Course Description

Helping Young Children Learn Language and Literacy teaches language arts in a child-focused way. It provides teachers with sound instructional strategies to facilitate children’s reading, writing, speaking, and listening development from birth through kindergarten. The course identifies clear learning goals for teachers and offers opportunities for self-assessment. Recognizing that children are at the center of good language and literacy teaching, the course focuses on four central themes: a perspective on teaching and learning that blends constructivism and science-based instruction, respect for diversity, instruction-based assessment, and family involvement in literacy learning.


A link to the Armchair Ed course assignments and exams will be included in the registration confirmation and receipt email that will be automatically sent to students immediately upon completion of the registration process. Any required textbooks must be purchased separately.

The link can also be accessed after enrollment by logging into the Student Portal and clicking the link listed under View Online Resources.


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Section Title
Book Study: Helping Young Children Learn Language and Literacy-Teaching the Whole Preschooler
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Delivery Options
Various Media  
Course Fee(s)
Tuition credit (5 units) $375.00
Available for Credit
5 Quarter Credits
Reading List / Textbook

Must be Purchased Separately:

Helping Young Children Learn Language and Literacy: Birth Through Kindergarten, Vukelich, C., Christie, J., Enz, B., Roskos, K.A., (2016).  Pearson:  Boston, MA

Teaching the Whole Preschooler, Terebush, C. (2017).  Norton:  NY, NY.

Section Notes

This course is offered in collaboration with ArmchairEd.

Course is self-paced. Completion time: up to one year from date of enrollment.

Refund Policy: Withdrawals submitted online through SPU within 7 days of enrollment will receive a 95% refund. Withdrawals received after that point will not receive a refund and no withdrawals will be accepted after the completion deadline for the course. Instructions on how to withdraw are located on our website under Students/Withdrawal and Refund Policies.

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