Courses

  • SED LP 999: London SED Prog
  • SED LR 501: Teaching of Reading
    For upperlevel undergraduate and beginning graduate students without experience in teaching. Study of reading development in childhood and early adolescence, and the implications for teaching and learning. Discussion of theory and research in effective instruction, and the application of both to effective lesson planning. 4 cr.either sem.
  • SED LR 503: Reading and Writing Assessment
    Acquaints undergraduate students in Special Education and Elementary Education with strategies for assessing literacy and abilities of students classified as general education leatners. Analysis of prototypic case studies. Provides foundation for a two-credit module (SED SE 515) that addresses the particular needs of special populations. 2 cr. either sem.
  • SED LR 551: Reading Development, Assessment, and Instruction in the Elementary School
    For beginning graduate students without experience in the teaching of reading. Study of reading development in childhood and early adolescence, and the implications for teaching and learning. Discussion of theory and research on effective instruction and assessment, and the application of both to teaching. 4 cr, either sem. Not open to students who have completed SED LR 501 and/or LR 503. 4cr, either sem.
  • SED LR 732: Teaching Reading in the Middle and Secondary Schools
    For upper-level undergraduate and graduate students. Study of the development of reading abilities in the middle and secondary years, and discussion of the implications for teaching and learning in the content area. 2 cr. 1st sem, Summer Term.
  • SED LR 782: History of Reading Research
    Analysis and synthesis of the classic and contemporary research literature on reading with a focus of the historical trends in methodology, understanding the theoretical processes, and the state of the art instructional practices over time. Exploration of the implications for teaching and learning, and for future research. 4cr, 2nd sem.
  • SED LS 560: Introduction to Language and Language Acquisition
    Introduction to the main aspects of language and language acquisition in typical, atypical, and second language learners. Topic areas include phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, pragmatics, child- directed speech, the role of cognitive development, and theories of language acquisition. Students will apply this course material during weekly observations of a language learner. 4cr, each sem.
  • SED LS 565: Applied Linguistics: Language & Linguistics Survey
    An introduction to contemporary linguistics, including phonological and syntax theory, sociolinguistics, first- and second-language acquisition, and discourse theory. Also covers applications of various branches of linguistics to education, including issues of different cultures in the classroom, the role of language in education, and the development of literacy. 4cr, either sem.
  • SED LS 567: Struc of ENG
  • SED LS 595: Child Second Language Acquisitions
    This course explores issues and theories in child second language acquisition in a second or foreign classroom context. It's designed to meet the needs of those intending to teach second (or foreign) languages to children in the US or overseas.
  • SED LS 610: App Phonology
  • SED LS 626: Cross-Cultural Communication: Theoretical & Methodological Approaches
    Explores the literature and theory related to the factors that influence communication between cultural groups. The goal of the course is to present approaches that balance the study of our common humanity with the study of cultural differences. 4cr, 1st sem.
  • SED LS 627: Critical Analysis of Children's and Young Adult Literature
    Overview of children's and young adult literature, including introduction to authors, illustrators, and literary genres, and exploration and discussion of distinctive portrayals (e.g., genders, cultures, ethnicities, religions). The course is intended to develop overall knowledge of texts, awareness and understanding of critical issues that surround children's and young adult literature, and an understanding of how to evaluate and select texts for use in and out of school settings. This course requires substantial reading of selected children's and young adult literature. 4cr. 2nd sem.
  • SED LS 628: Exploring picture books for all readers
    This course will provide an overview of up-to-date picture books that communicate complex narrative and non-narrative themes and ideas. In-depth exploration across multiple genres, styles, and authors will allow development of an awareness of the diversity of texts, visual literacy and critical reading skills. Research-based pedagogies will be modeled to support student achievement of Common Core State Standards. (CCSS) 4cr, either sem.
  • SED LS 629: Looking at Young Adult Literature Through Multiple Lenses: Literature, Literacy, and Learning
    This course will explore YA literature across multiple genres, writing styles, and authors. The course is designed to introduce teachers to a diverse collection of challenging and complex texts and to strategies for identifying such texts, critically evaluate texts, and examine best practices for using YA texts in classroom instruction. 4cr, etiher sem.
  • SED LS 632: Graphic Novels
  • SED LS 658: Second Language Acquisition
    Research and theories of second-language acquisition. Includes the research on naturalistic and classroom second-language learning. 4cr, 2nd sem.
  • SED LS 670: Multicultural Literature in the Pre-K-Grade 12 Classroom
    An in-depth study of diverse Children's and YA lit in school and community settings. Focused on recognizing high-quality, authentic, linguistically and cognitively complex texts that represent historically under- or misrepresented individuals, groups and communities. Research-based pedagogy will be modeled to support motivation, engagement, comprehension and response of proficient and struggling readers. 4cr. either sem.
  • SED LS 690: Classroom Discourse
    This course will focus on the development of knowledge and understanding of the roles that language and culture plan in the literacy development and learning of children and adolescents. Participants will explore theories and practices for literacy instruction, including reading skills and comprehension across grade levels and academic disciplines and for students with a range of learning needs. Particular attention will be paid to the role of discourse as a central component of teaching and learning, and participants will learn strategies for building on students' linguistic and cultural backgrounds as assets in the learning process. Participants will examine the types of instructional contexts, pedagogical approaches, and teacher talk moves that will support productive instructional interactions and deepen students' conceptual understanding about important curricular topics. In addition, participants will learn to use video recording and transcript analysis to reflect on their talk in lesson they plan and implement. 4cr, 1st sem.
  • SED LS 726: Discourse Analysis: Theoretical and Methodological Approaches
    Review of current research literature on discourse analysis; students practice and apply current methods and techniques of discourse analysis. 4cr, 2nd sem.