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Course Description

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Education-Early Childhood Education - ECE 250

Literacy and Numerical Thinking

3 Credit Hours
3 Lecture Hours

Course Description

This course explores literacy and numerical thinking in children. An emphasis will be placed on constructivist and sociolinguistic views of learning. Experiential exercises, course readings and activity development will provide students with opportunities to plan developmentally appropriate learning activities, to record observations of children and to generate analysis that support literacy and numerical thinking development. Students will have hands-on learning experiences to share their lessons on literacy and numerical thinking with children. Michigan Central Registry Clearance by the Michigan Department of Human Services is required for this course. This course requires all students must meet the requirements of a criminal background check.


(A requirement that must be completed before taking this course.)

Course Competencies

Upon successful completion of the course, the student should be able to:

  • Summarize the developmental nature of literacy and numerical thinking in children.
  • Appraise the value of classroom organization to promote literacy instruction.
  • Assess how children use mathematical concepts during their daily activities through naturalistic, informal and structured experiences.
  • Construct developmentally appropriate literacy activities for children.
  • Construct developmentally appropriate numerical thinking activities for children.
  • Specify how to involve children's families and the community in literacy and math development.
  • Incorporate literacy and math concepts to practical classroom teaching.
  • Teach the Child Protection Law and Mandated Reporting of Suspected Abuse and Neglect.
  • Produce teaching activities that align to current educational outcomes.

Course Schedule

Currently no sections of this class are being offered.

Key: Day of the Week

  • T = Tuesday
  • R = Thursday
  • S = Saturday
  • X = Sunday