EDUC: LANGUAGE & LITERACY (READ)
READ 320 - METHODS OF TEACHING READING IN K-8 EDUCATION
Approaches to teaching beginning- and primary-level reading and expanded approaches at all levels including middle school; language arts/reading interrelatedness. Balanced literacy and literature-based instruction; assessment strategies, materials, and organization of differentiated programs of reading instruction.
READ 324 - INTRODUCTORY SEMINAR IN SPOKEN WORD EDUCATION
Provides an introduction to poetry writing skills and explores methods of effective poetry integration into classroom and co-curricular activities and overview of and its practical applications in the classroom.
READ 325 - SEMINAR IN SPOKEN WORD EDUCATION II
This course is the third in a sequence of seminars that advance poetry writing competencies to the level of professional writing and publication. Students will learn program planning and develop the leadership skills necessary to successfully implement Spoken Word programs in a school setting.
Course Notes: Cross-listed with READ 425
READ 326 - INTRODUCTION TO SPOKEN WORD PEDAGOGY
Provides an introduction to and overview of Spoken Word as pedagogy and its practical applications in the classroom.
READ 333 - STRAT/MAT READ & SOC STUD K-8
This course will examine theories, processes, and strategies of literacy learning specifically designed to meet the instructional needs of all student in classrooms in all content areas including social studies. A Balanced Literacy model, which has language as the foundation of the tenets, will be used as the central framework. Common Core Standards are addressed as well as the instructional shifts that accompany the implementation of the standards. In addition, candidates will examine and evaluate effective reading and writing strategies, formative assessment formats and strategies, and relevant materials for instruction in all content areas including social studies.
READ 339 - YOUNG ADULT LITERATURE
Focuses on critically acclaimed and popular literature written for and read by teen readers (grades 7-12). Explores the historical emergence of the genre, different ways of reading and responding to it, relationships to adult literature and popular culture, as well as issues of censorship, teaching, and distribution.
Course Notes: Counts toward certificate in child and family studies.
READ 352 - TOPICAL WORKSHOPS
Topics may include issues and trends in contemporary education.
READ 358 - LINGUISTICS FOR ESL TEACHERS
This course will focus on theory and research in learning English as a Second Language (ESL). Students will gain a foundation for understanding linguistics and learning theory specifically applied to ESL, bilingualism, and dual language education. The basics of linguistics, including phonology, syntax, morphology, semantics, and pragmatics will be addressed. In addition, much emphasis will be given to the area of applied linguistics (language in use) as it relates to the language development of native and non-native speakers of English. Links will be made to PreK-12th grade classroom settings, linguistically and culturally diverse learners, and professional standards.
READ 363 - TEACHING LANGUAGE AND LITERACY IN THE CONTENT AREAS
Strategies and materials for teaching students to read and write in content areas. Development of concepts and vocabulary, comprehension and composition, and study skills. Focus on integrating reading and writing across the curriculum.
READ 368 - FOUNDATIONS OF BILINGUAL & ESL EDUCATION
Historical, philosophical, theoretical, sociocultural, and legislative foundations of bilingual and ESL education in the US. Comparison of different methods and models of bilingual and ESL education and examination of current issues. Requires 10 clock hours of clinical experience.
READ 373 - ASSESS OF BILINGUAL STUDENTS
This course is a comprehensive overview of issues, challenges, and techniques in the assessment of bilingual students. It covers the full range of bilingual assessment from standardized tests to alternative assessment methodology. The course will emphasize authentic assessment techniques inn the classroom including portfolios, performances, projects, self-assessment, criterion referenced assessment, observation, and teacher made assessment tools such as rubrics, and checklists.
READ 374 - METHODS & MATERIALS TEACHING BILINGUAL
This course explores theories, techniques, and programs for teaching bilingual students. Students will learn about national, state, and local policies and programs for educating bilingual students, including English language learners. This course highlights dual language education, a form of bilingual education where all students learn content in two languages. Strategies focus on integrating language development and content instruction throughout all grade levels.
READ 375 - METHODS & MATERIALS TEACHING ESL
This course provides strategies and resources for teaching students learning English as a second language. Strategies focus on integrating language development and content instruction throughout all grade levels. This course references language learning theories, educational language policy and programming, and methods of assessment and evaluation.
READ 376 - CROSS-CULT STUDY FOR TEACH LEP
Impact of culture on individuals, groups, school, work, communities, and society. Ecological perspective in conceptualizing and understanding culture and context; focus on individuals with limited English proficiency in the US.
READ 395 - INDEPENDENT STUDY