MSU Billings Catalog

RD - Reading

RD 502 Research in Special Programs. 3 Credits

Guides graduate students in application of different types of research in their professional setting. Types of research may include individual case studies, action research, quasi-experimental design, ethnographic studies, or others as appropriate.

Lecture Hours 3

Department: EDCI/EDF

RD 505 Psychological Proc in Rd. 3 Credits

Term Typically Offered: Spring

Deals with models and theories of print processing; the nature of comprehension; and the relationships of language subsystems, visual and non-visual information and context on construction of meaning during reading.

Lecture Hours 3

Department: EDCI/EDF

RD 506 Literacy Leadership & Coaching. 3 Credits

Term Typically Offered: Spring

Prerequisite(s): RD 517.

Prepares students for the role of a literacy leader. Students will explore the theoretical base for reading coaching, including theories of adult development, curriculum evaluation, and organizational change. Students will also learn tools for developmental teacher evaluation and will be equipped with strategies in providing feedback to teachers. This course will also prepare students in understanding current educational policies as well as advocacy techniques. Includes 30 hours of practicum experience.

Lecture Hours 3

Department: EDCI/EDF

RD 510 Instructional Practices. 2 Credits

Term Typically Offered: Fall (even years)

Provides background in literacy development necessary to examining and expanding upon current practices and present uses of adopted texts and other materials. Explores approaches to integration within the reading program; covers reading teaching methods which are simultaneously diagnostic and developmental.

Lecture Hours 2

Department: EDCI/EDF

RD 513 Developing Student Writing. 3 Credits

Term Typically Offered: Fall

Provides students with a view of the writing process, methods for engaging children in writing activity in the classroom, assessments of and interventions into the writing efforts of children, and understanding of writing-reading connections consistent with current practices in reading education.

Lecture Hours 3

Department: EDCI/EDF

RD 514 Teaching Reading K-3. 3 Credits

Term Typically Offered: Fall

Prerequisite(s): EDU 397A/EDU 433.

Introduces students to developmentally appropriate methods for teaching and assessing reading and literacy in early elementary classrooms. This course will focus on the instruction of Reading in the primary grades (K-3) as reflected in best practices and current research.

Lecture Hours 3

Department: EDCI/EDF

RD 517 Diagnostic Aspects. 3 Credits

Term Typically Offered: Summer

Prerequisite(s): Six (6) graduate hours in reading or experience in remedial reading.

Provides advanced analysis of the reading processes of students experiencing difficulty with reading and reading instruction. Introduces diagnostic assessments, instrumentation, procedures, interpretations, interventions and record keeping methods, and provides a clinical experience. Lab fee required. Valid Criminal background check required.

Lecture Hours 3

Department: EDCI/EDF

RD 518 Lit Rural/Multcltrl Settings. 3 Credits

Provides theoretical background and practical experience in approaching literacy acquisition and development in rural and multicultural settings. Offers consideration of the nature of literacy itself vis-à-vis linguistic, cultural, socio-economic, gender, racial, ethnic, and intellectual diversities. Examines the impact of rural and linguistic sub-group poverty on the development of literacies.

Lecture Hours 3

Department: EDCI/EDF

RD 519 Reading Round Table. 1-3 Credits

Term Typically Offered: Summer

Provides students with literature study routines and materials for nine juvenile/young adult trade books; discussion and engagement focuses on one title at a time using a literature workshop method. Examination of reading practices which employ trade books in middle and secondary schools is included.

Lecture Hours 1-3

Department: EDCI/EDF

RD 520 Content Area Rd & Writing. 3 Credits

Term Typically Offered: Spring, Summer

Prerequisite(s): Graduate standing or consent of instructor.

Focuses on the use of reading and writing in the content area. Emphasis is on using writing and reading as a means for achieving content area concept development and evaluating concept development. This course is designed to help content area teachers use writing and reading as an instructional tool in their content area classrooms, teach specialized concepts and vocabularies, teach study and organizational skills for specific content material, and provide teachers with ways to effectively evaluate student writing and concept development.

Lecture Hours 3

Department: EDCI/EDF

RD 531 Storytelling. 3 Credits

Provides students with background in the nature of oral narrative, offers developmental experience for the novice teller, and ties storytelling and practices in oral narrative in general to language acquisition and development.

Lecture Hours 3

Department: EDCI/EDF

RD 532 Teaching Reading 4-12. 3 Credits

Term Typically Offered: Spring

Explores how to implement research-based instructional practices that scaffold literacy development in the areas of motivation, engagement, reading expository text, using prior knowledge, vocabulary, comprehension, writing, and studying. Additionally, this course examines how to implement research-based assessment techniques for monitoring of students’ growth and instructional practices to support continued progress. Provides a view of literacy development consistent with the abilities, interests, and needs of intermediate, middle school, and secondary students. Offered ONLY Online.

Lecture Hours 3

Department: EDCI/EDF

RD 535 Literature for Young Children. 3 Credits

Prerequisite(s): Admission to Teacher Education program.

Examines children’s literature for children in grades P-3. Students study key aspects of the history of children’s literature, of current children’s literature, and develop an understanding of literary features of children’s literature including genre, illustration, literary elements, and thematic treatments. Students consider instructional approaches for engaging young children in working with literature.

Lecture Hours 3

Department: EDCI/EDF

RD 590 Internship. 1-6 Credits

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Prerequisite(s): Approved plan of study and approved internship application.

Provides experience in a responsible appointment as an assistant in a reading setting. Periodic Seminars will be required. Lab fee required. Valid Criminal background check required.

Department: EDCI/EDF

RD 591 Independent Study. 1-6 Credits

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Prerequisite(s): Consent of the instructor, approval of the department chairperson, and the Dean of Education, and Independent Study contract filed with the Office of Graduate Studies.

Provides an opportunity for students of superior academic standing to explore material not covered by regular graduate courses in Reading.

Department: EDCI/EDF

RD 592 Seminar. 1-6 Credits

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Provides an opportunity to investigate topics at the advanced level pertinent to the area of Reading.

Department: EDCI/EDF

RD 593 Workshop. 1-6 Credits

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Provides an opportunity for experimental study at the advanced level in an area of Reading.

Department: EDCI/EDF

RD 597 Action Rsrch Project & Seminar. 3 Credits

Term Typically Offered: Spring

Prerequisite(s): Seventy-five percent of plan of study completed successfully.

Supports student research in areas relevant to instructional practices, diagnostic procedures, and theoretical issues in reading.

Department: EDCI/EDF

RD 599 Thesis. 6 Credits

Prerequisite: EDF 501 or equivalent and an approved plan of study required. This course may be given the grade of “T” until research and writing is completed and accepted within the time limit of the degree.

Department: EDCI/EDF