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RLA 509 - Reading Foundation:K-6
Reading Foundation: Evidence Based Instruction for K-6
Prerequisites: None

An overview of the reading process, theoretical models of reading and language development, and instructional approaches. Focus is on evidence-based instruction of reading for K-6 students.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

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RLA 510 - Language& Literacy Development
Language And Literacy Development
Prerequisite: None

This course focuses on: theoretical models of language development and reading acquistion; the psycho-socio- linguistic/cultureal influences on oral language and reading acquisition; an understanding of the major components of reading; and creating a literate environment for learning.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

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RLA 511 - Reading Development
Reading Development
Prerequisite: RLA 510

This course builds on candidate's understanding of the theoretical models of language and reading development and focuses on evidence-based reading instruction and strategies, an in-depth analysis of the components of reading, and assessment-based lesson development.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

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RLA 512 - Reading Middle & Secondary

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

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RLA 514 - Process, Develop Teach Writing
Process, Development, And Teaching of Writing
Prerequisite: None

This course focuse on: the writing process, writing assessment, evidence-based models of writing instruction and intervention, and teh theoretical models of language and writing development for diverse learners. endorsement.)

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

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RLA 516 - Rdg & Wrtg In Content Areas
Reading And Writing In The Content Areas
Prerequisite: None

This course focuses on: literacy skills and strategies in the content areas, including fiction and non-fiction; reading foundations; text structure and organization, including new literacies and digital text; vocabulary development; response to text; diverse learner literacy.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

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RLA 517 - Assessment And Evaluation
Assessment And Evaluation
Prerequisites: RLA 515

This course focuses on: general observation and assessment principles; informal and formal assessment and progress monitoring; developing an assessment plan leading to instruction and intervention; evaluating effectiveness of instruction; coaching support staff.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

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RLA 518 - Adv. Assess,Diagn & Correction
Advanced Assessment, Diagnosis and Correction
Prerequisites: RLA 517

This course focuses on: using a components approach to select and apply advanced diagnostic instruments for diverse learners; supervised case study and comprehensive diagnostic report; developing, implementing, and evaluating an intervention plan; presentation of findings.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

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RLA 519 - Clinical Prac/Lit Intervention
Clinical Practice In Literacy Interventions
Prerequisites: RLA 518 and Instrutor Permission

This practicum focues on: case study of a student experiencing literacy difficulties; designing and implementing assessment-based program of improvement; diagnostic teaching; formal report of student outcomes and effectiveness; recommendations for further instruction.

6.000 Credit hours
6.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

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RLA 520 - Coaching In Diverse Settings
Principles Of Coaching In diverse Settings
Prerequisite: RLA 518 Foundations of Reading Test

This course focuses on: skills and strategies necessary to carry out the role of literacy coach in culturally and linguistically diverse settings; supporting and collaborating with other stakeholders; organizing and supervising school-wide literacy programs and professional development.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Seminar

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RLA 521 - Organizing,Admin & Supervision
Organization, Administration and Supervision
Prerequiaite: RLA 518

This course focuses on: needs assessment for school-wide literacy and professional development based on assessment data; policy implementation, capacity-buidling, and sustainability; creating and leading professional learning communities and study groups; developing a school-wide intervention program and action plan for implementation.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

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RLA 522 - Rsrch Based Literacy Coaching
Research-based Coaching In the Literacy Classroom
Prerequisite: Permission of Instrucition

This course focuses on: staff development and preparation of new teachers; developing a school-or district-wide model for induction and retention based on job-embedded professional development in literacy; incorporating the coaching cycle; preparations of an article for submission to a refereed journal.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

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RLA 523 - Rsrch Based Admin Consulting
Research Based Administrative Consulting
Prerequisite: Permission of Intructor

This course focuses on: staff development and support of a literacy leader based on job-embedded professional development; incorporating the coaching cycle to assist an administrator in the analysis of a school or district literacy program and development of an action plan for reform; preparation of a presentation for a district level administrative board.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

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RLA 524 - Children's Lit:Issues Approach
Children's Literature: An Issues Approach
Prerequisite: Graduate Standing or Permission of Instructor

Critically examines books read by children and young adults in the light of their treatment of contemporary social concerns and to likewise analyze some issues that affect children's books in today's world. (Acceptable for Elementary Education endorsement.)

