Literacy (LTCY)

LTCY 500   Fundamentals of Reading and Related Language Arts    3 Hours

A survey of models of the reading process, research on oral and written language development, and significant approaches to reading instruction. Provides instruction for fundamental understanding of the theoretical rationale of the reading and related language arts processes. Course is not appropriate for certified teachers and does not count toward the MAE in Literacy Education.
Prerequisite(s): Admission to Literacy in Post-Secondary Settings Certificate, or instructor permission.
Recent Term(s) Offered: None

LTCY 501   Reading and Writing for Learning    3 Hours

Instruction in the ways reading and writing are interrelated processes, facilitate learning from print, and woven together to better prepare students for the critical reading, critical thinking, and writing expectations of college and career. Course is not appropriate for certified teachers and does not count toward the MAE in Literacy Education.
Prerequisite(s): Admission to Literacy in Post-Secondary Settings Certificate, or instructor permission.
Recent Term(s) Offered: None

LTCY 502   Differentiating Literacy Instruction    3 Hours

Exploration of differentiated literacy instruction focusing on modification of instructional content, process, assessment, and student product to meet the needs of all learners. Course is not appropriate for certified teachers and does not count toward the MAE in Literacy Education.
Prerequisite(s): Admission to Literacy in Post-Secondary Settings Certificate, or instructor permission.
Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2015

LTCY 503   Assessment and Evaluation of Reading and Writing    3 Hours

An introduction to assessment and evaluation of readers and writers. Includes experience in reviewing, matching, and administering assessments. Using data to inform instruction, including formative and summative assessments. Course in not appropriate for certified teachers and does not count toward the MAE in Literacy Education.
Prerequisite(s): Admission to Literacy in Post-Secondary Settings Certificate, or instructor permission.
Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2016

LTCY 504   Strategy-Based Reading and Writing Intervention    3 Hours

Job-embedded (field work) to design and implement instructional techniques for use with individuals or groups experiencing difficulty with literacy skills. Emphasis on tutorial and small group applications. Course is not appropriate for certified teachers and does not count toward the MAE in Literacy Education.
Prerequisite(s): Admission to Literacy in Post-Secondary Settings Certificate, or instructor permission.
Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2015

LTCY 505   Job-Embedded Literacy Methods    3 Hours

Job-embedded integration of literacy methods and practices within a community or technical college or other instructor approved educational setting outside P-12 designed to prepare students to provide sound reading assessment and instruction for literacy learners. The course must be completed in the last semester before completion of the Literacy in Post-Secondary Settings Certificate. Students are responsible for own transportation to designated sites.
Prerequisite(s): Admission to Literacy in Post-Secondary Settings Certificate, or instructor permission.
Recent Term(s) Offered: summer 2015

LTCY 510   Methods of Teaching Literacy to Adolescents    3 Hours

Theoretical foundation and current best practices for literacy instruction. Emphasis on literacy lesson and unit planning. Field experiences are required; students are responsible for own transportation.
Prerequisite(s): Admission to an initial certification program in the School of Teacher Education.
Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2015; fall 2016; fall 2017

LTCY 515   Socio-Cognitive Theories of Comprehension    3 Hours

A study of cognitive, linguistic, and sociocultural factors that affect comprehension, including native language, how comprehension works, and how people make sense of print cues and visual cues by understanding the comprehension process from various theoretical stance..
Recent Term(s) Offered: None

LTCY 518   Literacy Learning and Technology    3 Hours

Survey of use of technology to promote the development of reading, writing, and teaching and learning via electronic formats. Topics include integration of technology into literacy instruction that supports diverse literacy learners and designing appropriate reading and language arts technology-based projects for literacy learners.
Prerequisite(s): Admission to the MAE in Literacy Education program or permission of instructor.
Recent Term(s) Offered: winter 2015; winter 2016

LTCY 519   Foundations Reading Instruction    3 Hours

Analysis of the reading process with emphasis on the psychological and physiological foundations of the reading act.
Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2015; summer 2015; fall 2015; spring 2016; summer 2016; fall 2016; summer 2017

LTCY 520   Clinical Diagnosis of Reading Variability    3 Hours

The nature and causes of reading disabilities and investigation of general and specific principles and approaches to diagnosis. Actual case studies using both group and individual tests in diagnosis.
Prerequisite(s): LTCY 519 and admission to the MAE/Literacy Program, or instructor permission.
Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2015; fall 2016; fall 2017

LTCY 521   Reading Intervention    3 Hours

Instructional techniques for use with individuals or groups involved in remedial reading instruction; materials and procedures; clinical experiences with remedial students.
Prerequisite(s): LTCY 520 and admission to the MAE/Literacy Program.
Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2015; spring 2016; spring 2017

LTCY 522   Investigations in Reading    1-3 Hours (repeatable max of 3 hrs)

Individual investigation of the research and descriptive literature in the field of reading.
Prerequisite(s): LTCY 528 and admission to the MAE/Literacy Program.
Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2015; fall 2016; fall 2017

LTCY 523   Diagnostic Reading Procedures for Classroom Teachers    3 Hours

Emphasizes practical methods of reading appraisal, diagnostic procedures, and materials essential for developing teaching strategies in reading instruction.
Prerequisite(s): LTCY 519 or instructor permission.
Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2015; spring 2016; spring 2017

LTCY 524   Content Area Literacy    3 Hours

Reading and study skills strategies and techniques to increase student achievement in content-area classes.
Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2015; fall 2016; fall 2017

LTCY 527   Literacy Learning and Cultural Differences    3 Hours

Introduction to social factors, cultural factors, and aspects of language that affect teaching and learning of literacy, particularly in reading, writing, and the language arts; application of multicultural perspectives to curriculum development and classroom literacy practices.
Prerequisite(s): LTCY 519 or instructor permission.
Recent Term(s) Offered: summer 2016; summer 2017

LTCY 528   Literacy Research Methods and Evaluation    3 Hours

Investigation and critical analysis of literacy research and theory, and completion of literacy related-research project.
Prerequisite(s): LTCY 519 and admission to the MAE/Literacy Program.
Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2015; spring 2016; spring 2017

LTCY 599   Thesis Research and Writing    3-6 Hours (repeatable max of 6 hrs)

Thesis research and writing directed by faculty committee.
Grade Mode: Pass/Fail
Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2015; summer 2015; fall 2015

LTCY 600   Maintain Matriculation    1 Hour (repeatable max of 6 hrs)

Continued enrollment for thesis completion.
Grade Mode: Non-graded
Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2017

LTCY 624   Seminar in Literacy Issues and Trends    3 Hours (repeatable max of 9 hrs)

Study of literacy research focusing on issues and trends within the discipline of literacy education. No more than 6 hours may be counted toward the MAE-Literacy Education program.
Prerequisite(s): LTCY 519 or instructor permission.
Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2015; summer 2015; spring 2016; summer 2016; spring 2017; summer 2017

LTCY 695   Internship in Literacy Supervision    3 Hours (repeatable max of 6 hrs)

In-depth practice of the process for supervising reading professionals in assessing and researching reading problems (first semester) and developing clinical interventions (second semester).
Prerequisite(s): LTCY 521 and instructor permission.
Recent Term(s) Offered: None