The M.Ed. Global Reading Alliance for Catholic Education program is open to interested students from accredited undergraduate universities who wish to learn about reading and who wish to teach in under-resources Catholic schools in rural and urban communities. The second year of the program students are fully immersed in teaching reading in accredited Catholic schools of choice or assigned by Coronation Institute. The field-based experience is integrated into the classroom teaching and service experience.
Description of Social Justice Theme
Through the integration of social teaching principles throughout the program, students are involved with creating instructional opportunities for diverse learners. Students will respond to the needs of diverse learners through reading and writing assessments and instructional interventions that meet the needs of the learner. In addition, students will come from a diverse background of varied experiences and will bring to the teaching situation a level of diversity excellence that can make a difference in reading achievement for all learners, as well as shape cohort learning experiences related to social justice issues.
Program and Candidate Evaluation
Program evaluation is on-going through reflection and feedback of student achievement and progress. Feedback will be solicited from students before, during, and after the course. Part of the feedback process begins with the admissions application essay. Additionally, each course has a course-embedded assessment that is directly linked to course objectives and outcomes. The Director is responsible for gathering and tracking data and communicating it to the students and stakeholders. Program improvement recommendations are evaluated on an on-going basis.
There are three evaluation components of the M.Ed. Global Reading Alliance for Catholic Education program, which assesses the candidates’ suitability for the program: 1) admissions requirements, 2) course-embedded assessments, which track candidates’ ongoing progress, and 3) degree requirements for completion of the program.