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EDU 5414: Organizing & Leading Literacy Programs (3 cr.)**
This course is designed to assist in the development of the literacy specialist as an instructional leader. This course is for educators involved in planning, implementing, administering/leading and evaluating literacy programs. Historical development, cultural understanding, and standards for curriculum and instruction will be examined. Students will gain skills that support teachers and paraprofessionals in maintaining and increasing the effectiveness of their instruction through cultural understanding and communication. This course will help students better understand the issues, choices, procedures and requirements for effective literacy programs while understanding that effective programs are always situated. Students will develop strategies for organizing and planning for effective instruction, especially with regard to the use of global multicultural literature, occasioning professional learning, leading reading/language arts programs, consulting with school personnel, and assessing programs. Special emphasis will be given to identifying characteristics of practice that maximize student achievement across diverse populations and the use of integrations of technology into the literacy program.
Not counted as Liberal Arts
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