EDRD 7715 Theory and Pedagogy in the Study of Reading (3 semester hrs.)
An advanced study of the socio-psycholinguistic foundations of reading and writing. This course examines theories of language development and reading acquisition. Candidates will study scientifically-based research in the areas of phonemic awareness, word identification, phonics, vocabulary, fluency, comprehension and motivation. This course also explores historical perspectives of reading and reading research and a wide range of instructional practices and curriculum materials that meet the needs of diverse learners at all grade levels.