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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Center for Academic and Religious Excellence (C.A.R.E.) | Evaluated Learning Experience

EDU 401 Literacy Instruction I and II


Varies; proficiency examination program administered at the C.A.R.E. testing center or authorized proctor sites.

Center for Academic and Religious Excellence, (C.A.R.E.) Brooklyn, NY.

September 2020 – Present.

Instructional delivery format: 
Hybrid course/exam
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion, students will be able to demonstrate proficiency as follows:  distinguish among the major theories of literacy learning and language development and evaluate their current relevance; adapt a variety of teaching techniques to meet the needs of all students, including English Learners, students with disabilities, and others who struggle with reading; define the relationship and appropriate use of evaluation, assessment, student success, and the standards movement; foster emergent literacy using approaches grounded in theory and developmental knowledge; build word acquisition skills and vocabulary using phonics, decoding, and fluency strategies; select and teach appropriate comprehension strategies for students at all levels; introduce students to concepts related to comprehending content area text and contemporary modes of presenting content; use technology appropriately in planning instruction and assessment in reading and writing; distinguish among the approaches to teaching reading and writing and decide which works best for the students; make informed choices in constructing and managing a literacy program.


The following topics are covered and assessed by the examination: Literacy and Learning theory; diversity in the literacy program; assessment for success; emergent/early literacy: decoding and work-building; word acquisition; high-frequency words and vocabulary building; comprehension: theory, strategies, and teaching procedures; combining reading and writing: text structures, content areas, including literature, and study skills; choosing an approach to create and manage a literacy program.

Credit recommendation: 

In the upper division baccalaureate category, 6 semester hours in Education or Literacy (9/20).