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Summer 2012
Apr 24, 2014
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LTRC 900 - Research & Practice in Reading
Addresses research and practice relative to the fundamental principles of reading instruction including the reading process, the reading workshop, a literate environment, emergent literacy, reading skills and strategies, approaches to the teaching of reading, instructional materials and informal assessment. Students will be required to spend a minimum of four hours per week for 12 weeks in a pre-practicum field experience. The preferred field site is an elementary or middle school classroom where developmental reading is taught. Arrangements for the field experience are the student's responsibility. Prerequisite: A recent introductory course in the teaching of reading or the teaching of language arts.
1.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate, Non-Matriculated
Schedule Types: Independent/Directed Study, Lecture

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LTRC 901 - Integrating the Language Arts
Addresses research and practice relative to the fundamental principles of teaching the language arts using an integrated approach. Using a literature-based model, emphasis will be placed on the writing process and the reading-writing connection. Learning strategies, instructional methods and materials, and evaluation techniques will be integrated throughout the course. Students will create a portfolio demonstrating their competence as teachers of integrated language arts. Students will be required to spend a minimum of four hours per week for 12 weeks in a prepracticum field experience. The preferred field site is an elementary or middle school classroom where the language arts are taught. Arrangements for the field experience are the student's responsibility. Prerequisite: An introductory course in the teaching of reading or the teaching of the language arts.
1.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate, Non-Matriculated
Schedule Types: Independent/Directed Study, Lecture

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LTRC 902 - Reading and Writing in the Content Areas
Addresses the fundamental procedures related to integrating the language arts across the curriculum. Instructional strategies will combine reading process and writing process theory with all content areas. Current research and strategies for working with content area teachers will be integrated throughout the course. Prerequisites: LTRC 900 (14.900) Research and Practice in Reading and LTRC 901 (14.901) Integrating the Language Arts.
1.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate, Non-Matriculated
Schedule Types: Independent/Directed Study, Lecture

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LTRC 903 - Assessment for Learning Styles and Strategies
Addresses the fundamental principles of assessment, evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of reading and writing. Topics will include observation techniques, the running record, portfolios, the administration and interpretation of individual and group tests, formal and informal instruments, the development of individual and classroom corrective programs, and remediation strategies. Students will be required to spend a minimum of four hours per week for 12 weeks in a pre-practicum field experience. The preferred field site is an elementary or middle school classroom where the language arts are taught. Arrangements for the field experience are the student's responsibility. Prerequisites: LTRC 900 (14.900) Research and Practice in Reading and LTRC 901 (14.901) Integrating the Language Arts.
1.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Independent/Directed Study, Lecture

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LTRC 907 - Literacy Instruction
Addresses principles of reading and writing instruction at all levels and includes reading and writing process, skills and strategies, phonemic awareness and phonics, approaches, instructional materials, and informal assessment. Note: Credit will not be given for both 14.907 Literacy Instruction and 14.830 Advanced Literacy Instruction/Developmental Reading.
1.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate, Non-Matriculated
Schedule Types: Independent/Directed Study, Lecture

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LTRC 910 - Leadership and Consultation in the Language Arts
Addresses the basic responsibilities of the Specialist Teacher in Reading (Initial License). Topics will include organization and supervision of reading and language arts programs; selection of instructional materials; evaluation of classroom instruction; planning and implementing staff development; working with teachers to organize and manage language arts classrooms; and consulting with various groups within the school community. Students will be required to spend a minimum of 75 hours in an approved field experience. On-site responsibilities include working directly with youngsters and conducting a teacher or parent workshop. Prerequisite: Completion of all other courses except LTRC 952 (14.952) Practicum in Literacy and Language with Seminar. Prior written approval by the advisor is also required.
1.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Independent/Directed Study, Lecture

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LTRC 920 - Issues and Strategies in Reading and Literacy Instruction
Emphasizes prominent issues facing literacy education today. Basic concepts, approaches, and strategies essential for good literacy teaching will be addressed. Topics include the nature of early literacy acquisition, comprehension and word analysis strategies, literature and reader response, use of alternative or authentic assessment, with emphasis on portfolios, classroom organization and management strategies, family literacy, and the influence of cultural linguistic diversity on reading instruction.
1.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate, Non-Matriculated
Schedule Types: Independent/Directed Study, Lecture

