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ENED: English Education

6165. Special Topics Seminar in Secondary Literature Study (3)
May be repeated for credit. Focus on topics in literature study in the high school.
6400. Teaching Multilingual Students in Secondary English and Middle Grades Language Arts Classrooms (3)
Design and implementation of effective instructional strategies, units, and program components for teaching English literacy skills to second language learners.
6500. Literature Study in the Middle Grades (3) Formerly ENGL 6500
Examines role and scope of literature study in middle grades.
6510. Recent Trends in English Education (3) Formerly ENGL 6510
For in-service teachers. Current developments, issues, and research in teaching English in the secondary schools.
6511. Directed Research Project (3) Formerly ENGL 6511
May be repeated. May count a maximum of 3 s.h. P: Approval of program director. Directed readings and research program for MAEd candidates in English education.
6600. Teaching English Studies in the High School (3) Formerly ENGL 6600
Examines role and scope of English studies in secondary classroom.
6630. Studies in the Process of Composition (3) Formerly ENGL 6630
P: Teaching certification or consent of instructor. Theories and methods for teaching composition in grades 6-12.
6967. Literature Study in the Secondary School (3) Formerly ENGL 6967
Role and scope of literature study in the secondary school.

HIED: History Education Top

6500. Teaching Civics and Economics in the Secondary Classroom (3) (F)
Content and pedagogical knowledge related to teaching civics and economics at the 9-12 level.
6510. Issues and Topics in Social Studies Education (3)
Content-specific pedagogical issues relevant to teaching social studies in the secondary classroom. Designed for in-service teachers and/or master of arts (MAT) candidates. Includes research.
6600. Teaching History in the High Schools (3) (F)
Historic and contemporary theories, methods, and materials in social studies education in preparation for application in a clinical setting.

READ: Reading/Literacy

5312. Improvement of Reading Instruction (3)
May not be taken by students who have had READ 3204. Beginning reading process. Understanding of essential skills. Early detection and remediation of possible reading problems.
5313. Reading Remediation and Practicum (3)
May not be taken by students who have completed READ 3205. P: READ 3204 or 5312. Guidance in designing reading programs on basis of individual and group presentations. Practicum experience in guiding individual and group student activities in reading instructional program.
5316. Applied Phonics (3)
Skill in phonics as one kind of help in identifying written words. Essentials of phonics and linguistically sound approach in methodology.
5317. Reading in the Junior and Senior High School (3)
Lecture and lab. May receive credit for only one of READ 3990, 5317. Knowledge and skills enable prospective junior high and secondary teachers to assess reading levels of students and use methods and materials in keeping with individual interests and needs. Reading capability enhanced through teaching-learning process in each content area.
6403. Selected Topics in Reading Education (3)
May be repeated. May count maximum of 6 s.h. P: Consent of instructor. In-depth study of issues and topics.
6405. Investigations in the Teaching of Reading (3)
Analytical study of research related to reading processes. Emphasis on critical evaluation of research studies. Special reference to psychological principles and educational implications.
6406. Preliminary Investigations in Literacy Education (3)
P: EDUC 6480 or 6482 or other approved research course. Identification of current issues and trends in literacy education and development of an action research proposal.
6407. Investigations in Literacy Education (3)
P: EDUC 6480 or 6482 or other approved research course; READ 6406. Continuation of investigations in literacy research including action research in instructional settings.
6415, 6416, 6417. Problems in Reading Methodology (1,2,3)
No class meeting; conference hours with instructor arranged. May be taken concurrently or in any combination for maximum of 3 s.h. P: Consent of instructor and chair. Independent study on problem of special interest and value to student.
6418. Reading: The Learning Bases (3)
P: Admission to graduate school; BS in early childhood education, elementary education, or related areas; consent of chair; competencies in foundations of reading. Current body of educational and psychological data concerning nature of reading-learning process as applied to teaching of reading. Problems that arise in learning to read.
6419. Foundations of Reading (3)
P: Admission to graduate school; BS in early childhood education, elementary education, or related areas; consent of chair. Basic information about reading process – what it is, how the child learns to read, instructional strategies and materials available for teaching reading, and diagnosis and prescription for individual children.
6421. Clinical Procedures in the Identification and Evaluation of Reading Disabilities (3)
Includes lab. P: Admission to graduate school; BS in early childhood education, elementary education, or related areas; consent of chair; COAD 5358; EDUC 6480 or 6482; or consent of instructor. Nature and causes of reading disability and development of clinical skills related to diagnosis and evaluation of reading difficulties.
6422. Remediation of Reading Disabilities (3)
P: READ 6421. Correction and remediation of reading disabilities. Practicum involves clinical procedures for diagnosis and remediation of reading disabilities.
6430. Organization and Management of Reading Programs (3)
P: COAD 5358; EDUC 6480 or 6482; READ 6422. Educational leadership necessary to implement developmental reading program K-12. Involves total school district.
6431. The Teaching of Basic Reading Skills to Adults (3)
P: READ 5312 or 6419. Adult-learner characteristics and basic reading skills instruction for adults unskilled in reading. Methods, resources, programs, and diagnostic and evaluative procedures for teaching reading skills to adults.
6432. Internship in the Teaching of Reading to Adults (3)
Supervised experience in teaching of reading to adults in adult education settings. P: READ 6431. Knowledge and understanding of teaching of reading to adults beyond teaching of basic reading skills.
6462. Diagnostic and Remedial Techniques in Reading (3)
Information and workable procedures for classroom teachers to survey, evaluate, group, and remediate needs of children who are poor readers or nonreaders.
7000. Thesis (1-6)
May be repeated. May count maximum of 6 s.h.
7001. Thesis: Summer Research (1)
May be repeated. No credit may count toward degree. Students conducting thesis research may only register for this course during the summer.
7423. Reading Materials: Selection, Development, and Use (3)
P: READ 6419 or other foundations course or consent of instructor. Commercially prepared and teacher-made materials designed to teach reading. Critical evaluation of material construction, design, and appropriate implementation.
7445. Reading Comprehension, Theory, and Practice (3)
P: Graduate standing in reading education or consent of instructor. Reading comprehension relating theory and research to practices and procedures employed in teaching of reading comprehension.