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    Columbia College
   
 
  Nov 20, 2017
 
 
    
Graduate Catalog 2017-2018
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EDUC 616 - Reading Specialist Practicum for Middle & Secondary Teachers 3 hours


Practicum in working with middle school and secondary students with special reading problems. Understanding of the basic knowledge and elements of reading instruction for middle and secondary students will be the foundation of the practicum. The practicum will concentrate on diagnosis and remediation of reading problems, use of data-driven instruction, and understanding of the affective and cognitive domains in reading remediation. Students will use the Reader Self-Perception Scale and the Adolescent Reading Profile in addition to diagnostic cognitive reading assessments. The practicum student will display appropriate reading instruction in the areas of phonics, phonological awareness, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension. Understanding of student motivation, self-confidence and willingness to learn to read will be demonstrated in one-on-one conferences with the practicum student and middle school/secondary student. The practicum student will document 24 hours of seminar participation and 120 hours of classroom application of the latest reading research knowledge in assisting students in developing proficient reading strategies. $40 lab fee. Prerequisites: Graduate standing; full MAT or M.Ed. status; EDUC 331 or EDUC 558  and EDUC 380 or EDUC 590 .



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