EDRD 6600 Introduction to Materials and Methods in Reading Instruction
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Intended for students who do not have a background in education or who are not majoring in language and literacy education. This course introduces students to classroom approaches to reading instruction. Foci include examination of how children learn to read and analysis of specific strategies and materials used to teach reading. Students are involved in observing and analyzing literacy programs in field experience settings.

EDRD 7260 Early Literacy Development and Instruction
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Students examine theories and research on language and literacy development in childhood. Psychological, social, and cultural factors that influence early literacy development are related to educational implications for students’ understanding and effective use of language and literacy. Instructional approaches for developing phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension abilities of beginning readers are explored. (Cross-listed with ECE 9420).

EDRD 7360 Literacy and Technology
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

The course addresses issues related to using technology in the reading/language arts curriculum. Participants investigate teaching practices that integrate technology, explore pedagogy for using the internet effectively in the classroom, and consider critical programs that can be utilized in K-12 classrooms.

EDRD 7550 Linking Literacy Assessment and Classroom Instruction
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

This course involves advanced study of the planning and managing of classroom literacy events based on assessment information. Emphases include a supervised classroom experience where students (1) examine ways of recording, analyzing, and using assessment information in daily classroom instruction; and (2) consider cultural, psychological, social, and political issues associated with traditional ability groups and alternative approaches to ability grouping that can be implemented to meet students’ needs. Course may extend beyond one term.

EDRD 7600 Theory and Pedagogy in the Study of Reading
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

This course addresses methodologies and materials used in developmental reading programs. Students analyze strategies, materials, and organizational designs for teaching reading to all students including those representing diverse cultural and linguistic communities. Course may extend beyond one term.

EDRD 7630 Literacy in the Content Areas
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

In this course students examine reading and writing instructional strategies and materials in the content area classroom. Emphases are on adolescent literacy development, the process of reading and writing in the middle and secondary schools, the role of textbooks and trade books, concept development, comprehension, vocabulary, and study strategies. Course may extend beyond one term.

EDRD 7650 Individualized Literacy Assessment and Instruction
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites EDRD 6600 or EDRD 7600 or equivalent
Description

This course introduces the use of formal and informal assessments of students’ reading and writing abilities. Emphases include instructional strategies for working with a variety of literacy learners across the developmental continuum and a practicum experience in which students compile literacy profiles of students using a case study approach.

EDRD 8280 Literacy for a Diverse Society
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites consent of instructor; EdS and PhD students
Description

This course involves students in an in-depth study of cultural, social, and political factors affecting the acquisition of literacy, literacy instruction, literacy achievement, and literacy assessment of various groups within the United States and groups outside the United States. Special attention is given to the relationship of class, gender, and ethnicity to literacy.

EDRD 8310 Theoretical Models and Processes of Literacy Learning
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites EdS and PhD students
Description

This course focuses on critical interpretation and evaluation of research and theoretical writing in the field of literacy (i.e., topics focus on reading, literature, and/ or writing). Emphases included historical changes in the field, models of reading and/or literacy process, and paradigms underlying literacy research. (Repeatable when topics change.).

EDRD 8550 Trends and Issues in Language and Literacy Education
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

In this course students examine theory and pedagogy in language and literacy education. Students analyze current instructional practices and issues in reading, language arts, and English and study future directions in these fields. (Repeatable when topics change.).

EDRD 8610 Supervision of School Literacy Programs
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites three literacy courses and admission to a master's-level degree program or admission to an EdS or PhD program
Description

This course introduces students to organization, administration, and supervision of school (P-12) literacy (reading, language arts, English) programs. Students analyze existing programs for elementary, middle, and high schools, examine roles of literacy personnel, and address methods of program evaluation and ways to achieve change in literacy programs.

EDRD 9870 Advanced Research Seminar in Language and Literacy Education
Credit Hours 1.0 TO 3.0
Description

This seminar is for advanced doctoral students in language and literacy education. Students explore research methodology, research findings, and design of research in language and literacy. Seminar may extend beyond one term. (Repeatable).