EDU 50910 Instructional Strategies, Techniques and Analysis of Literacy with Practicum

This course provides a comprehensive study of the skills required for reading in the content area and reading development, such as phonetic awareness, comprehension, vocabulary, and fluency. Teacher candidates will review a variety of reading methodologies, materials, and evaluation items used with readers in the school system, including the diagnostic/prescriptive process necessary to deal with students of various levels in the classroom. Teacher candidates learn to use and analyze a variety of informal and standardized diagnostic reading tests appropriate for individual and group diagnosis. Teacher candidates also learn to use commercial and teacher-made materials for both assessment and instruction. Teacher candidates will collect pre-and post-assessment data during their practicum, identify student strengths and weaknesses, and reflect on appropriate classroom interventions based on their findings. Teacher candidates will also read and provide written reflections on relevant peer reviewed literature. This course includes a 45-hour practicum.




EDU 50300; EDU 51500.