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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Coopersmith Career Consulting | Evaluated Learning Experience

Literacy Instruction (EDU-250)

Location: 

Various; distance learning format.

Length: 

Varies (self study, self-paced). 

Dates: 

December 2019 – Present.

Instructional delivery format: 
Online/distance learning
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of this learning experience, students will be able to: explain foundational concepts related to reading and writing pedagogy for young children; critically analyze the influence of curriculum standards, social, and environmental factors on students’ learning outcomes; discuss emergent literacy and basic decoding strategies, including phonics, and syllabic analysis; describe how literacy acquisition is assessed; discuss how music and movement can be integrated into curricula; investigate the critical factors associated with literacy instruction and essential reading and writing strategies, and investigate strategies for building vocabulary and other foundational literacy skills.

Instruction: 

This course helps students develop an understanding of effective practices for teaching reading and writing.  Major topics include: concepts and techniques related to research-based literacy instruction, the importance of curricula and proper assessment strategies in meeting the individualized needs of learners.  Instructional methods include: study guide, required readings, and a final exam.

Credit recommendation: 

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, or Reading and Literacy Instruction (1/20).

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