Master's Degree - Option A - initial teacher certification

Course Information
Reading in the Content Area

Course Description
This course introduces students to the relevance and need for incorporating reading and developing reading skills in middle and high school classrooms. Students in this course learn how to use a variety of materials in the classroom, including textbooks, literature, Internet resources, and media, to help secondary students, grades 8-12, learn family and consumer sciences information.

Mellinee Lesley
Office: 806-834-1186

Campus Coordinator

For course access questions, contact the teaching university’s campus coordinator. For enrollment questions, contact your home university campus coordinator.
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Disability Support Services

To request accommodations for this course, contact the disability support office at your home university. You must register each semester and for each course. Read more about the Great Plains IDEA process for requesting accommodations.


Talk, Read, Talk, Write: A Practical Routine for Learning in All Content Areas (K-12)
Nancy Motley
Edition: 2nd (2016)
ISBN: 978-0-9977402-1-9
Publisher: Seiditz Education

This is Disciplinary Literacy: Reading, Writing, Thinking and Doing Content Area by Content Area
Releah Lent
Edition: 1st (2016)
ISBN: 978-1-5063-0669-8
Publisher: Corwin

Texts and Lessons for Content-Area Writing
Nance Steineke and Harvey Daniels
Edition: 2016
ISBN: 978-0-325-07767-3
Publisher: Heinemann

Course Access
Approximately two weeks before the first day of class at Texas Tech University, the TTU campus coordinator, Ashlee Murden, will email instructions to each student enrolled in the courses taught by Texas Tech. This e-mail will contain information regarding the setup of their eRaider access through the campus IT Help Central department. If assistance is needed regarding setup of their eRaider access, IT Help Central can be contacted at 806-742-4357 (HELP) or toll-free at 877-484-3573 or Students will need to identify themselves as a GPIDEA/AGIDEA student to IT Help personnel for proper guidance. The e-mail will also include information about accessing the Texas Tech Blackboard system for their courses. Courses will be available on the first day of class, but may not be available prior to that date.

Exam Proctor

This course does not require an exam proctor.

Synchronous Components

This course includes required synchronous components. Consult with the instructor for more information.


Synchronous: An online class via Zoom that is required but also recorded for later viewing for students with a scheduling conflict or technical issue.

July 5, 2022 from 6:00-8:00pm
July 19, 2022 from 6:00-8:00pm

University Members
Members of the Great Plains IDEA are universities accredited by a regional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Member universities recruit, admit and graduate students, teach in an academic program and contribute to the leadership and maintenance of the alliance. Membership in the alliance is a selective process that engages institutional leadership at all levels.

Huang_Shaojun_Headshot_for_Website1.pngHaving an integrated financial strategy for families has become increasingly important for families to stabilize their finances, especially during the pandemic. Acquiring professional knowledge on how to well manage family wealth has motivated me to pursue a master’s degree program in family financial planning and become a professional financial planner. The Great Plains IDEA program offers me a great path to this academic field and to gain the skills to help people protect financial resources.

– – Shaojun Huang, Family Financial Planning Graduate,
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