , NV,
The Department of Teaching & Learning holds as its central mission the preparation and development of educators at all levels. The department ensures that its professional education programs are based on essential knowledge, established and current research findings, and sound professional practice. 


Upon completion of this program, graduates will be able to:

  • Perceive reading as the process of constructing meaning through the interaction of language, and the context of the reading situation.
  • Understand that students need opportunities to integrate their use of literacy through reading, writing, listening, speaking, viewing, and representing visually.
  • Know classic and contemporary children’s and young adult literature, both fiction and nonfiction.
  • Create a literate environment that fosters interest and growth in all aspects of literacy.
  • Use texts and trade books to stimulate interest, promote reading growth, foster appreciation for the written word, and increase the motivation of learners to read widely and independently for information, pleasure and personal growth.
  • Provide opportunities for creative and personal response to literature, including storytelling based on reader response theory.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Elementary School Instruction 
  •  Elementary Classroom Management 
  •  Elementary Education Curriculum 
  •  Differentiated Curriculum and Instruction 
  •  Teachers as Action Researchers 
  •  Research Methods 
  •  Teachers as Producers and Consumers of Educational Research 
  •  Urban Education 
  •  Multicultural Education 
  •  Adolescent Development 
  •  Human Growth and Development 
  •  Foundations of Learning and Cognition

                                  Detailed Programme Facts

                                  • Programme intensity Full-time
                                  • Credits
                                    37 alternative credits
                                  • Languages
                                    • English
                                  • Delivery mode
                                    On Campus

                                  English Language Requirements

                                  You only need to take one of these language tests:

                                  • Minimum required score:


                                    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

                                    Book IELTS
                                  • Minimum required score:


                                    The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).

                                  • Minimum required score:


                                    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

                                  Academic Requirements

                                  You need the following GPA score:

                                  Required score: 3

                                  Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

                                  Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

                                  • An overall undergraduate grade point average (GPA) of 3.00 is required for admission. 
                                  • A completed on-line application for admission submitted to the Graduate College.
                                  • A one- to two-page statement of professional goals. 
                                  • Two sets of official transcripts from all previously attended colleges and universities.
                                  • For Graduate Licensure Program (GLP), must submit Praxis Core passing scores and the supplemental application directly to the T&L Department.

                                  Tuition Fee

                                  • International Applies to you

                                    23274 USD/year
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                                  • National Applies to you

                                    9364 USD/year
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