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Literacy Studies (LITY)

LITY 3310:    Early Literacy Development

Cr. 3. (3-3-0). Prerequisite(s):  Admission to Teacher Education
A field-based course in the study of the wide range and variety of literature for the young child, both historical and contemporary; criteria for evaluation and selection; guidance of children's reading interest.

LITY 3320:    Foundations of Reading Theories and Assessment

Cr. 3. (3-2-1).  Prerequisite(s): CUIN 3323, INDS 3323, LITY 3352, Admission to Teacher Education Program.
Study of theoretical underpinnings for literacy acquisition and assessment, including impact of dyslexia, and systems of language and how they are interrelated and mutually supportive.  (Formerly RDG 3320 / Formerly: Foundations of Literacy: Theories and Assessment)

LITY 3321:    Foundations of Early Literacy Theories and Assessment

Cr. 3. (3-3-0).  Prerequisite(s):  Admission to Teacher Education
To study the theoretical underpinnings for early literacy acquisition and assessment as well as the systems of language and how they are interrelated and mutually supportive.  This course is designed specifically for students who seek Early Childhood-Grade 4 teacher certification on a deficiency plan.

LITY 3322:    Foundations of Literacy Theories and Assessment for Elementary Classrooms

Cr. 3. (3-3-0). Prerequisite(s): Admission to Teacher Education
Specialization study of theoretical underpinnings for multiple literacy acquisition and Informal and formal assessment of virtual and traditional literacy in elementary classrooms; for EC-6 certification.

LITY 3323:    Foundations of Literacy Theories and Assessment for the Middle School Classroom

Cr. 3. (3-3-0). Prerequisite(s): Admission to Teacher Education
Specialization study of theoretical underpinnings for multiple literacy acquisition and informal and formal assessment of virtual and traditional literacy in middle school classrooms; for 4-8 certification.

LITY 3330:    Using Literature With the Young Child

Cr. 3. (3-3-0).
A field-based course in the study of the wide range and variety of literature for the young child, both historical and contemporary; criteria for evaluation and selection; guidance of children’s reading interest.  Formerly “Literature for the Young Child”.

LITY: 3331:    Literature for the Young Child

Cr. 3. (3-3-0).  Prerequisite(s):  Admission to Teacher Education
Study of the wide range and variety of literature for the young child, both historical and contemporary; criteria for evaluation and selection; guidance of children’s reading interest.  This course is designed specifically for students who seek Early Childhood-4th Grade teacher certification without the field-based component.

LITY 3340:    Using Literature with Adolescents

Cr. 3. (3-3-0). Prerequisite(s): Admission to Teacher Education, CUIN 3323, IDST 3323, LITY 3352
A field-based study and application of adolescent reading material to include both traditional print literacy and virtual print literacy materials, criteria for evaluation and selection; includes the use of literature and trade books in content areas.

LITY 3350:    Methods & Materials: Teaching with Children’s and Preadolescent Literature

Cr. 3. (3-3-0). Prerequisite(s): Admission to Teacher Education, CUIN 3323, INDS 3323, LITY     
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Integrated use of children's and preadolescent literature to promote caring teaching skills while evaluating modern and classic texts to meet current curriculum standards. (Formerly     
RDG 3350).

LITY 3352:    Literacy Development for 21st Century Elementary Students

Cr. 3. (3-3-0).  Prerequisite(s):  Admission to Teacher Education.
Theory and research to examine traditional print literacy components; includes an introduction to virtual innovations to support literacy development.

LITY 4360:    Components of Effective Reading Instruction

Cr. 3. (3-2-1).  Prerequisite(s):  Admission to Teacher Education.
Application of instructional practice in the areas of oral language, phonological awareness, alphabetic principle, word study, spelling, fluency, comprehension, and written expression.

LITY 4361:    Reading and Writing Workshop

Cr. 3. (3-3-0).  Prerequisite(s): Admission to Teacher Education, CUIN 3323, INDS 3323, LITY 3352
A field-based course in the survey of goals, methods, and organization of literacy workshop programs and practices in the elementary and secondary schools. (Formerly RDG 4361).

LITY 4362:    Components of Effective Writing Instruction 

Cr. 3. (3-3-0).  Prerequisite(s):  Admission to Teacher Education. CUIN 3323, INDS 3323, LITY 3352
This course investigates the goals, methods and organization for effectively teaching writing in PreK-12.  (Formerly RDG 4362 / Formerly Workshop Approach to Reading and Writing Instruction)

LITY 4364:    Content Area Literacy and Study Skills

Cr. 3. (3-3-0).Prerequisite(s):  Admission to the Teacher Education Program, CUIN 3323, INDS 3323
A course for prospective secondary teachers covering reading, writing, and study skills for diverse classrooms.  Includes unit preparation, theories and techniques of literacy, internet applications. Teacher certifications only.

LITY 4365:    Components of Effective Literacy Instruction

Cr. 3. (3-3-0).  Prerequisite(s): Admission to Teacher Education, CUIN 3323, INDS 3323, and LITY 3310.
Field/clinical application of research-based traditional and virtual practices to promote literacy competencies and classroom assessments.

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