ED 585 Interest-based Literacy Teaching 3 cr.

(online seminar with field experience requirement, 3 credits), will provide an opportunity for students who hold a bachelor’s degree related to the education field to engage in collegial and collaborative knowledge/skill building within two domains: a) literacy within interest-based, purpose-driven learning experiences and b) responsive teaching. Participants will work individually and as a class (online discussions) to discuss, reflect, synthesize, evaluate, and apply current and seminal research and theory in these two fields. They will also have the opportunity to design and implement teaching and learning ideas during the course and to reflect upon those experiences to apply them to their future teaching and learning experiences. Participants may take this as an elective for masters degree programs within the School of Education, Leaderhship and Public Service or as continuing education credit (licensed K-12 teachers).