Early Childhood Educ (EDEC)
Principles, practices, and content of family dynamics, including practicum/service learning.
Graduation with Leadership Distinction: GLD: Community Service
Service-learning and seminar experiences addressing intellectual, physical, social, and emotional development, prenatal through grade three, within an ecological context. Child’s critical thinking, creative expression, and diagnosis/assessment emphasized.
An ecological study with emphasis on home-school relations, parent involvement, and community resources. Multicultural perspectives and needs of exceptional children addressed.
Instructional approaches and materials for teaching elementary school mathematics, grades K-3.
Internship for practice in classrooms appropriate to early childhood education related to curriculum design and assessment. Admission to the professional program in early childhood education.
Graduation with Leadership Distinction: GLD: Professional and Civic Engagement Internships
Exploration of the principles and theories about teaching and learning as they apply to early childhood education in the context of schools in democratic societies.
Graduation with Leadership Distinction: GLD: Professional and Civic Engagement Internships, GLD: Research
Analysis of programs and practices for involving parents in early childhood educational settings. Emphasizes objectives, methods, techniques, and materials for program development. Community resources for supporting programs for children in various instructional settings.
School- and home-based experience with parents. Emphasis upon home-school relationships and their effects upon the young child’s development and learning. Participation with advisory groups, parent activities in the classroom, home visits, and parent-teacher communication. Weekly seminar sessions.
An analysis of early childhood program models and curricula with theoretical orientation, related research, societal needs, and the student’s philosophy of education.
Provides classroom teachers with an overview of the development of language and communication skills in children, birth through eight.
Theories of emergent literacy and implications for literacy learning and instruction.
Theory, research, and practice related to the play of young children in various settings.
Planning, designing and implementing a developmentally appropriate socio-cultural curriculum for young children, preschool through grade four.
The study and practice of science education for preschool and primary students focusing on appropriate content, goals, and methods.
Seminar for students seeking initial certification. Consideration of principles and theories of teaching and learning and strategies to translate theory into personal classroom practice.
An overview of the purposes, organizational structure, sponsorship, funding sources, and advocacy for care and education programs and the characteristics, roles, and responsibilities of leaders in the field.
Strategies for integrating technology in early childhood education.
Synthesis of development, curriculum, cognition, and related issues in early childhood education.
Special and specific analyses of crucial issues in the field as they exist and emerge in the future. Provides an opportunity for students to do in-depth study of definitive areas of concern.
Analysis of innovations in the field within a historical perspective.
Supervised internship and related seminar participation in an approved setting.