ECED-EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION

ECED 1110. Child Growth, Development, and Learning

3 Credits (3)

This basic course in the growth, development, and learning of young children, prenatal through age eight, provides students with the theoretical foundation for becoming competent early childhood professionals. The course includes knowledge of how young children grow, develop and learn. Major theories of child development are integrated with all domains of development, including biological-physical, social, cultural, emotional, cognitive and language. The adult’s role in supporting each child’s growth, development and learning is emphasized.

ECED 1115. Health, Safety, and Nutrition

2 Credits (2)

This course provides information related to standards and practices that promote children’s physical and mental well-being sound nutritional practices, and maintenance of safe learning environments. It includes information for developing sound health and safety management procedures for indoor and outdoor learning environments for young children. The course examines the many scheduling factors that are important for children’s total development, healthy nutrition, physical activity, and rest.

ECED 1120. Guiding Young Children

3 Credits (3)

This course explores various theories of child guidance and the practical applications of each. It provides developmentally appropriate methods for guiding children and effective strategies and suggestions for facilitating positive social interactions. Strategies for preventing challenging behaviors through the use of environment, routines and schedule will be presented Emphasis is placed on helping children become self- responsible, competent, independent, and cooperative learners and including families as part of the guidance approach.

ECED 1125. Assessment of Children and Evaluation of Programs

3 Credits (3)

This basic course familiarizes students with a variety of culturally appropriate assessment methods and instruments, including systematic observation of typically and non-typically developing children. The course addresses the development and use of formative and summative assessment and evaluation instruments to ensure comprehensive quality of the total environment for children, families, and the community. Students will develop skills for evaluating the assessment process and involving other teachers, professionals and families in the process.

Prerequisite(s): ECED 1110 and (ENGL 1110G or ENGL 1110H or ENGL 1110M).

ECED 1130. Family and Community Collaboration

3 Credits (3)

This beginning course examines the involvement of families and communities from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds in early childhood programs. Ways to establishes collaborative relationships with families in early childhood settings is discussed. Families’ goals and desires for their children will be supported through culturally responsive strategies.

Prerequisite(s): ECED 1110 and (ENGL 1110G or ENGL 1110H or ENGL 1110M).

ECED 2110. Professionalism

2 Credits (2)

This course provides a broad-based orientation to the field of early care and education. Early childhood history, philosophy, ethics and advocacy are introduced. Basic principles of early childhood systems are explored. Multiple perspectives on early care and education are introduced. Professional responsibilities such as cultural responsiveness and reflective practice are examined.

ECED 2115. Introduction to Language, Literacy, and Reading

3 Credits (3)

This course is designed to prepare early childhood professionals for promoting children’s emergent literacy and reading development. Through a developmental approach, the course addresses ways in which early childhood professionals can foster young children’s oral language development, phonemic awareness, and literacy problem solving skills, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension. . This course provides the foundation for early childhood professionals to become knowledgeable about literacy development in young children. Instructional approaches and theory-based and research based strategies to support the emergent literacy and reading skills of native speakers and English language learners will be presented.

Prerequisite(s): ECED 1110 and (ENGL 1110G or ENGL 1110H, or ENGL 1110M).

ECED 2120. Curriculum Development through Play Birth through Age 4 (PreK)

3 Credits (3)

The beginning curriculum course places play at the center of curriculum in developmentally appropriate early childhood programs. It addresses content that is relevant for children birth through age four in developmentally and culturally sensitive ways of integrating content into teaching and learning experiences. Information on adapting content areas to meet the needs of children with special needs and the development of IFSPs is included. Curriculum development in all areas, including literacy, numeracy, the arts, health, science, social skills, and adaptive learning for children, birth through age four, is emphasized. Consent of instructor required.

Prerequisite(s): ECED 1110 and (ENGL 1110G or ENGL 1110H or ENGL 1110M).

Corequisite(s): ECED 2121.

