National University




SPD628 Teaching Reading/Lang Arts

Lead Faculty: Dr. Denise Hexom

Course Description

The course provides substantive, research-based instruction to teach reading/language arts to students with disabilities. Candidates will demonstrate their ability to deliver a comprehensive program of systematic instruction in reading, writing, listening, and speaking aligned to the English/Language Arts Content Standards and the Reading/Language Arts Framework. They will exhibit the ability to administer a variety of reading/writing assessments to diagnose students' reading/language arts abilities.

Learning Outcomes

  • Integrate and apply an understanding of and use evidence based, multi-faceted methodologies and/or strategies in order to demonstrate proficiency in teaching and engaging students with disabilities who are English Language Learners and/or ASL/English Language Learner.
  • Integrate and apply knowledge and skills needed to assess students in a comprehensive manner within breadth of the credential authorization.
  • Integrate and apply ability to use multiple sources of information to participate in progress monitoring and decision making regarding eligibility and standards.
  • Integrate and apply skill in assessing students from diverse backgrounds, with varying language, communication and cognitive abilities.
  • Integrate and apply ability to use informal assessments for the purpose of making accommodations, modifications, and providing instruction and program improvement.
  • Integrate and apply ability to use informal assessments for the purpose of making accommodations, modifications, and providing instruction and program improvement.
  • Integrate and apply ability to deliver systemic instruction in reading, writing, listening, and speaking, aligned to State English Language Arts content standards and reading/Language Arts frameworks, to students with disabilities and other special needs, including those who have varied reading levels and language backgrounds.
  • Integrate and apply experience in a classroom where reading and writing are taught.
  • Apply knowledge of English Language Development in planning lessons for students who are English learners and have disabilities.