ECAE 7115T Literacy Curriculum in Early Childhood
30 hours plus conference, 30 hours supervised field experience; 3 credits
Theoretical and methodological approaches to fostering literacy in young children, including English language learners and children with special needs. Study of relationships between speaking, reading, and writing. Research on teaching literacy. Development of literacy through literature and the arts. Role of family, community, and culture in young children?s literacy learning. Formal and informal assessment. Students who possess a New York State Initial Certificate in Early Childhood Education or its equivalent may complete the field experience in their own early childhood classrooms; students who do not possess a New York State Initial Certificate in Early Childhood Education or its equivalent will complete the field experience under the direct supervision of a certified teacher.
Prerequisite: Early Childhood and Art Education 7111T.