ECED 2121. Curriculum Development through Play Birth through Age 4 (PreK) Practicum

2 Credits (2)

The beginning practicum course is a co-requisite with the course Curriculum Development through Play – Birth through Age 4. The field based component of this course will provide experiences that address curriculum content that is relevant for children birth through age four in developmentally and culturally sensitive ways of integrating content into teaching and learning experiences. Information on adapting content areas to meet the needs of children with special needs and the development of IFSPs is included. Curriculum development in all areas, including literacy, numeracy, the arts, health, science, social skills, and adaptive learning for children, birth through age four, is emphasized. Consent of instructor required.

Prerequisite(s): ECED 1110 and (ENGL 1110G or ENGL 1110H or ENGL 1110M).

Corequisite(s): ECED 2120.

ECED 2130. Curriculum Development and Implementation Age 3 (PreK) through Grade 3

3 Credits (3)

The curriculum course focuses on developmentally appropriate curriculum content in early childhood programs, age 3 through third grade. Development and implementation of curriculum in all content areas, including literacy, numeracy, the arts, health and emotional wellness, science, motor and social skills, is emphasized. Information on adapting content areas to meet the needs of children with special needs and the development of IEP’s is included. Consent of instructor required.

Prerequisite(s): ECED 1110 and (ENGL 1110G or ENGL 1110H or ENGL 1110M).

Corequisite(s): ECED 2131.

ECED 2131. Curriculum Development and Implementation Age 3 (PreK) through Grade 3 Practicum

2 Credits (2)

The beginning practicum course is a co-requisite with the course Curriculum Development and Implementation: Age 3 through Grade 3. The field based component of this course will provide experiences that address developmentally appropriate curriculum content in early childhood programs, age 3 through third grade. Development and implementation of curriculum in all content areas, including literacy, numeracy, the arts, health and emotional wellness, science, motor and social skills is emphasized. Information on adapting content areas to meet the needs of children with special needs and the development of IEPs is included. Consent of instructor required. Corequisite(s): ECED 2130

Prerequisite(s): ECED 1110 and (ENGL 1110G or ENGL 1110H or ENGL 1110M).

ECED 2140. Effective Program Development for Diverse Learners and their Families

3 Credits (3)

This course addresses the role of a director/administrator in the implementation of family-centered programming that includes individually appropriate and culturally responsive curriculum in a healthy and safe learning environment for all children and their families.

ECED 2141. Effective Program Development for Diverse Learners and their Families Practicum

2 Credits (2)

Provides opportunities for students to apply knowledge gained from Curriculum for Diverse Learners and their Families in a practicum setting. Consent of instructor required. Restricted to ECED majors.

Corequisite(s): ECED 2140.

ECED 2215. Program Management

3 Credits (3)

This course emphasizes the technical knowledge necessary to develop and maintain an effective early care and education program. It focuses on sound financial management and vision, the laws and legal issues that affect programs, and state and national standards such as accreditation. Consent of instructor required.

ECED 2280. Professional Relationships

3 Credits (3)

This course addresses staff relations that will foster diverse professional relationships with families, communities and boards. Topics of staff recruitment, retention, support and supervision will lay the foundation for positive personnel, family and community relationships. Consent of instructor required.

Corequisite(s): ECED 2281.

ECED 2281. Professional Relationships Practicum

2 Credits (2)

Practical experience in the development of staff relationship that will foster professional relationships with families, communities and boards. Issues of staff recruitment, retention, support and supervision will lay a foundation for positive personnel management. Consent of instructor required. Restricted to ECED majors.

Corequisite(s): ECED 2280.

ECED 315. Research in Child, Growth, Development and Learning

3 Credits (3)

This advanced course in child growth, development, and learning builds upon the foundational material covered in the basic course in child growth, development, and learning. An integration of major theories of child development is provided by focusing on contemporary research in all aspects of development, including bio-ecological, social-affective, cognitive, language, and the methodological aspects of research in early childhood development and education. May be repeated up to 3 credits. Restricted to: TEP-ECED majors.

