Literacy Studies

Literacy Studies

Our students come to know the foundational elements of literacy, the Common Core State Standards, how to match assessment to instruction, and how to successfully work with students from a variety socioeconomic, cultural, and linguistic backgrounds.

Literacy is essential to learning, multidimensional in nature, and influenced by linguistic, psychological, and sociocultural factors. We prepare and support teachers and researchers to better understand pressing literacy issues and to meet the literacy needs of every student. Students in our program develop knowledge in the areas of teaching reading, writing, spelling and vocabulary development. 

Literacy Studies Degrees

Reading Curriculum and Instruction, M.Ed.

In this program you have the opportunity to develop knowledge in the areas of teaching reading, writing, spelling, and vocabulary development. As a graduate, you'll be eligible to earn the Nevada Reading Specialist Endorsement.

Ph.D. in Education: Literacy Studies

In the Literacy strand of the Ph.D. program, students develop a rich foundation of literacy theory and research. Students are prepared to investigate essential and compelling issues in literacy studies.

Program Faculty

Literacy
Diane Barone
Diane Barone, Ed.D.
Professor of Literacy Studies
(775) 682-7870
WRB 3059
1419
Literacy
Lindsay Dorio
Lindsay Dorio, M.A.
Administrative Assistant III, Literacy, Language and Culture
(775) 682-7857
WRB 3067
1419
Literacy
Sara Parrish
Sara Parrish, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Literacy Studies
(775) 682-7876
WRB 3063
1419
Literacy
Julie Pennington
Julie Pennington, Ph.D.
Professor of Literacy Studies
(775) 682-7871
WRB 3060
1419
Literacy
Rachel Salas
Rachel Salas, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Literacy
(775) 682-7872
WRB 3056
1419
Literacy
Dianna Townsend
Dianna Townsend, Ed.D.
Associate Professor of Literacy Studies
(775) 682-7866
WRB 3058
1419

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