Gain expanded and up-to-date knowledge of language and approaches to reading and writing instruction, and create a literacy-rich environment for all students.
You have a passion for reading, and your goal is to meet the literacy needs of all students. Prepare to do just that with this license-only Specialist Teacher in Reading program. For educators with an appropriate existing license (Early Childhood, Elementary, or Special Education), you will not only obtain an Initial MA Specialist Teacher of Reading license for all grade levels, but the program also allows you to move your current Initial license to a Professional. In the program, you will learn to:
EEDUC 6101 Content Area Literacy
This course explores the ways in which content knowledge is accessed through specific disciplinary literacies. The course examines schema-based and text-based reading comprehension strategies, including vocabulary strategies, and investigates how a wide range of text types and genres support content area learning. Teaching tools and formative assessments are constructed, analyzed, and used to shape future instruction and meet diverse language needs. Writing is examined as a means of developing and demonstrating content area knowledge. Critical literacy is explored as a mechanism for disciplinary understanding.
Valerie Harlow Shinas
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