K-12 Reading: New Literacies and Global Learning

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Teaching and Leading Literacy: Preparing Next-Generation Literacy Specialists

The K-12 reading concentration is a 30 hour program. All teachers enrolled will take 4 Core Courses along with an additional 6 courses focused on teaching & reading. View an Overview Video Here.

We are currently accepting applicants for our next cohort that will complete the program in 2 years. The cohort will meet off-campus, in Raleigh, and will include two courses each semester including one summer session.

WHY: Ensuring the reading proficiency for the students of North Carolina has never been more important. The College of Education at NC State University is pleased to announce a new, cohort-based sequence of courses centered around developing teacher content and pedagogical knowledge of evidence-based reading instruction.

WHAT: The sequence of literacy education courses acknowledges the complexity of reading instruction and the diverse needs of our students. To address these challenges, course topics include implementing diagnostic assessments and interventions in reading, solving problems of practice in reading education, cultivating digital and global perspectives on literacy learning, researching effective schoolwide reading programs and practices, and developing leadership in literacy education.

WHO: This cohort is targeted for educators interested in a program designed to improve our understanding of struggling and developing readers. This includes a focus on high-impact pedagogical techniques for teaching reading in the classroom and intervention settings, a critical understanding of how to use and interpret reading assessment data, and opportunities to develop and sharpen leadership capacity in literacy education. We encourage classroom teachers, coaches, special educators, interventionists, and administrators to apply for this cohort.

Curriculum

YEAR 1 Fall Semester

  • ECI 546 New Literacies and Media
  • ECI 540 Reading in the Elementary School

Spring Semester

  • ECI 523 Teacher as Researcher
  • ECI 541 Content Area Reading

Summer Semester

  • ECI 509 Special Topics in Writing
  • ECI 524 Theory and Research in Global Learning

YEAR 2 Fall Semester

  • ECI 543 Diagnosis of Reading Disabilities
  • ECI 544 Remediation of Reading Disabilities

Spring Semester

  • ECI 508 Teachers as Leaders
  • ECI 645 Diagnostic-Prescriptive Practicum in Reading