Term: Fall 2019
Subject: Early Childhood Pre K-3
Service-learning course that introduces and explores early care and education. Examines current policies and practices that have direct impact on families and young children of diverse backgrounds.
The biological, psychological, and social growth and development of children and their relationships with family, peers, and institutions.
Emphasizes the development of relevant, integrated, authentic, individualized, developmentally appropriate curriculum based on formative assessments and interpretations of children's work in inclusive Infant/toddler classrooms, serving children from birth-age 3. Reflective thinking is supported by readings and discourse. Prerequisites: EDEC 001, EDEC 063 or equivalent, Praxis Core Fulfilled, Early Childhood Education or Early Childhood Special Education major, or Instructor permission. Co-requisite: EDEC 109.
Practicum experience with infants and toddlers. Students spend 9 hours per week as a member of a diverse, infant/toddler classroom developing skills in observation/assessment, curriculum development and facilitation. Prerequisites: EDEC 001, EDEC 63 or equivalent, Praxis Core requirement fulfilled, or Instructor permission. Co-requisite: EDEC 105.
Focuses on children's development of mathematical thinking as it relates to STEM and classroom practices (Kindergarten-Grade 3) that individualize "mathematizing within a socio-constructivist context of learning." Integrated approach to curriculum development with an emphasis on inquiry and "real world" investigations. Prerequisites: EDEC 063 or equivalent, Praxis Core fulfilled, Early Childhood PreK-3 majors, or Instructor permission. Co-requisites: EDEC 179, EDEC 181, EDEC 182.
Inter-disciplinary practicum in a K-3 public school classroom, designed to provide students with opportunities to practice teaching methods in Literacy, Math, Science and Social Studies while ensuring a differentiated approach to curriculum development, instruction and assessment. Prerequisites: EDEC 063 or equivalent, Praxis Core Requirement fulfilled, Early Childhood PreK-3 major, or Instructor permission. Co-requisites: EDEC 156, EDEC 181, EDEC 182.
Provides the foundation needed to implement an integrated approach to designing, implementing, and evaluating a science and social studies curriculum in the K-3, early elementary context. Experience with Next Generation Science and 3C Framework for Social Studies. Prerequisites: EDEC 063 or equivalent, Praxis Core Requirement fulfilled, Early Childhood PreK-3 major, or Instructor permission. Co-requisites: EDEC 156, EDEC 179, EDEC 182.
Provides the foundation needed to implement an integrated approach to designing, presenting, and evaluating an English Language Arts (ELA) curriculum across content areas while providing an important understanding of the qualities of children's literature. Prerequisites: EDEC 063, Praxis Core Requirement fulfilled, Early Childhood PreK-3 major, or Instructor permission. Co-requisites: EDEC 156, EDEC 179, EDEC 181.
Full time, semester-long student teaching experience in an early childhood setting for children birth through grade three. Prerequisites: EDEC 179; Early Childhood PreK-3 major; Praxis Core Requirement Fulfilled; GPA of 3.0 or higher. Co-requisite: EDEC 188.
Supports the EDEC 187 Early Childhood Student Teaching. It will address pertinent issues in early education teaching and learning, while preparing students to construct their licensure portfolios. Prerequisites: EDEC 103, EDEC 139, EDEC 179; Early Childhood PreK-3 major; Praxis Core Requirement fulfilled; GPA of 3.0. Co-requisite: EDEC 187.
A non-licensure practicum for students interested in gaining valuable, individually-defined, service learning experience working with infants, toddlers and preschoolers- as well as their parents and teachers- in a collaborative, community-based context grounded in a child-centered, play-based, social constructivist approach to learning. Prerequisite: EDEC 001 or HDFS 005 or SWSS 002, or Instructor permission.