Courses in Reading Education


READ 6000. Topics in Reading, Language, and Literacy. (1-6)  Cross-listed as EDCI 8040.  May include classroom and/or clinic experiences in the content areas. With department approval, may be repeated for credit for different topics. (Fall, Spring, Summer)

READ 6100. Current Issues and Practices in Literacy Education. (3)  Cross-listed as EDCI 8140.  Theories, research, and instructional methods associated with reading and language arts, preschool through high school; questions of effectiveness related to instructional approaches and materials; related topics such as multicultural literacy, the role of phonics, and assessment. (Fall, On demand) (Evenings)

READ 6204. Teaching Reading to English Language Learners (3)  Research, theory, and instructional practices related to the reading process and reading instruction for English Language Learners in K-12 classrooms; relationship between language development and reading; examination of instructional materials including literature, basal readers, and information texts; field-based application of course content. (Spring, On demand) (Evenings)

READ 6250. Emergent and Elementary Literacy. (3) Cross-listed as EDCI 8250.  Prerequisite: Completion of Phase I. Critical reading and use of the literature in literacy education, examination of literacy content taught in the K-6 curriculum with an emphasis on pre-K and beginning reading instruction research, theory and practice, multiple models and approaches for teaching and assessing learning in literacy development, required action research project. (Fall, On demand) (Evenings)

READ 6252. K-12 Writing Development and Instruction. (3)  Cross-listed as EDCI 8252.  Theories, research, and critical issues related to students’ writing development and effective writing instruction. Field experience required. (Spring, Summer, On demand) (Evenings)

READ 6255. Middle/Secondary Reading and Writing. (3)  Cross-listed as EDCI 8255.  Prerequisite: Completion of Phase I. Theories, research, and instructional methods associated with reading and writing in the content areas, with a special emphasis on grades 6-12. Field experience and action research project are required. (Spring, On demand) (Evenings)

READ 6260. Diagnostic Assessment and Instruction in Reading. (3)  Cross-listed as EDCI 8256.  Prerequisites: Completion of Phases I and II.  Examination, uses, and critique of theories and research about literacy processes and problems; diagnosis and correction of reading disabilities; instructional strategies and action research designed to improve reading proficiency. (Fall, On demand) (Evenings)

READ 6265. Multiliteracies in a Global World: Reading and Writing Texts in New Times. (3)  Cross-listed as EDCI 8265.  Immerses students in both the theory and practice of multiliteracies and considers how globalization has created a more complex environment for teachers and students.  Focus goes beyond traditional print-based literacy to multiple forms of knowing, including print, images, video, combinations of forms in digital contexts, which are represented in inter-related and complex ways. (Fall, Summer, On demand) (Evenings)

READ 6474. Collaborative Leadership in Literacy Education. (3) Cross-listed as EDCI 8254.  Prerequisites: Completion of Phases I, II, and III; READ 6260.  Investigates models and strategies for assuming the leadership responsibilities of a literacy specialist, including mentoring, staff development, school-wide literacy program development and assessment, supporting the action research of teachers, and developing partnerships with parents and community volunteers. (Spring, On demand) (Evenings)

READ 6800. Individual Study in Reading, Language, and Literacy. (1-6) Cross-listed as EDCI 8840.  Prerequisite: Permission of the student’s advisor. Independent study under the supervision of an appropriate faculty member. May be repeated for credit. (Fall, Spring, Summer)