The ladderized Diploma and Master of Arts in Language and Literacy Education programs are designed to upgrade and update language and literacy professionals, which include literacy teachers, trainers, administrators, curriculum developers, textbooks writers, learning resource designers, and researchers. The programs provide a strong foundation in language and literacy education, a field of study that brings together knowledge of literacy and language arts (including oral and written communication, reading, second language learning, and literacy practices in diverse contexts) from various disciplines (such as cognitive psychology, linguistics, anthropology and literary and cultural studies).

Objectives

The DLLE program aims to develop more qualified and highly-trained language and literacy professionals at all levels who are able to:

  1. Understand the theoretical and evidence-based foundations of language and literacy processes and instruction;
  2. Design and develop theoretically grounded and research-based materials, instructional approaches, and curricula for language and literacy learning;
  3. Organize and implement integrated, balanced and comprehensive language and literacy programs; and

In addition to these goals, the MA program aims to develop more qualified and highly-trained language and literacy professionals at all levels who are able to:

  1. Participate in broader policy, regulatory, and social discourses in relation to language and literacy education;
  2. Contribute to the body of research in language and literacy instruction; and
  3. Demonstrate and facilitate professional learning and leadership in language and literacy

Mode of Instruction

All courses are taught online (on UPOU’S virtual learning environment) following the principles of guided independent study and collaborative inquiry. Students are expected to have intermediate computer and Internet skills.

The minimum load per semester is 3 units (equivalent to one course) and the maximum load is 6 units. A student who feels that enrolling the maximum load is not feasible for him/her may opt to enroll the minimum load. All students are expected to enroll every semester (whether the minimum or the maximum load), unless they are on an approved leave of absence from the University. Students in the DLLE program are not allowed to enroll the courses in the MA program unless they have satisfied its admission requirements.

Curriculum

All courses listed below are 3-unit courses unless otherwise specified.

Diploma

LLE 201 Language Acquisition Theories and Principles 3 units
LLE 202 Foundations of Reading and Literacy 3 units
LLE 203 Trends in Reading and Literacy Instruction

PREREQUISITE
LLE 202

3 units
LLE 204 Second Language Teaching

PREREQUISITE
LLE 201

3 units
LLE 205 Development of Language and Literacy Programs

PREREQUISITE
LLE 203
LLE 204

3 units
LLE 206 Development of Instructional Materials in Language and Literacy Education

PREREQUISITE
LLE 203
LLE 204

3 units
LLE 207 Assessment in Language and Literacy Education

PREREQUISITE
LLE 203
LLE 204

3 units

Master of Arts in Language and Literacy Education

Core Courses (27 units)
All core courses listed under the Diploma 21 units
LLE 280

Practicum in Language and Literacy Education

PREREQUISITES:
LLE 201
LLE 202
LLE 203
LLE 204
LLE 205
LLE 206
LLE 207

3 units
LLE 290

Research in Language and Literacy

PREREQUISITES:
LLE 201
LLE 202
LLE 203
LLE 204
LLE 205
LLE 206
LLE 207

3 units

 

Elective Courses (3 units to be chosen from the following)
EDR 211 Reading in the Content Areas 3 units
EDR 221 Literature-Based Reading Programs 3 units
ENG 262 Problems in Rhetoric 3 units
LLE 210 Technology in Language Education 3 units
CL 250 Philippine Literature in English 3 units

 

Thesis Requirement
LLE 300 Thesis 6 units