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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Genesis University (formerly Association for Hebraic Studies Institute) | Evaluated Learning Experience

Literacy Development (ECE 325)


Distance learning course administered through Genesis University.

Genesis University, Miami, FL; authorized instructional sites, or approved proctor sites.
February 2011 - Present.
Instructional delivery format: 
Hybrid course/exam
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: discuss the theoretical basis for literacy development and the developmental nature of literacy learning; make connections between oral language development and later success in learning how to read and write; explain the role of play in early literacy development; adapt and plan meaningful literacy experiences that integrate reading, writing, listening, and communicating competencies in the classroom; recognize and understand how to develop and improve children's reading fluency; design and implement activities and lessons to support literacy development among young children; plan for and provide a literate classroom environment to meet the diverse literacy needs of all students; use reading assessments for young children; and discuss the influence of families on literacy development.


This course provides a comprehensive understanding of literacy development from birth to age eight. Students learn the content, skills, and dispositions appropriate for teaching literacy (reading, writing, listening and speaking) through exploration of current research and theory relevant to literacy, and practical approaches to facilitating literacy development.

Credit recommendation: 

In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Early Childhood Education, Reading, or Literacy (4/11) (9/16 revalidation).