Course: EED 477A. Reading Instruction for Diverse Learners (3)
Prerequisite: Admission to the Integrated Teacher Education Program. This is the first of two courses designed to prepare undergraduate multiple-subject credential candidates to teach reading, speaking, listening and language across the curriculum to all students—including beginning through advanced readers, English learners and students with special needs. Teacher candidates will become familiar with historical and theoretical perspectives on reading/language arts and the current state-adopted standards in English language arts and English language development (ELD). Candidates will learn how to use an array of engaging instructional methods to address student needs and to help students become skillful, analytic, lifelong readers. Candidates learn to administer literacy assessments and use assessment data to inform instructional planning. This course requires 20 hours of directed fieldwork in a public school during reading/language arts/ELD instruction.