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Dec 12, 2019
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EDU 516 - Foundations of Literacy
Foundations of Literacy
Prerequisites: None

The first of two literacy courses designed to prepare pre-service elementary education teacher candidates to provide research-based, standards-driven, differentiated literacy instruction to K-3with diverse language and literacy needs in a variety of educational settings (urban, suburban, and rural). The course is founded on theoretical models of language development and reading acquisition and the understanding of the major components of reading; and creating a literate environment for learning. Students explore the central role of oral language as the foundation for literacy, thinking, and creating a comprehensive, research-based literacy program in early childhood and childhood. Topics studied included the relationship of oral language to reading acquisition, including an in depth understanding of phonological awareness, alphabetic principle, fluency, comprehension and higher order thinking; creating a literate environment for learning; and the use of assessment to drive instruction.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Education Department

May not be enrolled in one of the following Levels:     
      Non Credit

CARE Admit

General Requirements:

May not be taken concurrently.

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