Disciplinary literacy must be seen not as an add-on, but as a means to deeper understanding and transfer of learning for all students. The goal of this course is to create the instructional skills necessary to deepen student understanding.
Participants will examine and analyze the unique characteristics of the literacy patterns of their individual discipline and acquire strategies for addressing these patterns in order to improve comprehension. Upon completion of this course, participants will be equipped to address discipline-specific literacies and to prepare students for college and careers.
Carlow University ED 653 • Notre Dame College ED 629 D • The College of Saint Rose EDT 653
The required text for this course is Literacy in the Disciplines: A Teacher’s Guide for Grades 5-12by Thomas DeVere Wolsey and Diane Lapp. 978-1-462527-92-2
Graduate participants earn 3 semester hours of graduate credit and will receive a transcript from one of our partner institutions below. Professional development participants will receive a certificate of completion for 45 hours of professional developments credit for face-to-face classes and 60 hours of professional development credit for online classes.
Online 3-graduate credit courses are 13 weeks in length.
On-site weekend courses are held Friday evening from 6:00pm-9:00pm and Saturday/Sunday, 8:30am-5:30pm.
Weekday courses are Monday-Friday from 8:00am- 6:00pm.
It is the responsibility of the student to check with their state, county, district, or school to ensure that all requirements are being met by the course you're taking.
Check the Partner Universities page for specific university information as well as course numbers which are specific to the university partner.
Students are required to purchase their own textbook, the information for which can be found here. If no book is required it will be specified on the list. We have copies of many of the textbooks should you wish to purchase directly from TEI.
Professional development (PD) participants receive a certificate of completion from TEI for 45 hours of PD credit for face to face classes and 60 hours of PD credit for online classes. These certificates are mailed within one week of the end of the class and reflect the course title, dates of attendance, and credit hour information.