Jun 29, 2022  
2014-2015 Undergraduate Catalog 
2014-2015 Undergraduate Catalog Archived Catalog

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SPEC 415 Intensive Reading and Writing Instruction

3 Credits

An understanding of intensive instructional strategies in reading and writing that meet the needs of pupils with disabilities is the focus of this course. Students are expected to demonstrate a conceptual understanding of the components of reading and writing and describe how these areas pose challenges for students. They are also taught to clearly articulate and model the use of explicit and systematic instruction in the teaching of literacy (reading and writing) for students with disabilities across all reading levels, and to identify evidence-based instructional practices that help students with disabilities succeed with reading and writing.

NOTE: All students pursuing Early Elementary (PK–4) and Special Education (PK–8) Certification are required to successfully complete ECE 101, Teaching as a Profession: PK–4, before taking any other required course in the major. Students pursuing Secondary Teacher Certification in either Biology/General Science, English, or Social Studies are required to successfully complete EDU 101, Teaching as a Profession, before taking any other required course in the major. Proof of a current FBI Fingerprint Clearance, a Pennsylvania Child Abuse Clearance, and a Pennsylvania Criminal Background Clearance is required and must be submitted to the Dean of Education and Human Service’s office in order to begin any ECE, EDU, or SPEC course. No student may begin these classes without all current clearances. EDU 230, Introduction to Exceptionalities, is a prerequisite to all Special Education {SPEC] courses.

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