Student Resources

Required Courses (27 units)

REED 601 Reading Theory and Practice (3)
REED 609 Reading Assessment (3)
REED 621 Reading Disabilities (3)
REED 663 Strategic Use of Materials (3)
REED 665 Teaching Reading and Writing in the Content Areas K-12 (3)
REED 626* Clinic Internship in Reading (3)
REED 745 Professional Development in Reading (3)
REED 726* Advanced Internship in Reading (3)
REED 729 Seminar in Reading (3)

*There are two required internships in the program, REED 626 Clinic Internship in Reading and REED 726 Advanced Clinic Internship in Reading. They are both 3-unit experiences that require 45 contact hours with clients, parents and fellow clinicians each term; they are scheduled for 4:30 P.M. during the academic school year. In addition to working with one client, the students enrolled in the advanced internship are responsible for providing parent workshops on a variety of topics as well as serving as coaches. If a student withdraws from REED 626 or REED 726 without consulting with the instructor, she/he must petition the director of the program in order to reenroll in the course. All REED graduate students are responsible for understanding professional expectations. In addition to fulfilling all academic requirements, successful completion requires demonstrated professional behavior including, but not limited to, punctuality, attendance, professional attire, discretion, respect for confidentiality, effective and appropriate communication with students, parents, and colleagues and acceptance of diversity.
Electives (9 units)

There is considerable flexibility in elective course selection in order to meet the unique program needs of individual candidates. Two of the three electives must be reading/literacy courses. Please check with an assigned adviser for guidance. Suggested courses include (but are not limited to) the following:

Reading Electives

REED 628 Guided Reading (3)
REED 632 Word Study for Literacy Learning (3)
REED 650 Second Language Literacy (3)
REED 651 Instruction and Assessment for Second Language Learners (3)
REED 652 Linguistics for Educators (3)
REED 660 Integrating Technology in Literacy Instruction (3)
REED 670 Special Topics in Reading Education (3-6)
REED 695 Individualized Study in Reading Education (3-6)
REED 710 Multicultural Literature for Children and Adolescents (3)
REED 712 Critical Conversations in Early Literacy
REED 740 Grant Writing In Education (3)
REED 751 Language, Literacy & Culture (3)
REED 752 Literacy Theory & Research (3)
REED xxx Adolescent Literacy (3)

Additional Electives

ECED 607 Learner Diversity and Inclusion in Early Childhood Education (3)
ECED 609 Growth and Development of Young Children (3)
EDUC 605 Research and Information Technology (3)
EDUC 660 Teaching in a Multicultural/ Multiethnic Society (3)
EDUC 787 Instructional Practices in the Development of Literacy (3)
EDUC 717 Children’s Literature and Other Materials (3)
ISTC 501 Utilization of Instructional Media (3)
ISTC 605 Web-based Instruction in Education
PSYC 611 Developmental Psychology (3)
SCED 518 Young Adult Literature (3)
SCED 605 Theory, Research and Practice in Teaching Composition (6) [Maryland Writing Project Summer Institute]
SCED 611 Inclusion/Integration Strategies for Special Needs Adolescents and Adults (3)
SPED 513 Assistive Technology for Students with Disabilities (3)
SPED 541 Curriculum/Methods for Instruction for Students with Disabilities (3)
SPED 637 Mainstreaming for the Classroom Teacher (3)
Program Exit Requirements

Students must earn the grade of A or B in REED 726 and REED 729. Each course may be repeated once, if necessary. Students not earning an A or B in each course are dismissed from the program.

Throughout the program, students collect key assignments, along with the grade sheets, which become artifacts in their Program Portfolio. At the conclusion of the REED 729 course, students are required to present their Program Portfolio to faculty and to new students in the program. They are also required to submit a Portfolio Reflective Essay.