California State University, Fullerton

Reading

DEPARTMENT CHAIR
Ula Manzo

DEPARTMENT OFFICE
College Park 570

DEPARTMENT WEBSITE
http://ed.fullerton.edu/reading

PROGRAMS OFFERED
Master of Science in Education
Concentration in Reading
California Reading Certificate
Certificate in Postsecondary Reading and Learning
California Reading/Language Arts Specialist Credential

FACULTY
Margaret Atwell, Kathryn Bartle Angus, Erica Bowers, JoAnn Carter-Wells, Janice Crick, JoAnne Greenbaum, Rosario Ordonez-Jasis, Ula Manzo, Donna Padgett

UNDERGRADUATE READING COURSES
Lower-division courses in reading (Reading 201, 202, and 290) are designed to assist students in developing and utilizing a problem-solving approach in the critical and creative reading and thinking processes required for efficient university learning. Reading 340 provides an introduction to the language development of young children.

CALIFORNIA READING CERTIFICATE
The California Commission on Teacher Credentialing has granted approval to the Reading Department to offer coursework to meet requirements for the California Reading Certificate. Persons wishing to earn the Reading Certificate must make formal application to the university and meet the following requirements:

1. Completed a bachelor’s degree
2. Earned a grade-point average of at least 3.0 in the last 60 undergraduate units completed and at least 3.0 in graduate units completed
3. Possess a multiple subject or single subject credential or another valid California standard teaching credential
4. Submit a Verification of Service form, by program completion, to document three years of successful teaching experience in any grade, preschool through adult, exclusive of student teaching, internship teaching or teaching while holding an emergency credential or permit
5. Present a CBEST card indicating passage of the test prior to program acceptance.
Advisement is available to any student seeking a California Reading Certificate. New students will be assigned an adviser upon acceptance in the program

For further information, please contact the department office, College Park 570, 657-278-3497.

The following courses are required to complete the certificate:
Reading 501 Assessment of Professional Competencies (1)
Reading 507 Reading and Thinking in the Content Areas (3)
Reading 508 Teaching Reading/Language Arts in Today’s Elementary Schools (3)
Reading 514 Linguistics and Reading (3)
Reading 516 Diagnostic-Prescriptive Teaching of Reading ( 4)
Reading 560 The Sociocultural Context of Literacy and Learning (3)

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CERTIFICATE IN POSTSECONDARY READING AND LEARNING
The Certificate in Postsecondary Reading and Learning is designed to prepare reading specialists for postsecondary settings, particularly at the community college level. Persons wishing to earn this certificate must meet the following criteria for admission:

1. Hold a baccalaureate from an accredited institution of higher education
2. Earned a minimum grade-point average of 2.5 in the last 60 semester units attempted, as documented by two official copies of transcripts from all higher education institutions attended
3. International students from countries where English is not the official language must have a TOEFL score of 575 (CSUF score is 550)
4. Submit an essay related to professional goals, level of technology knowledge, skills and abilities to be an online learner
5. Technology (minimum) requirements for students’ computer equipment can be found on the department website at www.csufextension.org/programs/prl
6. Knowledgeable in the use of a personal computer (PC or Macintosh), including the ability to: (1) locate, create, move, copy, delete, name, rename and save files and folders on hard drives and secondary storage devices such as floppy disks; (2) use a word processing program that runs on a PC or Macintosh computer to create, edit, format, store, retrieve and print documents; (3) use an electronic mail system to receive, create, edit, print, save and send an e-mail message with and without an attached file: (4) use an Internet browser to search the World Wide Web; and (5) use databases, spreadsheets and multimedia applications. (UPS 320.030 – Policy on Computer Competency for Entering Students).

The following courses are required to complete the certificate:
Reading 505 Foundations of Postsecondary Reading and Learning (3)
Reading 507 Reading and Thinking in the Content Areas (3)
Reading 516 Diagnostic-Prescriptive Teaching of Reading (4)
Reading 587 Program Management in Postsecondary Reading and Learning (3)

For further information, please contact the department office, Education Classroom Building, Room 531, 657-278-4023.

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CALIFORNIA READING/LANGUAGE ARTS SPECIALIST CREDENTIAL
The California Commission on Teacher Credentialing has granted approval to the Reading Department to offer courses to meet requirements for the Reading/Language Arts Specialist Credential.

