Post-Master’s Literacy Certification (Birth-Grade 12)

Post-Master’s Literacy Certification (Birth-Grade 6)

Post-Master’s Literacy Certification (Grade 5 - Grade 12)

 

Post-Master’s Literacy Certification (Birth-Grade 12)

Fall Start

Fall: 3 courses (9 credits) 1 night per week plus reading practicum
Spring: 3 courses (9 credits) 1 night per week plus reading practicum
Summer: 3 courses (9 credits) 1 night per week plus reading practicum

Course   Delivery Credits Term
EDL 651 Assessment I: Diagnosis and Remediation of Emergent to Early Readers 7 weeks 3 fall
EDL 582 Word Study: Early Childhood through Adolescence 7 weeks 3 fall
EDL 671 Practicum I: Early Intervention 15 weeks 3 fall (reading practicum)
EDL 652 Assessment II: Diagnosis and Remediation of Early to Fluent Readers 7 weeks 3 spring
EDL 583 Creating Strategic Readers and Writers 7 weeks 3 spring
EDL 676 Practicum II: Elementary 15 weeks 3 spring (reading practicum)
EDL 653 Assessment III: Diagnosis and Remediation of the Adolescent Reader 7 weeks 3 summer
EDL 585 Adolescent Literacy: Transacting with Literature 7 weeks 3 summer
EDL 681 Practicum III: Adolescent 7 weeks 3 summer (reading practicum)

 

Spring Start

Fall (reading practicum)
Spring: 3 courses (9 credits) 1 night per week plus reading practicum
Summer: 3 courses (9 credits) 1 night per week plus reading practicum
Fall: 3 courses (9 credits) 1 night per week plus reading practicum

Course   Delivery Credits Term
EDL 651 Assessment I: Diagnosis and Remediation of Emergent to Early Readers 7 weeks 3 spring
EDL 582 Word Study: Early Childhood through Adolescence 7 weeks 3 spring
EDL 671 Practicum I: Early Intervention 15 weeks 3 spring (reading practicum)
EDL 652 Assessment II: Diagnosis and Remediation of Early to Fluent Readers 7 weeks 3 summer
EDL 583 Creating Strategic Readers and Writers 7 weeks 3 summer
EDL 676 Practicum II: Elementary 7 weeks 3 summer (reading practicum)
EDL 653 Assessment III: Diagnosis and Remediation of the Adolescent Reader 7 weeks 3 fall
EDL 585 Adolescent Literacy: Transacting with Literature 7 weeks 3 fall
EDL 681 Practicum III: Adolescent 15 weeks 3 fall (reading practicum)

 

Summer Start

Summer: 3 courses (9 credits) 1 night per week plus reading practicum
Fall: 3 courses (9 credits) 1 night per week plus reading practicum
Spring: 3 courses (9 credits) 1 night per week plus reading practicum

Course   Delivery Credits Term
EDL 651 Assessment I: Diagnosis and Remediation of Emergent to Early Readers 7 weeks 3 summer
EDL 582 Word Study: Early Childhood through Adolescence 7 weeks 3 summer
EDL 671 Practicum I: Early Intervention 7 weeks 3 summer (reading practicum)
EDL 652 Assessment II: Diagnosis and Remediation of Early to Fluent Readers 7 weeks 3 fall
EDL 583 Creating Strategic Readers and Writers 7 weeks 3 fall
EDL 676 Practicum II: Elementary 15 weeks 3 fall (reading practicum)
EDL 653 Assessment III: Diagnosis and Remediation of the Adolescent Reader 7 weeks 3 spring
EDL 585 Adolescent Literacy: Transacting with Literature 7 weeks 3 spring
EDL 681 Practicum III: Adolescent 15 weeks 3 spring (reading practicum)

 

Post-Master’s Literacy Certification (Birth-Grade 6)

Fall Start

Fall: 3 courses (9 credits) 1 night per week plus reading practicum
Spring: 3 courses (9 credits) 1 night per week plus reading practicum

Course   Delivery Credits Term
EDL 651 Assessment I: Diagnosis and Remediation of Emergent to Early Readers 7 weeks 3 fall
EDL 582 Word Study: Early Childhood through Adolescence 7 weeks 3 fall
EDL 671 Practicum I: Early Intervention 15 weeks 3 fall (reading practicum)
EDL 652 Assessment II: Diagnosis and Remediation of Early to Fluent Readers 7 weeks 3 spring
EDL 583 Creating Strategic Readers and Writers 7 weeks 3 spring
EDL 676 Practicum II: Elementary 15 weeks 3 spring (reading practicum)

 

 

Spring Start

Summer (reading practicum)
Spring: 3 courses (9 credits) 1 night per week plus reading practicum
Summer: 3 courses (9 credits) 1 night per week plus reading practicum

Course   Delivery Credits Term
EDL 651 Assessment I: Diagnosis and Remediation of Emergent to Early Readers 7 weeks 3 spring
EDL 582 Word Study: Early Childhood through Adolescence 7 weeks 3 spring
EDL 671 Practicum I: Early Intervention 15 weeks 3 spring (reading practicum)
EDL 652 Assessment II: Diagnosis and Remediation of Early to Fluent Readers 7 weeks 3 summer
EDL 583 Creating Strategic Readers and Writers 7 weeks 3 summer
EDL 676 Practicum II: Elementary 7 weeks 3 summer (reading practicum)

 

