Sep 15, 2019  
2014-2015 Undergraduate Catalog 
2014-2015 Undergraduate Catalog Archived Catalog

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EDU 345 Language Arts Methods I

3 Credits

This course focuses on the reading-writing connection from the reading perspective. Linguistic foundation, pre-reading theory, developing reading readiness experiences, cognitive instructional practices in the teaching of reading comprehension, initial decoding strategies, and critical thinking skills are studied. Students learn through the development of lesson plans, unit plans, and service learning experiences.

Prerequisite(s): EDU 202 , EDU 220 , and EDU 248 ; Concurrent with EDU 355 , EDU 370 , EDU 390 , and EDU 395 .

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. This course can only be taken after the student has received an official Letter of Acceptance to the Education major.

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