Graduate Literacy Education

Graduate Literacy Education

On Campus Literacy Birth to Grade 6 Plus Childhood Initial Certification Curriculum

Candidates in this track will initially be assigned to the Childhood Education program.  Once certification requirements are complete, the candidate may complete the additional coursework needed for Literacy certification.

Required Courses

EDCH 502       Foundations of Literacy Instruction (3)
EDCH 509 Teaching Literacy with Diverse Populations (3)
EDCH 515 Assessment for Instruction (3)
EDCH 540 Childhood Learning & Development (3)
SPE 541 Inclusive Strategies (3)
EDU 505 Foundations of Education (3)
EDCH 543 Elementary Mathematics Instruction (3)
EDCH 545 Elementary Science Instruction (3)
EDCH 546 Elementary Social Studies Instruction (3)
EDCH 570 Seminar in Teaching & Assessment:  Childhood (3)
EDCH 593 Student Teaching:  Childhood (9)*
EDCH 594 Student Teaching Seminar (0)*
EDU 595 Child Abuse Seminar (0)*
EDU 596 Prevention of School Violence Seminar (0)*
*These four courses must be registered together during the student teaching term
  39 credits


Additional Courses Required

Required for Master's in Childhood Education (3 credits)
EDCH 615 or EDU 615 Research Methods (3)                                       

 

Birth-Grade 6 (12 credits)

EDR 501         Reading & Writing in the Content Areas (3)
EDR 508 Emergent Literacy (3)
EDR 510 Creating a Literate Environment (3)
EDR 600 Literacy Curriculum and the Role of the Reading
Specialist (3)
The practicum sequence is 9 credit hours and must be completed as a block.
EDR 601 Diagnosis and Diagnostic Teaching Practicum: Birth - Grade 6 (6); Prerequisites:  EDR 501 & 508, EDCH 502 & 509
EDR 603 Advanced Practicum: Birth - Grade 6 (3); Prerequisite: EDR 601
OR  
EDR 610 Birth-Gr.6 Diagnosis (3); Prerequisites: EDR 501 & 508, EDCH 502 & 509
EDR 612 Clinical Practicum I (3); Prerequisite: EDR 610
EDR 603 Advanced Practicum: Birth-Grade 6 (3); Prerequisite: EDR 612
  21 credits
Total Program 63 credits

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