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EDRD 6506 | EDRD 6507 | EDRD 6508 | EDRD 6529 | EDRD 6530 | EDRD 6531 | EDRD 6533 | EDRD 6641 | EDRD 6900 | EDRD 6952 | EDRD 6953 | EDRD 6980 | VIEW ALL

EDRD 6506: Literacy Assessment&Standards (3) Offerings
Prerequisites: EDRD 6507, 6641 or instructor approval. Develops attitudes and skills necessary to provide sound classroom assessment experiences that yield accurate, usable information for students, teachers and parents. Focuses on integrating instruction and assessment and includes analysis of teacher-made tests, informal assessment activities, the use and interpretation of standardized instruments, reporting procedures and other sources related to student growth in literacy. This course is a reading-specific section of EDU 6613.
Restrictions:Doctoral, Graduate students only.
EDRD 6507: Lang Develpment,Diversty & Lit (3) Offerings
Examines the impact of social, linguistic, and cultural differences on children's acquisition of language and literacy. Helps students understand the role of home and community in literacy development, to communicate and collaborate with families about children's literacy needs and growth, and to plan and implement literacy instruction that addresses the strengths and needs of all students.
Restrictions:Undergraduate are excluded. Doctoral, Graduate, Non-Matriculated, Post-Baccalaureate students only.
EDRD 6508: Vocabulary Development (3) Offerings
Examines the role of vocabulary knowledge in literacy, the processes by which students learn words, principles of effective instructional practice in the area of vocabulary, and ways to communicate the skills and attitudes necessary for independent word learning.
Restrictions:Doctoral, Graduate, Non-Matriculated only.
EDRD 6529: Teach Reading:Strategies Instr (3) Offerings
Develops the understanding and skills necessary to select, implement, and evaluate strategies of effective literacy instruction, across all levels of reading development and a variety of text types and purposes for reading. This course is a reading-specific section of EDU 6526.
Restrictions:Doctoral, Graduate, Non-Matriculated, Post-Baccalaureate students only.
EDRD 6530: Reading/Writg in Content Areas (3) Offerings
Provides skills and instructional strategies for developing and improving reading comprehension of written material from various content areas, fostering higher-order, critical and reflective thinking about text.
Restrictions:Doctoral, Graduate, Non-Matriculated, Post-Baccalaureate students only.
EDRD 6531: Children's/Young Adult Lit (3) Offerings
Prerequisite: EDRD 6641, or permission of instructor. Considers a variety of literary genres appropriate for K-8 classrooms, the selection of literature appropriate for students from diverse backgrounds, and the effective utilization of this literature.
Restrictions:Doctoral, Graduate, Non-Matriculated, Post-Baccalaureate students only.
EDRD 6533: Writing: Process to Product (3) Offerings
Examines current issues and research on writing, its development, and its relation to reading. Covers elements of effective writing instruction, including strategies for planning, drafting, revising, editing, and publishing student writing of different genres for a variety of purposes and audiences.
Restrictions:Doctoral, Graduate, Non-Matriculated, Post-Baccalaureate students only.
EDRD 6641: Foundations of Reading Instrct (3) Offerings
Examines the theoretical and empirical bases of effective reading instruction, surveying research on key aspects of literacy including phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, and reading comprehension. Students will gain an understanding of the process of reading development, the nature and causes of reading difficulties, and principles and strategies for effective literacy instruction.
Restrictions:Doctoral, Graduate, Non-Matriculated, Post-Baccalaureate students only.
EDRD 6900: Independent Study (1-5) Offerings
Student works with a faculty member on a mutually agreed upon topic.
EDRD 6952: Topics in Language Arts (3) Offerings
Prerequisites: EDRD 6641 or 6529, or permission of the Instruction. Explores selected current issues in language arts from the perspective of research theory and pedagogical practice.
Restrictions:Doctoral, Graduate students only.
EDRD 6953: Topics in Reading (3) Offerings
Prerequisites: EDRD 6506, 6507, 6529, 6531, 6533, 6641, EDU 6970, 6971. Explores issues, problems and recent developments in reading instruction. Discusses selected current issues in reading from the perspective of research, theory and pedagogical practice. May be repeated for credit up to 6 credits.
Restrictions:Doctoral, Graduate students only.
EDRD 6980: Field Exp & Pedagogy Assessmnt (3) Offerings
Students will complete an independent field experience and a portfolio that documents impact on student learning.



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