Educational Lifelong Literacy

Courses

EDLS 501 Current Practices in Literacy 4.5 Credits

This course provides students with an opportunity to examine the current practices and contemporary issues in PreK-12 reading, writing, and literacy across the subject areas. Theoretical models will be scrutinized for their implications in current curriculum and instruction. Assessment and accountability will be reviewed. Additional field experience hours are required for this course.

College/Department: School of Education
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

EDLS 503 Models of Reading 4.5 Credits

This course presents an introduction to the psychological processes of reading. Topics include psycholinguistics, sociolinguistics, literacy development, cultural influcences of home and school, and attitude and motivation in the classroom. Students will investigate research topics in reading pedagogy. Additional field experience hours are required for this course.

College/Department: School of Education
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: EDLS 501 [Min Grade: C]

EDLS 505 Instruction in Early Literacy 4.5 Credits

This course emphasizes the development of oral language, early reading skills. Learning theories and recent research looking at early literacy issues of identification of at-risk diagnostic intervention strategies; English Language Learning for dual-language students; appropriate literacy environments; family and intergenerational literacy; and national standards will also be explored.

College/Department: School of Education
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: EDLS 501 [Min Grade: C] and EDLS 503 [Min Grade: C]

EDLS 507 Developmental Reading 4.5 Credits

This course bridges Children's Literature with child development and learning theory, helping teachers understand how high-interest books influence children's reading and writing development. Students will learn how children build story knowledge, language knpwledge and word knowledge. Field experience hours are required.

College/Department: School of Education
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: EDLS 501 [Min Grade: C] and EDLS 503 [Min Grade: C]

EDLS 509 Strategic Instruction for Adolescent Readers and Writers 4.5 Credits

This course prepares teachers to teach reading/writing to adolescents in grades 4-12. It provides knowledge of the literacy needs of adolescents, with emphasis on strategies for content information. Fieldwork is required.

College/Department: School of Education
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: EDLS 501 [Min Grade: C] and EDLS 503 [Min Grade: C]

EDLS 511 Designing a Research-based Literacy Program 4.5 Credits

This course prepares literacy specialists to design balanced reading programs for PK-12 schools. It provides methods for organizing and managing the classroom literacy environment, building reading centers, writing centers, and technology centers for a literacy rich routine. This course requires additional field experience hours.

College/Department: School of Education
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: EDLS 501 [Min Grade: C] and EDLS 503 [Min Grade: C]

EDLS 515 Literacy Evaluation & Assessment 4.5 Credits

This course prepares teachers to select, administer and interpret summative, and formative literacy assessments for the purposes of evaluating reading and language arts instruction. This course requires additional field experience hours.

College/Department: School of Education
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: EDLS 501 [Min Grade: C] and EDLS 503 [Min Grade: C]

EDLS 519 Secondary Content Reading 4.5 Credits

This course prepares teachers to teach and assess adolescents who are learning to read across the content areas. Students will gain an understanding of the inclusive nature of reading texts -textbooks, electronic texts, Internet resources, and multimedia materials. This course requires additional field experience hours.

College/Department: School of Education
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: EDLS 501 [Min Grade: C] and EDLS 503 [Min Grade: C]

EDLS 521 Scaffolding Literacy for English Language Learners 4.5 Credits

College/Department: School of Education
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: EDLS 501 [Min Grade: C] and EDLS 503 [Min Grade: C]

EDLS 529 Literacy Practicum 9.0 Credits

This course is designed to prepare candidates for literacy specialist and literacy coach/mentor responsibilities. Candidates will complete activities to prepare them to the professional journey into and beyond the classroom. This course includes additional field experience.

College/Department: School of Education
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: EDLS 501 [Min Grade: C] and EDLS 503 [Min Grade: C] and EDLS 504 [Min Grade: C] and EDLS 505 [Min Grade: C] and EDLS 507 [Min Grade: C] and EDLS 509 [Min Grade: C] and EDLS 511 [Min Grade: C] and EDLS 515 [Min Grade: C] and EDLS 519 [Min Grade: C] and EDLS 521 [Min Grade: C]

EDLS 550 Theories of Reading and Writing 3.0 Credits

Course examines major developmental theories of literacy as they pertain to the development of literacy skills starting from infancy through adulthood. Course will also investigate major theoretical models of reading and writing acquisition and instruction in areas such as constructing literacy rich contexts for K-12 students; integrating literacy skills across the content areas; understanding the relationship between reading, writing, speaking and listening; and understanding the processes of how students develop and use reading and writing practices in meaningful ways. Major theoretical models of reading and writing inform decisions and purposes for using particular instructional practices and strategies in a variety of educational contexts, but with a specific focus on urban settings.

