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Teacher Education

College of Education

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Teacher Education - EDRG Courses

GRADUATE LEVEL

520. Resources for Reading Teachers (3)

Prerequisite: Admission to the Reading Certificate Program or consent of instructor.
Exploration of appropriate and theoretically grounded reading resources and strategies that can be used to help all children succeed in reading. Includes survey and analysis of age appropriate multicultural texts for children and adolescents.
Letter grade only (A-F).

540. Advanced Studies in Literacy (3)

Prerequisite: A valid teaching credential or admission to an apporved masters, certificate, or advanced credential program; or consent of instructor.
Emphasizes advanced study of literacy research, theory, and practice. Survey of issues of first and second language acquisition/development, and curriculum trends in literacy.
Letter grade only (A-F).

543. Integration of Technology in Reading/Language Arts (3)

Prerequisites: EDP 443 or ETEC 444 or equivalent; or a course approved by CTC, or a course approved by CCTC to meet the Level I technology requirement or approval of the instructor.
Investigation and evaluation of software and media programs for reading/language arts. Current issues in technology, change strategies for staff development, integration of technology in the curriculum.
Letter grade only (A-F).

544. Foundations of Literacy Research (3)

Prerequisite: California Reading Certificate or consent of instructor. Introduction to critical analysis of literacy research, with emphasis on classic and contemporary studies.
Includes experimental designs, descriptive studies, case studies, correlational research, ethnographies, and the teacher-as researcher.
Letter grade only (A-F).

551. Assessment and Instruction in Reading and Writing (3)

Prerequisites: Admission to Reading Certificate Program or consent of instructor.
Comprehensive study of literacy assessment and instruction including examination and evaluation of effective literacy procedures, strategies, and materials. Emphasis on detection and correction of reading difficulties.
Fieldwork required. Letter grade only (A-F).

551B. Assessment of Literacy with Bilingual Students (3)

Prerequisites: Speaking and reading competence in Spanish; consent of the instructor.
Evaluation of measures, strategies, and materials used to assess literacy in bilingual students. Special emphasis on issues regarding the interpretation of assessment data, program placement, and instruction of English learners.
Requires diagnostic assessment/instruction plan. Participation by speakers of languages other than Spanish is possible as literacy assessments in diverse languages become available. Letter grade only (A-F).

554. Reading/Language Arts Curriculum: Leadership and Supervision (3)

Prerequisite: California Reading Certificate or consent of instructor.
Examines varied roles and responsibilities of the Reading/Language Arts Specialist including intervention, curriculum development, supervision, program development, and leadership.
Letter grade only (A-F).

556. Theoretical Models and Processes of Reading (3)

Prerequisite: California Reading Certificate or consent of instructor.
Exploration and analysis of current and historical theoretical models of the reading process. Examination of their influence on curriculum and instructional issues in literacy.
Letter grade only (A-F).

558. Language Study for Reading Teachers (3)

Prerequisites: EDRG 540 and admission to the Reading Certificate program or consent of instructor.
Relationships among phonology, morphology, semantics, syntax, pragmatics, and the teaching of reading. Focus on phonemic awareness, phonics, decoding strategies, vocabulary, spelling, grammar skills, and English language learners.
Letter grade only (A-F).

559. Practicum in Teaching Reading/Language Arts (3)

Prerequisites: EDRG 551 and admission to the Reading Certificate program or consent of instructor.
Methods and intervention approaches for meeting the needs of struggling readers at various levels of reading acquisition, including tutoring or small-group instruction of students.
Classroom field experience is required. Letter grade only (A-F).

651. Advanced Diagnosis and Intervention in Reading/Language Arts (3)

Prerequisites: EDRG 551 or equivalent; valid California Reading Certificate or consent of instructor.
Includes clinical practicum and seminar on diagnosing and providing appropriate intervention for children with delayed literacy development.
Letter grade only (A-F).

695. Seminar in Reading (3)

Prerequisites: Advancement to candidacy, approval of Reading Program advisor, and written application submitted to the Graduate Studies Office by October 1 for the spring semester; successful completion of all required course work for the Master of Arts in Education, Option in Elementary or Secondary Education, Specialization in Reading.
Letter grade only (A-F). May be repeated to a maximum of 6 units in different semesters.

697. Directed Research in Reading (1-3)

Prerequisites: Permission of instructor, department chair, and associate dean. Individual research or intensive study under the guidance of a faculty member. Application for enrollment must be made by October 1 for the spring semester or by March 1 for the fall semester or summer session.
May be repeated to a maximum of 6 units in different semesters.

698. Thesis Study in Reading (3)

Prerequisites: Advancement to candidacy; approval of thesis advisor, department chair, and associate dean.
Planning, preparation, and completion of thesis under supervision of a thesis committee.
Application for enrollment must be made in the Graduate Studies Office by October 1 for the spring semester or by March 1 for the fall semester or summer session. Credit/no credit only. May be repeated to a maximum of 6 units in different semesters for certificate and degree purposes, subject to suitable change in course content.