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Reading Teacher (316)

Any person who has a specific assignment to teach reading must hold a reading teacher license.  Teachers who have successfully completed the Reading Teacher (316) Licensure program will acquire the background and knowledge to work with all learners, especially readers who have problems at different levels.

Required Courses

  • TEACHING 7210 - Foundational Literacy Pre K-12 (3 cr)
    Considers problems arising in a well-rounded reading program, development of basic reading abilities and skills, improvement of attitudes and tastes, adjusting materials and methods to individual needs.
  • TEACHING 7220 - Remedial Reading (3 cr)
    Provides instruction teaching children who read one or two grade levels below expectation; supplemental and specialized techniques of the developmental reading concepts are emphasized and such topics as identification of the remedial reader, selection, application, and evaluation of the materials and techniques appropriate to the individual are included.
  • TEACHING 7230 - Remedial Reading Practicum (3 cr)
    Provides laboratory practice with children one or more years below grade in reading. Special attention is given to models of teaching designed to promote developmentally appropriate teaching and reflective thinking.
  • TEACHING 7240 - Juvenile Literature (3 cr)
    Provides advanced study in literature for children and youth; administration of a recreational reading program, methods of teaching and integration with other curricular areas; evaluation and selection of significant books and appraisals of recent books including special study of project English. Students read at the level in which they are most interested - primary, intermediate, or middle level school.
  • TEACHING 7270 - Reading in the Middle/Secondary School (3 cr)
    Assists middle and secondary teachers in utilizing fundamental reading skills as they apply to content areas; special consideration will be given to effective skills, study skills, and vocabulary development in specific areas.
  • TEACHING 7880 - Practicum (1-8 cr)
    Provides a designed clinical teaching assignment for (1) graduate students meeting license requirements through an internship or (2) qualified educators who want to meet a professional development need through a graduate residency.

Reading Specialist (17)

Any person who directs pre-K-12 reading programs, works with reading teachers, classroom teachers, administrators, and others as a resource teacher in reading must hold a reading specialist license.  Teachers who have successfully completed this program will acquire the background and knowledge to work with all learners, especially readers who have problems at different levels.

Required Courses

  • COUNSPSY 6600 - Measurement for Counselors and Educators (3 cr)
    This course is designed to study assessment instruments and procedures in areas of interest including; aptitude, achievement, intelligence, personality, career, and clinical diagnostics. There is also discussion focusing on the psychometric properties of assessment with relevant descriptive statistics taught.
  • TEACHING 6830 - Strategies for Effective Inclusion (3 cr)
    Current trends and issues in special education, the role of the general education teacher, and characteristics of students with various disabilities will be discussed. Adaptations and modifications in curriculum, instruction, and assessment for students with various exceptionalities will be a major focus of this course.
  • TEACHING 7000 - Research Procedures (3 cr)
    Definition of problems and issues, critical examination of the research literature, review of trends in curricula and methods, and planning of investigations including historical, descriptive (including ethnographic), and experimental.
  • TEACHING 7250 - Content Area Reading (3 cr)
    Considers the utilization of reading skills, study strategies, and materials as applied to (a) selected field(s), and techniques for incorporating reading into content area instruction.
  • TEACHING 7620 - Special Education: Legal and Theoretical Foundations (3 cr)
    Participants will develop a working knowledge of law (e.g.-IDEA 1997) as it relates to the rights and responsibilities of students, staff, and families. Participants will also incorporate knowledge of historical foundations, service delivery models, philosophies, and cultural diversity into the general and/or special education classroom.
  • TEACHING 7880-4 - Graduate Practicum in Teaching (1-8 cr)
    Provides a designed clinical teaching assignment for (1) graduate students meeting license requirements through an internship or (2) qualified educators who want to meet a professional development need through a graduate residency.

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