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EDRG - Education, Reading Endorsement Program

EDRG 2156. Literature for Young Children (2-0-2) Criteria for selection of literature and appropriate activities for the young child.

EDRG 3115. SBRR--Preparation for Teaching Reading (3-0-3)
Prerequsite: Admission to Teacher Education. Provides students with a fundamental framework in teaching reading - topics include terminology, theories, emergent literacy, phonemic awareness, word recognition, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension skills. Action based research project in partnership with Muscogee County School District. Course is based on Scientifically Based Reading Research (SBRR).

EDRG 3116. Reading and Learning Strategies in the Middle Grades (3-0-3) Prerequisite: Admission to Teacher Education; Co-requisite: EDCI 3455. Models, theories and processes of reading instruction, study skills, and learning strategies. Integrated reading, writing, thinking, speaking, and listening across curricular areas is emphasized.

EDRG 4218. Reading in the Content Areas: Concentration in Social Studies (2-2-3) Prerequisite: Admission to Teacher Education, Completion of EDEC 4155 with grade of C or better. This course focuses instruction on the simultaneous teaching of reading skills and course content. Emphasis is placed on preparing students for content area reading assignments, concentration in Social Studies; providing support before, during, and after reading; and promoting higher-level thinking. Course theme: Reading Across the Curriculum - motivating students to read widely and developing vocabulary, reading comprehension, and study skills.

EDRG 4219. Diagnostic and Prescriptive Reading Instruction (3-2-4) Prerequisite: Admission to Teacher Education and EDRG 3115 with a grade of C or better. Analysis and remediation of diagnosed reading strengths and weaknesses using informal assessment instruments and techniques. Required field component is part of the course.

EDRG 5115. Word Perception and Vocabulary Development in Grades 4-12 (4-0-4) Prerequisite: Admission to Teacher Education or graduate program. Provides an overview of language development and frameworks for teaching word recognition, structure, and usage skills in middle and secondary grades. 

EDRG 5217. Teaching Reading and Writing in Grades 4-12 (3-2-4) Prerequisite: Admission to Georgia Teacher Alternative Preparation Program. An examination of specific reading and writing-to-learn models and strategies appropriate for use in middle and secondary content classes. Field component involves individual and small group instruction.

EDRG 6116. Integrating Literacy Strategies in the Middle Grades (3-0-3) An examination of the reading and writing connection and several models of reading with implications for the design, development, and evaluation of appropriate instructional practices at the middle grades and secondary educational level.

EDRG 6118. Methods and Materials for Teaching Reading in P-5 and Special Education (3-0-3) Principles and strategies of teaching reading, including the reading and writing connection. Provides a balance between theory and practice of reading methodologies, as well as classroom-based reading research.

EDRG 6148. Psychology of Reading: Understanding Readers and the Reading Process (3-0-3) Explores the psychological foundations of reading as a communication system and reading as a learned behavior. This course includes a study of the effects of the mental and physical aspects of learning to read - the maturation process.

EDRG 6160. Multicultural Literature for Children and Youth (3-0-3) Criteria for selecting and review of literature for school age children and youth. Emphasis upon comparative elements within the context of various cultures and authors.

EDRG 6245. Assessment and Classroom Instruction (2-2-3) Formal and informal evaluation of students with reading difficulties. Procedures for recommended remediation.

EDRG 6255. Summer Reading Institute (4-2-5) Explores the psychological foundations of reading as a communication system and reading as a learned behavior. Formal and informal evaluation of students with reading difficulties; procedures for recommending remediation.

EDRG 6756. Classroom Literacy Seminar (1-0-1) Prerequisites: EDRG 6116 or EDRG 6118, EDRG 6245, and EDRG 6148. This seminar will provide a forum for students to reflect upon strategy implementation in their classrooms. During the seminar students will present documentation of strategy implementation - Reading Endorsement Portfolio.
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