Dean: Dr. Diana Rogers-Adkinson
Department of Elementary, Early & Special Education
Department Chair: Dr. Julie Ray
The Reading Specialist emphasis area requires practicums with young children and older students. These may be completed in the graduate students' school setting. Additional courses may be required for MO Reading Specialist certification (K – 12), depending upon undergraduate course work completed. MO teacher certificate also requires 2 years teaching experience. Candidates seeking certification as a Reading Specialist should work closely with their advisor to ensure they meet both degree and certification requirements. Program courses are offered over a 2-year cycle. See the program summary below.
Introduction to the methods of action research for improving an aspect of the teaching-learning process. Prerequisites: EX601; completion of minimum of 12 hours of graduate work. (3)
Develops skills in selection, administration, scoring, and interpretation of standardized tests used in special education. Appraisal process is reviewed and report writing is emphasized. (3)
Emphasizes the teaching of children with exceptionalities partnering with families. Stresses collaborating with families and strategies for accessing community resources. (3)
Graduate students will develop skills in administering, scoring and analysis using literacy assessment tools and practices to plan and evaluate effective literacy instruction. Prerequisites: Graduate standing; EL644; EL646; SE602; or consent of instructor. (3)
Explores the multidimensional processes of reading along with the historical bases
of literacy acquisition and
development. Prerequisite: Graduate standing. (3)
Focuses on principles for studying how children become literate and the factors and practices that affect all learners. Prerequisite: Graduate standing. (3)
Survey of leadership theories and styles and their application to the promotion of literacy in educational settings and beyond. Prerequisites: EL644; EL646; or consent of instructor. (3)
Field based application of assessment and resulting instructional decisions. Preschool through grade 3. Prerequisite: EL647; or consent of instructor. (3)
Field based application of assessment and resulting instructional decisions (grade 4 and above). Prerequisite: EL647; or consent of instructor. (3)
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