EDUC& 115 5 credits
Build a functional understanding of the foundation of child development, prenatal to early adolescence. Observe and document physical, social, emotional, and cognitive development of children, reflective of cross cultural and global perspectives.
EDUC& 130 3 credits
Examine the principles and theories promoting social competence in young children and creating safe learning environments. Develop skills promoting effective interactions, providing positive individual guidance, and enhancing group experiences. Formerly ECE 113.
EDUC& 136 3 credits
School Age Care Management
Develop skills to provide developmentally appropriate and culturally relevant activities and care, specifically preparing the environment, implementing curriculum, building relationships, guiding academic/social skill development and community outreach. Formerly ECE 216.
EDUC& 150 3 credits
Child, Family and Community
Integrate the family and community contexts in which a child develops. Explore cultures and demographics of families in society, community resources, strategies for involving families in the education of their child, and tools for effective communication. Formerly ECE 116.
EDUC 200 5 credits
Introduction to Education
Introduction to the opportunities of education as a professional career. Study of the role, preparation and certification of teachers. Discussion of the responsibilities, organization, control and financing of schools in America. Prerequisites: ENGL& 101 or equivalent, or instructor permission.
EDUC& 204 5 credits
Exceptional Child (Intro to Special Education)
Introduction to the field of special education. Includes various categories of disabilities and special needs, legal and historical perspectives for special education services, roles and responsibilities of special education team members, and instructional strategies for teaching in a special education environment. (Covers the 14 core competencies for special education paraeducators.) Prerequisites: ECED& 105, EDUC& 115.
EDUC 210 2 credits
This course acquaints teacher candidates with principal issues in educational practice and begins developing reflective teaching. Students discuss and reflect on observations of classroom management, instructional methodology, instructional assessment, diversity, exceptionalities, educational legal issues and educational technology. In this field experience, students work directly with teachers, administrators, and para-educators. Prerequisites: EDUC 200; finger printing and background check required.