Graduate 2019-2020

College of Education and Behavioral Sciences

School of Teacher Education

ELIT 610 Literacy Teaching

Study of foundations in literacy learning and teaching as reflected by current and historical trends in research, including theories and practices of teaching, learning and development, assessment, diversity, and literate classroom environments. Examines literacy with traditional print and digital media.
3

Level Restriction

Include GR

ELIT 615 Family & Community Literacy

Students examine the significance of family and community in literacy success, including the role of P-20 educators in interactions among families, communities and schools; relationships among oral language and literacy processes in home, community and school; existing family and community literacy organizations with their practical applications for educators.
3

Level Restriction

Include GR

ELIT 621 New Literacies

This course provides foundations in digital and multimodal literacy practices. Students will gain an understanding of theories, currently practiced integration models, digital citizenship and evaluate digital tools and applications.
3

Level Restriction

Include GR

ELIT 623 Classroom Literacy Research Design

Provides an introduction to educational research and design in classroom literacy. Instruction focuses on qualitative research methods in teacher action research, and on reading and understanding existing quantitative and qualitative research reports.
3

Level Restriction

Include GR

ELIT 630 Children's Literature

Considers collection and evaluation of children's literature texts, and methods of organizing, teaching and evaluating a literature program. Examines issues such as censorship, multicultural literature, style analysis. Examines traditional print and digital formats and sources for texts.
3

Level Restriction

Include GR

ELIT 631 Content Literacy

Examines specific disciplinary literacy practices and authentic and instructional texts relevant to academic disciplines within an elementary setting. Examines both traditional print and digital formats for disciplinary texts within academic contexts.
3

Level Restriction

Include GR

ELIT 632 Teaching Writing

Assist classroom teachers with children’s writing processes. Emphasis on: writing process; encouragement of process development; children’s growth in writing process; and recording, assessing, and reporting student progress. Examine applications of both traditional print and digital tools in writing processes.
3

Level Restriction

Include GR

ELIT 670 Directing a School-Wide Literacy Program

Seminar course intended to prepare reading teachers, specialists, coordinators, and administrators for directing textbook adoption, curriculum development and issues, staff development, evaluation, and supervision of reading/writing programs.
3

Level Restriction

Include GR

ELIT 671 Practical Literacy Assessment

Select and apply literacy assessments and interpret results for instruction.¿ ¿Apply understanding of the educationally disabled reader or writer. Explore appropriate diagnostic and instructional strategies. Required tutoring experiences.
3

Prerequisites

ELIT 601: with minimum grade of C

Level Restriction

Include GR

ELIT 672 Literacy Leadership

Application of literacy leadership in collegial communication, reflective goal-setting for professional development, and literacy leadership. Examination of current and historical literacy policies and their impact on best practices in literacy teaching. Application of leadership principles in evaluating and directing curriculum decisions and program adoption.
3

Prerequisites

ELIT 610: with minimum grade of C

Level Restriction

Include GR

ELIT 692 Supervised Practicum in Literacy Coaching

Supervised clinical instruction of elementary, middle, secondary school disabled readers. Continued professional development, especially in the areas of collegial communications, reflective coaching, and leadership capacity. May be completed at each level.
4

Level Restriction

Include GR

ELIT 693 Capstone Literacy Seminar Implementing Research

Implementation of literacy research, including synthesis and assimilation of information gleaned from all courses in the Master of Arts in Reading Program, in the form of original action research. Student-selected topics from major trends in literacy education. Register in final semester of coursework for MA in Literacy program.
3

Prerequisites

ELIT 623: with minimum grade of C

Level Restriction

Include GR

Repeatable Status

Course may be repeated 1 times