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2000 Level Courses

2300. Literacy Learning in the Preschool Setting (3). Focuses on understanding and implementing instructional practices for preschool children’s early literacy development with classrooms and community agencies as the contexts for service-learning. Fulfills multicultural requirement.

3000 Level Courses

3350. Children’s Literature (3). Texts appropriate for children under 15, including standards of evaluation and criteria for selection. Includes field experiences.

3351. Foundations of Reading Instruction (3). Prerequisite: Junior standing. Overview of reading development, methods of reading instruction, scope and sequence of programs. Field-based course. (Writing Intensive)

3352. Language Literacy Acquisition (3). Study of the acquisition and development of language learning; study of curriculum, instruction, and exemplary classroom practices that foster literacy development. Field-based course. (Writing Intensive)

3353. Reading at the Middle Level (3). Selection of materials and methods for understanding and developing reading requirements, skills, and strategies for middle level students in grades 4-8. Field experiences required.

3354. Reading Processes and Practices at the Middle Level (3). Overview of reading development, methods of reading instruction, and sequence of instruction for the middle-level classroom.Back to Top

 

4000 Level Courses

4349. Adolescent Literature (3). Study of classic and current adolescent literature, selection of materials, and methods for use in middle and secondary level classrooms. Field experiences required.

4350. Linguistics for the Classroom (3). Students will explore language development from a linguistic perspective that recognizes implications for professional teaching practice.

4351. Foundations in Reading for English Language Learners (3). Evaluation and reflections of second-language literacy by examining its philosophy, theory, and examples of classroom-based practices.

4380. Literacy in the Content Areas (3). Understanding literacy in the content areas and planning instruction to promote content learning. Field experiences required. (Writing Intensive)

4381. Literacy in the Content Areas for Middle Level (3). Understanding literacy in the content areas and planning instruction to promote learning of students in grades 4-8. (Writing Intensive)

4382. Adolescents, Multiliteracies, and Content Area Learning (3). Developing literacy practices to learn in content area disciplines aimed at grades 8-12. (Writing Intensive)

 

5000 Level Courses

5340. Literacy Acquisition Process and Pedagogy (3). Prerequisite: EDLL 5351 or concurrent enrollment. Psychological and research bases of reading instruction. A foundations course.

5341. Developing Academic Literacy in the Disciplines for Adolescents (3). Reading and writing to learn in content area disciplines intended for secondary students in grades 8-12.

5342. Classroom-Based Literacy Assessment for Differentiated Instruction (3). Prerequisite: EDLL 5340, 5344, 5351, or consent of instructor. Examines the use of both formal and informal assessment measures as a means to provide information useful for evaluating student performance and planning instruction.

5343. Practicum in Literacy (3). Prerequisite: EDLL 5340, 5344 and 5351 or consent of instructor. Must be taken concurrently with EDLL 5342. Provides an opportunity to work in instructional settings to assist children in their reading development. Student achievement is considered through instructional strategies and assessment procedures.

5344. Content Area Literacy Methods for Primary and Elementary Literacy (3). Prerequisite: EDLL 5340, undergraduate equivalent, or consent of instructor. Theoretical and research bases, issues, strategies, and methods related to learning from print in all content fields.

5345. Emergent and Early Literacy Development and Pedagogy (3). Theoretical bases, procedures, techniques, and materials for early literacy instruction.

5346. Increasing Reading Proficiency for All Readers (3). Examines a constructivist framework as a foundation for understanding language and literacy development in elementary classrooms.

5348. Applied Linguistics and the Teaching of Literacy (3). Prerequisite: Previous reading courses or consent of instructor. A study of reading as communication with applications of linguistics to the reading classroom.

5350. Developing Traditional and New Literacies in Elementary Settings (3). Applications of research findings and modern theory to teaching and organizing the language arts in the elementary school.

5351. Children’s Literature in the School Curriculum (3). Literature for children in elementary and middle school; selection, use and organization. Includes nonprint media. Appropriate for English or language arts majors.

5353. Reading and the Middle-Level Student (3). Selection of materials and methods for understanding and developing reading requirements/strategies/skills of middle school/level students in grades 4-8.

5355. Creating Writing-Centered Classrooms (3). Application of in-depth studies of research and instructional practices in the teaching of writing to guide development of effective writing programs.

5356. Trends and Issues in Adolescent Literacy (3). Investigation of current problems, trends, and issues in the teaching adolescent readers in middle and secondary schools. May be repeated for credit.

5366. Teaching Developmental Readers Adolescent to Adult (3). Examines current research and theories concerned with effective literacy instruction for developmental readers.

5393. Internship in Literacy Education (3). Prerequisite: Advanced graduate classification in education. Experiences in the various roles of language literacy education.Back to Top

 

6000 Level Courses

6000. Master’s Thesis (V1-6).

6341. Trends and Issues in Literacy Pedagogy and Research (3). Study of selected problems, trends, and issues related to literacy teaching and learning. Topics will vary. May be repeated for credit as topic varies.

6344. Content Area Literacy Policies and Research (3). An in-depth study of trends and issues in content area literacy instruction in elementary and secondary schools. Designed especially for in-service teachers.

6347. Analyzing, Designing, and Conducting Literacy Research (3). In-depth analysis and synthesis of contemporary research in literacy development and instruction.

6349. Adolescent Literature (3). Study of current literature for middle and secondary level students (grades 7-12); selection of material and strategies appropriate for adolescents.

6350. Studies in Language Arts (3). Prerequisite: EDLL 3352 or 5350. In-depth studies of research and instructional practices pertaining to elementary language arts. May be repeated for credit.

6351. Critical Studies in Literature (3). Prerequisite: EDLL 3350 or 5351. In-depth studies of research and instructional practices pertaining to children’s literature. May be repeated for credit.

6353. Investigating Theoretical Models of Literacy (3). Theoretical bases and research perspectives on literacy learning and instruction. An in-depth analysis of historically important research.Back to Top

 

7000 Level Course

7000. Research (V1-12).

8000 Level Course

8000. Doctor's Dissertation (V1-12).