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

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RLA 525 - The Art Of The Picture Book
Children's Literature: The Art Of The Picture Book
Prerequisite: Admission to the Graduate Program

An exploration of the picture book and its role in the lives and education of children. Includes the history of the picture book as well as a study of picture book styles, art elements and artistic media and techniques, authors and illustrators, classroom connections and children's response to picture books.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

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RLA 526 - Children's Lit:Reader Response
Children's Literature: A Reader Response Perspective
Prerequisite: Graduate Standing or Permission of Instructor

Critically examines children's literature from a reader response perspective (Rosenblatt, Appleby, and others). Provides a look at children's books published during the past five years. (Acceptable for Elementary Education endorsement).

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

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RLA 527 - Multi-Cul Lit-Child/Yng Adults
Multicultural Literature For Children And Young Adults
Prerequisite: Admission to Graduate School

This course examines issues and trends found in multicultural literature for children and adolescents. The full range of books depicting the experience of people of color will be read and analyzed for authenticity, literary quality and appeal to readers.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

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RLA 528 - Lit For Middle/Secondary Stu
Literature For Middle/Secondary Students
Prerequisite: Admission to Graduate School

Provides participants with the opportunity to become familiar with and recognize quality in the wide range of literature for middle and secondary students, as well as to incorporate the literature into the classroom.

3.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

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RLA 531 - PreschoolLiteracy:Resch/Appl I
Preschool Literacy: Research and Applications I
Prerequisite: Restricted Early Reading First Grant



3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

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RLA 532 - Preschl Literacy:R&A II-Part I
Preschool Literacy: Research and Application II - Part I

1.500 Credit hours
1.500 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

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RLA 533 - Preschl Literacy:R&AII-Part II
Preschool Literacy: Research and Applications II Part II

1.500 Credit hours
1.500 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

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RLA 535 - Literacy Sec Lang Learners I
Literacy For Second Language Learners I
Prerequisite: RLA 508, 551, 527, 555

The focus of this course is on developing knowledge and understanding of the theory and practice of literacy instruction for second language learners, the historical background of second language instruction, and the political and social implications of the different programs.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Online

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RLA 536 - Literacy Sec Lang Learners II
Literacy For Second Language Learners II
Prerequisite: RLA 535

The focus of this course is on developing instructional support lessons and activities to support literacy learning of second language learners.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

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RLA 537 - Clinical Apps of Lit Research

1.500 Credit hours
1.500 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

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RLA 538 - Peer Coaching Prof Lrng Cmty

1.500 Credit hours
1.500 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

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RLA 555 - Current Issue In Literacy
Research Seminar: Current Issues In Literacy
Prerequisite: RLA 517

This seminar focuses on: reading and interpreting research; formulating a research question based on current issues; performing a literature review; designing and implementing an action research project that contributes to the literacy profession; writing and presenting the research findings.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

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RLA 570 - Capstone Seminar
Capstone Seminar
Prerequisite: RLA 520 and RLA 521



This seminar focuses on: development of a comprehensive portfolio that provides evidence of competence on the IRA Professional Standards; analysis of case studies in preparation for the comprehensive exam.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Seminar

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RLA 571 - Professional Portfolio Dvlpmnt
Professional Portfolio Development Seminar


1.000 Credit hours
1.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Seminar

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RLA 596 - Creative Writing Seminar
Creative Writing Seminar


3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Other hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Seminar

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RLA 5XX - Reading/Language Arts Elective
Reading/Language Arts Elective
Prerequisite: Transfer Credit Evaluation Only



