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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Theological Research Institute, Ltd. (TRI) | Evaluated Learning Experience

Literacy Development (ECE 309)


90 hours.

Various; supervised practice.

August 2021 - Present.

Instructional delivery format: 
Mentor-facilitated Independent Study
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of the learning experience, students will be able to: define literacy and describe emerging literacy in early childhood education; articulate language development in young children; identify factors that influence language development; describe adult behaviors that promote the language development of young children; implement developmentally appropriate and culturally diverse activities that promote language and literacy acquisition for English and non-English speaking children; identify various forms of children’s literature; describe the interconnectedness of listening, speaking, reading, and writing; articulate how to plan and implement a curriculum that promotes listening, speaking, reading, and writing interest and abilities; identify phoneme, phonological awareness, and alphabetic principle activities; and outline ways schools and families can work together to strengthen children’s literacy development.


This course provides an introduction to language and literacy development in the young child. Students explore the early childhood language arts curriculum, including speaking, listening, writing, and reading skills, the teacher’s role and methods of creating a literacy-rich environment that engages children in creative, developmentally appropriate language arts experiences. Students  create plans and materials for use with children.

Credit recommendation: 

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 6 semester hours in Education, Early Childhood Education, Special Education, or Educational Leadership (8/21).