Elementary Education Reading Methods

Teacher Education Degree Program

Elementary Emphasis: Elementary Education Reading Methods


Course Descriptions

EDEL 3123 LITERACY IN PRIMARY GRADES 3 hours
This course is specifically designed to focus on research-based concepts of language and literacy learning. Evaluation of literacy activity and components of a literacy-rich environment will be examined. A minimum of 10 field experience hours is required. Prerequisite: Admission to Education Program or permission from Teacher Education Coordinator.

EDEL 3223 LITERACY IN INTERMEDIATE GRADES 3 hours
This class is specifically designed to incorporate different components of an integrated literacy program in the intermediate grades. Issues related to planning, organizing and evaluation, and how it relates to literacy development will be explored. A minimum of 10 field experience hours is required. Prerequisite: EDEL 3123 and admission to Education Program or permission from Teacher Education Coordinator.

EDEL 4123 METHODS OF TEACHING LANGUAGE ARTS 3 hours
This course studies materials and instructional strategies for practical language activities such as oral expression, written expression, storytelling and other creative activities, spelling, handwriting, and functional grammar. A minimum of 10 field experience hours is required. Prerequisite: Admission to Education Program or permission from Teacher Education Coordinator.

EDEL 4223 ASSESSMENT AND INTERVENTION IN LITERACY K-8 3 hours
This course is designed to assess literate activity in various settings, to collect and organize test materials, and to study instructional techniques. The student will learn how to administer and score test materials, interpret assessment findings, and select instructional strategies to aid in literacy development. After observations and evaluating test data, an individual remediation/motivational plan will be developed for the purpose of bringing student success in reading and language development. The student will study how success in reading affects self-esteem, behavior, and other academic areas. A minimum of 10 field experience hours is required. Prerequisite: EDEL 3123, EDEL 3223, and admission to Education Program or permission from Teacher Education Coordinator.

EDEL 4323 CHILDREN’S LITERATURE 3 hours
This course is designed for elementary education majors, and any others interested in exploring quality literature for children, preschool through eighth grade. The course will provide a broad overview of the field of children’s literature, including historical and contemporary considerations, criticism, and representative works from major genres. Examination of different responses to literature and how it relates to literacy development will be explored. A minimum of 10 observation hours is required with this course. Prerequisite: Admission to Education Program or permission from Teacher Education Coordinator.