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Fall 2020 Course Announcement

Fall 2020

RED 6336: Teaching Content Area and Disciplinary Literacy

Format: Online with video streaming
(Tuesdays, 6-8:50 PM)

For more information, contact:
Dr. Vicky Zygouris-Coe

How do we prepare all students to meet the literacy demands of the content areas?

Content knowledge, language, and literacy matter now more than ever before. Join us as we learn how to teach reading in the content areas, how to prepare students to develop disciplinary knowledge, and the multiple and multimodal literacies they will need to use in and out of school to be literate in today’s world.

We will also focus on reading and strategy instruction that will help all students, including ELs and students with varying exceptionalities, read and comprehend discipline-specific texts, and develop the literacy skills necessary for excitement, engagement, and learning in the content areas.

This course is relevant to all K-12 teachers, school administrators, literacy and instructional coaches, school counselors, and others interested in teaching and learning.

Fall 2020

RED 6337: Reading in the Secondary School

Format: Online with video streaming
(Wednesdays, 6-8:50 PM)

For more information, contact:
Dr. Vicky Zygouris-Coe

What are the reading/literacy needs of adolescent readers in grades 7-12?

Today, it is estimated that over 8 million middle level and high school students cannot read with proficiency. A student who cannot read with comprehension is severely limited in his/her capacity to learn in any academic subject.

Adolescent readers need choice and volume of reading, authentic and diverse texts, practice thinking critically about how they engage with texts, assessment that helps them to focus on the larger purpose, instruction and differentiated scaffolds on vocabulary, comprehension, and metacognitive strategies, opportunities to appreciate multicultural perspectives and cultures.

This course is relevant to all content area teachers in grades 6-12, school administrators, literacy and instructional coaches, school counselors, and others interested in teaching and learning.

Elementary Education Course at UCF Downtown

Are you interested in taking an elementary education course at the new downtown campus?  This fall, the Elementary Education program will offer Careers in K-12 Education at UCF Downtown.

EDG 2000 Careers in K-12 Education will assist teacher candidates in developing their own career and life goals in the field of education. Students will explore a variety of careers within the field of education. Contact Dr. Taylar Wenzel for more information.

L.A. Lee Family Scholarship

Are you an undergraduate elementary education student looking for scholarship opportunities? Apply to the L.A. Lee Family Scholarship by Thursday, May 2 for a chance at one of three $8,000 awards for the 2019-2020 academic year. Apply for the scholarship via A2O’s scholarship application system.

New Graduate Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis

An Applied Behavior Analysis Graduate Certificate, a Verified Course Sequence, is now available at UCF! Stand out as an educator with highly specialized credentials, or work toward becoming a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. This new program is designed to provide specialized coursework for students in education, psychology, communication disorders and related fields. The program fulfills the coursework requirements of the Behavior Analyst Certification Board®, fourth edition task list. Applications are currently being accepted for fall 2019 admission.

Contact Dr. Kelly D. Schaffer or Dr. Eleazar Vasquez for additional information.

Now Recruiting for our 2019 Cohort

Project BRIDGES 2.0 is an innovative federally-funded project through the Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) that provides funding for coursework leading to a Master of Education in Exceptional Student Education that incorporates a Collaborative Intervention Specialist Graduate Certificate. This unique program emphasizes transdisciplinary preparation of special education teachers and school psychologists to support students with high-intensity needs. Learn more.

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