2020-2021 Undergraduate Academic Catalog

CEDUC 2714 Young Adult Literature in the Middle/Secondary Classroom

The main goal of this course is to acquaint pre-service or in-service teachers with adolescents literature as a genre worth attention. Students will examine the power of young adult literature as a means of addressing social/emotional well-being, cultural awareness, critical thinking, and supporting literacy learning of diverse learners in middle and high school classrooms. Students will also learn theory and practical application regarding the use of young adult literature in meeting expectations of the common core classroom, encouraging struggling readers and students of varying exceptionalities, and fostering classroom community.