Curriculum: PreK-12 Reading Instruction Endorsement Graduate Certificate

July 01, 2021
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August 23, 2021
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For the PreK-12 Reading Instruction Endorsement Graduate Certificate online, students will complete 15 credit hours focusing on literacy assessment and instruction. Specialized practica further provide students with critical hands-on instructional experiences necessary to be competitive in the job market.  The University of Cincinnati’s Literacy and Second Language Studies faculty are well-trained in distance learning pedagogies.

 

 

Literacy Learning and Instruction PreK-12

This course surveys current literacy curricula, methods, and materials for grades K-12 and is designed to bring teachers and administrators up-to-date in the field of literacy instruction. Amajor goal of this course is to identify the instructional contexts and practices most likely to support literacy development among all school-age students.

Literacy Assessment, Instruction, and Practicum I

This is the first course that examines a wide range of assessment and instructional methods to support the literacy development of PreK-12 learners experiencing difficulty with reading. This course focuses on the administration and interpretation of assessment tools, instruction within the context of individual differences and development, and methods of communicating results.Tutoring is required.

Literacy Assessment, Instruction, Practicum II

The second of two courses that examine a wide range of assessment and instructional methods to support the literacy development of PreK-12 learners experiencing difficulty with reading. This course focuses on the administration and interpretation of assessment tools, instruction within the context of individual differences and development, and methods of communicating results.The course also incorporate the study of and implementation of a wide range of assessments and builds on and extend the methods to support literacy development. Tutoring is required.

Principles of Organizing a Literacy Curriculum

This course addresses a wide range of issues and approaches related to planning, implementing, and supervising literacy programs in K-12 settings. Itis designed to provide students with the knowledge, skills, and resources needed to take a leadership role in designing effective instruction, developing and evaluating curriculum materials, creating a literate environment, and facilitating teacher professional development to meet the literacy needs of students across the grades.

Literacy as a Linguistic and Cultural Tool

This course examines the social, cultural, and community aspects of literacies, the linguistic and cultural aspects of learning English as a additional language, and the ways in which schoolsmight recognize, maintain, develop, and build uponthe "ways with words" that contemporary students acquire and learn in out-of-school contexts. The course is based on a sociocultural view of literacy, encompassing multidisciplinary approaches and focuses on key sociocultural arguments, influential studies, and their classroom implications.

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