Reading Education (REAED)

275 Developing Literacy (3) Introduction to language and literacy development from birth through age 12/13. Considers current theories of language acquisition, emergent literacy, and the role literature, reading and writing plays in the development of language competence, including the study of phonics. Must be taken concurrently with the lab experience REAEd 275, section 501 (0 credits); approximately 20 hours. During the lab experience, students receive training to support them as they tutor elementary students in literacy. This provides a hands-on opportunity to observe school children's literacy as it develops and to apply course concepts to enhance the children's literacy development. Prerequisite: Admission to the Teacher Education Program. F10, S11, F11, S12

370 Teaching Reading and Language Arts in the Elementary/Middle Schools (5) The study of the principles and techniques of teaching reading and the language arts of speaking, listening, and writing in the kindergarten/elementary/middle schools (ages 5-12/13; grades K-7/8). Emphasis is on developing competencies needed by elementary/middle school teachers to integrate reading and the other language arts instruction across the elementary/middle school curriculum. Course includes practicum of 30 hours as assigned by instructor. Prerequisites: REAEd 275 and admission to the Teacher Education Program. F10, S11, F11, S12