Curriculum: PreK-12 Reading Instruction Endorsement Graduate Certificate

April 24, 2023
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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.

 

 

Course Title / Description Credit
LSLS7026
Literacy Learning and Instruction PreK-12
Course: LSLS7026
Credit: 3
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 evidence-based literacy instruction. A major goal of this course is to identify the instructional contexts and practices most likely to support literacy development, particularly vocabulary development and comprehension among all school-age students.
3
LSLS7028
Literacy Assessment, Instruction, and Practicum I
Course: LSLS7028
Credit: 3
This practicum course examines a wide range of evidence-based assessment and instructional methods to support the literacy development of PreK-12 learners experiencing difficulty with reading including dyslexia. Foundational skills of phonemic awareness, phonics, and fluency are particularly emphasized. Additionally, 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.
3
LSLS7029
Literacy Assessment, Instruction, Practicum II
Course: LSLS7029
Credit: 3
This practicum course examines a wide range of evidence-based practices to support the literacy development of PreK-12 learners with attention to literacy elements such as word recognition (including phonics), comprehension, academic language (including the functions of language, semantics, and vocabulary), and text structure. Additionally, this course focuses on instruction within the context of individual differences and development, and methods of communicating results. Tutoring is required.
3
LSLS7031
Principles of Organizing a Literacy Curriculum
Course: LSLS7031
Credit: 3
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.
3
LSLS7054
Literacy as a Linguistic and Cultural Tool
Course: LSLS7054
Credit: 3
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.
3
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