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2020-2021 Graduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

EDUC 500 - Literacy and Learning: Teaching of Reading

Prerequisite, 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, socio-economic, 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. Letter grade. (Offered every semester.) 4 credits