2022-2023 Academic Catalog

Reading, Language & Literacy (RLL)

RLL-6950: Independent Study in Reading, Language and Literacy (1-6 hours)

RLL-7000: Trends and Issues in Literacy Research (3 hours)

A historical and philosophical study of the major theories and the empirical research that describes the cognitive, linguistic, motivational, and socio-cultural foundations of reading and writing processes, components, and development. Prerequisite: Admission to RLL Ed.D/Ph.D degree program or department chair consent.

RLL-7010: Instructional Approaches to Reading, Writing and Language (3 hours)

This course examines the major perspectives, theories, and their impact on the learning process related to cognitive, physiological, and psychological development of reading and writing in P-Adult educational settings. Candidates will explore, analyze, and evaluate new instructional models and related assessment systems for reading, writing, and language development. Prerequisite: Admission to RLL Ed.D/Ph.D degree program and B or higher in RLL-7000 or division chair consent.

RLL-7020: Development and Evaluation of Literacy Programs (3 hours)

Candidates will explore issues, trends and current practices related to literacy models and programs in diverse settings. Practical experience in conducting a program evaluation will be an integral part of this course. This includes an analysis of curriculum construction, program design, development, implementation and evaluation. Prerequisite: B or higher in RLL-7010.

RLL-7030: Policy and Politics of Reading, Language and Literacy (3 hours)

A study of the connections between policy, politics and reading and literacy is the focus of the course. Candidates will explore the empirical evidence related to foundational theories. Practices for communication with policy makers, public officials and community members will be an integral part of this course. Prerequisite: Admission to RLL Ed.D/Ph.D degree program and B or higher in RLL-7000, RLL-7010, and RLL-7020, or division chair consent.

RLL-7040: Cultural and Socioeconomic Perspectives of Literature and Literacy (3 hours)

An exploration of the historic, current and changing demographic factors that impact and influence literacy practices. Examination of literature and literacy successes as seen through the eyes of diverse learners (culturally, ethnically, economically, socially, gender and linguistically). Prerequisite: Admission to RLL Ed.D/Ph.D program or division chair consent.

RLL-7050: Multiliteracies (3 hours)

Examination and comparison of theories and research in new literacies to create a literate environment that fosters reading, writing, information and communicative competencies in diverse contexts. This course will explore literacies in schools and in the wider scope of the world. Prerequisite: Admission to Ed.D.-Leadership: Reading, Language and Literacy or Ph.D.-Leadership: Reading, Language and Literacy.

RLL-7060: Reading, Language and Literacy: Internship I (3 hours)

First of two consecutive semesters in reading, language and literacy clinical experiences in PK-adult settings, requiring extensive, intensive and diverse assignments in instruction and leadership. Prerequisite: B or higher in RLL-7000, RLL-7030, RLL-7040, RLL-7050, RLL-7200 and RLL-7310, or division chair consent.

RLL-7061: Reading, Language and Literacy: Internship II (3 hours)

Second of two consecutive semesters in reading, language and literacy clinical experiences in PK-adult settings, requiring extensive, intensive and diverse assignments in instruction and leadership. Prerequisite: B or higher in RLL-7060 or division chair consent.

RLL-7200: Literacy Supervision, Leadership and Coaching (3 hours)

Exploration of issues and experiences with supervision, leadership and literacy coaching models. Examination of literacy processes that include knowledge and understanding of acquisition, assessment and instructional delivery systems. Field Experience: Required. Prerequisite: B or higher in RLL-7010 and RLL-7020.

RLL-7310: Writing is Recorded Thinking: Research, Theory and Application (3 hours)

Perspectives on writing instruction: theory, research and practice will be provided as well as practical experience in professional and career writing for grants, budgets and academic publications. Topics will include an analysis and implementation of the writing process as a communication device and a method to demonstrate learning. Prerequisite: Admission to Ed.D.-Leadership: Reading, Language and Literacy or Ph.D.-Leadership: Reading, Language and Literacy.