Those wishing to earn an advanced California Reading/Language Arts Specialist Credential must make formal application to the university indicating the specific specialist credential program desired. In addition, applicants must meet the following requirements:

1. Completed a bachelor’s degree
2. Earned a grade-point average of at least 3.0 in the last 60 undergraduate units completed and at least 3.0 in graduate units completed
3. Possess a multiple subject or single subject credential or another valid California standard teaching credential
4. Submit a Verification of Service form, by program completion, to document three years of successful teaching experience in any grades from preschool through adult, exclusive of student teaching, internship teaching or teaching while holding an emergency credential or permit
5. Submit four professional reference forms, by program completion, including two from individuals to document teaching expertise, and two from individuals to document academic expertise
Advisement is available to any student seeking a Reading/Language Arts Specialist Credential. New students will be assigned an adviser upon acceptance in the program. Prior to their first semester in the program, students should meet with an adviser to develop a credential study plan.
For further information, please contact the department office, College Park 570, 657-278-3497.
The following courses are required to complete the credential:
Reading 501 Assessment of Professional Competencies (1)
Reading 507 Reading and Thinking in the Content Areas (3)
Reading 508 Teaching Reading/Language Arts in Today’s
Elementary Schools (3)
Reading 514 Linguistics and Reading (3)
Reading 516 Diagnostic-Prescriptive Teaching of Reading (4)
Reading 520 Technology in Reading (3)
Reading 560 The Sociocultural Context of Literacy and Learning (3)
Reading 570 Leadership in Reading/Language Arts Program
Development (2)
Reading 581 Remediation of Reading Difficulties (4)
Reading 585 Professional Development in Reading/Language Arts (3)
Ed El 511 Survey of Education Research (3)

MASTER OF SCIENCE IN EDUCATION (READING)
The program is designed to help qualified individuals gain the technical knowledge and scholarship required to become reading/language arts specialists. This program prepares reading professionals who have the knowledge, skills and dispositions to effectively integrate contemporary theories of reading with sound pedagogical practice.

Application Deadlines
The deadlines for completing online applications are March 1 for the fall semester and Oct. 1 for the spring semester (see http://www.csumentor.edu).However, deadlines may be changed based upon enrollment projections.

Admission to Graduate Standing: Conditionally Classified
University requirements include a baccalaureate from an accredited institution and a grade-point average of 3.0 in the last 60 semester units attempted (see “Graduate Admissions” section of this catalog for complete statement and procedures). In addition, an applicant must have an approved major and confer with the graduate program adviser to discuss the prerequisites for attaining classified standing.

Graduate Standing: Classified
A student who meets the admission requirements and the following requirements may be granted classified graduate standing upon: the development of an approved study plan; successful teaching experience or other approved experience; a grade-point average of 3.0 or better in academic and related work; sufficient background in reading; a satisfactory interview; and four references from school administrators, school supervisors or professors.

Study Plan
The final adviser-approved program of coursework for the degree must include:
Core Courses (10 units)
Ed El 511 Survey of Educational Research (3)
Ed El 536 Curriculum Theory and Development (3)
Reading 516 Diagnostic-Prescriptive Teaching of Reading (4)
Concentration Courses (19 units)
Reading 501 Assessment of Professional Competencies (1)
Reading 507 Reading and Thinking in the Content Areas (3)
Reading 508 Teaching Reading/Language Arts in Today’s
Elementary Schools (3)
Reading 514 Linguistics and Reading (3)
Reading 520 Technology in Reading (2)
Reading 560 The Socio-cultural Context of Literacy and Learning (3)
Reading 581 Remediation of Reading Difficulties (4)
Culminating Experience (1)
Reading 595 Advanced Studies (includes comprehensive examination) (1)
OR Reading 597 Project (1)
OR Reading 598 Thesis (1)

For advisement and further information, consult the program graduate adviser.

READING COURSES
Courses are designated as READ in the class schedule.

READ 201    Academic Reading: Analyses and Strategies

Description: Analysis of reading and learning processes, reading interpretation and critical thinking strategies as applied to all types of academic reading; integration and synthesis of academic information.
Units: (3)

READ 202    Vocabulary Cognition and Reading Comprehension

Description: Study and analysis of general and academic vocabularies and their influence on reading comprehension and communication. Language knowledge and the development of contextual analysis and word association processes in reading comprehension.
Units: (3)

READ 290    Critical Reading as Critical Thinking

Description: Relationship of critical reading to critical thinking. Development of critical thinking skills with application in the interpretation, analysis, criticism and advocacy of ideas encountered in academic readings. One or more sections offered online.
Units: (3)

READ 340    Promoting Language and Literacy Readiness in Young Children - Reading