Prerequisite(s): ECED 1110.

ECED 329. Early Primary Field Placement

2 Credits (4P)

The field practicum is a co-requisite course with Teaching and Learning Reading and Writing; Teaching and Learning Math and Science; Teaching and Learning Social Studies, Fine Arts and Movement. The field based component will provide experiences that address curriculum content and practice teaching that is relevant for early primary children in developmentally and culturally sensitive ways. Graded: S/U. May be repeated up to 2 credits. Restricted to: TEP-ECED majors. Graded: S/U Grading (S/U, Audit).

Corequisite(s): ECED 440,ECED 455,RDG 350.

ECED 335. Family, Language and Cultural

3 Credits (3)

This course analyzes the interrelationships between family, language, and culture as connected to children's development and learning. In this course, language is understood as a human activity and higher mental process which build on the children's families, community and cultural background. May be repeated up to 3 credits. Restricted to: TEP-ECED majors.

Prerequisite(s): ECED 1130.

ECED 351. Emergent Literacy

3 Credits (2+2P)

This advanced course is designed to prepare early childhood professionals to study literacy development, specifically oral language, writing and reading. This course focuses on children from birth through age 4, including children with special needs. Through a developmental approach, the course addresses: 1) recent theory and research that translates into practical strategies, assessment materials and preparation of rich literacy environments, 2) the socio-cultural contexts in which children develop literacy, 3) culturally, linguistically and developmentally appropriate literacy curricula, 4) processes used to determine the appropriateness of various literacy strategies, 5) assessment, evaluation, and accountability and 5) literacy leadership. Crosslisted with: RDG 351.

Prerequisite(s): ECED 2115.

ECED 395. Special Topics

1-3 Credits

Each course will be identified by a qualifying subtitle. A maximum of 3 credits in any one semester and a grand total of 6 credits.

ECED 420. Integrated Early Childhood Curriculum

4 Credits (4)

This advanced course focuses on developmentally appropriate content, learning environments, and curriculum implementation for children birth through age 4. It emphasizes integration of content areas (the arts, literacy, math, health/emotional wellness, science, social studies, motor, and adaptive living skills) and the development of rich learning environments for infants, toddlers, and preschool children.

Prerequisite(s): ECED 1115, ECED 2120, ECED 2121, ECED 2130, ECED 2131, ECED 2110, and ECED 1120.

Corequisite(s): ECED 425.

ECED 425. Integrated Curriculum Practicum

2 Credits (2)

The advanced practicum course is a field based course that will provide opportunities for the integration of content areas (the arts, literacy, math, health/emotional wellness, science, social studies, motor, and adaptive living skills) and the development of rich learning environments for infants, toddlers, and preschool children.

Prerequisite(s): ECED 1115, ECED 2120, ECED 2121, ECED 2130, ECED 2131, ECED 2110, ECED 1120.

Corequisite(s): ECED 420.

ECED 440. Teaching and Learning Math and Science

4 Credits (4)

Standards, principles, and practices in teaching mathematics and science to young children in preschool through grade 3. An emphasis is placed on developing a content-rich integrated math and science curriculum that focuses on children's development and interests, includes appropriate content, processes, environment, and materials with an emphasis on problem-solving as the major means of constructing basic concepts. Field experience required. May be repeated up to 4 credits.

Corequisite(s): ECED 329, ECED 455, RDG 350.

ECED 455. Teaching and Learning Social Studies, Fine Arts and Movement

3 Credits (3)

The course focuses on the aims, scope, and integration of methods of teaching social studies, the fine arts and movement across the curriculum. This course emphasizes an integrated approach to teaching the what and why of social studies; assessing student learning; planning units, lessons, and activities; effective instructional strategies; and knowledge of social studies content. Concepts of expressive art include the visual arts, music, movement and drama. May be repeated up to 3 credits.

