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ECE 115 - Prac Strateg for Ear Chld Clas

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

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ECE 1XX - Early Childhood Ed. Elective
Early Childhood Ed. Elective
Prerequisite: Transfer Credit Evaluation Only



0.500 TO 6.000 Credit hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

ECE 213 - Creative Expression & Devl
Creative Expression and Development


3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

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ECE 214 - Arts Pedagogy Early Chldhd Edu
Arts Pedagogy In Early Childhood Education


3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

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ECE 215 - Foundations Early Chldhd Edu
Foundations Of Early Childhood Education
Prerequisite: Sophomore Standing

An introduction to the field of early childhood education. Examines the historical, philosophical, anthropological, psychological and social foundations of early childhood education. Explores issues in the field, ethics, and the organization and governance of American public schools, Head Start and child care centers. Includes the study of early child development, along with health and safety issues. Guided experiences in formal and informal settings that serve children required.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Online

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ECE 220 - Guiding Children's Behavior
Study Of Guidance Of Children's Beh. In Class Environments
Prerequisites: None

Examines principles and strategies for guiding the behavior of young children in classroom settings. Emphasizes attachment, classroom arrangement, materials, and schedule, establishing rules, responding to challenging behavior and conflict, and assisting children in interpreting and expressing of emotions. Observations and projects in early childhood classrooms are required.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Online

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ECE 250 - Intro Early Chldhd Special Ed
Introduction To Early Childhood Special Education
Prerequisite: Admission to Early Childhood Program

This course offers an introduction to special education to provide students with information about characteristics of various types of exceptionalities, and special education laws, particularly as they apply to young children. The focus will be an overview of coordinated special services to young children and families with integrated early childhood programs. Field experience required.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

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ECE 2XX - Early Childhood Ed. Elective
Early Childhood Ed. Elective
Prerequisite: Transfer Credit Evaluation Only



0.500 TO 6.000 Credit hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

ECE 301 - Field Experience
Field Experience
Prerequisite: Admission to the Teacher Education Program

A full semester of field experience in the classroom designed to translate theory into practice. Graded credit/no credit. In conjunction with ECE program CORE I.

1.000 Credit hours
3.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Education Field Instruction, Field Instruction

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ECE 306 - Challen Behavior Young Child

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

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ECE 315 - Play and Social Development
Play and Social Development
Prerequisites: Admission To CARE or Permission of Instructor
Permission of Advisor Required

Examines the major types of play behavior of young children - exploration, motor play, construction play, pretend play, and games - and the impact of each on development. Focuses on designing classroom environments to support play, including spatial arrangement, scheduling, selecting materials and adult scaffolding. Cultural diversity in play and the play behavior of children with disabilities are explored. Classroom experiences during regular class time will be completed, under the direct supervision of the instructor.

4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture With Reduced Credits, Online, Seminar and Field Instruction

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ECE 325 - Language And Literacy I
Language And Literacy I
Prerequisite: Admission to the Teacher Education Program. Permission of Advisor Required

An examination of the development of both oral and written language from birth through kindergarten. Constructivist and sociolinguistic learning theories are emphasized. Examines typical oral language development, second language acquisition, language and speech delays, and emergent reading and writing. The role of the adult in supporting language and literacy development is explored. Field experience required.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Seminar

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ECE 326 - Multicultural Children's Lit
Multicultural Children's Literature for the Early Childhood Teacher
Pre-requisites: None

This course is a study of children's literature for the early childhood educator with emphasis on selecting, interpreting, and using quality multicultural literature with children from birth to age eight. Techniques for introducing literature to children, finding ways to deepen and broaden children's understanding of literature and extending children's interest in literature are included. Most of all, the course is intended to help students recognize and value good children's literature for its artistic and literary merits and to develop critical skills for reading, thinking, and writing about children's literature and society. This course will also explore connections between children's literature and social justice/multicultural issues of the twentieth and twenty-first century.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

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ECE 330 - Math Pedagogy Early Chld Educ
Math Pedagogy in Early Childhood Education
Prerequisite: Admission to the Teacher Education Program
Permission of Advisor Required

Examines the teaching and learning of mathematics within the early childhood classroom. Focus will be on the study and implementation of the principles of the national math standards, curricular development, assessment and differentiated instruction, and the integrated curriculum. Active construction of children's physical and logico- mathematical knowledge will be studied, with particular emphasis on appreciation for cultural variations. The role of educational technology within this curriculum will be actively studied.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

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ECE 335 - Integrated Curr in ECE
Integrated Curriculum In Early Childhood Education
Prerequisite: Admission To The Teacher Education Program
Permission of Advisor Required.

