University of Vermont

UVM Course Directory

Term: Spring 2018

Subject: Early Childhood Pre K-3

EDEC 101 - Inclusive Pedagogy in ECE

Explores the multiple roles of the teacher in Early Childhood Education as they relate to inquiry, pedagogy, and the construction of inclusive and engaging learning environments for young children and their families. Prerequisites: EDEC 063 or equivalent; Early Childhood PreK-3 or Early Childhood Special Education major or Instructor permission. Pre/Co-requisite: EDEC 122. Co-requisites: EDEC 103; Praxis Core or pending.

EDEC 103 - Early Childhood Practicum

Practicum experience at the UVM Campus Children's Center lab school with children birth-age 6. Prerequisites: Early Childhood PreK-3 or Early Childhood Special Education major; Praxis core requirement fulfilled or pending. Pre/co-requisites: EDEC 122. Co-requisite: EDEC 101.

EDEC 122 - Culturally Responsive Educatn

Study of ECE systems, contexts and pedagogical frameworks, corresponding with evidence-based understanding of how young children learn and develop. Students examine various models of ECE, early learning standards, DAP, multiculturalism, family-centered practices, assessments and characteristics of high quality learning environments. Prerequisite: Early Childhood PreK-3 or Early Childhood Special Education major or Instructor permission. Pre/Co-requisite: EDEC 063 or equivalent.

EDEC 139 - Collaborative Internship, ECE

This student teaching experience takes place at the UVM Campus Children's School with children birth to age five. Students work collaboratively with children, teachers, families to develop curriculum and inclusive environments that promote play, development, and learning. Prerequisites: EDEC 103, EDEC 122; Early Childhood PreK-3 or Early Childhood Special Education major or Instructor permission; Praxis Core requirement fulfilled. Co-requisite: EDEC 140.

EDEC 140 - Curriculum Development in ECE

Seminar occurs with EDEC 139. Course emphasis is on developing relevant, integrated, authentic, individualized, developmentally appropriate curriculum based on observation and interpretations of children's work in birth-PreK classrooms. Reflective thinking is supported by readings and discourse. Prerequisites: EDEC 101, EDEC 122; Early Childhood PreK-3 or Early Childhood Special Education major or Instructor permission; Praxis Core requirement fulfilled. Co-requisite: EDEC 139.

EDEC 187 - K-3 Studnt Teachng Internship

Full time, semester-long student teaching experience in a primary (K-3) setting. Prerequisites: EDEC 179; Early Childhood PreK-3 major; Praxis Core Requirement Fulfilled; GPA of 3.0 or higher. Co-requisite: EDEC 188.

EDEC 188 - K-3 Seminar

Supports the EDEC 187 K-3 Internship. It will address pertinent issues in early elementary teaching and learning, while preparing students to construct their licensure portfolios. Prerequisites: EDEC 156, EDEC 179, EDEC 181, and EDEC 182; Early Childhood PreK-3 major; Praxis Core Requirement fulfilled; GPA of 3.0 or higher. Co-requisite: EDEC 187.

EDEC 291 - Independent Study

A course which is tailored to fit the interests of a specific student, which occurs outside the traditional classroom/laboratory setting under the supervision of a faculty member, for which credit is awarded. Offered at department discretion. Prerequisite: Department permission.