Jan 28, 2020  
2019-2020 Graduate Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Graduate Catalog

EDUC 500 - Literacy and Learning: Teaching of Reading


(Same as EDUC 500B .) Prerequisites, admission to the teacher education and/or master of arts in teaching program, including the bilingual authorization and special education credential programs. This course is about literacy learning and development from a sociocultural framework in the context of teaching diverse student populations. This course is designed to give teacher candidates an understanding of the elements of a research-based literacy learning within context of a balanced literacy paradigm. Candidates will understand connections between reading, writing, speaking, and listening in language arts learning and instruction. Candidates will learn instructional strategies in a balanced literacy program between explicit and authentic literacy experiences. The course pays special attention to students from diverse racial, cultural, linguistic, neurodiverse, socioeconomic, and other areas of difference including those with identified disabilities and addresses the material consequences of literacy acquisition. Students will participate in a 25 hour praxis to tutor an elementary grade student. (Offered every semester.) 4 credits