Educational Specialist Degree (Ed.S.). Students earning an Ed.S. in Curriculum and Instruction with a focus on English language arts/literacy studies become familiar with theories of learning, the history of literacy studies, and current research in the discipline. They become familiar with Boyer’s dimensions of scholarship and focus particularly on the scholarship of teaching and on the scholarship of integration by examining the role that those stances can play in promoting literacy development in praxis.
Students work with a faculty member to design a course of study that meets their needs and professional goals and that fulfills the requirements of the UF Graduate School, the College of Education, and the School of Teaching and Learning. Students may elect to focus on teacher education and professional development, critical literacy, multicultural literature, critical pedagogy, adolescent literacy, media literacy education, language acquisition and inquiry, literacy and the arts, or other areas of personal and professional interest.