RDLT-51300 Content Area Literacy for School Leaders

This course will focus on the role of content area literacy on student learning.  Particular emphasis will be placed on the issues involved in helping students comprehend text for success in school and preparation for college and career.  Candidates will explore methods and materials for addressing the reading strengths and needs of students across the content disciplines. Candidates will gain an understanding of the language of disciplinary (content area) literacy, the impact of language and literacy development on a student’s motivation for and efficacy in content learning, and the ways school leaders can support student learning and school staff across disciplines.