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Iowa Course Updates

Reading Teacher Endorsement #148 & #149

·        Online 

·        Cedar Falls 

·        Ft. Dodge 

·        Ottumwa 

·        West Des Moines 

·        Course Descriptions - Reading Teacher
 

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Face to Face Class Hours (unless otherwise noted):

·         Friday 5 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. and Saturday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

·         Weekdays during summer 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

 

   

Online Course Offerings:

 

Location:  Online

EDUC 510:  Teaching Secondary Writing    

Dates:  July 12 - Aug. 30

Instructors:  Jennifer Jacob & Jennifer Thoma      

 

Cedar Falls Course Offerings 

Location:  AEA 267, 3712 Ceder Heights Dr., Ceder Falls

EDUC 681:  Emergent Literacy Pre-K-3

Dates:  June 19-21 & 24-25

Instructor:  Alison Prohaska

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Location:  AEA 267, 3712 Ceder Heights Dr., Ceder Falls

EDUC 550:  Children's Literature     

Dates:  June 26-28 & July 1-2

Instructor:  Julie Neal

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Location:  AEA 267, 3712 Ceder Heights Dr., Ceder Falls

EDUC 568:  Improving Oral Communication (K-12)

Dates:  July 10-12

Instructor:  Sharon Garvey

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Location:  AEA 267, 3712 Ceder Heights Dr., Ceder Falls

EDUC 542:  Teaching the Art of Writing K-12

Dates:  July 17-19 & 22-23

Instructors:  Teresa Cardamon & Kathy Poetting

 West Des Moines Course Offerings 

Location:  Viterbo Iowa Center, 4949 Westown Pkwy., Suite 195, WDM

EDUC 683:  Practicum in Reading Difficulties

Dates:  Jan. 2-May 18

Instructor:  Jan Keese

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 Location:  Viterbo Iowa Center, 4949 Westown Pkwy., Suite 195, WDM

EDUC 640:  Balanced Literacy

Dates:  June 12-14 & 17-18

Instructor:  Sharon Garvey

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Location:  Viterbo Iowa Center, 4949 Westown Pkwy., Suite 195, WDM

EDUC 542:  Teaching the Art of Writing (K-12)

Dates:  June 19-21 & 24-25

Instructors:  Teresa Cardamon & Kathy Poetting

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Location:  Viterbo Iowa Center, 4949 Westown Pkwy., Suite 195, WDM

EDUC 681:  Emergent Literacy Pre-K-3

Dates:  June 27-28 & July 1-3    (DATE CHANGE)

Instructor:  Lori Vicker

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Location:  Viterbo Iowa Center, 4949 Westown Pkwy., Suite 195, WDM

EDUC 568:  Improving Oral Communication (K-12)

Dates:  June 27-28 & July 1

Instructor:  Sharon Garvey

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Location:  Viterbo Iowa Center, 4949 Westown Pkwy., Suite 195, WDM

EDUC 650:  Content Reading   

Dates:  July 10-12 & 15-16

Instructor:  Jan Keese

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Location:  Viterbo Iowa Center, 4949 Westown Pkwy., Suite 195, WDM

EDUC 605: Inclusion of Students with Special Needs (K-12)

Dates:  July 17-19 & 22-23

Instructor:  Mary Humke

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Location:  Viterbo Iowa Center, 4949 Westown Pkwy., Suite 195, WDM

EDUC 550:  Children's Literature (K-8)       

Dates:  July 24-26 & 29-30

Instructor:  Lori Vicker

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Location:  Viterbo Iowa Center, 4949 Westown Pkwy., Suite 195, WDM

EDUC 551:  Adolescent Literature (5-12)

Dates:  July 31-Aug. 2 & 5-6

Instructor:  Norene Bunt                  

             

Course Descriptions for Reading Teacher Endorsements (#148/#149) 

 

EDUC 519:  Assessment and Treatment of Reading Difficulties (K-8)

Principles of corrective reading instruction, diagnostic instruments and procedures, effective strategies, and materials for correcting reading difficulties in grades K-8 from individual to group and from formal to informal to alternative are covered. Proficiency in prescribing and communicating corrective instructional reading and writing plans and activities to support children's reading and writing development will be studied. Taken simultaneous with Practicum in Reading Difficulties (EDUC 683). - 3 credits

 

EDUC 520:  Assessment and Treatment of Reading Difficulties (5-12)

