Reading Education

School of Education

READ 240. Children’s Literature. 3 credits.

The study of a variety of children’s literature and the practices, principles and procedures for selecting and evaluating works for children, giving consideration to their motivational and developmental effects. Prerequisite: Completion of Cluster One.

READ 254. Literature for Adolescents. 3 credits.

A study of literature which has been written for or appeals to young adults and adolescents, including practices, principles and procedures for evaluating and making literary materials appealing to adolescents. Prerequisite: Completion of Cluster One.

READ 312. Reading and Writing Across the Curriculum in the Middle Grades. 3 credits.

An introduction for preservice teachers to the foundations of reading and writing development and the elements of balanced literacy instruction in the middle grades. Through reading, writing, and field applications across content areas, preservice teachers explore literacy engagement, diversity, and special needs. Corequisites: EDUC 310, EDUC 311 and Practicum.

READ 366. Early Literacy Development and Acquisition. 3 credits.

This course provides preservice teachers an understanding of the foundations of early literacy development and instructional strategies and assessment techniques which support the acquisition of literacy.

READ 401. Problems in Reading Education. 3 credits.

Considers current problems and issues in reading education as these problems and issues relate to the professional education of preservice teachers. Prerequisite: Permission from the coordinator  of the program where the student is enrolled. Open to students fully admitted to Teacher Education.

READ 414. Reading and Writing in the Content Areas. 1 credit.

Study of how to use print and media resources to support the acquisition of knowledge and the development of reading and writing skills in all content areas. This course may not be used for credit in minor programs in early and middle education.

READ 415. Introduction to Reading Development. 3 credits.

This course is designed to provide an understanding of the reading process and how children develop an awareness and comprehension of print. Literacy acquisition, vocabulary development, reading strategies and writing will also be addressed.

READ 420. Content Area Literacy, K-12. 2 credits.

This course is designed for preservice teachers and will provide an introduction to the foundations of reading and balanced literacy instruction for students in kindergarten through grade 12. Through reading and writing across content areas, preservice teachers will explore literacy engagement, diversity and special needs.

READ 430. Development, Assessment and Instruction of Literacy, K-12. 3 credits.

This course is designed to provide preservice teachers with a foundation of literacy development. Instructional strategies and assessment techniques, which support the acquisition and development of literacy in diverse classrooms across the curriculum in grades K-12. Prerequisite: CSD 300. Corequisite: SPED 410.

READ 432. Reading and Writing Across the Secondary Curriculum. 3 credits.

An introduction for preservice teachers to the foundations of reading and writing development and the elements of literacy instruction across the secondary curriculum. Through reading, writing and field applications across the content areas, preservice teachers explore literacy processes. Corequisite: Practicum

READ 436. Literacy Learning in the Elementary Grades. 3 credits.

This course will provide preservice teachers with an understanding developmentally appropriate instructional strategies and assessment techniques to help all students in elementary grades become literate using reading, writing, listening and speaking in strategic and authentic ways. Prerequisite: A “C” or better in READ 366.

READ 472. Literacy Assessment and Instruction in the Content Areas for the Middle Grades. 3 credits.

The course will introduce preservice teachers to the relationship between literacy assessment practices and instructional design for teaching reading and writing in content area classrooms. Using case study methodology, preservice teachers will explore individual students’ literacy strengths, areas that need development and specific instructional  strategies. Prerequisite: READ 312. Corequisites: MSSE 370, MSSE 371 and Practicum.

READ 490. Special Studies in Reading Education. 1-3 credits.

Designed to give capable students, under faculty guidance, an opportunity to engage in the independent study of educational problems. Prerequisite: Plan for the study must be approved by the faculty adviser and the coordinator of the program where the student is enrolled.

READ 532. Secondary Literacy Assessment and Instruction in the Content Areas. 3 credits.

This course will introduce preservice teachers to the relationship between literacy assessment practices and instructional design for teaching reading and writing in content area classrooms. Using case study methodology, preservice teachers will explore individual students’ literacy strengths, areas that need development, and specific instructional strategies. Prerequisite: READ 432. Corequisite: READ 533.

READ 533. Literacy Practicum in Secondary Education. 3 credits.

Provides practical classroom experience for secondary education students under the supervision of an in-service teacher and a clinical professor. Students engage in classroom activities that provide an opportunity for them to practice the strategies and concepts learned in the literacy methods courses. Corequisite: READ 532.

 



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