Course Content and Outcomes Guide for ECE 236 Effective Fall 2020
- Course Number:
- ECE 236
- Course Title:
- Language and Literacy in Early Childhood Education
- Credit Hours:
- Lecture Hours:
- Lecture/Lab Hours:
- Lab Hours:
- Special Fee:
Course DescriptionProvides an overview of language and literacy development in children from infancy to age 6. Designs and uses a variety of language and literacy development activities with young children. Prerequisites: WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available.
Addendum to Course Description
The student will develop knowledge and understanding of the normal development of language in the young child and the
teacher's role in fostering and facilitating this development. Hands-on experiences with language stimulation activities and
the application of literature will be offered. Also, the student will assess and develop techniques for evaluating and using a variety of types of literature with the child.
This is an Early Childhood Education elective course.
Intended Outcomes for the course
Upon completion of the course students should be able to:
- Identify and define developmental stages in language acquisition.
- Explain how children use language.
- Identify and explain major groups of language acquisition theories.
- Identify ways in which a teacher models language.
- Identify the educational values of literature for young children.
- Assess children's books for age appropriateness.
- Practice presenting children's literature using a variety of methods.
Course Activities and Design
This course includes lecture discussion, demonstrations, hands-on experiences, audio-visual materials, and a variety of guest
Outcome Assessment Strategies
Grading policy will be distributed with a Course Handout during
the first week of class. Grades will be based on:
a. attendance and active class participation
b. written exam or quizzes
c. other methods which may include one or more
of the following: projects, research papers,
book reviews, oral presentations and problem
Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)