Oct 24, 2020  
2018-2019 Graduate Catalog 
2018-2019 Graduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

GED 530 - Literacy in Middle and Secondary Schools

This course examines the relationship between language, literacy skills, and learning in the content area. We will focus on how explicit literacy instruction promotes better content learning and provides all students with tools they need to participate in our global community. We will consider theories about and evolving definitions of literacy, the process of reading and writing, the relationship between technology and literacy, specific disciplinary approaches to literacy, diverse literacy needs and corresponding pedagogical strategies, and techniques for evaluating content area resources.  We will also examine state and national standards and proficiencies to enrich our understanding of student needs and curriculum design.

Required:  Three to five hours per week summer school placement during school hours.

Credits: 3 cr.