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Brown, Carmen Sherry – Issues in Teacher Education, 2018
Beginning in May 2014, all education program graduates in New York State (NYS) must pass new and/or revised certification exams in order to become certified to teach in NYS. Early childhood teacher candidates enrolled in an approved NYS teacher preparation program are required to pass the Academic Literacy Skills Test (ALST), Content Specialty…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, College Graduates, Graduation Requirements, Teacher Certification
Crim, Courtney; Hawkins, Jacqueline; Thornton, Jenifer; Rosof, Holly Boon; Copley, Juanita; Thomas, Emily – Issues in Teacher Education, 2008
The foundation of all learning is rooted in the development of language and literacy abilities. Literacy development begins well before children enter school and can accelerate in an early childhood classroom setting. Teacher educators often hear about the importance of literacy development. In particular, the significance of phonological…
Descriptors: Phonological Awareness, Young Children, Emergent Literacy, Knowledge Level