formerly known as CREADE
Collaborative Reading Education And Distance Education
ED 583/READ 509: Field Experience in Literacy (3 credits)
This course is offered fall, winter, and spring terms as necessary.
Dr. Carol Lauritzen - Eastern Oregon University
|Supervised experience in a school reading program. Contextualizes theoretical and research information in a school setting. The school placement, which should include some of the duties of a reading specialist, is arranged by the student but must have the approval of the instructor. Each field experience participant should meet (in person or electronically) with the instructor before beginning the field experience and then must make specific arrangement for the 90 clock hours of practicum time in a school setting.|
|PREREQUISITES||You must have permission of the instructor to register for this practicum. The practicum may not be taken until a candidate has completed a minimum of 12 credit hours of coursework in literacy, including a course in leadership of school literacy programs and a course in assessment. Typically, the practicum is the final and capstone course of the literacy course of study. This practicum is restricted to students seeking a reading endorsement through Eastern Oregon University or the EOU ReadOregon program.|
Document at least 90 hours of literacy-related activities within a school-based setting. This can include assessment and instructional time, working with parents and other teachers regarding student's reading and writing, or being involved in a community activity promoting literacy. This does not include planning time unless it involves collaboration with another professional.
Upon completion of the practicum, students can:
This course supports the following International Reading Association's 2010 revised Standards for Reading Professionals:
|Candidates will identify a challenge area in a school's literacy program or in a classroom and design and implement a plan to make changes that will enhance student's literacy learning opportunities. Candidates will design experiences that will allow them to practice many diverse roles of a reading specialist.|
|CORE/ELECTIVE||This graduate-level practicum is a university and TSPC requirement for teachers seeking a Reading Endorsement.|
|INSTRUCTOR||Dr. Carol Lauritzen, Professor, College of Education, Eastern Oregon University. Fourteen years of K-12 experience including 3 years as a classroom teacher and 11 years as a language arts specialist. (BA, University of Nebraska; MA, Ph.D., University of Missouri)|
|Teachers seeking a reading endorsement. Candidates must complete the practicum that is offered through their home institution.|
|90 hours of university-approved literacy fieldwork.|
|TEXTBOOK||There is no textbook required for the practicum.|
|COST||No course in the ReadOregon curriculum will cost more than $359 per credit, including fees, for students in the ReadOregon program.|
|CONTACT||For more details on this course, please contact Dr. Carol Lauritzen.|
For further questions about ReadOregon programs, email Bonnie Morihara or call 503-838-8413.