Reading Endorsement Program Overview

 

The Reading Endorsement infused program in the College of Education at Florida A&M University was established to enable teacher candidates to acquire knowledge and skills, to effectively teach reading in K-6 diverse school environments.  The  reading curriculum is aligned with Florida’s Guiding Principle and Reading Endorsement Competencies.  Upon graduation, pre-service teachers will be able to:

  • Teach reading as an ongoing strategic process resulting in students comprehending diverse text.

  • Understand and teach how writing, listening, and speaking support the teaching of reading, and how family involvement supports student achievement in reading.

  • Understand that all students have instructional needs and apply the systematic problem-solving process.

  • Use data to accurately identify a problem, analyze the problem to determine why it is occurring, design and implement instruction/interventions, and evaluate the effectiveness of instruction/interventions.

  • Understand that the problem-solving process is recursive and ongoing, utilized for effective instructional. decision making.

 

 

The College of Education (COE) offers specific courses to address the Reading Endorsement Competencies:  Competency 1: Foundations of Reading Instruction, Competency 2: Application of Research-Based Instructional Practices, Competency 2: Application of Research-Based Instructional Practices, Competency 3: Foundations of Assessment, Competency 4: Foundations & Applications of differentiated instruction and Competency 5: Demonstration of Accomplishment.  The reading endorsement  courses are designed to address the components of reading as a process, assess and analyze reading data, differentiate reading instruction and provide opportunity for pre-service teachers to demonstrate knowledge of the reading process in K-6 classrooms.

 

 

Courses

 

LAE 3314 Language Arts in the Elementary School

Course Description: This field-experience course focuses on a critical examination of practices and materials in reading, speaking, writing, and listening experiences for elementary school students.  The course also addresses ESOL Standards and the accommodations necessary to meet the linguistic needs of ELL students in the classroom.

 

RED 3013 Teaching of Reading and Diagnosing its Growth

Course Description:   This course focuses on  principles, methods, approaches, issues, and trends in the teaching of reading in the elementary grades.  Pre-service teachers learn how to design a developmental reading program for the elementary school curriculum.

 

RED 4519 Diagnosis and Instructional Intervention in Reading

Course Description:  The field-experience course focuses on the identification of the components of the reading process and the evaluation of those components; diagnostic and corrective reading principles and procedures that enable prospective teachers of reading to provide instructional materials and experiences for students.  Additionally, the course teaches preservice teachers how to design and implement a corrective and recreational reading program in the elementary school curriculum including accommodations for the English language learner and children with special needs.  These components include best practices identified in a scientifically based research in reading program. 

 

RED 4800 Educational Clinic In Reading (Reading Practicum)

Course Description:  This 30-hour practicum provides the opportunity for pre-service teachers to apply knowledge of reading assessment with scientifically based instruction captured in the reading endorsement indicators for competency 5 to be used to increase the reading proficiency of struggling readers.

 

TSL 3080HB Introduction to ESOL – Writing Enhanced Course (WEC)

 Course Description:  The anchor course is designed to introduce students to the underlying theories and principles that shape the field of ESOL.  The legal and professional issues which have shaped and influenced the field will be explored.  The course focuses on the theories of first and second language acquisition as well as the general study of language, communication, and literacy development related to classroom instruction and assessment for limited English students.  Special attention is given to the subsystems of language, role of language transfer, BICS and CALP, language pragmatics, and cultural issues in communication in addition to effective assistive technologies for working with ELLs. This course is designed for Category I majors of Elementary Education, Early Childhood, Special Education, and English/Language Arts Education.   This course is a Writing Enhanced Course (WEC).  This course is part of the ESOL-infused program at the initial level and is offered as a hybrid course.

 

TSL 4321E Issues, Methods, and Strategies for Content Area Teachers – Writing Enhanced Course (WEC)

Course Description:  The capstone course focuses on the theories of first and second language acquisition as well as the general study of language, communication, and literacy development related to classroom instruction and assessment for limited English students.  Special attention is given to the subsystems of language, role of language transfer, BICS and CALP, language pragmatics, and cultural issues in communication, especially in terms of teaching discrete oracy and literacy skills.  Emphasis is also placed on effective classroom management for working with linguistically and culturally diverse student populations in addition to effective assistive technologies for working with ELLs.   This course is designed for Category I majors in Elementary Education, Early Childhood, Special Education, and English/Language Arts Education.  This course is a Writing Enhanced Course (WEC).  This course is part of the ESOL-infused program at the mid-point level and is offered as an online course. 

 

For more information on the Reading Endorsement Infused Program, contact Dr. Cheron Davis or Dr. Patty Ball Thomas in the Department of Elementary Education.

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Cheron Davis, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor,

Office: GEC-B-305

Telephone: 850-412-5330

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Patty Ball-Thomas, Ph.D.

Associate Professor,

Office: GEC-B-310

Telephone: 850-599-3107

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Gore Education Complex

501 Orr Drive

Tallahassee, Florida 32307

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850.561.2211 FAX 

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Matthew Bell, Photographer

Andreka Bryant, Website Creator

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FAMU Developmental Research School