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100s

RDG 140 Reading Efficiency 3
Student's reading is analyzed and training is provided to improve vocabulary, comprehension, and rate. Study skills needed in college work are given attention. Skill Area IV

300s

RDG 315 Comprehensive Reading Instruction I 3
Prereq.: Admission to the Professional Program in Teacher Education. Taken concurrently with EDTE 315 (Elementary Education majors). Concentrates on early literacy processes, with an emphasis on work identification skills. Topics include theories of reading, emergent literacy, reading instructional frameworks common in PreK-2 classrooms, early writing experiences as they relate to reading, concepts about print, phonological awareness, phonics, sight word knowledge, context knowledge, and fluency. CT law requires fingerprinting and a criminal background check for the field experiences in this class. Fingerprinting must be completed prior to the beginning of class.

RDG 316 Comprehensive Reading Instruction II 3
Prereq.: RDG 315. Taken concurrently with EDTE 320 (Elementary Education majors) or EDTE 420 (Early Childhood majors). Theories, instructional applications, and materials for the teaching, learning and assessment of literacy processes in K-6 classrooms. Topics include handwriting, spelling, reading and writing connections, vocabulary development, comprehension strategies, ELL instruction, reading assessment, and theories of reading. CT law requires fingerprinting and a criminal background check for the field experiences in this class. Fingerprinting must be completed prior to the beginning of class.

400s

400-LEVEL CLASSES ARE FOR UNDERGRADUATE CREDIT ONLY, EXCEPT WHERE NOTED WITH "[GR]"

RDG 400 Writing Instruction for Teachers 2
Prereq.: Permission of Teacher Education chair and Reading and Language Arts chair. Course will explore writing as it relates to the teacher as writer and the impact of his/her writings on writing instruction in elementary classroom. Focus will be on developing the teacher as writer.

RDG 412 Literacy in the Elementary School 3
Prereq.: RDG 316. Taken concurrently with EDTE 420 (Elementary Education majors). Introduction to foundational, philosophical and theoretical underpinnings of literacy education. An integrated approach to teaching the language arts, including reading, writing, speaking, listening, viewing, and visually representing in the elementary school curriculum. Field experience required.

RDG 440 Literacy in the Secondary School 3
Prereq.: Admission to the Professional Program in Teacher Education and EDTE 316 or permission of Reading Department chair. Fundamentals of reading and language arts to support instructional design and student development across disciplines and grade levels. Designed for pre-service content area teachers. Field experience required. Recommended to be taken concurrently with EDSC 425. Not open to post-baccalaureate students. CT law requires fingerprinting and a criminal background check for the field experiences in this class. Fingerprinting must be completed prior to the beginning of class.

500s

RDG 500 Independent Study in Reading and Language Arts 3
Prereq.: 15 credits in Reading and Language Arts; permission of program advisor; and admission to the master's or Sixth-Year program in Reading and Language Arts. Independent study in the reading and language arts area not covered by regular course offerings. Supervision is given through periodic conferences with the student. Oral presentations are required. On demand.

RDG 502 Current Trends in Developmental Reading PK-12 3
Prereq.: Admission to M.S. or Sixth-Year program. Survey of current reading practices and materials in the schools. Emphasis on developmental reading from pre-school through high school and into the adult years.

RDG 503 Developmental Reading in PreK-12 3
Prereq.: Open to sixth-year, MS, or OCP in Reading and Language Arts, or by permission of the chair of the Department of Reading and Language Arts. Focus on evidence-based instructional practices to promote factors involved in teaching reading readiness, reading in primary grades, word recognition, fluency, and comprehension, as well as means of assessing literacy progress as readers and writers move from emergent literacy to learning to read and into the reading to learn stages. Provides a broad understanding of the processes by which students learn to read and write within the context of today's diverse learning communities.

RDG 504 Middle School Level Literacy Development 3
Prereq.: Open to sixth-year, MS, or OCP in Reading and Language Arts, or by permission of the chair of the Department of Reading and Language Arts. Foundations, approaches, materials, and techniques for developmental literacy programs at the middle school level. Attention is given to literacy strategies and the use of study skills in both regular and content classrooms.

RDG 506 Developmental Reading in the Secondary Schools 3
Prereq.: Open to students in pre-certification or certification status in secondary or PK-12 post baccalaureate certification programs, or permission of department chair. The Basic Skills Development program in elementary school reviewed. The Basic Skills Development program in elementary school reviewed. Study of the need for continuing systematic instruction in reading for pupils throughout grades 7-12. Organization of such a program, materials, and methods currently in use, and means of evaluation are considered. NOTE: No credit will be given to students who have credit for RDG 440, RDG 505, or RDG 593.

