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EDUC 323. Methods of Reading in the Elementary School. 2 Credits.

A concentration on the teaching of reading based upon the integrated teaching of language arts. Topics include phonics, phonemic awareness and literature-based approaches, guided reading, reading recovery, teaching reading in the content areas, promoting reading as a lifelong activity, organizing and managing classroom reading programs, using technology in literacy, diagnosis and correction of reading difficulties, and meeting the needs of culturally diverse and special needs students. May be taken concurrently with EDUC 321.
Typically Offered: Fall, Summer.
Prerequisite: Admitted to Teacher Education and EDUC 321.

Elementary Education

Department Chair: Dr. Sheri Okland, sheri.l.okland@vcsu.edu , (701) 845-7184 Faculty Contact: Dr. Sheri Okland, sheri.l.okland@vcsu.edu , (701) 845-7184 Department Office: 326 McFarland Hall, (701) 845-7196 Schedule a Visit: http://visit.vcsu.edu/ , (701) 845-7101 or (800) 532-8641, ext. 7101

Music Education

Composite Major Department Chair: Christopher Redfearn, christopher.redfearn@vcsu.edu , (701) 845-7377 Faculty Contact: Christopher Redfearn, christopher.redfearn@vcsu.edu , (701) 845-7377 Department Office: 113 Foss Hall, (701) 845-7272 Schedule a Visit: http://visit.vcsu.edu/ , (701) 845-7101 or (800) 532-8641, ext. 7101 Major The BS in Music Education degree program at VCSU is designed to give students the skills needed to be a successful 21st-century music teacher. Students learn performance skills on their primary instrument while gaining practical experience in conducting and leading a traditional ensemble. In addition, students gain experience in the modern world of music, including recording and production, integrating jazz and popular music in the curriculum, and experimenting with current technology and teaching trends in music. The music education degree can be earned in either the K-12 Choral or K-12 Instrumental track. Accreditation National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)/Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) National Association of Schools of Music (NASM) GET INVOLVED ON CAMPUS National Association for Music Education (NAfME) Student Chapter American Choral Director's Association (ACDA) Student Chapter Practical Experience There are many venues for students to share their performance abilities: Concert Choir, Concert Band, Orchestra, Athletic Band, Jazz Ensemble, University Singers, Quantum Brass, Woodwind Ensemble, and Opera Ensemble. Teacher Education Requirements Students are typically admitted into Teacher Education during their sophomore year or beginning of their junior year of college. This program requires a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher and successful completion of the Praxis I test. Additional criteria for Admission to Teacher Education can be found at the following website: www.vcsu.edu/teacher_ed. “Valley City State University was the perfect environment to learn about teacher education for the music classroom. The combination of small classroom sizes and close faculty-student relationships allowed me to grow as a teacher through the faculty's great experience.” —Brad Lambrecht ’05, Lisbon, N.D.; orchestra and music director, Alexandria (Minn.) Public Schools

Title I Reading Credential

...Reading/Language Arts EDUC 321 Foundations of Reading Instruction 3 EDUC 323 Methods of Reading...