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  Sep 22, 2017
 
Xavier University Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 2017-2018 
  
Xavier University Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 2017-2018

Multi-Cultural Literature For Children and Young Adults, M.Ed.


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The degree of Master of Education with a concentration in multi-cultural literature for children is a professional degree designed to meet the needs of licensed teaching professionals desiring to enhance their knowledge of appropriate literature for children in the classroom. The degree consists of 30 hours of coursework. The concentration coursework (18 hours) includes diverse coursework in the area of children’s literature. The focus for the coursework is study in the diverse base of literature written for children reflecting but not limited to European Americans, Native Americans, African Americans, Asian Americans, Jewish Americans, Latino Americans and other world cultures, not based in the western world. The purpose of this degree is to provide information that will enable teachers to make careful, informed and sensitive choices from among the increasing numbers of books being published as Multi-cultural literature as well as incorporating this knowledge into a holistic, global classroom. Multi-cultural literature is one of the most powerful components of a Multi-cultural education curriculum, the underlying purpose of which is to help to make our society a more equitable one.

Go to http://www.xavier.edu/multicultural-literature/admission.cfm to reference admission requirements.

Curriculum Prerequisites


These prerequisites are required if a candidate for the degree does not have a valid teaching certificate or current teaching license.

Note(s):


  • In addition, the graduate candidate must have (or be in the process of completing) a valid teaching certificate or license.

Requirements for the M.Ed. in Multi-cultural Literature


The following coursework is required for the Master degree in Multi-cultural Literature for Children.

Note(s):


  • Students completing their studies for the M.Ed. in Multicultural Literature for Children must pass a comprehensive examination and must be able to write knowledgeably on the following areas: children’s literature (in general), multicultural literature for children, storytelling as both a genre and a craft, the impact of multicultural literature on the elementary curriculum, adolescent literature as it impacts a global society, and analysis of appropriate literature for children. The M.Ed. candidate may sit for the exam after 27 hours for the degree have been successfully completed.

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