Addresses the planning of a developmentally appropriate curriculum, grounded in constructivist and sociolinguistic thought. Focuses on selecting curriculum content, materials and activities across the disciplines, Emphasizes the integration of literacy, math, science, social studies, the aesthetic arts. A special focus is placed upon the anti-bias curriculum and on celebrating diversity. Multimedia applications are explored.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Seminar

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ECE 340 - Classroom Environments In ECE
Classroom Environments In Early Childhood Education
Prerequisite: Admission to the Teacher Education Program

Address physical classroom features of programs for infants, toddlers, preschool and primary grade students. Focuses on design of physical classroom space, development of learning centers, and development of learning materials across curriculum areas, with a special focus on health and safety issues. This course also identifies various program models, exploring how different theories are applied through environmental design. This course emphasizes appreciation of sensitivity to diversity in ability, age, learning style, ethnicity and gender. Field experience required.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

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ECE 345 - Classroom Environments II
Classroom Environments II
Prerequisite:Admission To The Teacher Education Program
Permission of Advisor Required

Focuses on the design of physical classroom space, and the development of learning centers and materials in math, science, creative dramatics, and social studies, including the anti-bias curriculum. This course emphasizes appreciation of and sensitivity to diversity in ability, age, learning style, ethnicity, and gender.

4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Seminar and Field Instruction

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ECE 355 - Tchng & Assessment of Reading
Reading And Writing In The Primary Years
Prerequisite:Admission To The Teacher Education Program
Permission of Advisor Required

An examination of reading development, pedagogy, and assessment from birth to grade three. A comprehensive approach to the teaching of reading includes careful focus on all areas of reading development including areas of early literacy such as phonological and alphabet awareness, concepts about print, early writing, and oral language. Comprehension, strategy-use, fluency, word study, and phonics will be explored with an emphasis on developing readers' meta-cognitive skills. Research based teaching practices such as shared and guided reading, reading conferences, and word-study groups will be explored as ways to teach aspects of reading in meaningful, integrated contexts. Heavy emphasis will be placed on the assessment of reading as Running Records, comprehension retellings, interviews, and checklists will be implemented and analyzed.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Seminar

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ECE 365 - Special Topics
Special Topics
Prerequisite: Admission To The Teacher Education Program

Special areas of interest in early childhood education. Topics will change and course may be repeated with a change of topic.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

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ECE 380 - Leadership In Early Education
Leadership In Early Education And Care
Prerequisites: None

This course examines current theory, research, and practice in the leadership of organizations that provide early childhood education and care. Stages of leadership development, the identification and achievement of professional goals, and the analysis of historical and community influences on organizational decisions are emphasized. Practical applications of the leadership literature to administrative and advocacy activities are examined.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Online

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ECE 390 - Adv Top in Soc & Emo Dev.
Adv Topics in Social & Emotional Development
Prerequisites:None

Explores the social and emotional development of children from birth to age 8. Examines advanced topics such as emotional knowledge and expression, self-esteem, ethnic identity, mastery motivation, self-regulation, peer acceptance, friendship, social skills, and conflict resolution. Emphasizes classroom strategies to promote classroom community, including the class meeting, conflict resolution methods, classroom management approaches, and teacher scaffolding.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Online

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ECE 3XX - Early Childhood Ed. Elective
Early Childhood Ed. Elective
Prerequisite: Transfer Credit Evaluation Only



0.500 TO 6.000 Credit hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

ECE 400 - Social Studies Pedagogy in ECE
Social Studies Pedagogy in ECE
Pre-requisites:Admission to CARE
Permission of Advisor Required

Addresses theory and practice for teaching social studies to the younger learner. Integrates the planning and implementation of a developmentally appropriate social studies theme-oriented curriculum within a project approach. Includes focus on cooperative learning, lesson planning, teaching strategies, explicit instruction. A special focus is placed upon the anti-bias curriculum and on celebrating diversity. Multimedia applications are explored.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

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ECE 401 - Field Exp Early Childood
Field Experience in Early Childhood
Prerequisite: Admission to the teacher prep program

A full semester of field experience in a primary grade classroom to implement content-based pedagogy and assessment practices.

