2024-2025 Undergraduate/Graduate Catalog

LLA 509 Comprehensive Reading Instruction

The course addresses reading instruction with special emphasis on emergent literacy, phonemic awareness, phonics, sight word knowledge, structural analysis, context knowledge, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension. Sixty hours of certification specific field experience is expected for graduate students in the MS Elementary Education. In accordance with CT law, districts may require criminal background and/or DCF child abuse and neglect registry checks to participate in the field experiences in this class.  Students are required to follow the background check policies of the district in which they are placed and are responsible for all associated fees. CCSU is not responsible for district policies.




Admission to a graduate program in the Dept. of Special Education or Literacy, Elementary & Early Childhood Education, or department chair approval.

General Education


  • Fall and Spring