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2021-2022 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 
2021-2022 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

EDUC 516 - Early Literacy and Language Development

(3 credits)
This course addresses the emergence of communication and literacy skills including speaking, listening, reading, writing, visualizing and visual representation in Preschool and Kindergarten students. The focus of this course is on the development of language related skills from birth through Kindergarten. Included in this course is consideration of the needs of English Learners and students with disabilities as well as those children who come from diverse backgrounds. The role of parent - school partnerships to support literacy growth is explored. This course partially fulfills the PDE guidelines for Early Childhood Certification candidates. Clinical experiences will be provided in early elementary grades and preschool programs as well as Kindergarten settings in both private and public approved schools. Students will complete field hours that align to course content and competencies.