All students will take a core course designed to provide a foundation in language and literacy research and theory.
Then, students select an additional 12 credits from the electives offered, as determined by their needs and interests. These 12 credits provide expertise in a variety of disciplines related to language and literacy.
Finally, students will take a one-credit capstone course, which encourages a synthesis of the various disciplines building toward a problem-solving process for intervention. Assignments would include a project linking theory, research and practice across disciplines.
Required Core Courses: (3 credits)
EdPsy/Linguistics 748, Oral Language, Cognition, and Literacy
Language and Literacy Intervention Electives (12 credits):COMSDIS 661 The Role of the Speech-Language Pathologist in Literacy (2 credits) AND COMSDIS 799 Independent Study - Application of Theory to Learning Activities (1 credit)
CURRINS 543 Developing Biliteracy (3 credits)
CURRINS 646 University of Wisconsin System Reading Research Symposium (3 credits)
CURRINS 647 Early Reading Empowerment, Part 1 (3 credits) and CURRINS 648 Early Reading Empowerment, Part 2 (3 credits) - must be taken sequentially
CURRINS 747 Assessment and Instruction of Reading Difficulties, K-12, Part 1 (3 credits)
CURRINS 748 Assessment and Instruction of Reading Difficulties, K-12, Part 2 (3 credits)
CURRINS 846 Seminar in Developmental Reading: Current Trends in Literacy (3 credits)
CURRINS 849 Guiding, Directing, and Supervising Reading Programs, grades K-12 (3 credits)
CURRINS 740: UWM Writing Project: Teachers as Writers (3 credits)
CURRINS 741: UWM Writing Project: Teacher Leadership in Writing (3 credits)
EdPsy 779 Special Topics - Self-Regulation Assessment and Interventions (3 credits)
EdPsy 760 Alternative Assessment and Academic Interventions (3 credits)
EdPsy 852 Social, Biological, Cognitive Basis of LD (3 credits)
EXCEDU 685 Advanced Methods in Learning Disabilities (3 credits)
Additional relevant courses with consent of the program committee
LINGUIS 570 Issues in Bilingualism (3 credits) (course under development)
Required Core Capstone Course: (1 credit)
ILLI Capstone Independent Reading/Study with advisor
The capstone course encourages a synthesis of the various disciplines building toward a problem solving process for intervention. This will initially be taught as an independent study until there are sufficient numbers of students to warrant a new course. The capstone course will require each student to propose a project (a proposal form will be made available), and to have that project proposal accepted by their advisor. The proposals will be due within the first two weeks of the semester in which the project will occur. Students will be required to work closely with their advisor, who will oversee and grade the project.