Corequisite(s): ECED 329,ECED 440,RDG 350.

ECED 458. Field Experience (Infants Pre-K)

1 Credit (1)

Supervised field experiences in early childhood settings: infants, toddlers, and pre-K programs. Graded S/U.

ECED 459. Field Experience (K-3)

1 Credit (1)

Supervised field experiences in early childhood settings: public school programs K 3. Graded S/U.

ECED 465. Advanced Caregiving for Infants and Toddlers

3 Credits (3)

The advanced field-based course is intended to assist students to define and implement advanced elements of quality programming for all infants, toddlers in safe, healthy, responsive caring environments. The experiences in the approved setting will support strong nurturing relationships, cultural competence, diverse learning needs and styles of every child, appropriate guidance techniques and partnership with the families, cultures, and community represented. Students are assisted through the course in advancing their ability to observe, discuss, and implement elements of quality programming for infants and toddlers in home, small-group or whole-group care situations. May be repeated up to 3 credits.

Prerequisite(s): ECED 2120 and ECED 2121; ECED 2130 and ECED 2131.

ECED 470. Student Teaching/Seminar

6 Credits (6)

Provides student teaching experience in a variety of settings with young children ages birth 8. May be repeated up to 6 credits. Restricted to: TEP-ECED majors.

ECED 479. Curriculum in Early Childhood Education

3 Credits (3)

Development and implementation of curriculum and materials for teaching young children.

ECED 489. Topics

3 Credits (3)

Offered under various subtitles which indicate the subject matter to be covered. May be repeated three times for a maximum of 9 credits.

ECED 510. Issues in Early Childhood Education

3 Credits (3)

Examines current trends and problems through readings of theoretical, empirical, and applied literature.

ECED 515. Working with Parents of Young Children

3 Credits (3)

Techniques for setting up home and classroom visitations, communicating with parents, and establishing special programs.

ECED 520. Seminar on Child Development, Assessment and Well-being of Young Children

3 Credits (3)

This course will reintroduce you to the world of young children in a variety of early childhood settings. It focuses on early childhood development, observation of young children and evaluation of classrooms, child well-being, and the many ways in young children learn. Sessions will bridge theory to practice as we explore your internship experiences and gain deeper understanding of your role as an early care and education professional. May be repeated up to 3 credits.

ECED 530. Leadership and Advocacy in Early Childhood

3 Credits (3)

The course explores a multidisciplinary approach to early childhood educational leadership, advocacy and change. The course focuses on leadership in its many forms: in teaching, administration, policy, research, and ethics. In addition, we will examine the theory and practice of change to gain an understanding of what contributes to advocating for policy and community change. Students will gain a deeper understanding of themselves as leaders, and ways to improve early education to promote social justice in programs and systems serving families and young children.

ECED 540. Science/Math Curriculum

3 Credits (2+2P)

Methods and materials for developmentally appropriate practices in teaching science and math for young children. Same as ECED 440 with differentiated assignments for graduate students.

ECED 570. Play in the Early Childhood Curriculum

3 Credits (3)

Advanced exploration of the development of curriculum based on children's play. A means of exploring and learning the patterns of human living, communications, and experiences congruous with developing interests and capacities. Restricted to majors. Same as ECED 451 with differentiated assignments for graduate students.

ECED 612. History and Philosophy of Early Childhood Education

3 Credits (3)

Critical analysis of the historical development and philosophical underpinnings of the field of early childhood education as it relates to current practice. Restricted to doctoral-level students of any major.

ECED 614. Early Childhood, Communities, and Social Policy

3 Credits (3)

Early childhood politics and policy taken from a global, national, state, and community context. Restricted to doctoral-level students of any major.

ECED 698. Selected Topics in Early Childhood Education

1-6 Credits

Offered under various subtitles. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credits. Restricted to doctoral-level students of any major.