EDRD 559 Foundations of Literacy Learning (3 credits)
This course prepares candidates for more advanced learning with a deeper, richer level of understanding and a firmer grasp of literacy research and its applications. Candidates will read and learn from research to formulate their philosophy of literacy teaching and learning. Candidates will gain knowledge of language acquisition, early literacy, and standards-based teaching. In this course, candidates also explore the elements of 21st century learning goals: TPACK—an organizing framework for technology use in literacy learning.
EDRD 563 Literacy Assessment and Interpretation (3 credits)
This course provides candidates with an overview of different types of assessments and audiences for the assessments. The course also prepares candidates to link assessment to instruction through administration and analysis of student literacy achievement as measured by curriculum-based assessments. Candidates learn to assess students and apply needed reading interventions (e.g., RTI). Candidates learn when students need re-entry from intervention to regular classroom as well as learn to apply appropriate instructional sequences in teaching/tutoring. In this course, candidates explore the elements of 21st century learning goals: TPACK—an organizing framework for technology use in literacy learning.
EDRD 564 Instruction for Communication: Comprehending and Composing (3 credits)
This course provides the candidate with current research on communication, specifically emphasizing writing instruction, standardized assessments, and rubrics. Candidates will learn more about information literacy and how to communicate with various educational stakeholders, such as families/caregivers, other teachers, administrators, and the community. In this course, candidates also explore the elements of 21st century learning goals: TPACK—an organizing framework for technology use in literacy learning.
EDRD 565 Interdisciplinary Literacy across Levels and Learners (3 credits)
This is a capstone course that supports candidates’ synthesis of the key concepts integrated throughout the program. Candidates will advance their knowledge about adult learning, especially as needed for professional learning communities, peer coaching, and collaboration with other literacy professionals. Candidates will learn about adolescent literacy.