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EDUC 373: Reading in the Content Area

This class is full for the Fall 2012 semester.

Course Description:

This is a three-hour courser designed to:

  • Provide an introduction to a variety of issues currently faced by lateral-entry teachers.
  • Raise awareness of and provide access to valuable online instructional resources.
  • Provide analysis of and opportunities to practice a number of instructional strategies.
  • Examine, review, and create powerful lesson plans for maximize student achievement.

Students will make reflective decisions based on information gained in class and in their respective content-area classrooms.  Since this course requires putting what you learn into practice, you must be a lateral entry teacher working in your field of certification for this course.

Competencies Addressed:

Literacy/Reading (General Pedagogy)

A complete listing of courses offered at UNC Asheville that have been approved for RALC competencies are available. (PDF, 72 KB)


Dr. April Spencer,
828.418.0011, ext #20
Susan Allman,

Required Textbook

I read it but I don't get it:  comprehension strategies for adolescent readers, Cris Tovani, ISBN 1-57110-089X


This course runs on the university academic calendar, Fall semester, Term 2.
Class will meet via teleconference on four Tuesday evenings, 5:30 - 9:00 p.m.  
Dates are:  October 16, 30, November 13, and December 4.

Delivery Mode:

This course is delivered 50% online and 50% via teleconference.  Teleconference sites are located throughout the state to facilitate access to all of North Carolina's lateral entry teachers.  Sites are:  UNC Asheville, Appalachian State University, Johnston Community College (Smithfield, NC), UNC Charlotte, and UNC Wilmington.

Last edited by on September 21, 2012