Description: Prerequisites: Child/Adolescent Studies 312 or Psychology 361 or equivalent. Theories of language development. Function of receptive and expressive language development as they relate to literacy development. Relevance of family literacy as young children begin to read. Choosing appropriate books to foster language development and literacy development. Theories of early childhood classroom instruction.
Units: (3)

READ 480    The Teaching of Reading

Description: Curriculum and methods in teaching reading and language arts in the elementary and secondary schools. Teachers’ manuals and guides are introduced and studied. Preparation of reading lessons for classroom settings.
Units: (4)

READ 501    Assessment of Professional Competencies

Description: Assessment of professional competencies of students entering the Reading program in preparation for obtaining the Reading/Language Arts Specialist Credential. Meets graduate writing requirement for master’s degree.
Units: (1)

READ 505    Foundations of Postsecondary Reading and Learning

Description: Theoretical framework and background of field, including historical perspective, student/adult development, reading and learning theory/academic literacy, programmatic structures and components, curriculum design and contemporary issues.
Units: (3)

READ 507    Reading and Thinking in the Content Areas

Description: Teaching reading and thinking in the subject area disciplines, including instructional methodology, assessment, materials and program design. One or more sections offered online.
Units: (3)

READ 508    Teaching Reading/Language Arts in Today’s Elementary Schools

Description: Current trends in the teaching of elementary reading/language arts. Role of the teacher as a decision-maker in the elementary reading/language arts program.
Units: (3)

READ 514    Linguistics and Reading

Description: Linguistics and its influence on reading materials and instruction. Trends in linguistics as they relate to the teaching of reading.
Units: (3)

READ 516    Diagnostic-Prescriptive Teaching of Reading

Description: Prerequisite: Reading 507 or 508. Case-based study of various assessment devices and trial teaching practices essential for precise intervention in reading/language arts. Includes a model to guide in-depth analysis of a reader with attention to the influences of linguistic, social, cultural, physical, psychological, intellectual and educational factors on learning to read and reading to learn.
Units: (4)

READ 520    Technology in Reading

Description: Understanding the need for technological literacy in reading/language arts. Strengths and limitations of technology and computer applications (software/internet) for the development of classroom curriculum for reading/language arts. Designing a lesson plan for the integration of technology into today’s literacy classroom, as well as introducing web page design utilizing existing free services. One or more sections offered online.
Units: (2)

READ 560    The Socio-cultural Context of Literacy and Learning

Description: Prerequisite: EDEL 511. Theory and research in teaching reading/language arts to students with diverse cultural, racial, linguistic and socio-economic backgrounds. Methods and approaches for teaching literacy skills. Special emphasis on second language learners. Case study requirement.
Units: (3)

READ 570    Leadership in Reading/Language Arts Program Development

Description: Long-term planning, designing effective programs, developing leadership skills and integrating literature and skill-based instruction.
Units: (2)

READ 581    Remediation of Reading Difficulties

Description: Prerequisites: Reading 507, 508, 514, 516. Analysis and diagnosis of reading/language arts difficulties. Techniques and methods of prevention and treatment. Individual remediation of student. Primary through secondary.
Units: (4)

READ 585    Professional Development in Reading/Language Arts

Description: Prerequisites: Reading 507, 508, 514, 516. Seminar in development and evaluation of reading/language arts programs. Training in staff development and interpersonal relations with teachers, parents, consultants and administrators. Writing for publication, grant proposal writing and other professional responsibilities.
Units: (3)

READ 587    Program Management in Postsecondary Reading and Learning

Description: Prerequisites: Reading 505, 507 and 516. Multifaceted components related to the administration, management and supervision of a post-secondary reading and learning program, as well as the current issues and trends in program management.
Units: (3)

READ 595    Advanced Studies

Description: Prerequisite: Reading 516. Graduate seminar designed to synthesize and evaluate knowledge in such areas as behavior, teaching strategies, educational technology, program development, communication theory and interpersonal relations related to reading/language arts, and apply these understandings to authentic professional challenges.
Units: (1)

READ 597    Project

Description: Prerequisite: consent of instructor or graduate adviser. Individual research on an empirical project, with conferences with the instructor, culminating in a project.
Units: (1-3)

READ 598    Thesis

Description: Prerequisite: consent of instructor or graduate adviser. Individual research with conferences with the instructor, culminating in a thesis.
Units: (1-3)

READ 599    Independent Graduate Research

Description: Prerequisite: consent of instructor or graduate adviser. Independent inquiry for qualified graduate students.
Units: (1-3)



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