Summer Start

Summer: 3 courses (9 credits) 1 night per week plus reading practicum
Fall: 3 courses (9 credits) 1 night per week plus reading practicum

Course   Delivery Credits Term
EDL 651 Assessment I: Diagnosis and Remediation of Emergent to Early Readers 7 weeks 3 summer
EDL 582 Word Study: Early Childhood through Adolescence 7 weeks 3 summer
EDL 671 Practicum I: Early Intervention 7 weeks 3 summer (reading practicum)
EDL 652 Assessment II: Diagnosis and Remediation of Early to Fluent Readers 7 weeks 3 fall
EDL 583 Creating Strategic Readers and Writers 7 weeks 3 fall
EDL 676 Practicum II: Elementary 15 weeks 3 fall (reading practicum)

 

Course Descriptions

EDL 582 Word Study: Early Childhood through Adolescence
This course will explore the research related to current best practices in word study that includes phonemic awareness, phonics, and spelling instruction from early childhood through adolescence. Students will learn about the role of word recognition in the progression of reading and writing skills from preemergence through fluency and will include the investigation of the five stages of word knowledge. Using the conceptual framework of a balanced literacy program, students will learn to plan instruction that matches the needs of the diverse body of readers/writers in the classroom. The use of technology and reflective practice will be integrated into instruction and the New York State English Language Arts Standards will be explored.
 
EDL 583 Creating Strategic Readers and Writers
This course will explore the research related to current best practices in vocabulary and comprehension strategy instruction. Students will examine the thinking processes which are integral to navigating and understanding increasingly complex text for readers at all stages of development. They will learn to create classrooms where instructional approaches are used to encourage the independent use of these strategies. Students will also demonstrate the ability to design materials to enhance vocabulary, comprehension, and study skills in the content areas to support various stages of literacy development and learners from a variety of cultural and linguistic backgrounds. The use of reflective practice, technology and the New York State English Language Arts curriculum will be integrated.
 
EDL 585 Adolescent Literacy: Transacting with Literature
This course will explore theories, research based practices, curricula and content of instruction for adolescent learners. Students will explore research regarding effective literature and content based curriculum. Emphasis is on strategies for the integration of language, writing, literature, content, and higher level thinking skills. Integration of technology, diversity for learners, reflective practices, and the New York State English Language Arts curriculum will be included.
 
EDL 651 Assessment I: Diagnosis and Remediation of Emergent to Early Readers
This course is designed to investigate current practices and methods of the diagnosis and remediation of literacy skills for the Emergent to Early readers. Students will explore the philosophy and research relating to assessment. Students will demonstrate an understanding of utilizing assessment tools to identify students' strengths and weaknesses as well as the methods for targeted instruction to meet the needs of a diverse body of learners including those in special education or other compensatory programs. Participants will demonstrate in practice the nature, causes, and remediation of early literacy difficulties.
 
EDL 652 Assessment II: Diagnosis and Remediation of Early to Fluent Readers
This course is designed to investigate current practices and procedures in the diagnosis and remediation of literacy skills for the Early to Fluent readers. Students will learn to administer and analyze assessment tools necessary for determining the developmental levels of elementary students and the diagnosis of reading difficulties and providing appropriate instruction. Students also will examine methods for targeted instruction to meet the needs of a diverse body of learners including those in special education and other compensatory programs.
 
EDL 653 Assessment III: Diagnosis and Remediation of the Adolescent Reader
This course is designed to investigate current practices and procedures in the diagnosis and remediation of literacy skills for the adolescent reader. Students will learn and utilize procedures, methodologies, and materials for diagnosing and correcting classroom reading problems. Emphasis will be on how to effectively teach middle and high school students who have not acquired sufficient reading skills to be successful and engaged readers. Integration of technology, reflective practices and the New York State English Language Arts curriculum will be included.
 
EDL 671 Practicum I: Early Intervention
This course is designed to allow students the opportunity to apply their knowledge of the philosophy and pedagogy of an early intervention reading program in a practicum situation. Through the completion of twenty-five hours of college supervised tutoring, students will gain expertise in administering assessment tools to diagnose reading difficulties and planning remediation based on the individual needs of the child. Students will capitalize on opportunities to observe, evaluate and reflect on the practices of peers, develop literacy seminars, and communicate results to parents and other professionals.
 
EDL 676 Practicum II: Elementary
In this course, students will demonstrate their ability to provide literacy instruction to elementary students in grades 3-6. Through the completion of twenty-five hours of college supervised tutoring, students will gain expertise in administering assessment tools to diagnose reading difficulties and plan remedial instruction based on the needs of the child. Seminars will allow students the opportunities to create and implement a professional development seminar that reflects best practices and explores strategies useful to their teaching. Through their research and application, students will experience the importance of collaborating with parents and other school professionals. They will learn the importance of observation and reflective practices.
 
EDL 681 Practicum III: Adolescent
This course is designed to explore theories and conduct in-depth literacy assessments of the adolescent reader using both formal and informal measures of assessment. Through the completion of twenty-five hours of college supervised tutoring, students will learn procedures and the interpretation of results using multiple assessment instruments. Students will also examine the methods and materials used for the remediation and will learn how to prepare case study reports. Students will explore intervention techniques appropriate for the adolescent learner while working with struggling readers in a one-on-one or small group tutorial setting. Emphasis will be on the use of observation and reflective practices. Through their research and application, students will experience the importance of communicating with the students, parents and school personnel.
 

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