EDUC170: Language and Literacy Development in Early Childhood: Pre-K through Fourth Grade
Section: E59     (eLearning)

About This Course

Semester and YearSpring 2018 / (15 weeks): Jan 17, 2018 to May 11, 2018
(See "Getting Started" below for details about orientation)


Mae Sakharov   Email:
Phone: 215-968-8270
Campus Location: Founders 210
Instructor's Website:

Course Credits

3 credits

Time Requirements

Plan a minimum of 6 - 9 hours per week for your coursework. While online learning courses provide flexibility in time, geography, and travel, the work required for successful completion is identical to that for the face-to-face course.   Your instructor may specify additional time requirements in the "Other information" field below or during your orientation.

Delivery Mode

Web-based course

Official College Course Description

The complete college course description can be viewed at:

Student Characteristics

Open to self-motivated, self-disciplined students who can handle college-level work and study independently.

Instructor Provided Course Syllabus

A sample Course Syllabus is typically available in WebAdvisor's "Search for Sections" results. A Course Syllabus explains how the instructor will conduct the class and may include: course policies, grading guidelines, assignment due dates, etc.

Student Requirements

This course has the following requirements for students:
  • Read the important instructor supplied information located at the end of this document

Getting Started With This Course


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Instructor's Welcome Page

Your instructor's detailed information page (referred to as a "welcome page") is:

Accessing Your Course

Canvas (by Instructure)

Your course is using Canvas. If you are new to Canvas, please visit the Canvas Basics course space to become familiar with Canvas prior to the start of your course. No login is required to access this space.

You will be able to login to Canvas about two weeks prior to the start of your class. However, your course becomes available as of 1 AM on the official course start date.

Logging In

Log in to your Canvas course space at

  • Username: Your username is the same for every system at Bucks.
  • Password: your Bucks Network password (used to log into any Bucks campus computer or to access any Bucks Library online database from off campus.)

If you do not know your Bucks Username, you can retrieve it by using the Find Your Username Form. Enter your Name, Birthday (mm/dd/yyyy) and either your 7 digit student ID number OR your social security number, then click Submit. Your Bucks username will display on the screen.

Note: Students are uploaded to Canvas several times a day. If you registered late, you won't be able to access Canvas until the next upload takes place.

Purchasing Your Books and Other Course Materials

While you may purchase your books and other course materials from the provider of your choice (using the ISBN number available through the course's academic department where applicable to ensure the correct version), both the campus bookstore and our online bookstore, guarantee that they stock the correct version for your course.

Approximately 3 weeks prior to the start of the session you can use the link below to see the list of books that have been selected by your instructor. If you have any questions about the course materials listed, please contact your instructor or the academic department directly.

Click this link to see the book list for your course.

Other Information about the Course

Upon completion of this course students will have mastered a thorough exploration of emergent literacy and early reading techniques in young children from infancy to fourth grade. Planning and presentation of appropriate activities are emphasized in areas of experiencing, listening, speaking, reading, and writing. This course is primarily for initial and/or permanent certification in Early Childhood Education, but also of value as an elective in a variety of programs.

Bucks County Community College

Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Spring 2018

Education 170 Syllabus

Language and Literacy Development

Instructor Contact:

  • Name: Dr. Mae Sakharov, Ed.D
  • Phone / Voicemail (215) 968-8061
  • Preferred email Through Canvas
  • Bucks email
  • Department Office - Founders 210 A

Office Hours: Scheduled through Canvas

  • Course Syllabus: Included
  • Prerequisites/Corequisites: None
  • Required Texts and Supplementary Material: Literacy In The Early Grades, Gail E. Tompkins, Pearson

This is an online requires that students keep up with the chapter readings and answer discussion questions accordingly.

Midterm Grades: A midterm grade of S (Satisfactory) will be recorded if you maintain a C average on the first two quizzes


  • A = 467 - 414
  • B+ = 413 - 374
  • B = 373 - 337
  • C+ = 336 - 305
  • C = 304 - 275
  • D+ = 274 - 248
  • D = 247 - 224
  • F = below 224

Your Final Grade will be based on the number of total points accumulated at semesters end

Withdrawal: If you decide not to complete this course student is responsible for completing the withdrawal form, which is available through the Bucks County Community College Admissions Office. The instructor will not initiate withdrawals.

Disability Accommodations: In compliance with the Bucks County Community College policy and equal access laws, appropriate academic accommodations can be made for students eligible for such support. Students are encouraged to register with the Accessibility Office (215- 968-8463) to verify their eligibility for appropriate accommodations. Please speak to your instructor about any requests for academic accommodations or other concerns as early in the semester as possible.

Cheating & Plagiarism: I strictly enforce the Colleges cheating and plagiarism policy and will automatically fail any student on any assignment when a student cheats or plagiarizes on tests or papers. I have zero tolerance and will not accept any excuses. Please see me if you do not understand what plagiarism is. Here is the College definition from the catalog: The expectation at Bucks County Community College is that the principles of truth and honesty will be rigorously followed in all academic endeavors. This assumes that the person who purports to do the work without unauthorized aids will do all work. In addition, when making use of language and some idea not his or her own, whether quoting them directly or paraphrasing them into his or her own words, the student must attribute the source of the material in some standard form, such as naming the source in the text or offering a footnote. (Source: BCCC Catalog, College Policy Regarding Cheating and Plagiarism)

Students Responsibility to Retain Course Materials Students are always responsible for retaining copies of their own work and/or correspondence, including that posted to a web course space. Student access to a Bucks County Community College web course space is available only during the stated semester/session as indicated by the Colleges academic calendar. All web course sites, including content, are routinely removed form the server at the conclusion of each semester/session.