Course code:

ED4012

Level:

MA - Intermediate/Advanced

Meets the following requirements:

  • ED - Educational Studies
  • HS - Human Studies

Lab fee:

20

Typically offered:

Every other year

This course is designed to prepare prospective teachers with methods necessary to implement a comprehensive literacy program for grades K-4 to include all aspects of literacy acquisition. Major areas of focus will include oral, visual and technological communication, shared and interactive strategies, phonics, word study and spelling, independent and guided reading, writing workshop and writing in all content areas. 

The course content focuses on an integrated approach to the acquisition of literacy skills, current best practice, and lesson design, questioning techniques, formative and summative assessment. Learning objectives address the standards for Maine Initial Teacher Certification, Common Core State Standards, and the Maine Learning Results. There is a fieldwork component of 50 hours for this ten-week course. For example, 2 classroom observations for 3 hours each for a total of 6 hours per week, excluding the week of school vacation and week 10. There will be a weekly one-hour lab, shared with Integrated Methods IB: Gr 5-8. 

Evaluation will be based on the quality of a course portfolio to include class participation, curriculum and assessment design, performance assessments, cooperating teacher feedback, and reflections on the fieldwork and required readings.

 

Prerequisites:

Permission of instructor, Child Development, Integrated Methods I: Gr 5-8, and, if possible, Children’s Literature. 

Always visit the Registrar's Office for the official course catalog and schedules.