Graduate Reading Courses

507 Literacy in the Academic Disciplines (3) Teaching reading and thinking in the subject area disciplines, including instructional methodology, assessment, materials and program design. One or more sections offered online.

508 Foundations of Literacy: Teaching and Learning (3) Current trends in the teaching of elementary reading/language arts. Role of the teacher as a decision-maker in the elementary reading/language arts program. One or more sections offered online.

511 Research in Reading and Literacy Education (3) Introduction to historical and current trends in research in Reading, including principles of educational research methods, in order to read and evaluate research in Reading Education, and to develop research questions, apply principles of data collection, and write research reports. One or more sections offered online.

514 Linguistics and Literacy Education (3) Linguistics and its influence on reading materials and instruction. Trends in linguistics as they relate to the teaching of reading. One or more sections offered online.

516 Literacy Assessment and Analysis for Instruction (3) Prerequisites: Reading 507 or 508. Case-based study of various assessment devices and trial teaching practices essential for precise intervention in reading/language arts. Includes a model to guide in-depth analysis of a reader with attention to the influences of linguistic, social, cultural, physical, psychological, intellectual and educational factors on learning to read and reading to learn. One or more sections offered online.

536 Literacy Curriculum: Design, Implementation and Evaluation (3) Enable professional leaders in examining, developing, organizing, and implementing appropriate reading/language arts curriculum for school districts using instructional goals and frameworks. Focus on foundations, research, theory and practice to make informed decisions and critical assessment of curriculum issues at the local, district, state and national levels. One or more sections offered online.

560 The Sociocultural Context of Language and Literacy for English Learners (3) Prerequisite: READ 511. Theory and research in teaching reading/language arts to students with diverse cultural, racial, linguistic and socio-economic backgrounds. Methods and approaches for teaching literacy skills. Special emphasis on second language learners. Case study requirement. One or more sections offered online.

581 Strategic Interventions for Literacy Specialists: Practicum (5) Prerequisites: Reading 507, 508, 514, and 516. Analysis and diagnosis of reading/language arts difficulties. Techniques and methods of prevention and treatment. Individual remediation of student. Primary through secondary. One or more sections offered online.

585 Roles of the Literacy Leader/Specialist (3) Prerequisites: Reading 507, 508, 514, and 516.  Seminar in development and evaluation of reading/language arts programs. Training in staff development and interpersonal relations with teachers, parents, consultants and administrators. Writing for publication, grant proposal writing and other professional responsibilities. One or more sections offered online.

595 Advanced Studies (1) Prerequisite: Reading 516. Graduate seminar designed to synthesize and evaluate knowledge in such areas as behavior, teaching strategies, educational technology, program development, communication theory and interpersonal relations related to reading/language arts, and apply these understandings to authentic professional challenges. One or more sections offered online.

597 Project (1) Prerequisite: consent of instructor or graduate adviser. Individual research on an empirical project, with conferences with the instructor, culminating in a project. One or more sections offered online.

598 Thesis (1) Prerequisite: consent of instructor or graduate adviser. Individual research with conferences with the instructor, culminating in a thesis. One or more sections offered online.

599 Independent Graduate Research     (1-3) Prerequisite: consent of instructor or graduate adviser. Independent inquiry for qualified graduate students. One or more sections offered online.

The Postsecondary Reading Certificate Program is offered through University Extended Education, and directed by JoAnne Greenbaum. Please click here for the link to that program for application, admission, coursework, and contact information.

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