0.500 TO 6.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

RLA 610 - Current Dev Literacy Education
Current Developments in Literacy Education
Prerequisites: None

Literacy is the foundation of much of education and yet, we have not found the answer to getting all students to read and write at grade level expectations. This course will examine the current developments in literacy education as they relate to the Big Ideas in Beginning Reading as outlined by the National Reading Panel (2000) and the standards set forth by the International Literacy Association, National Council of Teachers of English and the Common Core State Standards for ELA. The theoretical, linguistic and cultural aspects of literacy will be explored in terms of classroom effectiveness.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

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RLA 613 - Process/Develop Teach Rdg II

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Online

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RLA 618 - Advanc Assess/Correct Probs II
Advanc Assessment/Correct Probs II
Pre-requisites: RLA 517 and RLA 518



3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

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RLA 621 - Literacy Consultn Preschl I
Literacy Consultation in the Preschool Setting I
Prerequisite: Restricted Early Reading First Grant



3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

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RLA 622 - LiteracyConsultnPreschII-PartI
Literacy Consultation in the Preschool Setting II - Part I

1.500 Credit hours
1.500 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

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RLA 623 - LitcyConsultPreschl II-Part II
Literacy Consultation in the Preschool Setting II Part II

1.500 Credit hours
1.500 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

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RLA 626 - Children's Lit:Reader Response
Children's Literature: A Reader Response Perspective
Prerequisite: Graduate Standing

Critically examines children's literature across content areas from a reader response perspective (Roseblatt, Appleby, and others). Provides an overview of classic and recentlry published children's books and young adult books in a variety of genres and formats (picture book, nonfiction, graphic novel, novels in verse, etc.).

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

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RLA 627 - Mulitcultur&Diverse Literature
Multicultur & Diverse Lit. for Children & Young Adults
This course examines issues and trends found in multicultural and diverse literature for children and adolescents. The focus is identifying and integrating into the curriculum a wide range of fiction and nonfiction books and texts that affirm the identities of all peoples with an emphasis on books as windows, mirrors for peoples from all cultures, religions, societies and genders. Criteria to evaluate books in terms of specific perspectives and sources for learning about diverse peoples and cultures will be examined.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

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RLA 670 - Workshop
Workshop
Prerequisite: None

Group study of special topics. May not be used to meet graduate major requirements. May be used for elective credit.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

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RLA 675 - Seminar: Issues in RLA
Seminar: Issues In Reading And Language Arts
Prerequisite: None

Offered on a one-time basis to study, examine, and reflect upon current trends, issues, and practices.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Seminar

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RLA 695 - Grad Intern: Literary Consult
Graduate Internship In Literacy And Consulting
Prerequisite: Permission of instructor

This advanced graduate internship focuses on: supervision of a practicum for supporting and coaching specialist candidates in assessment, diagnosis, and interventions of students experiencing literacy problems; providing analysis and written and verbal feedback on a specialist candidates' case study reports; writing a critical reflection on teh consultant's influence on the specialist candidates' effectiveness in the clinical setting.

1.000 TO 6.000 Credit hours
2.000 TO 12.000 Other hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Internship

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RLA 696 - Research And Readings
Research And Readings
Prerequisite: None

Individual research and analysis of a specific topic under the direction of a faculty member.

1.000 TO 6.000 Credit hours
1.000 TO 6.000 Other hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Directed Research

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RLA 698 - Thesis I
Thesis I
Prerequisite: None

Initial research and preparation of thesis proposal.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Other hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Thesis

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RLA 699 - Thesis II
Thesis II
Prerequisite: None

Preparation of thesis pertaining to a selected research project.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Other hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Thesis

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RLA 6XX - Reading/Language Arts Elective
Reading/Language Arts Elective
Prerequisite: Transfer Credit Evaluation Only



0.500 TO 6.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture


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