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Early Childhood Education
Course Code
ECED 1004  Credits 3.00 Lec View Details
Title Working with Children During Out-of-School Time 
Description This foundational course introduces you to career opportunities working with school age children (5-12) during out-of-school time. You will examine the roles of school-age providers, basic program elements and regulations, professionalism, and current issues. You will increase your understanding of national standards and the skills necessary to successfully work with school-age children in an out-of-school time program. Must be taken A-F. 
Prerequisites  

Placement score into READ 0200 or ESOL 0052 or completion of READ 0100 or ESOL 0042 and faculty recommendation into ESOL 0052.



Course Code
ECED 1200  Credits 2.00 Lec 1.00 Lab View Details
Title Introduction to Early Childhood Education 
Description This course provides an overview of the Early Childhood profession including: history, program types, regulations, roles, responsibilities, developmentally appropriate practice, play, home-school connections, diversity, community resources, reflective practice, and ethics. You will learn about the multiple aspects and settings of the Early Childhood profession. Must be taken A-F. 
Prerequisites  

Placement score into READ 0200 or ESOL 0052 or completion of READ 0100 or ESOL 0042 and faculty recommendation into ESOL 0052.



Course Code
ECED 1215  Credits 3.00 Lec View Details
Title Growth and Development for Educators 
Description This course addresses typical and atypical child development from birth through age 12. You will examine all developmental domains, including the physical, social, emotional, cognitive, language, gender and cultural development, as well as consider how development is viewed from differing theoretical perspectives. Must be taken A-F. 
Prerequisites  

Placement score into ENGL 1110 or completion of ENGL 0900 or ENGA 0900 or ESOL 0051.

Pre/Co-requisites

ECED 1200.

 


Course Code
ECED 1220  Credits 3.00 Lec View Details
Title Child Safety, Health and Nutrition 
Description This course will examine key components of regulations, standards, and policies that ensure physical and psychological health, safety, and nutrition for both children and staff in early-childhood settings. You will integrate these concepts into planning, evaluating, and implementing environments and curriculum that emphasize these basic concepts, recognizing the importance of collaboration with families and health professionals. Must be taken A-F. 
Prerequisites  

Placement score into READ 0200 or ESOL 0052 or completion of READ 0100 or ESOL 0042 and faculty recommendation into ESOL 0052.

 



Course Code
ECED 1300  Credits 3.00 Lec View Details
Title Guiding Children's Behavior 
Description This course will examine the impact of child development, relationships, culture, and the environment on positive behavioral guidance in early-childhood settings. You will explore strategies for interacting with individual children, small or large groups, and developing caring social communities with a focus on developmental approaches that consider self-discipline as an emerging skill and acknowledges collaboration between school and home settings. Must be taken A-F. 
Prerequisites  

Placement score into READ 0200 or ESOL 0052 or completion of READ 0100 or ESOL 0042 and faculty recommendation into ESOL 0052.

 



Course Code
ECED 1505  Credits 3.00 Lec View Details
Title Working with Diverse Families and Children 
Description This course examines how to work with many types of families. You will investigate the importance of family/school partnerships, study methods of effectively communicating with families, and identify community organizations and networks that support families. You will explore various classroom strategies emphasizing culturally and linguistically appropriate antibias approaches supporting all children in becoming competent members of a diverse society. Must be taken A-F. 
Prerequisites  

ECED 1300 or instructor approval.



Course Code
ECED 1540  Credits 2.00 Lec 1.00 Lab View Details
Title Infant-Toddler Development and Learning Experiences 
Description This course provides an overview of infant/toddler theory and development in home- or center-based settings. You will integrate knowledge of developmental needs, developmentally appropriate environments, effective care giving and teaching strategies and observation methods. Must be taken A-F. 
Prerequisites  

Placement score into READ 0200 or ESOL 0052 or completion of READ 0100 or ESOL 0042 and faculty recommendation into ESOL 0052.



Course Code
ECED 1545  Credits 2.00 Lec 1.00 Lab View Details
Title Learning Environments and Curriculum 
Description This course presents an overview of knowledge and skills related to curriculum and environments for young children. You will implement the principles of developmentally appropriate practice in writing learning objectives and assessments for content areas such as motor development, language and literacy, social and emotional, sensory, process art, music, math, blocks, and science. You will also consider how to plan environments and select materials that provide play experiences that support development, independence, and exploration through sequential and integrated learning. Must be taken A-F. 
Prerequisites  

ECED 1215 or instructor approval.

 



Course Code
ECED 1575  Credits 2.00 Lec 1.00 Lab View Details
Title Observation and Assessment 
Description This course focuses on the appropriate use of assessment and observation strategies to document development, growth, play and learning in conjuncture with families and professionals in promoting children's success. You will explore recording strategies, rating systems, multiple assessment tools and portfolios, with a focus on increasing objectivity in observing and interpreting children's behavior, observing developmental characteristics, and increasing the awareness of normal patterns of behavior. Must be taken A-F. 
Prerequisites  

ECED 1215 or instructor approval.



