EDLL 600 Advanced Reading Theory: Philosophical, Historical, and Sociological Foundations of Reading (3)
This course emphasizes theoretical frameworks for reading including psycho-linguistics, sociolinguistics, constructivism, and progressive education as well as historical foundations of reading instruction in the United States. This course provides an understanding of the reading process and evaluation of past and current approaches to teaching reading in elementary and middle school settings.
EDLL 604 Practicum in Literacy Assessment and Evaluation (3)
Emphasis on naturalistic, authentic, classroom-based assessment of developmental readers and writers and the interrelationships between assessment and instruction. Supervised assessment practicum and
the development of a literacy case study in a clinical experience are required.
EDLL 608 Instructional Strategies and Materials in Literacy (3)
This course requires that students conduct in-depth study of current methods and materials used in literacy instruction. Emphasis is on research-supported instructional strategies that are effective for diverse learners and across various instructional settings.
EDLL 618 Content Literacy (3)
This course provides K-12 teachers with the strategies for teaching literacy within the framework of content area classes. The course teaches a sound theoretical knowledge of the reading and writing processes and the basic tenets of integrating technology across the curriculum.
EDLL 620 Literacy Assessment and Instruction for Diverse Populations (3)
(Prereq: Teacher certification PK-12) Naturalistic, authentic assessment strategies and the integration of
instructional strategies with assessment are investigated with struggling readers and writers, PK-12. Emphasis on best practices and current research as applied to special populations of students including learning disabilities, developmental delays, second language learners, gifted and talented students, physically challenged, and social/emotional behavioral issues. Supervised instruction is required in clinical practicum. Depending on the number of students to be served in the clinic, the practicum may include individual tutoring and/or small group instruction.
EDLL 621 Developing Literacy Teacher-Leaders Within School Communities (3)
(Prereq: EDLL 620, Teacher certification PK-12) Course participants explore how literacy leaders
integrate essential elements of curriculum, instruction, assessment, and on-going staff development to develop research-based literacy programs. Major topics include theoretical principles and practices for staff development, mentoring/coaching, and evolving roles/responsibilities for literacy teacher-leaders.
EDLL 622 Action Research in Literacy Coaching (3)
(Prereq: EDLL 621, Teacher certification PK-12) Course develops synergistic decision-making and interpersonal skills used by literacy teacher-leaders to explore conditions that affect student learning, curricular reform, and teacher empowerment. Course participants use action research to explore a coaching relationship with a practicing teacher.