406/606 Children's Literature (3) Study of the various types of fiction and nonfiction literatures published for, used with, or selected by children birth to age 12. Emphasizes the selection, evaluation, appreciation, and use of children's literature and related media. Emphasis is on use of children's literature across the content areas with best practice instruction. Explores methods to help develop a child's interest in reading and ability to appreciate and utilize literature. Cross-listed as LIBS 406/606; READ 606 is also offered online. S11, S12
463/663 Developing Literacy Pre K-3 (3) Emphasizes the design and implementation of developmentally appropriate curricula and instruction in the language arts that foster the concept of emergent literacy. Emphasis on the development of language (both oral and written) and literacy from birth through third grade. Prerequisite for undergraduate elementary education students: READ 370. READ 663 is required for Reading Teacher/Reading Specialist license. F10, F11
464/664 Developing Literacy 4-12th Grade (3) Emphasizes design and implementation of language arts curricula and instruction in grades 4-12. Emphasis on language development, oral and written, and literacy from the 4 -12 grades and developmental instruction, focusing on creating strategic lifelong readers and writers. Prerequisite for undergraduate elementary education students: READ 370. READ 664 is required for Reading Teacher/Reading Specialist license. S11, S12
465/665 Using Literacy Processes in the Content Areas (3) Focuses on understanding and using literacy processes (reading/writing) in developing student learning in the content areas. Emphasis on the integration of learning theory and subject matter knowledge in planning instruction which makes profitable use of text and writing to meet curriculum goals. Prerequisites: TED 338/339 must be completed satisfactorily by secondary education students. READ 665 is required for Reading Teacher/Reading Specialist license. F10, S11, F11, S12
481/681 Seminars in Education (1-3) Selected topics and problems in the area of teacher education. May be taken in several units provided a different topic or problem is studied each time.
701 Introduction to Reading Difficulties (3) Investigates various aspects of reading difficulties so that special reading teachers and classroom teachers can provide effective reading instruction to readers of a variety of abilities. Strategies for diagnosis and remediation of reading difficulties at the elementary and secondary levels will be considered. It is strongly recommended that students in this course enroll in READ 702 during the following semester. This course is required for Reading Teacher/Reading Specialist licensure. S11, S12
702 Practicum in Reading Difficulties K-12 (3) Practicum in which theories and instructional strategies learned in READ 701 are put into practice as the student plans and conducts a program of diagnosis and instruction for elementary- and secondary-level readers of a variety of abilities. These clinical experiences are designed to develop the student's skill as a diagnostician and teacher of readers of varying abilities. This course is required for Reading Teacher/Reading Specialist licensure. Prerequisite: Completion of READ 701. Offered summers only.
705 The K-12 Literacy Program (3) In-depth study of K-12 literacy programs. Emphasis on characteristics of effective school literacy programs and methods of planning, developing and evaluating effective programs. Required for Reading Specialist licensure. F11
709 History and Philosophy of Literacy Instruction (2) Explores the philosophical orientations to literacy instruction with a study of the research base. Students will investigate the history of literacy instruction as well as the most important research studies to affect instruction. Emphasis on the use of technology in literacy instruction.
752 Educational Research Project (2-3) Students design and carry out a research project with the advice and approval of the advisor. Prerequisite: Advisor approval. F10, S11, F11, S12
781 Independent Study (2-4) Specially designed studies to allow the graduate student to pursue specific areas of need or interest. Approval of the topic of study and the plan of study by the instructor directing the study is required before enrollment.