Iowa Reading K-8 Endorsement

2016 Cohort

Tentative course schedule

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Summer 2016

LITED 3119/5119 Language Development and Emergent Literacy -- 3 unit(s)

Theories underlying young children's acquisition of oral language and early reading and writing. Emphasis on implications for literacy curriculum in the primary grades. Prerequisite(s): LITED 1044 (230:044) and one of the following: LITED 3115 (230:115), LITED 3116 (230:116) or LITED 4117/5117 (230:117g) or consent of instructor; junior standing. Students must earn a grade of B- (2.67) or above in Literacy Education minor courses numbered LITED 3119 (230:119) or above and have a cumulative and UNI GPA of 3.00 or higher to enroll in this course.

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LITED 3121/5121 Advanced Children's Literature -- 3 unit(s)

Issues and trends in children's literature, including use in elementary school programs. Focus on values, uses, and controversies related to children's literature by and about major American minority groups, including ethnic, religious, and socioeconomic minorities. Prerequisite(s): LITED 1044 (230:044); junior standing. Students must earn a grade of B- (2.67) or above in Literacy Education minor courses numbered LITED 3119 (230:119) or above and have a cumulative and UNI GPA of 3.00 or higher to enroll in this course.

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Fall 2016

LITED 4140/5140 Assessment and Evaluation of Literacy -- 3 unit(s)

Introductory course in evaluating reading, writing, and language of individual children through formative and summative assessments and instruction within a classroom setting. Includes group and individual evaluation, informal assessment procedures, selection of materials, and instructional strategies to meet the needs of individual learners.

Spring 2017

LITED 4147/5147 Advanced Literacy Practices -- 3 unit(s)

Selection, implementation, and interpretation of a variety of reading, writing, and language arts assessment procedures; small group literacy instruction, and, the development and implementation of effective individualized instructional programs. Prerequisite: LITED 4140/5140

LITED 4192/5192 Experience in Literacy: Tutoring -- 3 unit(s)

Supervised tutoring in the University Reading Center or in a public school reading center. Coregistered with LITED 4147/5147

Interested in the Iowa 5-12 Reading Endorsement?

For 5-12 regular classroom teachers, these courses will fulfill a portion of the licensure requirements. Please ask your undergraduate institution to analyze transcripts to verify the courses required.

Convenient course delivery

Courses in this program are offered online using eLearning, a Blackboard learning management system requiring Internet access and a web browser. Some courses may also use Adobe Connect, interactive desktop video conferencing, which allows for real-time interaction among instructors and students.

While most students encounter very few technical difficulties with our online courses, our team of support specialists is available to assist you as needed.

Services and support

Support services such as access to the UNI Rod Library, UNI Financial Aid and technical assistance will be readily available.