1.000 Credit hours
3.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Education Field Instruction, Field Instruction

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ECE 405 - Adapt.EC Curriculum Inc.Clsrm
Adapting The EC Curriculum For The Inclusive Classroom
Prerequisite:Admission to ECE Certification Program and Students must be in Core IV
Co-requisite: ECE 445
Permission of Advisor Required

This course provides extended opportunities for students to apply basic methods in early childhood special education, within inclusive classrooms. This will include planning and implementing curricular adaptations in primary level classrooms based on principles of developmental and individual appropriateness. Family involvement in all aspects of early childhood special education will be an integrated aspect of this course. This course is taken concurrently with student teaching.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

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ECE 410 - Families, Culture, Ch Devlpmnt
Families, Culture and Child Development
Prerequisites: Admission to CARE or Permission of Instructor. Successful completion of two Tier II LAC courses. Permission of Advisor Required.

Provides an overview of the diversity in families whose children are enrolled in early education classrooms. Examines cultural diversity in parenting and family communication, family stressors, risk and protective factors, and parenting styles. Presents a variety of strategies for communicating and collaborating with families, and involving them in curriculum planning and assessment.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

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Course Attributes:
LAC T3-LiberalArts Experience

ECE 415 - Math Science Curric In ECE
Math And Science Curriculum in Early Childhood Education
Prerequisite: Admission to ECE certification program. Advisor Permission Required

Examines teaching and learning of mathematics and science within the Early Childhood classroom. A focus will be on the integrated curriculum and the active construction of physical and logico-mathematical knowledge. The role of technology within this curriculum will be actively studied. Guided experience in the classroom including interaction with children required.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Seminar

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ECE 420 - Dev Children with Sp. Needs
Development of Children with Special Needs
Prerequisite: Admission to the Teacher Education Program Permission of Advisor Required

This course is designed to introduce students to the basic concepts and information regarding early childhood special education from a developmental perspective. Topics include, but are not limited to, the laws and characteristics of children with disabilities.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

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ECE 425 - Practicum in ECE Special Edu
Practicum in Early Childhood Special Education
Prerequisite:Admission to the ECE certification program
Permission of Advisor Required

This practicum offers students the opportunity to work closely with a child who has special needs, within a developmentally appropriate early childhood program. Students will be asked to observe and record learning and behavior of this child and peers. They will be expected to adjust activities, as necessary, for learning differences and to facilitate social interaction between this child and "typically developing" peers. A focus is on scaffolding the child's learning and development-that is, giving just the right amount of assistance, without over-directing or missing opportunities for appropriate intervention.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Student Teaching

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ECE 430 - Integrated Curriculum In ECE
The Integrated Curriculum In Early Childhood Education
Prerequisite: Admission to the Teacher Education Program

Addresses the planning of a developmentally appropriate curriculum, grounded in constructivist and sociolinguistic thought. Focuses on selecting curriculum content, materials and activities across the disciplines. Emphasizes the integration of literacy, math, science, social studies, and the aesthetic arts. Addresses topics in observation and assessment. A special focus is placed upon the anti-bias curriculum and on celebrating diversity. Microcomputer applications are explored. Field experience is required.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

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ECE 435 - Assessment in ECE
Assessment in Early Childhood Education
Prerequisite: Admission to ECE certification program and student teaching. Must be LAC student with at least two Tier II courses or GER student
Permission of Advisor Required

Examines assessment strategies in early childhood education. Facilitates the development of a portfolio as a documentation of teachers' professional growth. Emphasizes portfolio assessment of children's development. Explores to formative and summative program evaluation.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Seminar

