George Mason University 1997-98 Catalog Catalog Index
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Reading Education Courses (EDRD)


Graduate School of Education

500 See EDUC 500.

559 Teaching Developmental Reading in the Elementary School (3:3:0). An advanced course in the study of foundations of reading; examines principles, techniques, and materials for developmental reading programs.

597 See EDUC 597.

600 See EDUC 600.

611 Remedial Reading (3:3:0). Prerequisite: EDRD 559 or 614. Includes nature and causes of reading difficulties, organization of remedial reading programs, use of remedial techniques, teacher aids and learning centers, psychological and health services, and innovative methods and materials.

613 Diagnostic and Evaluative Techniques in Reading (3:3:0). Prerequisites: Admission to graduate program in reading, EDRD 611, and permission of adviser. Presents historical review of assessment of reading problems. Procedures in testing, scoring, and evaluating standardized and informal tests, individual and group tests, physical and psychological tests, and techniques of reporting test results are studied.

614 Teaching Reading in the Secondary School (3:3:0). Emphasizes reading in content areas; reading problems: causes, diagnosis, remediation of reading problems; study skills; and speed reading.

615 Teaching Reading/Writing in Multicultural/Multilingual Settings (3:3:0). Develops instructional competencies in reading/writing approaches for students from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. The course examines teaching reading/writing across the curriculum, biliteracy acquisition, historical and current reading/writing approaches for second language learners, preliteracy skills for younger and older English language learners, and special issues in developmental and diagnostic reading for language minority students.

616 Teaching Reading to Adults (3:3:0). Includes history of adult education, assessment techniques, and reading methods and materials that meet the special needs of adult students.

618 Organization and Administration of Reading Programs (3:3:0). Prerequisites: EDRD 559 or 614, EDRD 611, and EDRD 613, or permission of instructor. Examines the roles of reading administrators (consultants, specialists, or language arts supervisors), the organization and implementation of reading programs and services, a review and analysis of management techniques, and the development of skills necessary to implement reading programs.

790 Practicum in Reading (3-6:0:0). Prerequisites: Completion of the graduate program in reading, except for practicum, or enrollment in the final semester of the program; and permission of adviser. Provides supervised practice in the Educational Study Center working with individuals and small groups using a variety of reading techniques. Participation in scheduled group sessions is required.

794 Internship in Reading (3:3:0). Prerequisites: Completion of graduate program in reading, except for practicum, or enrollment in the final semester of the program; and permission of adviser. Provides supervised teaching and participation as a reading specialist in a public school system. Participation in scheduled group sessions is required.

797 See EDUC 797.


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