Nov 28, 2021  
2020-2021 Graduate Bulletin 
    
2020-2021 Graduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Catalog Addendum


Catalog Addendum

Catalog addendum that contains updated information or corrections of errors in the original catalog published.

 

08/21/2020 Changes due to the Alabama Literacy Act:

ED 503   - credit hours changed from “2 hours” to “3 hours”.

ED 504   - credit hours changed from “2 hours” to “3 hours”.

ED 510   - course description changed.

                Old:

This course will provide graduate candidates with opportunities to learn and apply theory and pedagogy related to literacy and reading skills instruction. Candidates will be presented with eclectic approach to the teaching of reading and apply this information through an integrated field experience in an elementary classroom setting. During this field experience, candidates will observe, plan, and teach lessons to students with diverse learning needs. This content of this course addresses: a) knowledge of reading skills; b) understanding of the reading process as one of the integrated language arts; c) competencies and attitudes for teaching reading; d) knowledge of different approaches and materials used in teaching reading; e) knowledge of the College-and-Career-Ready Standards (ALCOS); and f) the development of a personal literacy framework for teaching reading.  Admission to the Teacher Education Program Prerequisite(s): ED 501. ED 410

                New:

This course will addresses the Foundations of Literacy Acquisition, knowledge of diverse reading profiles (including dyslexia), an introduction to developmentally-appropriate assessment techniques that can be used in K-6 classrooms, the essential principles and practices of structured literacy instruction including state and national standards , and professional dispositions and practices. Graduate students will complete additional research and/or teaching requirements to demonstrate advanced levels of academic and professional competency. Admission to the Teacher Education Program

 

ED 511   - course description changed.

                Old:

Understanding reading difficulties, practical experiences in diagnosing reading difficulties, a study of corrective treatment, and the ability to develop and implement a directed reading lesson. Guided laboratory experiences with children who exhibit reading limitations that can be aided by the regular classroom teacher. (Cross-listed with ED 411).

                New:

This course provides advanced analysis and application of structured literacy instruction and developmentally-appropriate assessment techniques that can be used in K-6 classrooms. Through targeted experiences in the university and elementary classroom settings, candidates will expand their knowledge and ability to apply multisensory teaching strategies to promote phonological and phonemic awareness, phonics and word recognition, automatic and fluent reading of text with a focus on comprehension, and professional dispositions and practices. Graduate students will complete additional research and/or teaching requirements to demonstrate advanced levels of academic and professional competency. Successful completion of Methods Block Coursework required. Prerequisite(s): Successful completion of Methods Block Coursework Required. (Cross-listed with ED 411).               

 

ED 546   - course description changed.

                Old:

Selection of strategies and construction of language arts materials for the elementary school child. Appropriate laboratory experiences required. Open only to students in the alternative master’s program. Prerequisite(s): ED 501. (Cross-listed with ED 446).

New:

This course addresses content related to multisensory instructional strategies that can be used to teach reading, writing, listening, speaking, and language as well as the application of structured literacy instruction and developmentally-appropriate assessment techniques that can be used in K-6 classrooms. Through targeted experiences in the university and elementary classroom settings, candidates will expand their knowledge and ability to apply the essential principles and practices of structured literacy instruction, multisensory teaching strategies to promote vocabulary, listening and reading comprehension, phonics and word recognition, automatic and fluent reading of text with a focus on comprehension, and professional dispositions and practices. Graduate students will complete additional research and/or teaching requirements to demonstrate advanced levels of academic and professional competency. Open only to students in the alternative master’s program. Prerequisite(s): Successful completion of Methods Block Coursework required.  (Cross-listed with ED 446).          

EDI 560   - Course restriction updated.

                Old: Admission to Alternative Fifth-Year Program required.

                New: Admission to Graduate Studies and the Teacher Education Program required.

SPED 500   - credit hours changed from “1-2 hours” to “2 hours”

SPED 515   - course description changed.

Old:

Designed to prepare teachers to educate students in inclusive classrooms through the introduction of academic, behavioral, and social instructional methods using research-based strategies at the advanced levels. Appropriate laboratory experiences provided. Prerequisite(s): SPED 507. (Cross-listed with SPED 415).

New:

 Designed to prepare teachers to teach in inclusive classrooms through the introduction of academic, behavioral, multisensory, and social instructional methods. An emphasis on appropriate laboratory experiences provided. This course has been designated by the UM Service Learning and Community Engagement Committee as a service-learning course. This means that your professor has deliberately interwoven a service experience into your course to meet academic objectives. Prerequisite(s): SPED 507. (Cross-listed with SPED 415).        

Collaborative K-6, Alternative, M.Ed.   -

  • Removed ED 532
  • Removed Literacy group - Choose one from ED 516, ED 530, or ED 532
  • Added ED 511
  • Added ED 546
  • No change to credit hours

09/25/20 - Inserted missing GI Bill® trademark under the Alabama residency for tuition purposes heading in Financial Information and Services .

09/25/20 - Under the Veterans Educational Benefits heading in Financial Information and Services , inserted the statement “GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More inofrmation about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government Web site at https://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill.” Also inserted the statement “The University of Montevallo is approved by the Alabama state Approving Agency (SAA) to offer VA Educational Benefits (GI Bill ®) to eligible individuals enrolled in approved programs.”