Oct 14, 2019  
2014-2015 Undergraduate Catalog 
2014-2015 Undergraduate Catalog Archived Catalog

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ECE 214 Language Development

3 Credits

This course enhances the skills of practitioners currently working in the PK–4 teaching field and prepares new practitioners in education for teaching positions. The knowledge, skills, and cognitive development that specifically relate to language acquisition for PK–4 students serve as the foundations for this course. The theoretical basis of this course is constructivism that is grounded in the work of Piaget, Skinner, and Vygotsky.

NOTE: All students pursuing Early Elementary (PK–4) and Special Education (PK–8) Certification are required to successfully complete ECE 101, Teaching as a Profession: PK–4, before taking any other required course in the major. Students pursuing Secondary Teacher Certification in either Biology/General Science, English, or Social Studies are required to successfully complete EDU 101, Teaching as a Profession, before taking any other required course in the major. Proof of a current FBI Fingerprint Clearance, a Pennsylvania Child Abuse Clearance, and a Pennsylvania Criminal Background Clearance is required and must be submitted to the Dean of Education and Human Service’s office in order to begin any ECE, EDU, or SPEC course. No student may begin these classes without all current clearances.

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