College of Education and Human Development - George Mason University

EDRD 630: Literacy Foundations and Instruction for Diverse Populations: Birth through Middle Childhood

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General Information

Credit hours: 3


Explores literacy theory, research, and practice as it relates to younger learners. Includes teaching of reading to English Learners and language acquisition for diverse populations (including Special Education students who access the general curriculum). Addresses sociocultural, cognitive, linguistic, psychological, and developmental influences on children’s literacy. Includes reading, writing, and oral communication. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: Admission to a graduate program in literacy, or permission of the academic program coordinator.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.

Semesters taught: Fall, Summer, Spring

Current Sections

Upcoming Sections

  • Spring 2021, Section: DL1*, CRN 22103, Format: Online, Instructor: Jennifer Hathaway

*These sections are available to non-degree seeking students as well. To take courses without applying to a degree program, you'll need to submit an application as a non-degree seeking student. If you're interested in applying a course to a degree in the future, set up a call with an admissions counselor. All courses available in Summer 2020 will be offered online.

Prior Sections (partial list)