EDC 777: Literacy Leadership K-12

Thursdays 4:30-7:00; 323 Dickey Hall

Learn to facilitate positive change in school and community settings

The purpose of this course is to prepare literacy professionals who will:


  • Understand and assume various roles as literacy leaders.

  • Develop, implement, and evaluate effective research-based literacy programs and practices.

  • Design, facilitate, lead, and evaluate effective professional development programs for professional educators.

  • Mentor colleagues and work collaboratively with families, teachers, administrators, policymakers, and community members in individual and group contexts.

  • Influence local, state, and national policy decisions related to literacy education.

Practical Application of Knowlege focused on these and Other Topics:

Collaborating to Create a Vision for Literacy
Developing a Literacy Plan
Evaluating and Selecting Literacy Assessments
Evaluating and Selecting Literacy Interventions
Mentoring Teachers
Teaching Teachers
Advocating for Literacy

Dr. Susan Cantrell

Associate Professor, Literacy
Curriculum & Instruction
Director of Research
Collaborative Center for Literacy Development
susan.cantrell@uky.edu