EDUC 0303 - Foundations of Reading


Credits: 4

This course provides the prospective teacher with an introduction to early literacy and reading development. The course emphasizes a foundation in the major components of reading. Content includes beginning theoretical principles and research based strategies for assessment and diagnostic practices as well as instructional strategies for phonological awareness, phonics and other word recognition strategies, fluency, vocabulary and comprehension. The interaction between readers and texts of different genres are explored and the needs of English language learners are embedded throughout the curriculum. Critical literacy, language variation, equity in text representation, and access to literacy are emphasized in this course to align with the department's commitment to Critical Engagement with Diversity and Social Justice. Note: The course is aligned with the objectives of the Massachusetts Test of Educator Licensure (MTEL) in Foundations of Reading, Field 190. Students should take this course prior to taking this MTEL.

EDUC 0303 - Early Literacy and Reading
Note: Teaching candidates should take this course prior to taking the MTEL Foundations of Reading Test - Field #90.

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