RDG 507 Topics in Language, Literacy and Culture 1
Study of selected topics in areas of language, literacy, and culture. Topics will vary each time the course if offered. May be taken more than once under different topics for a maximum of 3 credits. Irregular.

RDG 569 Folktelling Art and Technique 3
Prereq.: RDG 588 and admission to M.S. or Sixth-Year program in reading and language arts, or permission of department chair. Study of the art and techniques of storytelling. Develop competency in the oral tradition of folktelling. Investigate the planning of study units and activity programs for use in elementary and secondary schools. Irregular.

RDG 578 Teaching Writing in the Elementary Schools 3
Prereq.: Admission to M.S. or Sixth-year program in reading and language arts, or permission of department chair. An integration of theories, practices, and techniques as related to teaching writing in the elementary schools. Students, in conjunction with the instructor, design lessons construct models, and collect children's writing efforts for their level.

RDG 579 Technology in Reading & Language Arts Instruction 3
Prereq.: Admission to M.S. or Sixth-Year program in reading and language arts, or permission or department chair. Intersection of literacy learning and instruction with technology. Assists teachers in transforming technology to meet, support and enhance literacy development of their students. Competencies in web-based, computer and multimedia-based reading and language arts instruction will be developed.

RDG 582 Introduction to Critical Literacy 3
Prereq.: Admission to M.S or Sixth-Year program in reading and language arts, or permission of department chair. Critical investigation of literacy. Examines literacy instruction, the relationship between classroom literacy practices and the curriculum, and the relationship among knowledge, equity, empowerment, class, race, resistance, and literacy. On demand.

RDG 583 Teaching Writing across the Curriculum I 6
Prereq.: Acceptance to the Central Connecticut Writing Project (CCWP). Participants will explore research-based approaches to the teaching of writing, present successful teaching strategies in the area of writing across the curriculum, and write extensively in different genres. The emphasis is on personal and professional writing. Only 3 credits may be counted towards the Master's in English or in Reading and Language Arts with the permission of the CCWP director and advisor. Cross listed with ENG 583. Summer.

RDG 585 Reading in Content Area 3
Prereq.: RDG 502 or RDG 503 or RDG 504 or RDG 506 and admission to M.S. or Sixth-Year program in reading and language arts. Investigation of materials and procedures used for teaching reading in content area. Special emphasis on vocabulary and comprehension development.

RDG 586 Literacy Instruction for Diverse Populations I 3
Prereq.: Admission to M.S. or Sixth-Year program in reading and language arts, or permission of department chair. Current trends and issues on language, ethnicity, and social class as they impact on literacy instruction for children of diverse backgrounds with an emphasis on sociolinguistic perspectives.

RDG 587 Bibliotherapy 3
Prereq.: Admission to M.S. or Sixth-Year program in reading and language arts, or permission of department chair. Identification, selection, and effective use of books that address problems confronting young people from pre-school age to adolescence. Concerns include physical and mental handicaps, divorce, death, alcoholism, drug abuse, neglect.

RDG 588 Teaching Children's Literature 3
Prereq.: Admission to M.S. or Sixth-Year program in reading and language arts, or permission of department chair. Study of wide variety of literature for children. Investigation of the appreciation for literature with children. Competency in storytelling and writing or original stories and poems will also be developed.

RDG 589 Creative Language Arts 3
Prereq.: RDG 502 or RDG 503 or RDG 504 or RDG 506 and admission to M.S. or Sixth-Year program in reading and language arts. Creative aspects of language activities both written and oral for elementary school children are considered toward stimulating such work in the classroom. Essential goals of language arts programs will be studied.

RDG 594 Diagnosis of Reading & Language Arts Difficulties 3
Prereq.: RDG 502 or RDG 503 or RDG 504, and admission to M.S. or Sixth-Year program in reading and language arts, Reading and Language Arts Consultant Certification, or OCP in reading and language arts. May not be taken concurrently with RDG 595. Study and interpretation of selected tests and instruments useful in analysis of physical, intellectual, social, and emotional factors related to reading difficulties.

RDG 595 Remedial & Corrective Techniques in Reading & Language Arts 3
Prereq.: RDG 594 and admission to M.S., Sixth-Year program in reading and language arts, or Reading and Language Arts Consultant Certification, or OCP in reading and language arts. Study of principles of remedial-corrective reading and language arts methods of analysis and interpretation, and materials useful in correction of reading and language arts difficulties.