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LTRC 922 - Reading: The Literacy Coach
Designed to address the basic responsibilities of the Literacy Coach. Topics include roles and responsibilities, knowledge of the reading process and how that process applies to each stage of literacy learning, benchmarks of literacy learning, assessment collection and interpretation of data, components of a comprehensive literacy program, practical aspects of literacy coaching, working relationships with school administrators, and appropriate ways to advocate change. Prerequisite:Initial license as Specialist Teacher: Reading.
1.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate, Non-Matriculated
Schedule Types: Independent/Directed Study, Lecture

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LTRC 926 - Teaching the Writing Process
Addresses the fundamental principles of teaching the writing process. Using a writing workshop model, topics covered will include journal writing, the writer's notebook, the reading writing connection, the mini-lesson, writing in the content areas, literature and writing, and assessment of writing. Students will create a writer's portfolio. Prerequisite:An introductory course in the teaching of reading or in the teaching of language arts.
1.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate, Non-Matriculated
Schedule Types: Independent/Directed Study, Lecture

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LTRC 930 - Literacy Instruction for Diverse Learners
Addresses differentiated instruction in reading and writing including assessment, learner profiles, instructional design, and implications for literacy learning. Students design and implement a literacy program for learners with disabilities. This course includes a required prepracticum, field-based experience of 25 hours. The majority of the time is spent working with an individual student. Prerequisite:LTRC 907 Literacy Instruction. Open to matriculated graduate students or by permission of the special education program coordinator.
1.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Independent/Directed Study, Lecture

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LTRC 933 - Reading and Technology
Designed to help literacy specialists become more skilled in their use of technology. Topics include using a variety of applications to support the work of the literacy specialist, designing documents and resources to complement literacy instruction, evaluating literacy software, integrating technology into the literacy curriculum, using the Internet as a literacy resource, and designing literacy-related web pages. Prerequisite:Initial license as Specialist Teacher: Reading.
1.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate, Non-Matriculated
Schedule Types: Independent/Directed Study, Lecture

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LTRC 952 - Practicum in Literacy and Language with Seminar
Designed for students seeking the Initial Specialist Teacher: Reading License. This course is a field-based 150-hour practicum experience demonstrating mastery of the subject matter knowledge relative to the Specialist Teacher in Reading. Seminar topics include current literacy instruction, theory and practice. The candidate must also meet the Professional Standards for Teachers as described in the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education Regulations for Educator Licensure. Students secure their own placement site, which must be approved by the College. Prerequisites:Successful completion of all required courses in the Master of Education with a concentration in Literacy and Language; a passing score on the Specialist Teacher: Reading MTEL (08); permission of advisor to Literacy and Language program and Associate Dean, three months prior to the Practicum.
1.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate, Non-Matriculated
Schedule Types: Independent/Directed Study, Lecture, Eductn Practicum/Intrnship

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LTRC 976 - Seminar in Reading Research
Designed for literacy specialists who desire a broader understanding of historical and contemporary research in literacy and literacy instruction. Students read, review and discuss reading research; connect reading research to instructional change; study legislation related to literacy instruction and how that legislation impacts literacy instruction; and participate in an approved literacy list-serv. Emphasizes the application of literacy learning to the role of the literacy specialist. Prerequisite:Initial license as Specialist Teacher: Reading
1.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate, Non-Matriculated
Schedule Types: Independent/Directed Study, Lecture

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LTRC 988 - Practicum in Reading Enrichment with Seminar
Designed for students seeking the Initial Specialist Teacher License: Reading. This course is a practicum experience in which Framingham State University graduate students who have completed the Literacy and Language program serve as dedicated tutors who provide individualized assessment and intensive, research-based reading instruction to small groups of students. In addition to tutoring, students in this course will have the opportunity to act as literacy coaches. A seminar will be held immediately following each tutoring session. The seminar addresses practical application of best practices in literacy instruction, working with struggling readers, instructional planning, and assessment. Prerequisites: Successful completion of all required courses in the Master of Education with a concentration in Literacy and Language; a passing score on the Specialist Teacher: Reading MTEL (08); permission of advisor to the Literacy and Language program and Graduate Dean three (3) months prior to the Practicum.
1.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate, Non-Matriculated
Schedule Types: Eductn Practicum/Intrnship, Seminar

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