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READ 2100 (1-1-0) Advanced Reading Skills
This course teaches students to increase their reading speed and comprehension by overcoming three bad reading habits: regression, sub-vocalization, and poor eye fixations. Most students at least double their reading speed. Course may be taken only one time for credit. Fall.
READ 3330 (3-3-0) Introduction to Reading
A survey of the developmental and corrective instructional strategies utilized in reading programs, K-12. Foundations of emergent literacy, instructional frames for literacy instruction, and both teaching and learning strategies are introduced. Observation in a local school is required. Fall, Spring.
Prerequisite: Junior standing.
READ 4010 (0-3-0) English Language Arts and Reading 4-8 Seminar
This required course is designed to help students prepare for the Texas Examination of Educator Standards (TExES). The course will focus on content and sample questions from state authorized preparation manuals distributed by the Educational Testing Service. Information will also be gleaned from the state publication Proficiencies for Teachers in Learner-Centered Schools and other appropriate sources. Students must score a minimum of 85% on the TExES post-test in order to be authorized by the College of Education to take the TExES examination. Fall, Spring.
Prerequisite: Educator Preparation Program admission.
READ 4331 (3-3-0) Reading in the Content Area
The major goal of the course is identifying and gaining an understanding about strategies and skills required to read successfully in various content areas. Fall, Spring.
Cross Listed Courses: READ 5331
READ 4332 (3-3-0) Diagnosing and Correcting Reading Difficulties
An intensive study of specific techniques for diagnosing problem areas in reading and of remediation techniques for supplementing classroom and individual activities. Teacher candidate will be instructed in the use of current reading diagnostic tools used in public schools. Fall, Spring.
Prerequisite: All Reading Pedagogies required by the teacher candidate's degree plan.
Cross Listed Courses: SPED 4332, SPED 5332, READ 5332
READ 4333 (3-3-0) Clinical for Diagnosing and Correcting Reading Difficulties
This is a course that gives teacher candidates the opportunity to work with public school students who have reading difficulties. The teacher candidate will, with the diagnostic tools learned in READ 4333 Diagnosing and Correcting Reading Difficulties, diagnose the reading problem and prescribe instructional strategies to improve the reading problems experienced by the public school student. In addition, the teacher candidate will meet regularly with the student for tutoring sessions. The teacher candidate will document the results of the tutoring sessions and write a final report on the student’s progress in reading. The teacher candidate will be required to travel to the public school during the hours that the students are in class.
Prerequisite: READ 4332 Diagnosing and Correcting Reading Difficulties.
Cross Listed Courses: READ 5333, SPED 4333/5333
READ 4334 (3-3-0) Studies in the Diagnosis and Clinical Correction of Reading Issues
An intensive study of the scientific-based diagnostic and prescriptive techniques, utilizing best practices to identify specific strategies for enhancing the acquisition of reading skills. Directed field experience in diagnosing and correcting targeted reading issues will be required. Online.
Cross Listed Courses: READ 5334
READ 4335 (3-3-0) Pedagogy of Reading I (Phonics)
This course is designed to instruct teacher candidates in phonics, its essential tie to learning how to read, the elements of phonics, how to use phonics to teach reading, and its relationship to fluency, comprehension, and vocabulary.
Fall and Spring.
Cross Listed Courses: READ 5335
READ 4336 (3-3-0) Pedagogy of Reading II (Comprehension)
This course is designed to instruct teacher candidates in the teaching of reading comprehension. Fall, Spring.
Prerequisite: READ 4335
Cross Listed Courses: READ 5336
READ 4337 (3-3-0) Pedagogy of Reading III (Literature and Visual Representation)
This course will survey children’s and young people’s literature as well as visual representations of reading material in various media. The teacher candidate will be required to read and create a database of literature for his/her level of certification.
Fall, Spring, and Summer.
Prerequisite: EDUC 3313.
Cross Listed Courses: READ 5337
READ 4338 (3-3-0) Pedagogy of Language Arts
This course explores the effective teaching of Language Arts using an integrated approach of speaking, writing, listening, and reading. The course emphasizes learning to evaluate student compositions using stated criteria and incorporating these assessments to design effective instruction that meets the diverse needs of the learners. Fall, Spring, and Summer.
Prerequisite: EDUC 3313
Cross Listed Courses: READ 5338
READ 4340 (3-3-0) Adolescent Reading and Writing Instruction
This course will provide teacher candidates pursuing certification in 4-8 ELAR and 7-12 ELAR theory, strategies, practice, and resources for instructing adolescents in reading and language arts. In particular, the course will provide strategies for bridging gaps in reading as well as understanding and using appropriate grammar and writing conventions.
Fall, Spring, Summer.
Prerequisite: EDUC 3313.