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Courses for Reading Teacher (316 License) and
Reading Specialist (17 License)

And MST-Reading degree at UW-Eau Claire

The following list of courses are required or suggested as electives for the certifications listed above.  Information about when the course is offered is based on the current long-term plan for these courses.  However, if an enrollment minimum is not reached for a graduate course, it is likely to be cancelled.

316 Requirements

Courses from the Department of Education Studies

CI 305  Reading Curriculum and Instruction in Grades 1-9
3 credits   Offered F, Sp
Study of the teaching methods, instructional materials and assessment tools employed in intermediate and middle level reading programs.  A one week full day observation and a four week full day supervised practicum are included.
(If this course will be more than 7 years old at the time of application for the 316 License, you need to take CI 726, which is required for everyone who goes on for the 317 License.)

CI 328/528  Content Area Reading and Study Strategies
2 credits   Offered F, Sp  P: Admission to program and Psyc 261, or CSD 370, or consent of instructor; limited to teaching majors admitted to College of Education and Human Sciences and school psychology students
Provides rationale and methods for determining the abilities of middle level and secondary students to read text in content areas and provides strategies for teaching effectively from text in a content area classroom.

CI 450/650 Reading and the Young Child
3 crs  Offered Sp.  P: Limited to teaching majors admitted to College of Education and Human Sciences
This course examines methods, assessments, and materials, and trends in teaching oral language, reading, and writing to children from birth through third grade.

CI 464/664 Clinical Experience in Content Reading
1 cr    Offered F, Sp, Su.  P: Limited to teaching majors admitted to College of Education and Human Sciences and school psychology students.  S/U only grade basis
Application of strategies for assessing the difficulty of text in content areas; focuses on classroom difficulties due to differing reading abilities of students, with recommended strategies for teaching reading.

CI 705 Literacy Assessment
3 crs  Offered F, Sp.  P: CSD 311/511; CI 328/528; SPED 300 or 330 or 400; or
equivalent for each or consent of instructor
Teachers will examine assessment methods for reading and writing, conduct assessments, and analyze data to inform instructional decisions. Issues of literacy assessment will be explored. Work outside of class with a student is required.

CI 706 Practicum in Literacy
1 cr   Offered F, Sp. P: CI 705 or consent of instructor
Using assessment methods learned in CI 705, teachers work on multidisciplinary teams to assess a client and make instructional recommendations. Teachers discuss issues of each case and review and share research related to their case.

CI 753 Facilitating Literacy Across the Curriculum
3 crs    Offered Su  odd years.
Rationale and methods for determining and meeting the needs and abilities of middle level, secondary, and post-secondary students to read text in content areas.

LMED 305/505 Children’s Literature
3 crs. Offered F, Sp. P: Limited to teaching majors and library science minors
Survey of literature for children in both print and nonprint formats.

LMED 306/506 Literature For Adolescents
3 crs   Offered  F, Sp .Minimum sophomore standing Field trip
Study of literature for young people—middle and high school ages—with emphasis on trends and issues, development of the adolescent novel, genres, author profiles, and reading promotional tools.

LMED 730 Trends and Issues in Literature: K-12
3 crs  Offered  Su .odd years  Special course fee required
Reading, discussing, and evaluating contemporary literature for children and young adults; analyzing trends and issues.

Courses from the Department of Special Education

SPED 300/500 Inclusive Practices for Secondary Educators
2 crs  Offered  F, Sp, Su. P: Limited to teaching majors admitted to College of Education and Human Sciences.  Limited to secondary education majors.(Reading Certification and MST-Reading graduate students may take this course)
Surveys characteristics of diverse learners including students with disabilities, cultural differences, gifts/talents, and at-risk concerns. Provides knowledge and practice regarding the secondary educator’s role related to special education pro processes, professional collaboration, and curricular adaptations/modifications.

SPED 330/530 Introduction to Learning Disabilities
3 crs Offered  F, Sp. P: SPED 200 or 300 or 400; or junior standing for CSD majors,or consent of instructor; limited to teaching majors admitted to College of Education and Human Sciences; CSD and school psyc students may also enroll
Survey course of causes, educational problems, and intervention programs associated with learning disabilities.

