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Reading Intervention Endorsement: East Portland Cohort

Date: 4:30pm - 7:30pm PST January 11 Location: Vestal Elementary School, Classroom 105, 161 NE 82nd Ave, Portland, OR 97220

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Vestal Elementary School, Classroom 105, 161 NE 82nd Ave, Portland, OR 97220

Join Lewis & Clark’s Reading Intervention Endorsement Cohort in East Portland this spring for Language Acquisition and Development. Our Reading Intervention Endorsement coursework applies a dynamic view of literacy to reading and writing instruction in schools, building upon the belief that language—in all its richness of form and function—is the foundation from which effective literacy evolves.

Endorsement Coursework Information

Wondering how you can benefit from earning a Reading Intervention Endorsement, or what to expect while in the cohort? Learn more

Upcoming Course in Cohort Sequence

READ 634 Language Acquisition and Development (Spring 2017): This course investigates theories of how first and second languages (written and spoken) are acquired, the importance of first-language development and its relationship to the acquisition of other languages, and the relationship of language to cognitive development. Understanding of these issues is used to promote a school environment that honors diverse perspectives and maximizes language learning potential and ensures respect for communities whose languages or varieties of English differ from standard school English.

This course will meet in East Portland at Vestal Elementary School and is offered at a special cohort-based off-campus tuition rate.

Course Details & Registration

Dates: Wednesdays, January 11 - April 26, 2017, 4:30-7:30 p.m. (No class on March 29th)
In-Person Class Dates: January 11, 25, February 8, 22, March 8, 22, April 12, 26, 2017
Online Dates: January 18, February 1, 15, March 1, 15, April 5, 19, 2017

Instructor: Laura Beckman
Degree-applicable credit: READ 634-01, 3 semester hours, $1695

NOTE: This course is cross listed with ESOL 607-01

Please check the Lewis & Clark Bookstore for information regarding required textbooks.
Registration: To register or with questions, contact

Course # Course Title Dates
READ 614 Reading Comprehension: Theory and Practical Application Spring 2016: Jan 13-April 13
READ 625 Practicum I: Assessing Reading Strategies Fall 2016: Sept 7-Dec 14
READ 634 Language Acquisition and Development Spring 2017: Jan 11-April 26
READ 620 Practicum II: Innovations in Reading Fall 2017: Sep-Dec, exact dates TBD*

Elective requirement can be taken anytime following Fall 2017

*2017-2018 meeting days, dates and times are expected to remain the same as the 2016-2017 school year, but will be finalized based on the district calendars of the cohort meeting location

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