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Early Childhood Literacy Requirements

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The Early Childhood Literacy degree is a 33-credit program. All courses are job embedded and all courses, including the practicum, are online. Only courses from the Area IX Educational Advanced Methods (EDAM) section of the Wilkes University Graduate Bulletin can be applied toward the program.


Master of Science degree-seeking students must complete the normal admission process to the Wilkes Graduate Program in Education.

To help keep track of the program requirements...
you can download a pdf-formatted Early Childhood Literacy Checklist. If you don't have the Adobe Acrobat Reader needed to open this document you can download  a free one from the company's website.  
Required Courses
All courses in Area IX: Educational Advanced Methods - EDAM
Early Literacy Series (24 Credits) 
EDAM 5001 Early Literacy: Guiding Principles and Language Development (K-3) - prerequisite course
EDAM 5002 Word Study (K-3)
EDAM 5003 Fluency and Vocabulary Development
EDAM 5004 Developing Comprehension, Pt I (K-3)
EDAM 5005 Developing Comprehension, Pt II (K-1)
EDAM 5006 Developing Comprehension, Pt II (2-3)
EDAM 5007 Differentiated Small Group Instruction (K-1)
EDAM 5008 Differentiated Small Group Instruction (2-3)
EDAM 5009 Developing Independent Readers (K-3)
EDAM 5010 Connecting Reading and Writing (K-1)
EDAM 5011 Connecting Reading and Writing (2-3)
Action Research (6 credits)
EDAM 5012 Master Teacher Practicum: Applying Action Research to Develop a Results-Driven Early Literacy Classroom - 6 cr.
Research into Action (3 credits)
EDAM 5013 Teacher Leadership 
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