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  The Graduate School of Education 2022-2024 Courses Graduate GSE Courses (15) English Literacy/Language Arts (252)  

English Literacy/Language Arts (252)

Graduate Courses (English Literacy/Language Arts 252)

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15:252:511 Analysis of English Curricula (3) Critical examination of historical, contemporary, and potential English curricula.
15:252:513 Differentiating Instruction in the English Language Arts (3) This course will focus on understanding and implementing differentiated instruction in the English language arts in order to meet the needs of students who differ in terms of their previous school histories, linguistic backgrounds, cultural histories, etc.
15:252:514 Issues of Diversity in Language and Literacy Learning (3) Examination of the social, cultural, and cognitive dimensions of literacy learning and the extent to which they can be generalized across learners.
15:252:517 Teaching the Language Arts (3) Language arts education for the elementary and middleschool child, with an emphasis on oral language and writing development. Topics include children's literature, the writing process, the integration of language arts across the curriculum, and the relationships among oral language, literacy, and learning.
15:252:518 Topics in English Education (3) Selected current problems and issues affecting secondary English language arts education. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.
15:252:519 Teaching Writing for Children and Adolescents (3) Examination of contemporary methods and theories that support children's writing development through each phase of the writing process. An in-depth exploration of the Common Core English Language Arts standards for K-8 will be included in each module along with varied text genres and writer's purpose. Writer's workshop, craft techniques, mini-lessons, journals, peer collaboration methods, and assessments will be discussed in the course.
15:252:520 Adolescent Literature for Secondary Students (3) Critical examination of a wide range of children's and adolescent literature. Evaluation of the place of these works in language arts curricula (grades 4-12).
15:252:521 Teachers as Writers (3) Students write, exchange their writing, and respond to the writing of others on a daily basis. The analysis of their own activities, as well as current research and theory in composition, form the basis for developing appropriate and effective teaching strategies.
15:252:522 Multimodal and Digital Literacies (3) Candidates will learn how to read and analyze, design, compose, and assess multimodal and digital texts. The course (1) defines and frames terms, concepts, and design principles inherent to digital literacies, and profiles contemporary studies in digital and multimodal literacies and what they can tell use about approaching teaching from a digital and multimodal perspective; (2) addresses strands of digital and design literacies; (3) provides hands-on activities for candidates to use and think through the optic of each dimension of digital literacies; and (4) addresses issues of assessments and ways of evaluating student learning from multimodal and digital perspectives.
15:252:524 Grammar for Educators (3) This course focuses on foundational concepts of grammar and practical strategies for teaching grammar. Targeted review of grammar concepts, usage, and rules within the context of disciplinary and technical language, and sociocultural learning theories. Instructional strategies for identifying and addressing patterns of grammatical and mechanical "correctness" are applied through content area writing, reading, viewing, and speaking and listening. Prerequisite: Admission to English education initial licensure program.
15:252:525 Writing Project Workshop: Bringing Research and Theory into Practice (1-6) Current research and theory in composition. Students write, critically examine their experiences as writers, and discuss research and theory as means to become more reflective practitioners.
15:252:526 Teaching Struggling Readers (3) This course takes a research-based, hands-on approach to studying what it means to teach struggling readers through in-depth clinical case studies in school, after-school, and/or out-of-school classrooms. By integrating research, theory, and practice, candidates deepen their understanding of approaches to planning for and applying content, using targeted instructional strategies and assessments to teach students with a range of learning differences.
15:252:592 Topics in English Education (3) Selected current problems and issues affecting secondary English language arts education.
15:252:614 English Education Practicum (BA) Laboratory course involving extensive classroom observation. Plan, develop, and field test a sequence of materials and/or procedures in English education.
15:252:615 Independent Study in English Education (BA) Each student identifies and studies in depth a substantive problem or issue in English education. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.
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