Programs & Courses
EDTS 371 - Language Development and Literacy in Schools
Language Development and Literacy in Schools
This course focuses on the development of language and the importance of literacy for individuals as well as within the classroom setting. Specific topics for discussion include culture and language, the relationship of language to thought, memory, learning, teaching methods, and intervention strategies designed to assist children. Students will also examine learning principles in order to gain a better understanding of how language development occurs as well as to determine best practice in teaching language and literacy in elementary school classrooms. This course requires all students to participate in 20 hours of relevant field experiences within a school setting.In order to ensure the safety of children in classrooms, local school jurisdictions require that student teachers submit a current Police Information Check with Vulnerable Sector Search and an Alberta Children's Services Intervention Record Check. NOTE: Registration priority is given to second year Education students who are planing the Mount Royal University Bachelor of Education partnership program.
Prerequisite: EDTS 232 & EDTS 234