ED 534: WORKSHOP IN EDUCATION - 3 s.h.
Provides opportunities for in-service teachers to encounter new ideas, knowledge, and methods in meeting problems in today's schools. Prerequisite: Teaching experience in the elementary or secondary schools.
ED 563: READING PEDAGOGY - 3 s.h.
Students define and investigate reading as related to the individual learner. Study is made of the current research into sequential and systematic reading development and the application of multi-dimensional techniques, strategies, and materials in the teaching of reading K-12 for both narrative and expository structures. Prerequisite: teaching certification. Annually.
ED 564: EVIDENCE BASED LITERACY INSTRUCTION - 3 s.h.
Students will review the major national studies in literacy since the 1960's and investigate current research on vaious literacy topics for the purpose of developing a model of best practice based on inquiry and reflection. Prerequisite: teaching certification.
ED 565: READING AND LANGUAGE ARTS IN EARLY CHILDHOOD - 3 s.h.
Study and observation of the child's early reading behavior during early childhood and observation of other aspects of language arts; exercises for listening experiences and developing writing skills; assessment of some of the causes of difficulties in learning to read and to use language effectively.
ED 568: LANGUAGE AND LITERACY - 3 s.h.
A study of literacy acquisition which includes consideration of developmental and sociocultural factors. The course examines instructional practices which utilize children's literature in teaching the language arts. Writing is emphasized. Prerequisite: graduate or undergraduate course in children's literature. Fall, annually.
ED 575: SEMINAR IN CHILDREN's LITERATURE - 3 s.h.
This seminar is an intensive study of various genres of children's literature, with emphasis upon correlating into study units books that appeal to the interests of boys and girls. A study of storytelling techniques and other literature sharing methods are included. Prerequisite: ELED 331 or LS 358.
ED 599: SPECIAL TOPICS IN EDUCATION 1-3 s.h.
Examines current topics and issues in education. Topics, announced in advance, focus on the needs and interests of educators.
LS 540: MULTICULTURAL SOURCES AND SERVICES FOR EDUCATORS AND LIBRARIANS - 3 s.h.
This course provides an opportunity for students to explore, understand, and develop library and educational resources and services for multicultural, diverse, and other special populations. Resources and services are examined particularly as they relate to ethnicity, race, gender preference, and disability. Students will develop a sensitivity to the learning and informational needs of various cultural and ethnic groups and will develop techniques for selecting and using materials relevant to a multicultural society.
LS 551: STORYTELLING - 3 s.h.
Study of the heritage and art of traditional storytelling, the literary sources for contemporary storytelling, and the techniques for preparing and presenting story programs. Consideration will be given to multi-media storytelling, including puppetry. Students will present stories in class and in the community. Prerequisite: LS 577 (or equivalent). Open to M.Ed. candidates by permission from the instructor.
LS 555: HISTORY OF CHILDREN's LITERATURE - 3 s.h.
Survey of the history and development of children's literature from the Anglo-Saxon period in England through the nineteenth century. Biennially.
LS 577: LIBRARIES, LITERATURE, AND THE CHILD - 3 s.h.
Opportunity for graduate students to investigate (1) the nature of children's literature; (2) the utilization of children's literature in school, public and special library settings; (3) trends in children's literature as a part of the total body of literature and as an educational force; and (4) current research in the field. Biennially.
LS 583: LIBRARIES, LITERATURE, AND YOUNG ADULTS - 3 s.h.
Examination of the role of the librarian in the selection, evaluation, and use of materials for junior and senior high school age persons. Includes a study of young adult literature and trends affecting its development; techniques for providing reader advisory services; methods of reaching and serving multicultural and special needs audiences; characteristics of the young adult in contemporary society; and development of programs and other means of introducing young adults to books and nonbook media, with special attention to emerging electronic products and services.
SPED 580: SPECIAL READING INSTRUCTION - 3 s.h.
This course is designed to provide in-service and pre-service professionals with the knowledge and skills to serve students with mild/moderate reading disabilities. Individuals taking the course will assimilate characteristics of identified students, assessment processes and alternative interventions.
Additional courses as approved by advisor