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Courses and Descriptions

CURRENTLY ENROLLING FOR Spring Session

EDU592 Supporting Phonemic Awareness (3 Graduate Credits)
Summer Session: July 7- August 24, 2014

This course will provide educators with an understanding of phonemic awareness and approaches for promoting these skills in their classrooms. Participants will focus on effective methods for assessing and analyzing students’ phonemic awareness abilities and will learn to create activities to strengthen their proficiency levels. This course will culminate with the development of individual plans to incorporate phonemic awareness activities into the curriculum. Phonemic awareness is prerequisite for the other components of reading.

EDU593 Instructing Phonics and Spelling (3 Graduate Credits)
Summer Session: July 7- August 24, 2014

Offers a highly structured approach for teaching phonics and spelling based on a variety of proven programs and approaches designed for teachers.

EDU594 Developing Comprehension (3 Graduate Credits)
Summer Session: July 7- August 24, 2014

Provides instruction of several best practice research-based comprehension techniques while integrating technology.

EDU595 Increasing Fluency (3 Graduate Credits)
Summer Session: July 7- August 24, 2014

Supplies assessments for determining fluency levels as well as methods to increase it. Video segments demonstrating strong and weak fluency skills are provided along with technology tools that will illustrate the participant’s learning of the fluency concepts.
 

EDU596 Building Vocabulary (3 Graduate Credits)
Summer Session: July 7- August 24, 2014

Introduces participants to several vocabulary sequences of instruction coupled with strategies for teaching vocabulary using technology and visuals.
 

EDU597 Integrating Five Core Reading Skills (3 Graduate Credits)
Summer Session: July 7- August 24, 2014

Reviews the essential components for the five reading skills and provides techniques to integrate the components throughout all academic areas.

UPCOMING COURSES
Dates are subject to change

Fall I Session: September 10-October 28, 2014
Fall II Session: October 30-December 17, 2014

EDU592 Supporting Phonemic Awareness (3 Graduate Credits)
EDU593 Instructing Phonics and Spelling (3 Graduate Credits)
EDU594 Developing Comprehension (3 Graduate Credits)
EDU595 Increasing Fluency (3 Graduate Credits)
EDU596 Building Vocabulary (3 Graduate Credits)
EDU597 Integrating Five Core Reading Skills (3 Graduate Credits)