SPED 400/600 Inclusive Practices for Elementary Educators
3 crs    Offered F, Sp P: Limited to elementary education majors admitted to
College of Education and Human Sciences.  Admission to elementary education program or consent of instructor.
Designed to help elementary educators in observing, identifying, and teaching diverse learners including children with disabilities, cultural differences, gifts/ talents and/or at-risk concerns. Provides knowledge and practice related to special education processes, professional collaboration, and curricular adaptations/modifications.

Courses from the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders

CSD 311/511 Language Development and Disorders: Related Disciplines
3 crs Offered  F, Su.  
Biological, cognitive, perceptual, and social bases of language development. Developmental skills and processes related to components of the language system. Language interaction with learning and teaching including identification of deficits and language enhancing strategies.


17 Requirements

Courses from the Department of Education Studies

CI 726 Issues of Critical Literacy in Grades K-12
3 crs .   Offered Su odd years.  P: CI 305, 328/528 or 753
A major thrust of this course will be on the social, cultural, and political dimensions of literacy education in grades K-12.
(This course may be required for the 316 License for those who had CI 305 more than 7 years prior to the time they apply for the 316 License)

CI 731 Supervision and Leadership in Reading Instruction
3 crs    Offered F  even years    P: CI 305 or 726, 706, and 328/528 or 753
Provides the prospective Reading Specialist with literacy theories, coaching models, facilitation, evaluation and leadership strategies to promote and supervise the K-12 district reading instruction and assessment program. 

CI 741 Guiding and Directing the Reading Program
3 crs   Offered  Sp  odd years P: CI 731
Participants in this course explore current literacy theory and research, analyze the content of various literacy programs being implemented in schools, and engage in assessing developing a school-side literacy plan and a professional development program.

CI 765 University of Wisconsin-Reading Symposium
1 cr. Offered Su. May be repeated - additional restrictions may apply.  Special course fee required.  Held off-site in Milwaukee, Appleton, or Madison. Instructor approval required
This two day June symposium features nationally recognized speakers who address recent advances and issues in K-12 reading research. Strategies and practices to enhance classroom instruction are provided.

CI 768 Seminar in Reading
3 crs. Offered Su. even years P: CI 706 or FED 740 or CI 788
Content determined by both professor and students. Multiple topics for consideration presented by instructor. Each class member is required to be familiar with all topics and to investigate one in considerable depth.

Additional course requirement for the Master’s degree

CI 788 Introduction to Educational Inquiry
3 crs. Offered F, Su.  Admission to Master in Education—Professional Development or Master of Science in Teaching Degree Program.
Study of educational inquiry and research methodologies. Intended to increase student’s ability to critically read and synthesize the products of educational inquiry, to conceptualize and conduct a clear, disciplined inquiry into a topic.

Recommended Elective Courses

CI 333/533 Literacy Learning in Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Classrooms
1 cr. Sp, P: CI 210/211 or permission of instructor P: Limited to teaching majors admitted to College of Education and Human Sciences.   No credit if taken after CI 753.
Designed for K-12 teachers, this course discusses literacy learning for diverse learners as well as a repertoire of literacy strategies to accomplish academic success.

CI 316/516 Writing in Response to Multicultural Literature in Grades K-12
3 crs  Offered F, Su.  P: Limited to teaching majors admitted to College of Education and Human Sciences; teaching certification students may also enroll
This course examines what it means to have a multicultural perspective on the use of children’s literature in the classroom and to use those understandings to design rigorous writing curricula for all grade levels.

CI 742 Advanced Topics in Teaching  (confirm with your advisor that the topic is acceptable)
1-3 crs. Check with advisor for projected offerings. May be repeated when topic differs
A collection of one-credit courses, varying in scope and in degree of emphasis on educational issues and/or practices, designed to provide continued study of topics related to professional issues and professional performance.

ENG302/502 Teaching Writing in the Elementary and Middle School
3 crs  Offered  Sp.  P: Grade of C or above in ENGL 110 or equivalent; limited to elementary education, middle/early adolescence majors
Writing intensive course focused on writing theory and pedagogy in the elementary and middle school. Students will develop their writing skills as well as learn to support writing development of children in a writing workshop.