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EDU 242 - Foundations of Reading and Language Arts

3 credit hours - Three hours weekly; one term.
Examine the theories, processes and acquisition of reading and language arts. Identify the cognitive, linguistic, social and physiological factors involved in oral and written language development.

Prerequisite(s): EDU 133  and MAT 221  or MAT 222  or MAT 223 ; or a bachelor’s degree or permission from department chair.

Crosslisted: Also offered as EDU 242H ; credit is not given for both EDU 242H  and EDU 242.

Note: EDU 242 is a Maryland State Department of Education approved reading course. Typically offered OL; fall, spring, and summer terms.

Course Outcomes:
a.  Identify the component processes involved in reading and writing.

b. Apply knowledge of the component processes involved in reading and writing to understand the reading and writing processes of native English speakers and English learners.

c. Describe how key components of reading and writing processes develop and what biological, cognitive, linguistic and sociocultural factors may influence literacy development.

d. Understand characteristics that define evidence-based practices in literacy programming and instruction.

e. Use evidenced-based criteria to select and organize print and multimedia resources for teaching reading and writing.

f. Use a variety of print and multimedia resources to engage students as readers and writers.