English, Instructional Certification: Teacher Certification in Elementary School with Subject Matter Specialization: Language Arts/Literacy Specialization Grades 5-8 - Graduate - 2011 University Catalog

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ELEM SCH w/SUBJ MTR SPEC:LANG ARTS 5-8

Complete 3 requirement(s):

  1. INITIAL INSTRUCTIONAL CERTIFICATION

    An Elementary School certificate is required in order to be eligible for this endorsement.

  2. CORE REQUIREMENTS

    Complete 2 requirement(s):

    1. Complete 1 course from the following:

      FCST 515 Child Development II: Adolescence 3
      PSYC 560 Advanced Educational Psychology 3
      PSYC 561 Developmental Psychology 3
      PSYC 563 Theories of Learning 3
    2. Complete the following 3 courses:

      ENGL 305 Young Adult Literature 3
      ENWR 583 Teaching Writing Through Literature 3
      ENWR 586 Teaching Writing and the Basic Writer 3
  3. ELECTIVES

    Complete 2 courses from the following:

    ENGL 238 Black Writers in the United States: A Survey 3
    ENGL 260 Art of Poetry 3
    ENGL 262 Art of Fiction 3
    ENGL 263 Art of Drama 3
    ENLT 206 World Literature: The Coming of Age Theme 3
    ENLT 207 World Literature: Voices of Tradition and Challenge 3
    ENLT 260 Myth and Literature 3
    ENLT 378 Science Fiction 3
    READ 503 Literature for Adolescents 3
    READ 524 Teaching Multiethnic Literature in P-8 Classrooms 3

Course Descriptions:

ENGL238: Black Writers in the United States: A Survey

Black writers in the United States from Colonial times to the present. Meets the Human and Intercultural Relations Requirement (HIRR). Meets the World Languages and Cultures Requirement - World Cultures. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ENWR 106 or HONP 101.

ENGL260: Art of Poetry

An introductory course in reading, interpreting, and evaluating poetry. Attention is paid to style, form, and poetic convention. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ENWR 106 or HONP 101.

ENGL262: Art of Fiction

An introduction to form and techniques in fiction through close reading and discussion of representative texts. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ENWR 106 or HONP 101.

ENGL263: Art of Drama

This course explores the major forms, features, eras, and writers of world drama from ancient times to the present. Selections of plays explore ways in which cultural issues are performed. By examining a wide variety of such performances in their historical and political contexts, students will gain a broad appreciation for theater and a deep understanding of the may ways in which it expresses the tragedy and comedy of the human condition. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ENWR 106 or HONP 101.

ENGL305: Young Adult Literature

Students will read a broad representation of Young Adult fiction and concomitant theoretical essays and critical articles. Students will explore the issues surrounding what youths read, the books taught in our nation's schools, the constructs these texts espouse to their intended audiences and what such works reveal about the socio-culturl contexts within which they were produced. (3 hour lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ENGL 300, ENLT206, ENLT 207, ENLT 260, ENLT 274, ENGL 234, ENGL 238, ENGL 240, ENGL 241, ENGL 260, ENGL 262, ENGL 263, ENGL 275, ENGL 294 or ENGL 333.

ENLT206: World Literature: The Coming of Age Theme

This course combines Western with non-Western works to approximate an approach to a "global perspective" on literature. It is designed to introduce the student to major works of world literature; to foster an international literary sensibility; to present a variety of cultural perspectives in a context which demonstrates how they are interrelated: to present students with assignments that will direct them toward developing skills of literary analysis and interpretation; and to guide students in deepening their awareness of the connections between national literatures and their cultural contexts. Meets Gen Ed 2002 - Humanities, World Literature or General Humanities. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ENWR 106 or HONP 101.

ENLT207: World Literature: Voices of Tradition and Challenge

Organized around the premise that writers have two fundamental ways of responding to the challenge of their culture, conformity or dissent, this course will present literary works in pairs that represent opposing ways of responding to the same subject. Meets Gen Ed 2002 - Humanities, World Literature or General Humanities. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ENWR 106 or HONP 101.

