Feb 01, 2023  
2013-2014 Undergraduate Catalog 
2013-2014 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Department of Reading and Language Arts

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490A Pawley Hall (248) 370-3054
Fax: (248) 370-4367

Department Website: oakland.edu/


Chairperson: Linda M. Pavonetti

Professors emeriti: Richard F. Barron, Jane Bingham, Gloria T. Blatt, Robert J. Christina, George E.Coon, W. Dorsey Hammond, Toni Walters

Distinguished professor: Ronald L. Cramer

Professors: John E. McEneaney, Linda Pavonetti, Robert M. Schwartz

Associate professors: James F. Cipielewski, Ledong Li, Mary K. Lose, Gwendolyn M. McMillon, Linda M. Pavonetti, Anne E. Porter

Assistant professors: Tanya M. Christ, S. Rebecca Leigh

Adjunct assistant professor: Linda Ayres

Visiting assistant professor: Sue Ann Sharma


As a department within the School of Education and Human Services, the instructional staff of the Reading and Language Arts Department offers courses in reading, language arts, instructional systems technology and children’s literature at the undergraduate level for students pursuing a career in teaching. For detailed information and the requirements of an Elementary Education Bachelor of Science degree with a major (36 credits) or minor (24 credits) in Language Arts, please go the on-line academic catalog: catalog.oakland.edu/preview

The department offers a master’s degree program in reading and language arts, certificate programs in microcomputer applications, post-master’s certificate programs, K-12 reading specialist endorsements, and a doctor of philosophy degree in reading education.

Course Descriptions

The department offers selected courses from this catalog supporting teacher education programs and as warranted by student needs and availability of faculty: Department of Reading and Language Arts .

Schedule of Classes

Specific offerings for each semester may be found in the Schedule of Classes: sail.oakland.edu.

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