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ECED 502: Foundations of Language and Literacy for Diverse Young Learners, Birth-Age 5

Important: For the most up-to-date information, refer to the official George Mason Course Catalog

General Information

Credits: 3


Examines language acquisition and literacy development of diverse young learners, birth-age 5. Emphasizes language acquisition, reading, and writing in young children with diverse abilities and from diverse racial, ethnic, cultural, and linguistic backgrounds. Focuses on evidence-based assessment and instructional practices that promote young children’s language and literacy development. Notes: Field experience required. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Junior Plus, 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 and Spring

Current Sections

Upcoming Sections

  • Fall 2024, Section: 001*, CRN 81710, Format: Face-to-Face, Instructor: Erin Geiger
  • Fall 2024, Section: 002*, CRN 73990, Format: Face-to-Face, Instructor: Erin Geiger
  • Spring 2025, Section: 001*, CRN 13093, Format: Face-to-Face, Instructor: Erin Geiger
  • Spring 2025, Section: DL1*, CRN 13095, Format: Online, Instructor: Daniel Ferguson

*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)