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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

Advanced Literacy Instruction (EDU-510)


Varies (self-study; self-paced).

Various; distance learning format.

November 2020 - Present.

Instructional delivery format: 
Online/distance learning
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to: evaluate foundational concepts related to reading and writing pedagogy for young children; critically analyze the influence of curriculum standards, social, and environmental factors on student learning outcomes; incorporate emergent literacy and basic decoding strategies, including phonics and syllabic analysis; determine how literacy acquisition is assessed; choose a verb that clearly articulates how students will achieve this objective; formulate how music and movement can be integrated into curricula; investigate the critical factors associated with literacy instruction and essential reading and writing strategies; investigate strategies for building vocabulary and other foundational literacy skills.


The course includes writing a lesson plan, a comprehensive final examination, and assignments at the end of each chapter. The course presents major concepts and techniques related to research-based literacy instruction. Course participants develop an understanding of effective practices for teaching reading and writing.  The readings and practice materials included in this course are designed to engage course participants in critical thought to develop the knowledge, skills, and dispositions necessary to effectively educate students of all ages. Students gain a deeper understanding of best practices related to developing literacy. Additionally, students explore the importance of curricula and proper assessment strategies in meeting the individualized needs of learners.

Credit recommendation: 

In the graduate degree category, 3 semester hours in Liberal Studies, Education, and Literacy (11/20).