College/Department: School of Education
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

EDLS 555 Understanding Literacy through Sociocultural Perspectives 3.0 Credits

The central purpose of this course is to use sociocultural theories to investigate the wide range of “literacies” that students possess from diverse backgrounds in urban communities, and ones that literacy teachers can scaffold and build upon while developing their students’ reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills. The course also investigates how linguistic differences and styles of language affect literacy acquisition for students from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, and how literacy teachers can create an inclusive learning environment for all students. Students will also learn about the critical need for literacy teachers to create effective partnerships with parents from diverse urban communities in supporting the literacy development of their children at home.

College/Department: School of Education
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

EDLS 560 Reading and Writing in the Content Areas (7-12) 3.0 Credits

Students will learn how to identify and explain specific reading and writing expectations of the content areas as described in national and state standards. Language and reading development during adolescence will be explained with supporting evidence from theory and research. Major theories of reading and writing processes will bell be explored to understand needs of all learners in diverse contexts, and develop and implement the curriculum to meet the specific needs of struggling readers. Students will also learn how to support teachers in the design, implementation and evaluation of reading and writing curriculum that is responsive to diverse learners. Course requires some assigned field observation hours in a grade 7-12 school-based classroom.

College/Department: School of Education
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: EDLS 550 [Min Grade: B]

EDLS 565 Constructing Meaning through Reading and Writing 3.0 Credits

This course will emphasize literacy as a meaning-making process that is constructed through interaction of the text, the learner and the context. EDLS 565 will include an emphasis on literacy as a meaning making process in urban contexts. The ways in which reading, writing, listening and speaking work together to help learners decode and encode text will be explored. Various models of reading comprehension will be investigated and the power of the writing process to construct and communicate knowledge will be studied. Specific teaching strategies that increase students’ ability to comprehend a variety of text types will be mastered. Instructional approaches that help learners to become fluent writers will also be learned.

College/Department: School of Education
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: EDLS 550 [Min Grade: B] and EDLS 555 [Min Grade: B]

EDLS 570 Literacy and Evaluation 3.0 Credits

This is a 3 credit course designed to prepare students to develop and use a variety of assessment tools for planning and evaluating effective reading and writing instruction. Students will understand the monitoring of performance at individual, classroom, school, and statewide levels. Understanding the important role of assessment in informing instruction is stressed. Students will learn to analyze data and communicate the findings to the necessary individuals in order to improve instruction.

College/Department: School of Education
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: EDLS 550 [Min Grade: B]

EDLS 575 Responding to Children's and Young Adult Literature 3.0 Credits

This course will begin with an overview of the history of children’s and young adult literature in the classroom. Participants will learn meaningful ways in which diverse genres of literature can be embedded across all instructional contexts. The course will then explore the ways in learners can respond to these texts using academic, aesthetic, critical, and personal lenses. The course will emphasize the unique opportunities and challenges of responding to children’s and young adult literature in urban settings. The role of eBooks and other reading technologies in the literacy learning process will also be studied.

College/Department: School of Education
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

EDLS 620 Applied Methods in Multisensory Reading Instruction 1.0 Credit

This course provides students with an introduction to multisensory structured language instruction with the Wilson Reading System® (WRS). This course examines reading research and the five areas of reading in relation to students beyond grade two with persistent phonological coding deficits. Students will specifically study the Wilson Reading System® (WRS), including student identification and placement, program implementation, progress monitoring, scheduling, creating a successful classroom environment, principles of language structure, and how to teach language with direct, multisensory methods.

College/Department: School of Education
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

EDLS 621 Multisensory Reading Instruction K/1 2.0 Credits

In this course students will be introduced to the use and methodology of research validated strategies that focus on the development of carefully sequenced literacy skills including print knowledge, alphabet awareness, phonological awareness, phonemic awareness, decoding, vocabulary, fluency, spelling and handwriting using the Wilson Fundations® Program at the kindergarten and first grade levels.

College/Department: School of Education
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

EDLS 622 Basic Word Study I 3.0 Credits

This course presents in detail the multisensory structured language instruction that is required for teaching students beyond grade two with word-level deficits who are unresponsive to previous instruction. This course provides practical application of reading research, with particular emphasis on phonological awareness, phonics and spelling at the beginning levels of decoding and encoding as well as expands upon these concepts with specific instruction in the closed syllable pattern. Students will be provided with specific procedures to teach the concepts presented in Wilson Reading (WRS) Steps 1-3.

