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Academic Bulletin Teacher Education - 2010-11 - 230 EDU 230

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EDU 230 Special Topics: Studies in Adolescent Literacy and Learning

This course will focus on the role of literacy in the teaching and learning of the content areas. Students will be introduced to the major theories of literacy learning as well as current research on adolescent literacy teaching and learning. In the context of adolescent literacy, students are introduced to Classroom-Based Research (CBR) and will complete a pilot study of their own. Required field experience (20 hours) will culminate in a one-week team-teaching experience in a middle or high school setting. The course is required as part of the AOC in Education. It is open to admitted students and with the permission of the Director of Teacher Education. If juniors or seniors have not taken EDU 400, they should enroll in this course. For the 2009-10 academic year, it will be offered in the second half of the spring semester.

Prerequisites: EDU 101, EDU 201 or permission of the instructor.

Credits: 1/2