Disciplinary and Content Literacy

Disciplinary and Content Literacy explores subject-specific literacies inside the literacy cycle. Students develop the knowledge and expertise necessary to teach K-12 learners. They learn how to negotiate and interpret complex texts and other multimodal forms of linguistic expression associated with specific contents. Students also review effective research-based strategies and practices in disciplinary literacies. Ultimately, students design and deliver discipline-specific instruction and select materials appropriate for diverse learners. Prerequisites: 150, 215, may take 255 concurrently.