Contract approved by instructor, advisor, and department chair is required for undergraduate students.
Graduation with Leadership Distinction: GLD: Research
Examination and implementation of the key concepts, content, goals, and strategies in teaching reading and the language arts in the elementary school. Students will work with elementary children in a school setting to learn literacy concepts and instructional strategies. Admission to the B.A. program in elementary education, children’s literature course. Designated for undergraduate students seeking initial certification.
Seminar and supervised one-on-one field experience focused on reading assessment of and instruction for individual children and groups of children. Restricted to: Undergraduate students pursuing teacher certification.
A survey of research and practice which facilitates students' literacy skills in the content areas. For K-12 content area teachers of art, dance, physical education, foreign language, music and theatre.
Diagnostic and prescriptive modes of teaching reading to adults, based on the physical, psychological, intellectual, and social characteristics of the adult learner.
Preparation of materials for teaching basic reading skills to adults and practicum experiences in teaching adults to read.
Study of the various phases of reading in their relation to a modern program of education and the place of reading in the curriculum. Emphasis on modern practices in the classroom teaching of reading.
The place of reading instruction in high schools, the programming of special services in reading instruction, methods of teaching basic and developmental reading skills, and case studies of programs. Demonstrations of tests and devices.
An overview of reading and its curriculum implications: grades K-12 and adults. Emphasis is placed on current trends and issues and related methodologies.
Integrating appropriate literature into traditional and alternative reading programs. Identifying appropriate literature for classroom use and recreational reading. Use of literature as a means of developing and reinforcing reading skills.
A survey of analysis of electronic and non-print media themes and messages aimed at youth, with special emphasis on design and implementation of curricula for enhancing children’s media literacy.