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K-12 Professionals

Reading in the Content Area

EDUC 2000




Instructor: Stacy Duffield

Grading: Letter

Friday, June 01, 2018 - Friday, June 29, 2018

Instruction Mode: Internet-Asynchronous (Online Class)

Academic Level: K-12 Professional Development

NDSU Credit Fee: $250 + textbook

Course Description:

Introduction to the relevance and need for incorporating reading and developing reading skills in middle and high school classrooms.


  • The students will understand basic reading and writing processes as they relate to content literacy.
  • The students will know the characteristics and practices of successful and struggling readers.
  • The students will identify and classify content area vocabulary and select appropriate strategies for supporting student learning.
  • The candidates will know how to select text and support students in using all forms of text in the content classroom including textbooks, literature, internet resources, and media.
  • The students will understand how to use various assessment techniques to choose the best methods to teach specific content materials and meet the needs and interests of diverse students.
  • The students will know how writing can be used to promote and assess content learning.


McKenna, M. C. & Robinson, R. D. (2013).  Teaching through text: Reading and writing in the content areas, 2nd edition. Boston: Pearson.

About The Instructor

Stacy Duffield
Stacy Duffield

Stacy Duffield earned her Ph.D. in Secondary/Higher Education from the University of North Dakota. Her M.Ed. In Reading Education was awarded from the University of North Dakota.  Dr. Stacy Duffield has been an Associate Professor at the School of Education at NDSU for 5 years and was an Assistant Professor at the NDSU School of Education for 6 years. Stacy teaches undergraduate and graduate level teacher preparation courses, coordinates the Teacher Education program, coordinates the School of Education assessment and accreditation efforts, supervises student teachers, and researches scholarly writing for publication. Stacy taught in public high schools schools for nine years before starting her career in higher education. Stacy's work has been published in numerous scholarly publications including the Journal of Chemical Education, Middle School Journal, Innovative Higher Education, The Journal of Social Studies Research, Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences Education, Journal of Education for Business, International Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, The Encyclopedia of Rural America, Teacher Development, and Current Issues in Education. 

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