Reading (Education) (EDRG)

EDRG 5305  Graduate Research Project  
Credits: 3 (3-0-0)
  

A graduate research project must be completed and submitted to the Graduate Office for a grade to be assigned. Otherwise IP notations are recorded. This course is specifically designed for Plan II and Plan III students.

Prerequisites: EDED 5329 and departmental approval.

Restrictions: Prerequisite: EDED 5329.Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Repeat Status: Course may be repeated 3 time(s).

EDRG 5306  Thesis  
Credits: 3 (0-0-3)
  

This course is for thesis students. The course requires 6 hours of grades, the first 3 hours consisting of completion of a thesis proposal and the last 3 hours consisting of completion of the thesis. Completion of the thesis proposal is a prerequisite for enrollment in the last 3 hours of thesis.

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Repeat Status: Course may be repeated 1 time(s).

EDRG 5310  Early Literacy Learn/Instructn  
Credits: 3 (3-0-0)
  

This course is designed to address the literacy needs of young children from birth to early elementary. The course examines the various emergent literacy skills needed for children to learn to read and the pedagogies that explicate such learning. This course allows graduate students to teach children to read and/or work with struggling readers who are missing the foundational early literacy skills.

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

EDRG 5315  Children/Yng Adult Literature  
Credits: 3 (3-0-0)
  

Content, readability, evaluation, and use of children’s books and young adult literature in the classroom are emphasized in this course. Special attention is given to integration, inclusion, and authentic uses for meeting the diverse needs of the student population through the use of text.

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

EDRG 5320  Improving Reading in Sec Sch  
Credits: 3 (3-0-0)
  

Unique aspects of secondary reading and the particular needs of adolescent readers are examined and appropriate strategies for meeting those needs investigated. Special attention is given to using adolescent literature and other media to engage, promote critical thinking in ways necessary for secondary students.

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

EDRG 5325  Teaching Lang Arts & Reading  
Credits: 3 (3-0-0)
  

The application of methods and materials to develop the essential elements of language arts is discussed. This includes listening, speaking, reading, writing, viewing, and visually representing in the classroom and the interrelated nature of these components. Special attention is spent on the recursive nature of reading and writing.

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

EDRG 5327  Critical Literacies/Critical Pedagogies  
Credits: 3 (3-0-0)
  

The Critical Literacies and Critical Pedagogies course embraces theories and application of deconstruction and reconstruction in the interpretation and consideration of traditional print materials, as well as non-print text. As educators prepare students to be critically conscious citizens for a global world, the interpretive aspects of critical literacy and reality of crucial pedagogy should be an integral part of elementary, secondary, and college classrooms.

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

EDRG 5329  Literacy Educator as Researchr  
Credits: 3 (3-0-0)
  

Course addresses basic concepts associated with research as well as historical development of research methodologies. Students will be expected to critically evaluate existing research and understand how research impacts foundational and contemporary issues in literacy education. This course is reading and writing intensive. American Psychological Association manual style will be emphasized.

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

EDRG 5335  Models/Theories Lit & Learning  
Credits: 3 (3-0-0)
  

This course addresses the varied theories, theorists, and models in literacy education. It focuses on how those theories set the stage for learning and instruction. Historical, sociological, theoretical and current research pertaining to reading and its instruction will be discussed in the context of both curriculum and instruction and learning.

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

EDRG 5340  Adult Literacy  
Credits: 3 (3-0-0)
  

Adult Literacy addresses the varied literacy needs of adult learners. The course emphasizes reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills needed in formal settings and in social and environmental contexts particular for adults. This course is for graduate students who wish to assess, tutor, and teach adult learners to read and/or improve various literacy skills in adults.

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

EDRG 5345  Community & Family Literacies  
Credits: 3 (3-0-0)
  

Focuses on the development of literacy strategies and practices to improve the literacy needs of the adult learner within the community and/or family. Particular attention will be placed on learning about both the need and availability of community service/resources throughout the lifespan and in particular for literacy learning. The course will emphasize developing a partnership between schools, families, and community-based, non-profit organizations and local, state, and national agencies.

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

EDRG 5350  Dyslexia & Reading Differences  
Credits: 3 (3-0-0)
  

This course emphasizes the literacy demands of struggling readers. Attention will be given to the characteristics, evaluation, identification, intervention, and laws regarding dyslexia and related disabilities and differences. These diagnoses include: hyperlexia, dysgraphia, and attention deficit disorder. Appropriate instructional practices such as multi-sensory teaching strategies will be explored and best practices within reading intervention promoted.

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

EDRG 5355  Literacy Assessmnt & Intervntn  
Credits: 3 (3-0-0)
  

Includes methods of assessment, both formal and informal, with attention given to using data to drive instruction, differentiated reading instruction and grouping practices. Students will become familiar with different methods of reading assessment, including formal and informal assessments. Intervention techniques appropriate for overcoming and working within reading difficulties will be explained.

Prerequisites: EDRG 5310, EDRG 5320.

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

EDRG 5360  School Wide Literacy Leadrship  
Credits: 3 (3-0-0)
  

This course will explore the role of the reading specialist and master reading teacher as a leader in the school and community. This course allows students to examine opportunities to support and guide literacy programs in schools, families, and communities by evaluating a school wide literacy program to promote school change. This course will also take students through the process of supporting educator’s growth in pedagogy through a professional development model of instructional coaching to cultivate classroom change. This course requires up to 15 hours of experiential learning in literacy. In addition, 2 years of teaching experience and a valid teaching certificate are required.

Prerequisites: EDRG 5310, EDRG 5320, EDGR 5355.

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

EDRG 5365  Action Research in Literacy  
Credits: 3 (3-0-0)
  

This course provides the necessary skills and processes to conduct a literacy action research study. Graduate students will be expected to complete the Institutional Review Board (IRB) process. After completion of the IRB process, this course requires graduate students to collect data, analyze data, report findings, and take informed action.

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

EDRG 5367  Seminar-Spec Probs in Reading  
Credits: 3 (3-0-0)
  

This seminar investigates current issues and trends in reading, language arts, and education. This course may be repeated when course topic change.

Prerequisites: 9 hours of graduate reading courses.

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Repeat Status: Course may be repeated 2 time(s).

EDRG 5377  Clin Practicum in Reading  
Credits: 3 (0-0-3)
  

Experience in developing competency in diagnosis and remediation of reading deficiencies in clinical setting.

Prerequisites: EDRG 5310 and EDRG 5355.

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

EDRG 5380  Internship Literacy Leadership  
Credits: 3 (0-0-3)
  

This course provides experience in literacy leadership. Graduate students are expected to partner with a campus or district reading specialist and assist in assessing and providing support to PK-12 students. In addition, graduate students are expected to provide instructional support and professional development to teacher. The graduate student will be required to complete a minimum of 160 hours combined in pre-K, elementary, middle, and high school settings, as reading specialist certification encompasses PK-12. In addition, two years of teaching experience and a valid teaching certificate are required.

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

EDRG 5390  Literacy Study Abroad  
Credits: 3 (3-0-0)
  

This course provides a short-term study abroad experience in a host country/state or regional area. This course will provide students with an in-depth knowledge of the language arts: reading, writing, listening, speaking, viewing, and visually representing in another language, culture, and/or country. Pre-travel background reading and discussion of target country/region; travel orientation and approval of project; host country observation of educational facilities and personnel; discussions with host country educational leaders, professors, and government officials; post travel reports.

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Repeat Status: Course may be repeated 2 time(s).