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Overview: 

The course focuses on the research-based principles and practices for language, communication and literacy development of young children. Students are expected to acquire a high level of practical knowledge and skills to promote language and literacy in early childhood education, guided by relevant curriculum documents. Specifically, students are introduced to strategies and techniques for designing a rich language and literacy environment, and for providing authentic learning experiences appropriate for young children of diverse needs and learning styles. Topics include emergent and multiple illiteracies, bi- and multi-lingualism, selection of children’s literature and the use of media, the integration of literacy concepts throughout the classroom environment, inclusive practices, documentation procedures, assessment techniques and collaboration with family and community.

Programme Fee

Awarding Body: 

This programme is designed, delivered, assessed and awarded by SEGi University through the Africa Open Learning Platform. 

Discipline: 
Education
Entry Requirements: 
Entry Requirements - No 
Age Experience - 19 Years Above 
Language Proficiency - Yes 
Numeracy Proficiency - No 
Prerequisites - No
Contents: 
  1. Understanding Language and Communication
  2. Understanding Literacy
  3. The Language and Literacy Programme
  4. Supporting Language and Literacy
Assessments: 

Coursework 1 - 40%
Coursework 2 -20%
Quiz - 10%
Report - 30%

Credit Transfer: 
Upon successful completion of this Micro-credential certification in Communication in Early Childhood: Language & Literacy Education (BEd), students will be able to transfer grades and credits into the following programme(s):
  1. Bachelor of Education (Honours) 
Continuing Education: 
Upon successful completion of this Bachelor of Education (Honours) programme and meeting the necessary entry requirements, students will be able to progress into the following programme(s):
  1. Master of Education by Research
  2. Master of Education by Coursework
Career Opportunities: 

School leavers who want to get a head start before joining an academic programme or a working adults who want to upskill or learn a specific skill; work with rapidly changing technology; and/or acquire specialised skills sought after by employers.