Undergraduate Catalog 2018-2019

EDE 301 Literacy Development and Language Acquisition in Elementary Education(RNL)

4 hours; 4 credits. An examination of major theories in literacy and language acquisition from early to later childhood and of various strategies for creating literature-based reading/writing programs to encourage literacy at all levels and to provide for differences in motivation, learning needs, cultural heritage, and background experience. Students evaluate published materials and technological aids designed to facilitate literacy and language acquisition. The course provides students with a variety of methods to assist children with diverse language, reading, and writing competencies. Ten (10) hours of field experience provide an opportunity to observe in varied and inclusive settings to evaluate diagnostic assessment techniques and interventions. Cannot be taken concurrently with EDE 302. Pre- or corequisites: Junior standing and either EDE 200 and EDE 260, or EDC 215 and EDC 216, or EDS 201 and 202, and a GPA of 3.0 or above.