RLA 307 Overview
This innovative course utilizes an arts integration approach to early language, literacy, and child development with a focus on infancy through age five. Students will build lessons, blueprint classroom environments, design learning experiences, and participate in on-site clinical practicum experience through Cardinal Stritch University's partnership with an external agency where students serve those who might otherwise not be served. The Kennedy Center defines arts integration as “an approach to teaching in which students construct and demonstrate understanding through an art form. Students engage in a creative process which connects an art form and another subject area and meets evolving objectives in both.” RLA 307 combines topics in early childhood development and literacy with artful practices and creative modes of thinking. Prerequisite: EDSED 225, 2.75 GPA in education and overall, and B- or better in CA 101, EN 101, EN 102, and MT 196 or higher, OR a Praxis CORE Skills Test.
- 4.00 Credits