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USA Undergraduate/Graduate Bulletin 2014-2015


RED 110    Effective Reading, Language and Study Skills    3 cr   

A laboratory experience to increase facility in reading, language, and study skills.   

RED 330*    

Foundations of Reading Instruction (W)

3 cr   

A course to orient the student to fundamentals in the teaching of reading and provides practice in basic skills.   

RED 331*    Teaching Reading    3 cr   

A sequence course focusing on methodology, materials, and techniques for developing systematic instruction and diagnosis appropriate for early childhood and elementary children. Pre-requisites: RED 330, and RED 333; and EEC 290. Co-requisites: EEC 335, EEC 336, EEC 337, and EEC 335. This course has a field experience.   

RED 333*    

Literature for Children (W)

3 cr   

A course for the selection and use of literature based on the interests, abilities, a need of children from pre-kindergarten through the elementary school. Particular emphasis on creative ways of sharing books with children. Pre-requisite: EEC 290. Co-requisites: RED 330; EEC 332 and EEC 346. This course has a field experience.   

RED 334

Literature for Young Child (W)    3 cr   

A survey course dealing with methods of using literary materials with children in
preschool through the primary grades. It is designed to assist preservice teachers to become widely acquainted with books and related materials for today's young children.   

RED 348*    

Language Development in Early Childhood

3 cr   

Emphasis on methods, materials, and special techniques for developing readiness for reading and initiating systematic reading instructions; involvement of principles of diagnostic teaching and integration with other language arts throughout the course.    

RED 451*   

Content Area Literacy

3 cr   

Methods and materials in the teaching of reading. Development of effective study and skills at the secondary level is stressed. Pre-requisites: SED 340 or SED 341. Co-requisites: SED 453 or SED 454 or SED 456 or SED 457.   

RED 352*    Literature for Adolescents    3 cr   

Discussion and evaluation of literature for students in grades 7 through 12 with extensive reading, listening, and viewing of materials.   

RED 458*    Critical Reading in Content Field (W)     3 cr   

An examination of non-fiction (and some fiction) which emphasizes critical reading skills. Various types of prose will be considered including that found in textbooks, newspapers and other periodicals, popular fiction, and nonfiction.   

RED 530    Current Approaches to Reading Instruction    3 cr   

A survey of major reading methods and approaches, followed by more detailed study and manipulation of certain components and specialized procedures which can improve and enhance instruction. Includes comparative study of reading methods used in other countries.   

RED 531    Trends and Practices in Teaching Reading    3 cr   

Begins with in-depth study of the nature of reading as a process and its place in the total school program and extends through assessments, methods, materials, and personalized procedures for pupils and teachers.   

RED 533    Diagnosis and Correction of Reading Disabilities    3 cr   

First, an intensive study of the diagnosis of reading disabilities: second, a survey of corrective and remedial techniques for eliminating the difficulties; the third, application of diagnostic and instructional techniques to specific type of disabilities. Pre-requisite: RED 531.    

RED 534    Remedial and Clinical Procedures in Reading    3 cr   

A practicum in remediating reading disabilities. Each student receives close supervision in work with actual cases of struggling readers at varying disability levels. Pre-requisite: RED 533.   

RED 541    Literacy in the Content Areas    3 cr   

This course includes the methods and materials for literacy-based instruction in the content areas. The incorporation of literacy-based activities such as reading, writing and thinking; and the use of strategies to promote student comprehension are emphasized. Prerequisite: Admission to teacher education.   

RED 544    Word Recognition Skills in Teaching Reading     3 cr   

Designed to provide background, theory, and practice in the mastery of the techniques of teaching phonics, structural analysis, context clues, and dictionary skills as aspects of a meaningful reading process.   

RED 545     Literature for Children and Adolescents     3 cr   

Provides a comprehensive survey of books written for children and adolescents, and makes appropriate interspersions of periodicals and other media. Through varied class activities, with emphasis on techniques for encouraging literary enjoyment, the student will increase skill in making children's literature an integral part of the school curriculum.   
RED 548     Literacy Coaching     3 cr    
Includes an in-depth study of coaching techniques of reading instruction and/or diagnosis under the supervision of a reading teaching or supervisor and a college supervisor.    

RED 557    Practicum in Reading Education     1 to 9 cr   

Experiences in working in the area of reading instruction and/or diagnosis under the supervision of a reading teacher or supervisor and a college supervisor.   

RED 560    Materials Workshop in Reading    3 cr   

A topical workshop in which participants have experiences in creating, designing, constructing and using instructional materials and activities. This work will emphasize reading and language arts. Pre-requisites: Consent of the instructor. No more than six hours of workshop credit may be applied to a graduate degree in education.    

RED 590    Special Topics    3 or 6 cr   

Guided investigation of topics in reading education, such as curriculum revision, course or program design, newly evolved trends in reading education, and implications of research in reading education. No more than six hours may apply toward a degree program.   

RED 594    Directed Study and Research     1 to 3 cr   

Students explore through directed study research problems and issues of special interest or significance in reading education. No more than three semester hours of any departmental 594 courses can be applied toward a degree program. Pre-requisite: Permission of the department chair.   

RED 595     Internship: Reading Education    1-9 cr   

The internship is a supervised learning experience in a work setting similar to that in which an educator will eventually be employed. The internship provides students with an opportunity to apply the theories and concepts learned during the graduate program.   

RED 599    Thesis     1-9 cr   

A student selects a project, study, or investigation which is related to reading education. The project will form the basis for the thesis. A thesis committee will provide direction during the investigation and during the writing of the thesis.   

RED 611    Theories of Language Development in the    3 cr   

Teaching of Reading     

Emphasizes theories of language acquisition and development. Includes linguistics, language development of the culturally different child, and application of theory to classroom practices in reading and related areas. Requires special permission.   

RED 612     Sociological Influences in Reading Instruction    3 cr   

Focuses upon the history of reading instruction, sociological factors influencing reading, reading in relation to other media of communication, and ways of applying these findings in classroom and clinical practice. Requires special permission.   

RED 613    Administering and Supervising     3 cr   

the Reading Program     

Analyzes and interprets administrative and supervisory roles and functions as they relate to the total school program, elementary through high school. Stress is upon facilitating and enhancing all aspects of the programs. Requires special permission.   

RED 615     Diagnosis and Remediation    3 cr   

of Severe Reading Disabilities     

Provides laboratory experiences in studying severe cases of reading disabilities and in developing plans and procedures for their remediation. Requires special permission.   

RED 630    Psychological Factors in Teaching Reading    3 cr   

Relates pertinent psychological concepts and principles to (1) current definitions of the reading process, (2) methods of teaching, and (3) special procedures for reluctant and disabled readers. The student may apply these concepts and principles in regular or laboratory settings.   

RED 640    Research in Reading     3 cr   

A critical analysis and evaluation of the significant research studies in reading from which reading concepts emerge and from which implications for teaching and further research may be drawn.   

RED 690     Special Topics    3 cr   

Guided investigation of topics in reading education, such as curriculum revision, course or program design, newly evolved trends in reading education, and implications of research in reading education.   

RED 694     Directed Study and Research     1 or 3 cr   

Students explore through directed study problems and issues of special interest or significance in reading education. No more than three semester hours of any departmental 694 courses can be accepted toward a degree program. Pre-requisite: Permission of the department chair.   

RED 699     Research Project     1 or 3 cr   

The student will conduct a supervised Research Project, relating to an issue or timely topic in the field of reading. May be taken more than one semester. Pre-requisite: Permission of the department chair.    
*Only for students admitted to teacher candidacy.    
Department of Leadership and Teacher Education
College of Education

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