Course Descriptions

MAE - Reading Course Description (.pdf 33k)

Program Schedule

Spring 2017 courses forming now! (Location TBD)

The schedule will follow the same format as the 2016/17 schedule below.  

Reading, MAE Schedule (2016 - 2017 (.pdf)

Visit the Online Gaduate Catalog for an explanation of graduation requirements.

Reading, MA Online Courses

EDUC504 Theoretical Foundations of Literacy (3 Credits)
Theoretical Foundations of Literacy examines the theoretical models underpinning reading instruction historically and their impact on current methodology. It also examines the role of reading research on instructional practice, including current state and national standards.
EDUC507 Trends and Issues in Literacy (3 Credits)
Trends and Issues in Literacy briefly examines the history of literacy instruction in America. The major emphasis is on the current issues and trends in instructional approaches, methods, materials, assessment and research. It also examines the impact of political initiatives in literacy instruction.
EDUC508 Emergent/Primary Literacy (3 Credits)
Emergent/Primay Literacy is designed for classroom teachers to explore the teaching and learning of reading (preschool through third grade). The major topics include preschool literacy, oral language development, assessment of early literacy, shared reading, guided reading, balanced literacy, and reading workshop. Students will also pursue particular topics of interest.
EDUC509 Intermediate Literacy (3 Credits)
Intermediate Literacy focuses on reading instruction that meets the various needs within a classroom. Topics emphasized in this course include literature circles, reading/writing connections, comprehension strategies, motivation, children's literature, reader's workshop management, and differentiation of instruction to meet individual student's needs. Prereq: EDU 508.
EDUC510 Second Literacy-Content Area Read (3 Credits)
Secondary Literacyt examines the difficulties students encounter when reading content area text. Participants will examine content texts to determine the challenges. The course focuses on improvement of comprehension instruction. This includes the major categories of comprehension and the instructional tools and techniquest teachers use to enhance comprehension. Prereq: EDU 508; EDU 509.
EDUC523 Diagnostic Assessment & Instruction (3 Credits)
Advanced Diagnostic Assessment and Instruction emphasizes classroom based assessment. Assessment tools include formal and informal reading inventories, constructed response measures, portfolio based assessments, students self-evaluations, work/performance samples, observations, anecdotal records, and journals. This course includes a case study involving administration of the assessments, miscue analysis, and development of an instructional plan for a strugglig reader based on interpretation of the assessments. Administer and use information for norm-referen ced tests and ceriterion referenced tests. Prereq: EDU 504; EDU 508; EDU 509; EDU 510.
EDUC528 Assess & Advancement in Literacy (2 Credits)
Assessment and Advancement in Literacy focuses on administrations and advanced analysis of running records. This analysis involves miscue analysis, strategy analysis, and comprehension. The assessment results provide a basis for planning instruction for struggling readers. Prereq: EDU 504; EDU 508; EDU 509; EDU 510.
EDUC569 Strategies: Child/Adolescent Lit (3 Credits)
This course examines high quality children's and adolescent literature and the role they serve in developing critical thinking readers and writers. Major areas of focus include; using literature as a hook to entice students into reading and writing, creating powerful strategy focus lessons based on literature, modeling powerful questions the literature supports, building a series of focus lessons that deepen student understanding of a comprehension strategy, using classroom talk as a springboard to greater understanding of text, and using literature to model strategies good readers use.
EDUC575 Practicum I: Primary/Intermediate (4 Credits)
Practicum I indludes working with small groups and individuals on a regular basis in a clinical steeing. Participants will conduct assessments of each child and identify strengths and weaknesses. The major focus of the practicum is on Interpretation of the assessments, development of an instructional plan, and implementation of the instructional plan with elementary students. Prereq: EDU 504; EDU 508; EDU 509; EDU 510; EDU 521; EDU 523; EDU 528.
EDUC577 Practicum II: Middle/Secondary (4 Credits)
Practicum II includes working with small groups and individuals on a regular basis in a clinical setting. Participants will conduct assessments of each child and identify strengths and weaknesses. They will develop a plan of instruction with appropriate strategies for middle/secondary students. Prereq: EDU 504; EDU 508; EDU 509; EDU 510; EDU 521; EDU 523; EDU 528.
EDUC579 Literacy Specialist (4 Credits)
This course is designed for personnel managing literacy instruction at a building or district level. Course components will include the elements of needs assessment, program planning, staff development, curriculum development, communication appropriate to various audiences and overall program evaluation. Additional areas of focus include organization, adjustments to instruction for diverse learners, finding and organizing resources, conducting action based research, modeling/coaching/mentoring, and collaboration. The internship component of the Literacy Program provides authentic opportunities for completion of course assignments.

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