Nov 26, 2022  
2013-2014 Undergraduate Catalog 
2013-2014 Undergraduate Catalog Archived Catalog

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ECE 302 Reading Methods I

3 Credits

Reading Methods I focuses on the foundations for early literacy learning and the instructional strategies for teaching beginning reading and writing from Pre-Kindergarten to Grade 1. All aspects of the literacy curriculum and teaching young children reading skills before the age of formal instruction are investigated. An emphasis is placed upon effective and developmentally appropriate strategies for young children. Additionally, students examine issues that impact literacy learning, such as diversity, home-school connections, the role of play in learning, creating a print-rich environment, and oral language development. Students also learn how to implement specific literacy assessments in order to make sound instructional strategies for developing beginning readers and writers.

Prerequisite(s): ECE 204 , ECE 205 , ECE 214 , ECE 240 , and ECE 245 .

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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