Literacy and Language Development for Diverse Learners Certificate Courses
LCRT 5810 — Oral & Written Language & Literacy (Spring)
This course provides students with an opportunity to examine language development and use by learners with English as their first language, learners of English as an additional language, bi-dialectal speakers and bilingual speakers.
LCRT 5770 — Effective Literacy for Diverse Learners (Fall)
This course allows students to explore, apply, and evaluate various research-based instructional models and learning strategies for teaching literacy to English language learners. Students will develop a professional practice of providing instruction to support oral language development, academic reading acquisition, and academic writing acquisition for both native speakers and English language learners.
LCRT 5055 — Literacy Assessment & Informed Instruction (Fall)
This course provides participants with a study in current assessment topics, the analysis of assessment tools, and the use of assessment data as a guide for making instructional decisions. Participants will critically examine current assessment topics; explore a variety of assessments of language proficiency, literacy, and content concepts; use data to make decisions about how to best differentiate instruction and document student progress over time.
LCRT 5150 — Culturally Relevant and Responsive Pedagogies (Summer)
In this course, students will develop an understanding of how one's cultural identity affects their teaching behaviors and instructional methods. Using data from their school contexts, participants will examine contextual factors that account for differences regarding language, literacy, and culture, and will then develop a plan for productive change.