May 26, 2024  
2021 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2021 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

EDUC 400 - Reading Foundations


EDUC 400 focuses on the Foundations of Reading and the reading process. Students explore a variety of instructional approaches for teaching literacy and gain understanding in appropriate assessment practices. Major components of literacy will include phonological awareness, phonemic awareness, phonics, concepts of print, the alphabetic principle, diagnosis of reading difficulties, word analysis skills, vocabulary development, methods for assessing reading development, identifying students strengths and weaknesses in using word identification strategies and understanding multiple approaches to reading instruction. Students will focus on strategies for helping all students succeed—including struggling readers and English language learners. Offered in the Spring of Junior Year. Requires 20 hour Short Field Experience Fall Prerequisite(s): Teacher Licensure candidates only.