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EDRG 6148. Psychology of Reading: Understanding Readers and the Reading Process (3-0-3) The course content investigates the nature of literacy and today's students, approaches to evaluation and teaching reading, language development, and the psychological foundations of reading as a communication system. Required classroom application of material studied. Aligned with the International Reading Association Standards and the Common Core Georgia Performance Standards.


EDRG 6245. Assessment and Classroom Instruction (2-2-3) The nature and interrelatedness of factors that affect reading performance, instruments and techniques for assessment and diagnosis of reading performance, and evidence-based reading instruction are explored. Required clinical; case study. Aligned with the International Reading Association Standards and the Common Core Georgia Performance Standards.


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) The course focus is on five pillars of effective reading instruction: Teacher knowledge, assessment, effective practice, differentiated instruction, and family connections. A balance between theory and practice of reading methodologies is provided. Required research; teaching reading. Aligned with the International Reading Association Standards and the Common Core Georgia Performance Standards.


EDRG 6756. Classroom Literacy Seminar (1-0-1) Prerequisites: EDRG 6116 or EDRG 6118, and EDRG 6148, and EDRG 6245 with a grade of B or better. The literacy seminar provides a forum for students to present their work in the CSU Graduate Reading Endorsement Program; for example, case study assessment results and recommended strategies, classroom literacy applications, and reading research.