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Course Descriptions

EDU 517 Evaluation and Measurement in Education (3)

Provides laboratory experiences in designing classroom tests and writing test items. Examines group and individual tests as means of accountability and facilitating decision-making.

EDU 535 The Teaching of Language Arts (3)

This course uses an interdisciplinary approach to the teaching of language arts. Studies research-based models and methods for interrelating language arts. Project interrelating listening, speaking, reading and writing required.

EDU 567 Foundations of Reading Instruction (3)

Surveys the knowledge and research-based teaching strategies necessary to understand the nature of the reading act and the basic principles of reading instruction. Includes use of professional resources to investigate historical and current trends in reading instruction.

EDU 568 Reading in the Content Areas (3)

Assists the elementary and secondary classroom teachers with research-based reading and study skill and best practice strategies as they apply to the individual subject areas in their curriculum. Lessons, practice activities, and informal screening devices will be designed for specific content areas in the elementary grades. Field experience will be conducted in

EDU 584 Reading Diagnosis (3)

Focuses on diagnosing problems in reading. Includes the administration, interpretation, and use of formal and informal tests. Prerequisites: EDU 567, or equivalent and permission of instructor. Practical field experience required.

EDU 590 Corrective Reading (3)

Deals with the selection and preparation of research-based classroom instructional methods, materials and strategies for use in correcting reading difficulties with students in the K-12 classroom. Prerequisite: EDU 584 or equivalent, or permission of instructor. Practical field experience required.

EDU 604B Teaching Vocabulary and Reading Comprehension for the Elementary Teacher (3)

Assists elementary teachers in improving the teaching of vocabulary and comprehension in grades PreK/6. Research-based vocabulary and comprehension strategies for the primary and elementary grades are taught through modeling. Teachers will develop lesson plans and videotape vocabulary and comprehension lessons in PreK/6 classrooms.

EDU 604D Teaching Vocabulary and Reading Comprehension for the Secondary Subject Area Teacher (3)

Assists secondary content area teachers (Art, Biology, Business, Chemistry, English, Foreign Languages, History, Music, Physics, Mathematics, Exceptional Student Education, etc.) in improving the teaching of vocabulary and comprehension in their individual subject areas. Research-based vocabulary and comprehension strategies for the secondary content areas are presented. Teachers will develop lesson plans and videotape vocabulary and comprehension lessons taught in their specific content area classroom.

EDU 607 Beginning Reading for the Primary Years (3)

Includes theoretical foundations of emergent literacy, reading curriculum for primary children and research- based techniques for teaching primary reading. Prerequisite: EDU 567, or equivalent and permission of instructor. Practical field experience required.

EDU 611B Reading and Thinking Skills for the Elementary Teacher (3)

Helps elementary teachers improve reading and thinking skills in their classrooms. Teachers will learn research- basEdStrategies which help organize elementary children's thinking. Techniques to guide the reading and thinking processes of PreK/6 students will be featured. Prerequisite: EDU 567, or equivalent and permission of instructor. Practical field experience required.

EDU 611D Reading and Thinking Skills for the Secondary Subject Area Teacher (3)

Assists secondary content area teachers (Art, Biology, Business, Chemistry, English, Foreign Languages, History, Music, Physics, Mathematics, Exceptional Student Education, etc.) in improving reading and thinking skills in their subject area classrooms. Teachers will learn research-basEdStrategies which help organize secondary students' thinking in the specific content area. Prerequisite: EDU 567, EDU 568, or EDU 604D, or equivalent and permission of instructor. Practical field experience required.

EDU 612 Teaching Reading to Secondary, College, and Adult Students (3)

Studies the major components involved in the teaching of reading at the secondary, college and adult levels. Includes research-based diagnostic-prescriptive procedures and the organization and implementation of corrective instruction in vocabulary, word attack, comprehension, and study strategies.

EDU 613 Methods for the Reading Resource Teacher (3)

Focuses on research-based methods for implementing the duties and responsibilities of a reading resource teacher at a school site. Includes consultative skills for assisting classroom and content area teachers. The focus includes human relations and leadership skills. Prerequisite: EDU 567 or equivalent, a secondary graduate reading course to be determined by the instructor. Practical field experience required.

EDU 631 Administration and Supervision of Reading Programs (3)

Includes research-based principles of leadership, staff development, and group processes to be used as the bases for administering and supervising a reading program at a school site. Prerequisite: EDU 567 or equivalent.

EDU 634 Remedial Reading (3)

Focuses on research-based remedial techniques for students who evidence reading problems. Prerequisites: EDU 584 or equivalent, or permission of advisor. Practical field experience required.

EDR 708 Directed Research (3)

Investigates a significant problem in education in the student's area of specialization culminating in a project describing the research. Prerequisite: EDR 601.

EDU 716 Advanced Diagnosis and Remediation in Reading (3)

Examines the administration and interpretation of assessments that diagnose reading disabilities which impact the reading process. Development and implementation of a research-based instructional remedial program in the K-12 classroom setting. Prerequisite: EDU 590, Practical field experience required.

EDU 717 The Reading Practicum (3)

Provides a supervised practicum in an instructional reading situation. Focus is on the reading teacher using research-based techniques for working with students, administrators, other teachers, and the community in a supervisEdSetting. Prerequisite: Admission to the M.S. or EdS program in Reading.

EDU 718 Developmental Reading (3)

Explores the objectives, techniques, and procedures for research-based programs of developmental reading in primary, elementary, middle, and secondary schools. Serves as the foundation of studies to integrate reading within total academic programs. Prerequisites: EDU 567 or equivalent and permission of advisor.

EDU 727 Advanced Practicum in Reading

A supervisEdStudy in reading to apply advanced knowledge and skills in professional settings. Focus is on the reading teacher-leader developing research-based literacy projects in the school and community. Prerequisite: EDU 717 or equivalent and permission of the instructor and completion of all required EdS coursework.

EDU 739 Non-thesis Research In Reading (variable credit)

Requires the specialist student in education to complete a project relating to a research-based problem in reading. Supervised by a University faculty member. Variable credit 3-6 semester hours. Prerequisite: Admission to the EdS program in Reading, completion of all required EdS coursework.

EDU 740 Thesis Research In Reading (variable credit)

Requires the specialist student in education to complete a thesis related to a research-based problem in reading. Supervised by a University faculty member. Variable credit 3-6 semester hours. Prerequisite: Admission to the EdS program in Reading, completion of all required EdS coursework.

ECT 676 Technology Applications in the Teaching of Reading (3)

Prepares the Reading teacher to use a variety of technologies in the teaching of reading, and to augment instruction in the literacy or content area classroom.

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