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ED 237 Language Development and Learning Experiences for Young Children: 3 semester hours

An examination of current research and theories related to speech and language development and relationship of language and thought processes, consideration of children's conceptual development in relation to their direct experiences; exploration of current programs and curricula designed to foster language acquisition and cognitive development; emphasis on creating an environment where language is encouraged, including design and implementation of language stimulation activities. This course must be completed with a minimum grade of C (2.00) prior to early childhood student teaching. Prerequisites: PS 124 or equivalent. Cumulative GPA of 2.50.(Spring semester, sophomore or junior year).