Wilkes University

Course Descriptions

EDAM-5060. Foundations of Literacy and Language Acquisition

Credits: 3

This course introduces the foundations of language and literacy acquisition focusing on the components of a comprehensive literacy program, early reading skills, and classroom environment. The learner will explore historical perspectives in reading instruction, the importance of developing early reading skills, and best practices for developing a classroom environment that fosters early literacy development.  Prerequisite for Reading Specialist program.