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Literacy Studies (LITY)

LITY 6304:   Practicum in Literacy I
Cr. 3. Prerequisite(s): Admission into the School of Education, Health Professions & Human Development Graduate Program; LITY 6362, LITY 6334, LITY 6331, and LITY 6333
Connecting science-based reading instruction and New Literacies theoretical foundations under supervision to diagnose and instruct struggling readers to conduct professional development activities.  Formerly:  Practicum in Literacy.

LITY 6304:   Practicum in Literacy II
Cr. 3. Prerequisite(s): Admission into the School of Education, Health Professions & Human Development Graduate Program; LITY 6362, LITY 6334, LITY 6331, LITY 6333, and LITY 6304
Connecting science-based reading instruction and New Literacies theoretical foundations under supervision to diagnose and instruct struggling readers to conduct professional development activities.

LITY 6330:   Using Multicultural Literature in Schools
Cr. 3. (3-3-0).  Prerequisite(s): Admission to the School of Education, Health Professions & 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(s): Admission to School of Education, Health Professions & Human Development graduate program.
Research-based study of instructional strategies for age-appropriate prevention and intervention to promote literacy development for the struggling student, including those with dyslexia.

LITY 6332:   Literacy Leadership and Critical Policy Action
Cr. 3. (3-3-0). Prerequisite(s): Admission to School of Education, Health Professions & 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 multi-literacy policies.

LITY 6333:   Theory and Application of Writing for Globalized Learning
Cr. 3. (3-3-0). Prerequisite(s): Admission to School of Education, Health Professions & Human Development graduate program.
Strategies to teach handwriting, mechanics, and the writing process, as well as the theoretical dimensions of traditional and virtual communication to promote effective pedagogy.

LITY 6334:   Foundations in Developmental Reading

Cr. 3. (3-3-0). Prerequisite(s): Admission to School of Education, Health Professions & Human Development graduate program.
Study of reading foundations, focusing on necessary skills for standard development; examination of dyslexia and how these skills are underdeveloped in readers with dyslexia.

LITY 6340:   Professional Literacy Research
Cr. 3. (3-3-0). Prerequisite(s): FEDU 6321, LITY 6360, Admission into the School of Education, Health Professions & Human Development Graduate Program.
Designing and conducting original school-based action literacy research projects. Including development of virtual multi-literacies portfolio.

LITY 6360:   Framework for Literacy Learning
Cr. 3. (3-3-0). Prerequisite(s): Prerequisite(s): Admission to the School of Education, Health Professions & Human Development Graduate Program; LITY 6362, LITY 6334, LITY 6331, and LITY 6333
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; Theoretical Foundations of New and Traditional Literacies) (Formerly C&I 6360).

LITY 6362:   Assessment of Multi-Literacies Learning
Cr. 3. (3-3-0). Prerequisite(s): Admission to the School of Education, Health Professions & Human Development Graduate Program.
Study of formal and informal literacy assessment tools, instructional resources, and theoretical underpinnings that guide the use of these tools, including process of dyslexia screening.

LITY 6363:   New and Traditional Literacies across the Content Areas
Cr. 3. (3-3-0). Prerequisite(s): Admission to the School of Education, Health Professions & 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.