Provides in-depth learning experiences targeting literacy. Students learn about assessment tools and assessment systems used in tiered support frameworks to determine the required intensity of literacy support and instruction needed by children/adolescents with high-incidence special education needs. The course also provides evidence-based instructional approaches and effective curricula that have been developed for students with disabilities and students who face other educational challenges. At the completion of this course, students evaluate and design specialized literacy instruction tailored to the specific strengths and needs of their students. Graduate students conduct and write a review of related research, survey literacy in a live school environment, and create recommendations aimed at improving practice overall.
3.0 Credit Hours