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ED 315. Primary/Kindergarten Methods

Credits: 3
Department: Teacher Development
Description: Aims, methods, philosophy, continuity of growth problems in kindergarten/primary education.
Prerequisites: ED 200, CFS 200, SPED 200, or ED 300, 2.75 GPA.
Corequisites: ED 310, IM 421
Semester Offered:
  • Fall
  • Spring
Grading Method: ABCDF
Additional Information: Grade of C (not C-) or better in ED 200, CFS 200, SPED 200, or ED 300.

Student Learning Outcomes

1. Explicate the process to create and maintain a motivating classroom and school environment.
2. Demonstrate teacher and student interactions that promote ongoing student engagement and literacy for all students.
3. Reflect on the contribution of oral language development to literacy development.
4. Describe and use instructional practices that support the development of oral language.
5. Design and use multisensory techniques to teach concepts about print including knowledge about letters, word, sentences, uppercase and lowercase letter recognition and formation, and the instruction of the alphabetical principle.
6. Describe phonological awareness, the connection between phonological awareness and reading achievement, and the instructional progression of phonological awareness.

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