EDUO 9213: Vocabulary’s CODE

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Course Overview

Welcome to EDUO 9213 Vocabulary’s CODE. This class was created by Dominican University of California in  conjunction with Educational Development and Services as part of a six course series entitled Core Strategies. This series is designed to help teachers learn strategies that will significantly improve their ability to teach the Common Core State Standards.The content learned in the class, Vocabulary’s CODE, will afford you the skills necessary to apply an approach to vocabulary instruction that will help students master crucial concepts and retain new vocabulary terms. By meeting the requirements of this class, participating teachers will earn one semester unit of graduate level extension credit from Dominican University of California, a fully accredited university.

The other five courses in the series are:

  • EDUO 9208 Reading for Meaning
  • EDUO 9209 Compare & Contrast
  • EDUO 9210 Inductive Learning
  • EDUO 9211 Circle of Knowledge
  • EDUO 9212 Write to Learn

All six courses in the Core Strategies series require one book entitled The Core Six: Essential Strategies for Achieving Excellence with the Common Core by Harvey Silver, Thomas Dewing, & Matthew Perini. This book is available for purchase at

Course Objectives:

After completing the course titled Vocabulary’s CODE, you will demonstrate or indicate:

  • Knowledge of the strategy Vocabulary’s CODE
  • Knowledge of how Vocabulary’s CODE can help students meet the new standards
  • The ability to plan lessons or activities that utilize the strategy Vocabulary’s CODE

Course Relation to CCS or other Professional Standards

This course aligns with the Common Core standards found at

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K-12 School Psychologist 20+ years.

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