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ECED 109 - Management and Supervision of Child Care Centers (2).
Description: A study of the managerial principles, skills organization and operation of early childhood programs including supervision of staff and volunteers and program evaluation. Strategies to establish and maintain positive, collaborative relationships with families and the community will be devised. Students will learn about the growing opportunities for early childhood professionals in administering early childhood programs operated by corporations, agencies, governments and individuals as an avenue to contributing to a more successful business or service operation. Notes: Teacher Education students must receive a grade of C or better and may not elect the S/U option. Offered in fall and spring.
2.000 Credit hours
2.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Lecture

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ECED 199 - Gen Early Childhood Edu Electi

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Lecture

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ECED 332 - Introduction to Early Childhood Education (3).
Description: A study of national early childhood models (N-3rd grade), day care, Head Start, and other preschool facilities; state and federal regulations and history, societal changes, and contemporary trends. Notes: Teacher Education students must receive a grade of C or better and may not elect the S/U option. Offered in fall and spring.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Lecture

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ECED 333 - Creative Activities for Young Children (3).
Description: A study of concepts and content including room arrangement in the early childhood curriculum, methods and materials for developing creativity, and a review of relevant research. Observation and participation in two or more of the following settings: day care centers, private nursery schools, public schools, community agencies, and the Macfeat laboratory school. Students will observe and work with children of diverse ages (infants, toddlers, preschoolers or primary school age), and with children reflecting culturally and linguistically diverse family systems. Follow-up conferences will be held with classroom teachers and college faculty. Notes: Teached Education students must receive a grade of C or better and may not elect the S/U option. Offered the spring and summer. Prerequisites: EDCI 336 and admission to Teacher Education Program.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Lecture

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ECED 391 - Teaching Social Studies in Early Childhood Education (3).
Description: A study of methods and materials in the teaching of early childhood social studies and a review of relevant research. Students will learn how to overcome cultural bias in a child care or classroom setting by including music, artwork, and a variety of culturally defined materials into the curricula. Students will apply the principles of planning, instruction, management, evaluation, and professionalism in a variety of field placements in which young children are served. Notes: Teacher Education students must receive a grade of C or better and may not elect the S/U option. Offered in fall. Prerequisites: Admission to Teacher Education Program, ECED 333. Corequisites: EDUC 390 & ECED 392.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Field Studies, Independent Study/Research, Lecture

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Course Attributes:
Oral Communication

ECED 392 - Field Experiences in Teaching Early Childhood Education (1:0:8).
Description: Students will spend 8 hours per week in the classroom under the supervision of an early childhood education professor and will work with a mentor teacher in preparation for the final internship experience. Notes: A grade of S or U is recorded. Offered in fall. Prerequisites: Admission to Teacher Education Program. Corequisites: EDUC 390 and ECED 391.
1.000 Credit hours
0.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
8.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Field Studies, Independent Study/Research

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ECED 432 - Teaching Mathematics in Early Childhood Education (3).
Description: This course is designed to prepare students to teach mathematics in grades preK-4. It includes the study of content, methods and materials, and a review of relevant research. Notes: Teacher Education students must receive a grade of C or better and may not elect the S/U option. Offered in fall. Prerequisites: ECED 332, 333 and admission to Teacher Education.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Field Studies, Independent Study/Research, Lecture

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ECED 433 - Teaching Science in Early Childhood Education (3).
Description: This course is designed to prepare students to teach science in grades preK-4. It includes the study of content, methods and materials, and a review of relevant research. Notes: Teacher Education students must receive a grade of C or better and may not elect the S/U option. Offered in fall. Prerequisites: ECED 332, 333 and admission to teacher education.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Field Studies, Independent Study/Research, Lecture

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ECED 631 - Home-School-Community Collaboration (3).
Description: Students will learn to engage in productive collaboration with families and communities of diverse young children, pre-birth through age eight. They will also obtain knowledge and skills to engage in educational programs that are culturally and individually responsive and meet licensing regulations to promote safe learning environments. Notes: This course will provide graduate students with information concerning children's (prenatal through age 8) and their families' rights to full and appropriate access to public education and human services.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

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ECED 636 - Early Childhood Development & Implications for Developmentally Appropriate Practices (3).
Description: An advanced study of early childhood development including current brain research, theoretical principles and practices, and implications for teaching and learning.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

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ECED 638 - Creative Learning Experiences for Young Children (3).
Description: A study of concepts and content including: arts (sound, color, rhythm, movement) in ECED curriculum; methods and materials for developing creativity; room arrangement; and relevant research. Observation and participation in two or more of the following settings: day care centers, public schools and community agencies are required. Students will observe and work with children of diverse ages and with children reflecting culturally and linguistically diverse family systems. Notes: Offered in summer. Prerequisites: Admission to MAT in ECED Program or permission of department chairperson.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Lecture

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ECED 640 - Teaching and Assessing Mathematics in Early Childhood Education (2)
Description: This early childhood methods course will focus on developmentally and age-appropriate strategies for teaching mathematics. Students will apply strategies in a field placement (ECED 643). Notes: Offered in fall. Prerequisite: Admission to MAT in ECED Program or permission of Department Chairperson. Corequisite: ECED 643, ECED 641, ECED 642
2.000 Credit hours
2.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Lecture

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ECED 641 - Teaching and Assessing Science in Early Childhood Education (2)
Description: This early childhood methods course will focus on developmentally and age-appropriate strategies for teaching science. Students will apply strategies in a field placement (ECED 643). Prerequisite: Admission to MAT in ECED Program or Permission of Department Chairperson. Corequisites: ECED 643, ECED 640, ECED 642.
2.000 Credit hours
2.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Lecture

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ECED 642 - Teaching and Assessing Social Studies in Early Childhood Education (2)
Description: This early childhood methods course will focus on developmentally and age-appropriate strategies for teaching social studies. Students will apply strategies in a field placement (ECED 643). Prerequisite: Admission to MAT in ECED Program or Permission of Department Chairperson. Corequisites: ECED 643, ECED 640, ECED 641
2.000 Credit hours
2.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Lecture

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ECED 643 - Field Experience in Early Childhood Education (1:0:8)
Description: Students will spend eight (8) hours per week in a public school under the supervision of an early childhood/elementary education professor and will work with a mentor teacher in preparation for the final internship experience. Prerequisite: Admission to Teacher Education Program at graduate level. Corequisite: ECED 640, ECED 641, ECED 642
1.000 Credit hours
0.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
8.000 Other hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Field Studies

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ECED 660 - Emergent Literacy and the Integrated Curriculum (3).
Description: The course will enable teachers to design and implement developmentally appropriate literacy experiences within a multidisciplinary framework.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Lecture

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ECED 661 - Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood Care and Education (3).
Description: An analysis of current early care and educational issues concerning children (prenatal to age 8) and their families.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Lecture

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