Students acquire a background in current theory and practices related to emerging literacy, word identification, fluency, comprehension, study skills, and recreational reading in grades K-12. The relationships between reading and the other language arts and between reading and other subject areas are addressed. Additionally, students become familiar with various methods, materials and technology used in teaching reading, assessing reading performance, and organizing and managing a reading program in the K-12 classroom. This course is required for those seeking the M.A. in reading education and/or reading specialist certification. Teachers and administrators who wish to increase their knowledge in the K-12 reading curriculum and instruction may also enroll.