Current Courses

Fall 2021

  • ED PS 5315-001
    Reading Methods I
    Location: SAEC 3155 (SAEC 3155)
  • ED PS 5315-002
    Reading Methods I
    Location: HPR N 218 (HPR N 218)
  • ED PS 6315-001
    Reading Methods I
    Location: SAEC 3155 (SAEC 3155)
  • ED PS 6315-002
    Reading Methods I
    Location: HPR N 218 (HPR N 218)
  • ED PS 6331-002
    Int Children's Lit
  • ED PS 6713-001
    Literacy Acquisition
  • ED PS 6713-030
    Literacy Acquisition

Spring 2021

Professional Organizations

  • Council for Exceptional Children - Division for Research. 01/01/2020 - 12/31/2020. Position : Member.
  • Council for Exceptional Children. 01/01/2020 - 12/31/2020. Position : Member.
  • Council for Learning Disabilities. 01/01/2020 - 12/31/2020. Position : Member.

Courses I Teach

  • ED PS 5315 / ED PS 6315 - Reading Methods I
    This course is designed to help you become a teacher of reading. Specifically, you will learn about (a) reading theories and typical reading development, (b) the principles of effective instruction and explicit instruction, (c) designing and implementing research-based reading instruction in the areas of oral language, concepts of print, alphabet knowledge, phonological awareness, phonemic awareness, phonics, spelling, word study, irregular word reading, multisyllabic word reading, and fluency, (d) how assessment and data are used to guide instructional decision-making, (e) matching texts and books to readers, and (f) differentiating instruction for and motivating diverse learners.
  • ED PS 6713 - Literacy Acquisition
    This is a graduate-level course in methods for teaching reading and writing. Its purpose is to provide practicing teachers with an instructional framework for understanding literacy acquisition for K-12 students. Practicing teachers will increase their knowledge and skill in applying instructional practices that support students’ literacy development. Additionally, the course will help prepare teachers for the PRAXIS Teaching Reading (0204) exam administered through the Utah Board of Education. This exam must be passed in order to have the Utah Level I Reading Endorsement added to an educator’s existing license.