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EDRL 437 Teaching Reading (3 credits)
A concentration on the developmental aspects of reading and language arts programs from PK to eighth grade. Involves theoretical and research knowledge pertinent to child growth and development and also to fundamental skills appropriate for the teaching of reading and language arts, especially reading skills and phonetic skills.

Prerequisite: Must have completed EDU 250.

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EDRL 442 Literacy Instruction I (3 credits)
Designed to help pre-service teachers view reading, writing, listening, and speaking from a holistic, integrated perspective. The course emphasizes content, teaching methods, and strategies specifically related to analyzing the language acquisition and development of children. The relationship between literacy, language arts, and other curricular areas will be explored.

Prerequisite: Must have been admitted into the Teacher Education Program and be taking EDEL315.

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EDRL 443 Literacy Instruction II (3 credits)
Designed to help pre-service elementary teachers understand and apply current research and best practices in teaching reading, writing, listening, and speaking from a holistic, integrated perspective. The course emphasizes the relationship between literacy, language arts, and other curricular areas, as well as teaching methods and strategies specifically related to language arts. Content area reading, selection and use of appropriate materials, resources, and technologies will be addressed.

Prerequisite: Must have been admitted into the Teacher Education Program and be taking EDEL315.

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EDRL 471 Theory and Practice for Academic English Language Development (3 credits)
This course addresses first and second language acquisition; language development universals and differences; English language structure and its particular challenges for the learner of a new language; English phonology (sounds), morphology (word formation), syntax (sentence formation), semantics (word meaning), and pragmatics (word choice); grammatical instruction and error analysis; and the writing process for English Language Learners. The course will also include the role of culture in language acquisition, evidence based practices for academic ELD, and approaches and models of instruction.

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EDRL 474 Methods & Curriculum for Teaching English Language Learners (3 credits)
Provides systematic instruction to help ELL students (1) adjust to school; (2) acquire English for self-help and for extended interaction; and (3) develop English for extended learning. This course includes an analysis of standard second language tests for diagnosis, placement, and teaching of ELL students using WIDA standards and research-based practices.

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EDRL 475 Assessment and Evaluation of English Language Learners (3 credits)
Includes an analysis of standard second language tests and development and evaluation of teacher-generated instruments for placement, diagnosis, and teaching second language learners.

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EDRL 477 Policies, Critical Issues, and Best Practices for ELLs - Practicum (3 credits)
This three-credit course will aim to familiarize students with historical and current issues and cultivate students' skill in the design and implementation of instruction and assessment for English Learners (ELs). Students will be expected to demonstrate their in-depth understanding of academic literacy for ELs through practicum experiences.

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