ENLT260: Myth and Literature

Myth and the myth-making process: the origins, meanings and major archetypes and motifs of Occidental and Oriental myths. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ENWR 106 or HONP 101.

ENLT378: Science Fiction

Fiction of the future that speculates and extrapolates from the physical and social sciences, selected from both the classics and contemporary writings. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ENWR 106 or HONP 101.

ENWR583: Teaching Writing Through Literature

The course considers the best theories and practices for teaching writing through literature. Students will also examine the social and historical intersection of literary studies and writing pedagogy. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

ENWR586: Teaching Writing and the Basic Writer

This course explores the social, educational and linguistic foundations of writing instruction with special attention to the problems of the basic writer. Practicing and prospective teachers examine the theory, research and practice of writing instruction through a process of inquiry, workshops and work on their own writing. (3 lecture hours.) 3 sh.

FCST515: Child Development II: Adolescence

This course uses a developmental and ecological approach to study adolescents (11-18 years). Physical, cognitive, and social development throughout this age period are studied in terms of change within and differences between individuals. Family, peer, neighborhood, sociocultural, and political influences on adolescents are examined. The roles of race/ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, and socioeconimic status in adolescent development are like wise examined. Out-of-class observations and/or interview projects as well as an APA style research literature review or proposal paper are required. Starting Summer 2012: Students utilize developmental and ecological approaches to study physical, cognitive, and social development of adolescents (11-18 years) in terms of change within and differences between individuals. Students also examine how family, peer, neighborhood, sociocultural factors, and politics can have an influence on adolescents. The roles of race/ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, and socioeconomic status in adolescent development are likewise examined. Students also engage in out-of-class observations and/or interview projects as well as develop an APA style research literature review or proposal paper. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

PSYC560: Advanced Educational Psychology

A comprehensive treatment of the cognitive and affective characteristics of the learner and the processes of learning and teaching provide the framework for this course. Behavioral, cognitive and information-processing theory are presented and their applicability to instructional strategies and classroom dynamics is discussed. Other areas included are the origins of individual differences including heredity and environment, early childhood education, cultural differences, student motivation, classroom management, measurement and evaluation, exceptional children and other topics. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

PSYC561: Developmental Psychology

Philosophical, conceptual, theoretical and research issues pertinent to human development from prenatal life to adulthood are presented. The core conceptual issues of development, such as the nature-nurture controversy, the continuity-discontinuity issue, and the issue of stability-instability, are discussed, and their relationships to the major theories in developmental psychology are examined. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

PSYC563: Theories of Learning

The aim of this course is to provide the student with an understanding of modern learning theory, its historical context, theoretical ideas, research, and applications. To this end, the theoretical ideas of the major schools of learning--behaviorism, gestalt, cognitivism, and information-processing--are reviewed. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

READ503: Literature for Adolescents

Offers background for the development of recreational reading programs in middle schools and high schools. Literature written for students, as well as literature intended to be read widely by adolescents, criteria for book selection, censorship, role of mass media, minority group identification through books, bibliotherapy, bibliographic tools, and the importance of the librarian. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

READ524: Teaching Multiethnic Literature in P-8 Classrooms

This graduate-level course is designed to assist in-service teachers and school media specialists in their efforts to examine multiethnic children's literature as both aesthetic forms and pedagogical tools. Students will analyze the social, political, and educational implications of such literature and its use in P-8 classrooms. This course will help teachers to use multiethnic children's literature more frequently in their respective classrooms and to approach that responsibility with confidence. Starting Summer 2012: Students examine multiethnic children's literature as aesthetic forms and pedagogical tools. Students analyze the social, political, and education implications of this literature and its use in P-8 classrooms. Students are encouraged to introduce powerful, well-written and illustrated, and engaging literature into their classroom teaching across a range of subject areas as they explore important topics, such as race, ethnicity, and democracy; processes such as critical thinking and critical media analysis; and issues of power and privilege. Students learn to use this literature effectively and confidently within a range of curriculum and assessment structures. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.