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EDU5619 Teaching Literacy & Technology

This course introduces the knowledge, skills, and dispositions related to teaching literacy (reading, writing, listening, speaking, viewing, and visual presentations)and social studies. It helps candidates build foundational knowledge of the literary process and social studies through an understanding of instructional approaches, materials, and assessments to support student learning through an integrated, comprehensive, and balanced curriculum; use technology resources for learning, communication, and productivity; examine children's literature; and accommodate individual differences particularly related to those who speak English as a second language and those at risk. Preparation of lesson plans that actively involve students in meaningful content and a focus on the ADEPT (Assisting, Developing, and Evaluating Professional Teaching) Performance Standards and state curriculum standards as well as integrating biblical truth are also important parts of this course. This course and the interrelated, required practicum will help students evaluate themselves as prospective discerning educators. Prerequisite: Admission to the M.A.T. program