Graduate Academic Learning Compacts

Year: 2007-2008
College: Education and Human Services
Department: Childhood Ed, Literacy & TESOL
Major: Elementary Education

Mission Statement:

The literacy track prepares teachers to be reading specialists with the expertise in literacy. The competency based program aligns with the standards and requirements of the Florida State Department of Education as well as national standards developed by the premier literacy professional organizations, the International Reading Association and the National Council of Teachers of English. Graduates of this program will possess knowledge of the latest research and skills to continue seeking new information. Due to their pursuit of knowledge, graduates shall be recognized as experts in literacy as well as outstanding literacy teachers. With the completion of this program of study, graduates are able to apply for reading certification with the state of Florida.
Student Learning Outcomes:


Analyze the various language components (e.g. phonological, morphological, semantic, syntactic, and pragmatic) of English speakers and English language learners.


Administer, interpret, and evaluate both qualitative and quantitative instructional assessments, and based on these assessments provide differentiating strategies for developing the identified literacy weakness(es). Integrate differentiating strategies for developing the literacy components of phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, comprehension, spelling, writing, technology and arts-based for teaching all students


Provide responsive instruction to identified literacy weaknesses in individual students and differentiated instruction to entire classroom based upon multiple literacy assessments.

Curriculum Map:

Assessment Approaches:

Literacy Faculty assess candidates' content knowledge, professional and pedagogical knowledge, skills, and dispositions through course-based assessments and self report surveys. Program faculty will use student assessment data in periodic reviews of program effectiveness to strengthen the program's relevance, improve its quality in achieving objectives and document evidence of student learning.