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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. Note: Course is not appropriate for certified teachers and does not count toward the MAE in Literacy Education.

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to students in Literacy/Post-Secndry Settings (0462)

Recent Term(s) Offered: summer 2018; fall 2018

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. Note: Course is not appropriate for certified teachers and does not count toward the MAE in Literacy Education.

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to students in Literacy/Post-Secndry Settings (0462)

Recent Term(s) Offered: summer 2018

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. Note: Course is not appropriate for certified teachers and does not count toward the MAE in Literacy Education.

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to students in Literacy/Post-Secndry Settings (0462)

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

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. Note: Course in not appropriate for certified teachers and does not count toward the MAE in Literacy Education.

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to students in Literacy/Post-Secndry Settings (0462)

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. Note: Course is not appropriate for certified teachers and does not count toward the MAE in Literacy Education.

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to students in Literacy/Post-Secndry Settings (0462)

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2018

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. Note: 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.

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to students in Literacy/Post-Secndry Settings (0462)

Recent Term(s) Offered: winter 2018

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.

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to students in Special Ed Initial Cert: LBD (0456) , Middle Grades Ed: Initial Cert (0458) , IECE, Birth-Age 5, Initial Cer (0460) or Secondary Ed: Initial Cert (0495)

Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2016; fall 2017; fall 2018

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.

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to students in Literacy Education (044)

Recent Term(s) Offered: winter 2016

LTCY 519    Foundations of Literacy Instruction    3 Hours

Investigation of theory and practice of literacy instruction and factors impacting literacy learning. Discussion of literacy as reading, writing, speaking, and listening.

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2016; summer 2016; fall 2016; summer 2017; fall 2018

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 or permission of instructor

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to students in Literacy Education (044)

Recent Term(s) Offered: 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

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to students in Literacy Education (044)

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2016; spring 2017; spring 2018

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

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to students in Literacy Education (044)

Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2016; fall 2017; fall 2018

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 permission of instructor

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2016; spring 2017; winter 2018

LTCY 524    Content Area and Disciplinary Literacy    3 Hours

Reading and study skills strategies and techniques to increase student achievement in content-area classes. Discussion of disciplinary literacy in various fields will also be addressed.

Recent Term(s) Offered: 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 permission of instructor

Recent Term(s) Offered: summer 2016; summer 2017; fall 2018

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

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to students in Literacy Education (044)

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2016; spring 2017; spring 2018

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

Thesis research and writing directed by faculty committee.

Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2017; spring 2018

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

Continued enrollment for thesis completion.

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 permission of instructor

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2016; summer 2016; spring 2017; summer 2017; spring 2018; summer 2018

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 permission of instructor

Recent Term(s) Offered: None