EDU 52600 Practicum: Remediation of Reading Difficulties

This practicum course was designed to be completed in the candidate's home school under the supervision of a reading certified teacher. As per requirements from MO DESE, practicum hours are to be completed outside of teaching contract hours. This course allows students to apply appropriate remedial techniques through clinical experiences using commercial and teacher-made materials in teaching students previously diagnosed with reading disabilities. Lesson plans, preliminary remediation reports, progress reports, and a final evaluation of the remediation program are required, with recommendations for correcting literacy skills for secondary students. Offered during fall and spring semesters to allow for supervision in the candidate's home school by a certified reading teacher in the candidate's school, special arrangements may be made to complete this practicum during the Lindenwood Summer Reading Camp, e.g., those who teach in charter, private or parochial schools where there is not a certified special reading teacher to supervise on site. Only one three-hour practicum course may be taken in a semester.