Date of Award

Spring 5-15-2015

Degree Type


Degree Name

Master of Science in Education (MSEd)


Education and Human Development

First Advisor

Debra Joseph-McEwen


Research studies have indicated that children’s introduction and engagement in culturally responsive, age appropriate and relevant literacy instruction within Early Childhood Education influences the literacy learning and development of young children in their early stages of life. This research is designed to develop a deeper understanding of how literacy practices and approaches within Early Childhood Education Intervention influence the literacy learning of children ages 3-5 from underserved communities. The research supported the idea that utilizing effective student-centered early education and early intervention practices and approaches to impact the growth and development of children to promote improved future literacy learning outcomes.

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