Reading/Literacy Courses (RED) | Troy University

Reading/Literacy Courses (RED)

RED 0098

Reading I (3)

 

A Developmental / Remedial instruction course for those students who are deficient in basic reading skills such as word recognition comprehension and study skills. A placement test will be required. Note: May not be audited. Institutional credit only.

RED 3310

Language and Literacy K-6 (3)

 

Literacy instruction for the K-6 learner with emphasis on child development, learning theories, individual differences, emergent and early literacy, principles of reading and language arts instruction, teaching strategies, and examination of current materials and instructional practices used in teaching literacy. Prerequisite: admission to TEP. Co-requisite: RED L310.

RED L310

Language and Literacy Lab (1)

 

This course includes Lab/Field-oriented experiences designed to enhance understanding of Literacy instruction for the K-6 learner with emphasis on child development, learning theories, individual differences, emergent and early literacy, principles of reading and language arts instruction, teaching strategies, and examination of current materials and instructional practices used in teaching literacy. Prerequisite: admission to TEP. Co-requisite: RED 3310.

RED 3380

Children's Literature (3)

 

The purpose of this course is to assist undergraduate students as they investigate and construct an understanding of and techniques to incorporate children’s literature across the curriculum. Pertinent topics include award-winning authors and titles found in children’s literature among a variety of genre, along with developmentally appropriate instructional techniques. Prerequisite: admission to TEP.

RED 4401

Reading in the Content Areas (3)

 

This course provides a study of teaching reading in grades P-12, emphasizing methods in the content areas. Prerequisites: Admission to TEP.

RED 4465

Literacy Practicum (3)

 

The practicum is designed to provide a supervised experience related to instruction in the area of literacy development, which may include phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, sequencing, and comprehension, among others. The application of literacy skills, concepts, and principles acquired in corequisite course work, as well as current research and evidence based literacy instructional practices, will be hallmarks of the practicum experience. Prerequisites: Admission to TEP.

RED 4483

Reading Intervention Strategies (3)

 

Principles of assessment and evaluation for improving the language and literacy learning. Pre-service teachers will be introduced to the variety of screening and testing instruments for use in modifying students’ instructional programs. Formal and informal methods for classroom observations will be explored, and methods for translating data collected for classroom management and/or communication to learners’ parents will be introduced. The issues of privacy and ethical treatment of confidential records will also be addressed. Prerequisites: : (1) Admission to TEP and (2) RED 3310 or with the permission of the department chair or designee. Co-requisite: RED L483.

RED L483

Reading Intervention Strategies Lab (1)

 

This course includes Lab/Field-oriented experiences designed to enhance understanding of principles of assessment and evaluation for improving the language and literacy learning. Prerequisite: admission to TEP. Co-requisite: RED 4483.

RED 4491-92

Guided Independent Research (1 to 3 credit hours)

 

Undergraduate research with attention to critical evaluation of research techniques, methods and procedures. Prerequisites: Junior or senior standing with a minimum overall GPA of 3.0, permission of guiding professor, approval of department chair or dean. A written request is to be submitted to the department chair at least two weeks in advance of the term in which study is to be undertaken. May not be used to repeat a course for which a grade of D or below has been earned. Application forms are available in the Office of University Records. Guided independent research may be taken only in the applicant’s major or minor field. Also see index for “Independent Study and Research.”.

RED 4493-94

Guided Independent Study (1 to 3 credit hours)

 

Supervised study through field or laboratory projects, guided readings, creative endeavors or achievement of specific skills. Prerequisites: Junior or senior status, permission of guiding professor, approval of department chair and the dean. A written request is to be submitted to the department chair at least two weeks in advance of the term in which study is to be undertaken. May not be used to repeat a course for which a grade of D or below has been earned. Also see index for “Independent Study and Research.”.