Disciplinary Literacy Instruction and Leadership

Disciplinary literacy explores the identities, habits of mind, and scaffolded instructional approaches necessary to increase the comprehension of discipline specific complex texts among students in middle and high school. Employing a Gradual Release of Responsibility (GRR) model, candidates will learn how to mentor their students to become increasingly independent in accessing and understanding complex text from different academic disciplines. Drawing on the knowledge, skill, and habits of mind acquired in the course, candidates are expected to become a coaching resource in disciplinary literacy for their respective academic disciplines and departments.

Grade Basis: Letter Grade
Credit hours: 3
Lecture hours: 3


  • Admission to the M.Ed. program in teacher leadership

Last updated: 06/28/2021