RED: Reading Education Courses

College:Education and Professional Studies

Courses

RED 3310   Literacy Instruction for the Intermediate Learner

3 sh (may not be repeated for credit)
Prerequisite: LAE 3314

This course prepares the pre-service teacher for effective literacy instruction in the intermediate grades. Learning activities focus on research based instructional approaches that incorporate the major components of reading, including word study, guided reading, and guided writing. Additionally, students will examine standards based instruction that provides appropriate accommodations for students with special needs. This course meets the requirements for Florida Reading Endorsement Competency 2.

RED 3905   Directed Study

1-12 sh (may be repeated indefinitely for credit)

RED 4542C   Assessment and Differentiated Instruction in Reading

3 sh (may not be repeated for credit)
Prerequisite: LAE 3314 AND RED 3310

This course prepares the pre-service teacher in the areas of differentiated reading and language arts instruction based on appropriate assessment practices. A major component of this course is building capacity with regard to providing individualized instruction in the areas of reading, writing, speaking, and listening. This course meets the requirements for Competencies 3 and 4 of Florida's Reading Endorsement.

RED 4905   Directed Study

1-12 sh (may be repeated indefinitely for credit)

RED 5515   Classroom Reading Assessments

3 sh (may not be repeated for credit)

This course is designed for students to explore theory and practices of informal reading assessments appropriate for the K-12 classroom teacher. During this course, students will administer, analyze, and interpret a variety of informal reading assessments. Course participants will generate a case study to represent how a student develops in terms of reading components.

RED 5905   Directed Study

1-12 sh (may be repeated indefinitely for credit)

RED 6060   Foundations of Middle and Secondary Literacy

3 sh (may not be repeated for credit)

Students in this course will learn about literacy theory and instruction in the middle and secondary grades based on research and classroom practice. Students will examine theories for enhancing reading, writing, speaking, and listening across various subjects in the school curriculum for middle and secondary students.

RED 6116   Foundations of Literacy Development

3 sh (may not be repeated for credit)

Students in this course will learn about current methods, materials, issues, and trends in the teaching of literacy in early childhood and elementary classrooms. Students will examine how particular theories of literacy impact instructional practices used when teaching reading and writing in the pre-k-5 classroom.

RED 6240   Differentiating Instruction

3 sh (may not be repeated for credit)

Explores differentiating instruction to meet the needs of all learners and teaches how to prevent or remediate reading difficulties. The focus will be on the interpretation of reading assessment and the implementation of research based instructional practices.

RED 6546   Identifying and Preventing Reading Difficulties

3 sh (may not be repeated for credit)
Prerequisite: EDF 6460

Course work with required clinical experience to develop competence in determining causes and degrees of reading disabilities and identifying appropriate corrective or remedial instruction to meet the specific needs of students.

RED 6701   The Organization and Administration of Literacy Programs

3 sh (may not be repeated for credit)

Explores the role of a specialized literacy leader in organizing and implementing literacy programs from the pre-elementary through the college level. Includes an examination of leadership practices and advocacy that promote effective literacy practices to a variety of stakeholders, including administrators, teachers, parents/guardians, and students.

RED 6747   Research and Trends in Reading

3 sh (may not be repeated for credit)

Review of significant research in reading, introduction to techniques and critical analysis of reading research, review and comparison of trends in development of materials, approaches and reading programs.

RED 6866   Reading Practicum

3 sh (may not be repeated for credit)
Prerequisite: RED 6240

Provides practical experience in increasing the reading performance of K-12 students with the prescription and utilization of appropriate strategies and materials. Requires demonstration of knowledge in the prevention, identification and remediation of reading difficulties.

RED 6905   Directed Study

1-12 sh (may be repeated indefinitely for credit)