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Literacy (LITY)


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LITY 6304:

Practicum in Literacy
Cr. 3. Prerequisites: Admission into the School of Education and Human Development Graduate Program
Connecting research-based traditional and New Literacies theoretical foundations to instructional practices under supervision in a field setting. Includes development of virtual multi-literacies portfolio.

LITY 6330:

Using Multicultural Literature in Schools
Cr. 3. (3-3-0). Prerequisite: Admission to the School of Education and Human Development graduate program.
Evaluation and selection of children and adolescent multicultural fiction and non-fiction literature, literacy approaches with an emphasis on comprehension and assessment of literacy development. (Formerly C&I 6330).

LITY 6331:

Instruction for Students with Literacy Difficulties
Cr. 3. (3-3-0). Prerequisite: Admission to School of Education and Human Development graduate program.
Research-based study of instructional strategies for age-appropriate prevention and intervention to promote literacy development for the struggling student. Includes development of virtual multi-literacies portfolio.

LITY 6332:

Literacy Leadership and Critical Policy Action
Cr. 3. (3-3-0). Prerequisite: Admission to School of Education and Human Development graduate program.
Examination of the role of a literacy leader; how public policy impacts P-12 literacy curriculum and instruction; how to become an informed maker of multiliteracy policies.

LITY 6333:

Theory and Application of Writing for Globalized Learning
Cr. 3. (3-3-0). Prerequisite: Admission to School of Education and Human Development graduate program.
Analysis of the researched-based theoretical dimensions of traditional and virtual written communication to promote effective pedagogy for writing growth of 21st century students. Includes development of virtual multi-literacies portfolio.

LITY 6340:

Professional Literacy Research
Cr. 3. (3-3-0). Prerequisites: FEDU 6321, LITY 6360, Admission into the School of Education and Human Development Graduate Program.
Designing and conducting original school-based action literacy research projects. Including development of virtual multi-literacies portfolio.

LITY 6360:

Theoretical Foundations of New and Traditional Literacies
Cr. 3. (3-3-0). Prerequisite: Prerequisites: Admission to the School of Education and Human Development Graduate Program.
Analysis and comparison of New Literacies and traditional literacy theories that impact literacy education; focus on cognitive, linguistic, cultural, social, and neurobiological development. (Formerly: Survey of Reading Instruction; Foundations of Literacy Learning) (Formerly C&I 6360).

LITY 6362:

Assessment of Multi-Literacies Learning
Cr. 3. (3-3-0). Prerequisites: Admission to the School of Education and Human Development Graduate Program.
Information on various traditional and virtual assessment tools, instructional resources and theoretical underpinnings to guide the use of these tools. Includes formal and informal assessment.

LITY 6363:

New and Traditional Literacies across the Content Areas
Cr. 3. (3-3-0). Prerequisites: Admission to the School of Education and Human Development Graduate Program.
Application of research-based virtual and traditional literacy approaches across the content areas including: evaluation, selection and application of digital media and traditional reading materials in classrooms. Including developing of virtual multi-literacies portfolio.