LACES Course Descriptions

  • EDTE 210: Becoming a Reader at Any Age (3 units) - This course explores theory, research and practice as it relates to teaching native and nonnative English speakers who are beginning and struggling readers and writers. Must have your own classroom or instructor's permission. Prerequisite: EDEL 108A or EDSE 138A, or equivalent.
  • EDTE 211: Developing Academic Language for Reading Across the Curriculum (3 units) - An exploration of research and theory relating to reading comprehension, and practical applications of this knowledge to teaching comprehension across subject areas for first and second language learners. Must have your own classroom or instructor's permission. Prerequisite: EDEL 108A or EDSE 138A, or equivalent.
  • EDTE 212: Leadership, Politics, and Program Evaluation (3 units) - An exploration of literacy research, public policy, and effective literacy programs and instruction, and the role of the reading specialist as a curricular and staff development leader.
  • EDTE 216: Ongoing Assessment in the Classroom (3 units) - Focuses on ongoing/continuous literacy assessment and its role in guiding instructional decisions and practice. Must have your own classroom or instructor's permission. Prerequisites: EDTE 210, 211, 212 and 292 or equivalents.
  • EDTE 217: Ongoing Assessment in a Clinical Setting (3 units)- Supervised practical experience teaching reading to students from diverse backgrounds. Prerequisites: EDTE 216 or equivalents and instructor's permission.
  • EDTE 290C: Qualitative Research Methods (3 units) - Focuses on the design and implementation of small-scale qualitative research projects, including data analysis. Also integrates a study of current literacy research.
  • EDTE 292: Writing Across Cultures and Curriculum (3 units) - An exploration of research, theory, and practice relating to the writing processes and development of native and nonnative English speakers. This course will also be helpful for teachers preparing for National Board Certification. Must have your own classroom or instructor's permission. Prerequisite: EDEL 108A or EDSE 138A, or equivalent.
  • EDTE 298: MA Research Project (3 units)- Supervised MA research project or thesis. Includes regularly scheduled seminars. Prerequisite: Admission to candidacy for the master's degree. This course will also be helpful for teachers preparing for National Board Certification.