Principles of corrective reading instruction, diagnostic instruments and procedures, effective strategies, and materials for correcting reading difficulties in grades 5-12 from individual to group and from formal to informal to alternative are covered. Proficiency in prescribing and communicating corrective instructional reading and writing plans and activities to support children's reading and writing development will be studied. Taken simultaneous with Practicum in Reading Difficulties (EDUC 683). - 3 credits

 

EDUC 683:  Practicum in Reading Difficulties

Students will have experiences working with disabled readers. Students will conduct appropriate assessments, prescribe, and carry out remedial education programs in reading.  Prerequisite: Admission to the Reading Endorsement.

(Offered in conjunction with Assessment & Treatment of Reading Difficulties and must be taken simultaneously with Assessment & Treatment class.) - 1 credit

 

EDUC 542:  Teaching the Art of Writing (K-12)

The course is designed to provide teachers the opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of the art of teaching writing. Current research and theory will provide a foundation of knowledge to effectively teach writing as a communication tool. Content will include the following: reading-writing-speaking connections; the stages of spelling development; the writing process; qualities of effective writing; writing conferences; and an exploration of different types of writing. As participants take on the role of a writer, connections will be made regarding how to link theory and practice to effective classroom applications. - 3 credits

 

EDUC 550:  Children's Literature (K-8)

This course explores quality K-8 children's literature for modeling the reading and writing of varied genres, including fiction and nonfiction, technology-and media-based information, and non-print materials. Various children's literature books will be used to provide motivation through the use of texts and multiple levels, broad interests, reflecting varied cultures, linguistic backgrounds, and perspectives. This course also includes helping children acquire an appreciation of literature and develop lifelong reading habits. - 3 credits

 

EDUC 568:  Improving Oral Communication (K-12)

This course focuses on the knowledge of oral language development and the knowledge of the unique needs and backgrounds of students with language differences and delays. Effective research-based strategies and instructional technology for facilitating the learning of Standard English by all learners, including English language learners, will be covered. - 2 credits

 

EDUC 605:  Inclusion of Students with Special Needs (K-12)

Emphasis will be placed on the diverse literacy needs of children within the regular education classroom. State and federal legislation concerning children with disabilities and the concept of "least restrictive environment" will be studied.  An exploration of personal and societal biases will allow teachers increased self-awareness in teaching a divergent population.  Appropriate best practices for enhancing literacy in all children will be presented. - 3 credits

 

EDUC 640:  Balanced Literacy

This course focuses on the theory and techniques for developing and implementing a K-8 balanced literacy program. Research and best practices using constructivism, phonology, and brain function are studied. Design and implementation of reading and writing connections and assessment strategies are explored in detail. Effective instruction in language acquisition, reading and writing skills, and linguistic diversity are studied. - 3 credits

 

EDUC 650:  Content Reading

This course focuses on the development of effective reading strategies and skills in content areas for K-12 students. Text structure and the dimensions of content area vocabulary and comprehension, including literal, interpretive, critical, and evaluative are studied. A variety of research-based strategies and practices for effective instruction in reading and writing are reviewed and studied. Specific focus will be on designing and delivering effective instruction across the curriculum and for selecting materials appropriate for learners at various stages of reading and writing development including varied cultural and linguistic backgrounds. - 3 credits

 

EDUC 681:  Emergent Literacy Pre-K-3

The focus of this course is the literacy development of the pre-K-3 child. The course covers the developmental process of literacy acquisition and the use of appropriate methods, models, and strategies for encouraging literacy growth. Early literacy concepts of phonemic awareness, word identification, phonics, vocabulary, fluency, comprehension, cultural and linguistic diversity, and language differences and delays are examined. The role of parents, community, and assessment tools will be explored. - 3 credits

 

EDUC 510:  Teaching Secondary Writing

This course provides research-based and standards-based strategies to teach adolescent writing through the analysis of writing processes and the use of rubrics, with authentic samples taken directly from students' writing portfolios. Teachers will also learn valuable information on teaching grammar, curriculum planning, service learning, and community and parental involvement. - 3 credits

 

EDUC 551:  Adolescent Literature (5-12)

This course explores quality children's literature for modeling the reading and writing of varied genres, including fiction and nonfiction, technology and media-based information, and non-print materials. Various children's literature books will be used. - 3 credits