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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Rechtschaffen Institute of Judaic Studies | Evaluated Learning Experience

Literacy Development (ECE 420)

Location: 

Jerusalem, Israel and other approved locations in the United States

Length: 

Varies; self-study format. 

Dates: 

June 2018 - Present. 

Instructional delivery format: 
Proficiency exam
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: describe the functions of reading and writing processes; use a wide range of instructional practices, approaches, methods, and curriculum materials to support reading and writing, as well as a variety of assessment tools and practices to plan and evaluate effective reading and writing; explain the literacy practices that students need to develop awareness, understanding, and respect for societal differences; define necessary steps to create an environment that fosters development of reading and writing skills; and describe the development of professional skills that enable students to effectively work with colleagues.

Instruction: 

This course enables new and veteran teachers to construct knowledge, basic competencies, and dispositions needed to fully develop the reading and writing abilities of students in Pre-K to eighth grade. Major topics include: major approaches and techniques for developing literacy supported by  successful research and practice and theories behind methods that encourage teachers to choose, adapt, and/or construct approaches that best fit their teaching styles and situations. 

Credit recommendation: 

In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Early Childhood Education or Elementary Education (6/18). 

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