Prerequisite: EDUC 515 or the equivalent. (First semester/3 credits)
Concerns the remediation and prevention of reading difficulties and the appropriate placement and program planning for disabled, grade level and gifted readers. The course includes a balanced literacy program of graphophonics, semantics and syntactics in teaching reading. Topics include word recognition, reading comprehension, balanced literacy program, intervention strategies and establishing and managing the literacy program. In-school experiences are required which include observations of teachers and the implementationinstructional strategies to groups of students.