College/Department: School of Education
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: EDLS 620 [Min Grade: B]

EDLS 623 Basic Word Study II 3.0 Credits

This course presents in detail the multisensory structured language instruction that is required for teaching students beyond grade two with word-level deficits who are unresponsive to previous instruction. This course provides practical application of reading research, with particular emphasis on phonological awareness, phonics and spelling at the beginning levels of decoding and encoding as well as expands upon these concepts with specific instruction in the vowel-consonant-e, open, and consonant-le syllable patterns.

College/Department: School of Education
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: EDLS 620 [Min Grade: B] and EDLS 622 [Min Grade: B]

EDLS 624 Multisensory Practicum I 1.0 Credit

Supervised practicum requires identifying and securing a practicum student in grade 4-12 with significant word level deficits, selected according to practicum student selection criteria. A second, or back-up, practicum student is highly recommended, but that student does not have to meet all practicum student selection criteria. The practicum entails successful delivery of a minimum of 20 Wilson Reading System (WRS) lessons and teaching mastery through WRS Step 2.3.

College/Department: School of Education
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: EDLS 622 [Min Grade: B] (Can be taken Concurrently)

EDLS 625 Multisensory Practicum II 1.0 Credit

Supervised practicum requires identifying and securing a practicum student in grade 4-12 with significant word level deficits, selected according to practicum student selection criteria. A second, or back-up, practicum student is highly recommended, but that student does not have to meet all practicum student selection criteria. The practicum entails successful delivery of a minimum of 20 Wilson Reading System (WRS) lessons and teaching mastery through WRS Step 3.1.

College/Department: School of Education
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: EDLS 623 [Min Grade: B] (Can be taken Concurrently)EDLS 622 [Min Grade: B] and EDLS 624 [Min Grade: B]

EDLS 626 Multisensory Practicum III 1.0 Credit

Supervised practicum requires identifying and securing a practicum student in grade 4-12 with significant word level deficits, selected according to practicum student selection criteria. A second, or back-up, practicum student is highly recommended, but that student does not have to meet all practicum student selection criteria. The practicum entails successful delivery of a minimum of 20 Wilson Reading System (WRS) lessons and teaching mastery through WRS Step 4.2.

College/Department: School of Education
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: EDLS 623 [Min Grade: B] and EDLS 625 [Min Grade: B]

EDLS 650 Designing a Literacy Program 3.0 Credits

This course is designed for literacy leaders in classrooms, schools and other instructional settings. Participants will learn how to synthesize research-based approaches to instruction with local, state and national standards into a cohesive and effective literacy program. Strategies for evaluating literacy assessments and materials for literacy instruction will be examined. The critical role of professional collaboration in the creation and implementation of effective literacy programs will be highlighted. There will be an emphasis on successfully designing literacy programs for urban environments.

College/Department: School of Education
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: EDLS 550 [Min Grade: B] and EDLS 555 [Min Grade: B] and EDLS 560 [Min Grade: B] and EDLS 565 [Min Grade: B] and EDLS 570 [Min Grade: B] and EDLS 575 [Min Grade: B] and EDLS 620 [Min Grade: B] and EDLS 622 [Min Grade: B] and EDLS 623 [Min Grade: B]

EDLS I599 Independent Study in EDLS 12.0 Credits

Self-directed within the area of study requiring intermittent consultation with a designated instructor.

College/Department: School of Education
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

EDLS I699 Independent Study in EDLS 12.0 Credits

Self-directed within the area of study requiring intermittent consultation with a designated instructor.

College/Department: School of Education
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

EDLS I799 Independent Study in EDLS 12.0 Credits

Self-directed within the area of study requiring intermittent consultation with a designated instructor.

College/Department: School of Education
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

EDLS I899 Independent Study in EDLS 12.0 Credits

Self-directed within the area of study requiring intermittent consultation with a designated instructor.

College/Department: School of Education
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

EDLS I999 Independent Study in EDLS 12.0 Credits

Self-directed within the area of study requiring intermittent consultation with a designated instructor.

College/Department: School of Education
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

EDLS T580 Special topics in EDLS 12.0 Credits

Topics decided upon by faculty will vary within the area of study.

College/Department: School of Education
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

EDLS T680 Special topics in EDLS 12.0 Credits

Topics decided upon by faculty will vary within the area of study.

College/Department: School of Education
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

EDLS T780 Special topics in EDLS 12.0 Credits

Topics decided upon by faculty will vary within the area of study.

College/Department: School of Education
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

EDLS T880 Special topics in EDLS 12.0 Credits

Topics decided upon by faculty will vary within the area of study.

College/Department: School of Education
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

EDLS T980 Special topics in EDLS 12.0 Credits

Topics decided upon by faculty will vary within the area of study.

College/Department: School of Education
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

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