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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 Development (ECE-320)


Varies (self-study; self-paced). 

Various; distance learning format.

June 2017 - Present. 

Instructional delivery format: 
Online/distance learning
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: describe the foundations of reading and writing processes; use a wide range of instructional practices, approaches, methods, and curriculum materials to support reading and writing and a variety of assessment tools and practices to plan and evaluate effective reading and writing; engage students in literacy practices that develop awareness, understanding and respect for differences in their societies; create an environment that fosters development of reading and writing skills; and pursue the development of professional skills that enable students to effectively work with colleagues.


The purpose of this course is to enable new and veteran teachers to construct the knowledge, basic competencies, and dispositions needed to the reading and writing abilities of students in grades Pre-K to 8. Students explore the major approaches and techniques for developing literacy that research and practice have proven successful as well as the theory behind the methods to assist new and veteran teachers to choose, adapt, and/or construct those approaches and techniques that best fit their styles and teaching situations.

Credit recommendation: 

In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Early Childhood Education or Elementary Education (6/17) (2/22 revalidation).