RDG 596 Clinical Practices in Reading & Language Arts 6
Prereq.: RDG 595 and admission to M.S., Sixth-Year program in reading and language arts, or Reading and Language Arts Consultant Certification, or OCP in reading and language arts. Diagnosis and treatment of reading and language arts difficulties and disabilities. Case study prepared for pupil tutored during term.

RDG 598 Seminar in Reading & Language Arts Research 3
Prereq.: 15 credits in graduate reading and language arts courses and admission to M.S. or Sixth-Year program in reading and language arts. Advanced studies in reading research as well as basic reading and language arts research studies are reviewed. Emphasis will be on the articulation between research findings and reading and language arts practices in schools. The significance of the findings of research will be studied through prescribed readings, written and oral reports, and seminar discussion.

RDG 599 Thesis 3 TO 6
Prereq.: 24 credits of graduate study in Reading & Language Arts; admission to the master's program in reading; and language arts, and a 3.00 overall GPA. Preparation of the thesis under the supervision of thesis advisor and second reader. Oral and written presentation required. RDG 598 required if RDG 599 taken for only 3 credits. On demand.

600s

RDG 667 Multicultural Literature in the Classroom 3
Prereq.: RDG 588 and admission to Sixth-Year program in reading and language arts, or Ed.D. program. A variety of teaching methods will be studied and applied to multicultural and multiethnic books for children in the elementary and middle grades. The implementation of various teaching methodologies as part of a whole language learning and teaching philosophy will be explored.

RDG 675 Reading and Writing as Integrated Process 3
Prereq.: RDG 589; admission to Sixth-Year program in Reading and Language Arts or permission of department chair. Integration of theories, practices, and techniques as related to the teaching of reading and writing in K-12 grades. Students, in conjunction with the instructor, will focus on teacher as writer and on developing young writers K-12. Students will integrate reading and writing instruction by designing lessons, models and assesssments. Irregular.

RDG 680 Current Trends and Issues in Reading and Language Arts 3
Prereq.: RDG 502, RDG 503, RDG 591), RDG 504, and RDG 506 and admission to M.S. or Sixth-Year program in reading and language arts, or Ed.D. program. Current trends and current issues in reading and language arts. Focus on recent research and its application to reading and language arts. Courses will focus on recent research and its application to reading and language arts instruction in school settings.

RDG 686 Literacy Instruction for Diverse Populations II 3
Prereq.: RDG 586; RDG 667 and admission to Sixth-Year program in reading and language arts, or Ed.D. program. Strategies and techniques for promoting and expanding literacy among children of diverse backgrounds. Models of theoretical frameworks and analytic strategies that address children's diverse educational needs will be practiced.

RDG 692 Specialized Diagnosis and Remedial Techniques 3
Prereq.: RDG 594 and 595, and admission to Sixth-Year program in reading and language arts. Specialized diagnostic procedures and materials in reading for children who are perceptually, neurologically, and psycholinguistically disabled. Role of children's literature, bibliotherapy, and cultural implication of story content are examined. Consultants from specialized areas, such as medicine and psychology will be used as resource persons.

RDG 694 Organization, Administration, and Supervision of Reading & Language Arts Programs 3
Prereq.: 15 credits of graduate study in reading and admission to Sixth-Year program in reading and language arts, or Reading and Language Arts Consultant Certification, or OCP in reading and language arts. Study of patterns of organization, administration, evaluation, and supervision of various types of reading and language arts programs in schools.

RDG 696 Practicum for Reading and Language Arts Consultants 3
Prereq.: RDG 596 and RDG 694 and admission to Sixth-Year program in reading and language arts, or OCP in reading and language arts. Work experience under guidance of certified reading and language arts consultant for an academic year. Experience includes supervision of reading programs, consultation with school personnel, assessment, clinical practice, professional development, and applied research.

RDG 697 Practicum for Reading and Language Arts Consultants II 3
Prereq.: RDG 696. Continuation of RDG 696 work experience under guidance of certified reading and language arts consultant for an academic year. Experience includes supervision of reading programs, consultation with school personnel, assessment, clinical practice, professional development, and applied research.

RDG 698 Research Seminar 3
Prereq.: 24 credits of graduate study in reading, and admission to Sixth-Year program in reading and language arts, or OCP in reading and language arts. In-depth individual study of research pertaining to reading materials, programs, and methods. Research reports required.

700s

RDG 700 Seminar in Literacy 3
Prereq.: Admission to the Ed.D. program. Studies in literacy research are reviewed. Emphasis on the articulation between research findings and literacy curriculum and practices in schools. Significance of research findings is studied through prescribed reading, written and oral reports and seminar discussions, culminating with an open hearing on a major research presented by the student. On demand.

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