Course Code
ECED 1600  Credits 2 Int./Prac. 1 Lec View Details
Title Practicum 1 
Description This course provides students an opportunity to demonstrate early-childhood-teaching competencies under guided supervision in licensed early-childhood programs to make connections between theory and practice and developing professional behaviors. You will design, implement, and evaluate experiences that promote positive development and learning for all young children by applying comprehensive understanding of children and families using developmentally appropriate, child-centered, play-oriented approaches to teaching and learning, and knowledge of curriculum content areas. Must be taken A-F. 
Prerequisites  

ECED 1545 or instructor approval to take ECED 1545 concurrently. This course requires instructor permission to register.



Course Code
ECED 1640  Credits 3.00 Lec View Details
Title Language Development and Literature/Literacy Experiences 
Description This class provides an overview of language learning, theories and developmental stages, national literacy initiatives, and a detailed study of emergent literacy skills of young children. You will integrate knowledge of children's language and literacy development, learning environments, and teaching strategies to select, plan, present, and evaluate literacy experiences to children of different abilities and diverse backgrounds. You will also explore quality children's literature in multiple genres and how a variety of skills are supported through wide range of books. Must be taken A-F. 
Prerequisites  

Placement score into READ 0200 or ESOL 0052 or completion of READ 0100 or ESOL 0042 and faculty recommendation into ESOL 0052.



Course Code
ECED 1644  Credits 3.00 Lec View Details
Title Creative Development Experiences 
Description This course provides an overview of creative/aesthetic learning experiences in either home- or center-based settings. You will integrate knowledge of child development, learning environments and teaching methods to promote children's artistic, musical, movement, and dramatic abilities. Must be taken A-F. 
Prerequisites  

Placement score into READ 0200 or ESOL 0052 or completion of READ 0100 or ESOL 0042 and faculty recommendation into ESOL 0052.



Course Code
ECED 1654  Credits 3.00 Lec View Details
Title Math, Science, and Technology Experiences 
Description This course provides an overview of cognitive and multimedia learning experiences in either home- or center-based settings. You will integrate knowledge of child development, learning environments, and teaching methods to promote curiosity, attention, perception, memory, problem-solving, logical thinking and media literacy. Must be taken A-F. 
Prerequisites  

ECED 1215 or instructor approval.



Course Code
ECED 1656  Credits 3.00 Lec View Details
Title Culturally Relevant and Anti-Bias Education 
Description This course provides an overview of culturally relevant and anti-bias education in early childhood settings. You will examine the major approaches to culturally relevant/anti-bias education, evaluate and make teaching materials, plan and implement culturally relevant/anti-bias learning experiences, and plan culturally relevant/anti-bias curriculum. Must be taken A-F. 
Prerequisites  

Placement score into READ 0200 or ESOL 0052 or completion of READ 0100 or ESOL 0042 and faculty recommendation into ESOL 0052.



Course Code
ECED 1925  Credits 3.00 Lec View Details
Title Children with Differing Abilities 
Description This course examines the child with differing abilities in an early-childhood setting. You will integrate strategies that support diversity and anti-bias perspectives; provide inclusive programs for young children; apply legal and ethical requirements including, but not limited to ADA and IDEA; differentiate between typical and exceptional development; analyze the differing abilities of children with physical, cognitive, health/medical, communication, and/or emotional/behavioral disorders; work collaboratively with community and professional resources; utilize an individual education plan; adapt curriculum to meet the needs of children with developmental differences; and learn the importance of cultivating partnerships with families who have children with developmental differences. Must be taken A-F. 
Prerequisites  

ECED 1545 or instructor approval.



Course Code
ECED 2500  Credits 3.00 Lec View Details
Title Educational Leadership and Management 
Description This course discusses personal and professional reasons for becoming a teacher, ways to advocate in this profession, and will help you develop a plan for continuous education and professional development. You will improve skills in working with others by learning strategies for team-building, coping with stress, advocacy, and problem-solving, as well as study professional ethics and procedures for evaluating staff. Must be taken A-F. 
Prerequisites  

ECED 1600 or instructor approval.



Course Code
ECED 2545  Credits 3.00 Lec View Details
Title Curriculum Planning 
Description This course provides an advanced level exploration of program management skills for caregivers of young children. Emphasis is on organizing, implementing, and evaluating a quality, comprehensive child care program plan. 
Prerequisites  

ECED 1575 or instructor approval.

Co-requisites

ECED 2600.

 


Course Code
ECED 2600  Credits 3.00 Int./Prac. View Details
Title Practicum 2: Developmentally Appropriate Curriculum 
Description This course provides an opportunity for students to continue to demonstrate early-childhood teaching competencies under guided supervision in a licensed early-childhood setting, making connections between theory and practice. You will continue to practice professional behaviors as they apply to child-centered, culturally sensitive, play-oriented approaches to teaching and learning. You will demonstrate knowledge of curriculum content areas as they develop, implement, and assess curriculum that promote positive development and learning. This class includes 144 hours of fieldwork in an early childhood setting. Must be taken A-F. 
Prerequisites  

This course requires instructor permission to register. Contact the instructor for the course.