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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Consortium for International Studies | Evaluated Learning Experience

Literacy Instruction for Secondary Education EDU 401


Varies; self-study. 

Various; distance learning format.

September 2018 - Present. 

Instructional delivery format: 
Hybrid course/exam
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to: facilitate students’ understanding of expository text material and content-specific vocabulary; plan for and provide a literate classroom environment to meet the diverse needs of all students; plan meaningful literacy experiences that integrate reading, writing, listening and communicating competencies in content area teaching; interact with students, colleagues, parents and community members to enhance literacy development; demonstrate a basic understanding of reading assessments for students and text; incorporate instructional technology into the preparation and teaching of lessons to enhance literacy development; and use critical and creative thinking skills relevant to course content and appropriate to student needs in planning lessons.


Literacy Instruction for Secondary Education is a self-study course with 15 weekly lessons. The primary purpose is to provide pre-service teachers with information and experiences to help them develop and deliver effective instructional reading programs for students in secondary grades (7-12). The course focuses on study of theories and methods for integrating literacy instruction in content area classrooms. 

Credit recommendation: 

In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Education or Secondary Education (6/19) (3/24 revalidation).