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Reading (READ) Course Offerings

Courses offered by the Reading program for undergraduate students are as follows:

1500 ADVANCED COLLEGE READING SKILLS (3)

Provides students with college level reading skill development divided into three components: (1) advanced vocabulary building; (2) critical reading in subject areas; and (3) study skills. Laboratory session: application of course content in small group sessions or computer assisted instruction.

3700 FOUNDATIONS IN READING INSTRUCTION (3)

Prerequisite: ED 1520; successful completion of university placement exams in English and reading.

Language, language acquisition, cognitive development and cultural/social class influences on learning as related to vocabulary and comprehension instruction. Theoretical concepts and practical application of the reading process are examined.

4000/302 TEACHING BEGINNING READING (3)

Prerequisite: Admission to the College of Education.

Study of the concept of reading readiness and the methods, materials and skills employed in the teaching of beginning reading.

4100/306 CONTENT READING FOR MIDDLE AND SECONDARY SCHOOL TEACHERS /3 (2)

Prerequisite: Admission to the College of Education.

Strategies for teaching content area reading, exploring instruction with a focus on middle and secondary grade learners. Practice incorporating content knowledge with principles of effective lesson planning and instruction. Credit not given for both Read 4100 and ED 306.

4140/330 READING DIAGNOSIS AND REMEDIATION FOR CLASSROOM TEACHERS (3)

Provides an overview of reading and reading problems. Examines factors associated with reading disability. Candidates give both formal and informal assessments. Assessment linked to instructional and intervention strategies. Clinical practices adapted for classroom use. Credit will be given for only one of the following: READ 4290/330 or READ 4160/370.

4150/365 FOUNDATIONS OF TEACHING READING TO DIVERSE POPULATIONS (3)

Examination of the special linguistic and other cultural factors that affect the teaching of reading to diverse populations. Research-based methods, strategies and materials will be compared and contrasted. Assessment practices will be evaluated as to their appropriateness for this specialized group of readers. Literature that reflects the language and culture of diverse populations and non-fiction works that celebrate the accomplishments of persons of similar backgrounds will be examined.

4160/370 READING ASSESSMENT FOR CLASSROOM TEACHERS (3) 

Prerequisite: READ 3700 or BIL 3150; READ 4280; admission to the College of Education.

Outcomes-based assessment, reading assessments, and instructional implications of assessments are studied. Administration and interpretation of selected assessment instruments. Writing emphasis course. Credit will not be given for both READ 300 and READ 4160/370.

4170/378 CLINICAL PRACTICE: READING INSTRUCTION (3)

Prerequisite: READ 4160/370; admission to the College of Education.

A clinical practicum in which students assess reading deficiencies and implement appropriate remediation activities in a school setting. Six weeks of individual tutoring required.

4180/395 MATERIALS IN READING (3)

Published reading and audiovisual materials analyzed and developed for use in teaching reading.

4280/308 TEACHING READING IN THE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL/5/ FIELD (4)

Prerequisites: Admission to the College of Education; completion of natural sciences requirement; ELED 3010/201 or BIL 2000/200, and READ 3700/270 or BIL 4510/350/G.

Research based practices in teaching reading in the elementary classroom (K-8). Examination of a variety of methods and materials for teaching reading and developing literacy. Emphasis placed on theoretical foundations for reading strategies, differentiated instruction, classroom set-up, and management of the literacy block. Five (5) hours of tutoring for non-degree seeking certification candidates and for master’s degree candidates admitted to the Elementary Education program Fall 2009 and thereafter. Twenty hours of tutoring for master’s degree candidates admitted to the Elementary Education program prior to Fall 2009. Credit will be given for only one of the following: READ 4280, ELED 208, ELED 4280.

4290/303 READING INSTRUCTION IN THE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (3)

Prerequisite: Admission to the College of Education.

Knowledge of reading and language acquisition and processes; current instructional practices and materials (grades 1 through 8).

4291/350 TEACHING READING IN THE MIDDLE SCHOOL/5/FIELD (4)

Prerequisites: Admission to the College of Education: READ 3700 or BIL 4150; Completion of one of the following: ELCF 4440; ELED 3010 or BIL 2000.

Techniques, methods, and content for teaching reading in middle school settings. Emphasis will be placed in integrating reading into content areas. Credit will be given for only one of the following: READ 4291, MIDS 4170; ELED 309.

4300/310 WORKSHOP IN READING INSTRUCTION (1-3)

Prerequisite: Admission to the College of Education.

Provides pre-service and in-service teachers with knowledge of methods of reading instruction in three areas: (1) word recognition, (2) vocabulary, and (3) comprehension. Each area is one credit hour. Student may register for one, two, or three credit hours.