Current Courses

Current Course Offerings

EDUC 555 – Teaching Children of Poverty
(3) (Prerequisites: Education 311 or permission of the school) This course and its required clinical experiences are designed to provide teacher candidates with in-depth study of issues related to teaching children of poverty. It includes collaborative research activities and the use of existing research evidence in the areas of the culture of poverty; the classroom community; family and community
partnerships; curriculum design, instructional strategies and assessment; relationship-driven classroom management; and teachers as learners,
leaders and advocates to improve curriculum, instruction, and assessment in schools serving large numbers of children of poverty. This course is
required for all Center of Excellence Scholars. Designation of credit as undergraduate or graduate must be made at registration. Freshmen, sophomores, and juniors may not take 500-level courses.

EDUC 636 – Language, Literacy, and Poverty
(3) (Prerequisite: Education 555 or permission of the school) F, S, SU. This course and its required field-based action research experiences are designed to provide graduate students with a focused study and application of theories and models of the reading process as they apply to children of poverty. Graduate students explore the impact of life with limited resources on brain development, specifically as it relates to language and literacy. Developmental reading and writing and reading and writing across the curriculum are practiced in high poverty settings. Research-based and authentic language and literacy assessment practices that provide a basis for instructional decisions for high poverty students are implemented in the field setting.

These courses are offered during the Spring 2022 semester. More information to follow.