ED 341. Language Arts in Early Childhood and Elementary Education (OPO Course)

Three credits

The purpose of this course is to inform and actively involve prospective teachers in the most developmentally effective methods for teaching language arts at the early childhood and elementary school levels. The course focuses on the language arts skills of writing, speaking, listening, viewing, and reading with emphasis on the writing process, literature-based lesson planning, and integrated language arts approaches. The incorporation of children’s literature and the study of various genres are fundamental to this course.

Prerequisite: Admission to the Teacher Education Program. Offered spring semesters.