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Course Attributes:
LAC T3-LiberalArts Experience

ECE 440 - Play And Development
Play And Development
Prerequisite: Admission to the Teacher Education Program

Examines the development of play in young children and its contributions to learning, social competence and mental health. Special emphasis will be placed on the role of the adult in facilitating play. Cultural, gender and developmental diversity in children's play will be considered. Field experience required.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

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ECE 445 - Student Teaching:grades 1-3
Student Teaching:Grades 1-3
Prerequisite: Admission to ECE certification program and student teaching.
Permission of Advisor Required



6.000 TO 9.000 Credit hours
25.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Student Teaching

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Course Attributes:
Liberal Arts Work

ECE 450 - Adv Top in Cog Dev.
Advanced Topics in Cognitive Development
Prerequisites: None

This course will prepare early childhood education teachers and care-givers to understand the dimensions of cognitive development within the context of culture and other economic or social variations; to examine the effects of various instructional methods to promote this development; and to conduct ongoing assessments of children's growth.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Online

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ECE 455 - Sci Pedagogy in ECE
Science Pedagogy in Early Childhood Education
Prerequisite: Admisison to teacher prep program

Examines the teaching and learning of science within the eaerly childhood classroom. A focus will be on the study and implementation of the principles of the national science standards, curricular development, assessments and differentiated instruction, with particular emphasis on cultural variations. The role of educational technology within this curriculum will be actively studied.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

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ECE 460 - Sci Pedagogy in ECE
Science Pedagogy in Early Childhood Education Prerequisite: Admission to the ECE CARE program
Permission of Advisor Required

Examines the teaching and learning of science within the early childhood classroom. A focus will be on the study and implementation of the principles of the national science standards, curricular development, assessments and differentiated instruction, with particular emphasis on cultural variations. The role of educational technology within this curriculum will be actively studied. Guided clinicla experience in the classroom, including interaction with young children required.

4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

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ECE 465 - The Role Of The Teacher
The Role Of The Teacher In Early Childhood Education
Prerequisite: Admission to the Teacher Education Program

Examines the role of the teacher in a developmentally appropriate early childhood education classroom. Presents guidelines for indirect teaching and specific interventions across curriculum areas.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

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ECE 470 - Supporting DLL in ECE
Supporting DLL in ECE
Prerequisites: Permission of Department Chair

Examines research0-based practices for supporting the language and learning of dual language learners in birth to five classrooms. Reviews the development of second language acquisition. Emphasizes strategies that have been found to enhance development of dual language learners, including specific curriculum features, teacher-child interactions, methods of assessment, and techniques for working with families.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

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ECE 480 - Independent Study
Independent Study


1.000 TO 3.000 Credit hours
1.000 TO 3.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study

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ECE 490 - Internship
Internship


1.000 TO 3.000 Credit hours
1.000 TO 3.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Internship

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ECE 4XX - Early Childhood Ed. Elective
Early Childhood Ed. Elective
Prerequisite: Transfer Credit Evaluation Only



0.500 TO 6.000 Credit hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

ECE 500 - Adv Study Early Chld Developmt
Advanced Study Of Early childhood Development
Prerequisite: An approved Plan of Study in Early Childhood Education or approval from the instructor.

Advanced study of the physical, social, emotional, and cognitive characteristics of young children, from birth to age eight.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Online

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ECE 501 - Families,Communities/Culture
Theories And Topics In Early childhood Development
Prerequisite: An approved Plan of Study in Early Childhood Education or approval from the instructor.

Reviews major theories of human growth and development and their implications to early childhood education. Examines current research on selected topics in the behavior and development of young children.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Seminar

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ECE 503 - Language and Literacy
Language And Literacy
Prerequisite: An approved Plan of Study in Early Childhood Education or approval from the instructor.

Examines the processes of written and oral language development in the early years. Surveys approaches to facilitating language and literacy acquisition in the early childhood classroom.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

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ECE 504 - Early Childhood Curriculum
Early Childhood Curriculum
Prerequisite: None

Examines research/practice on key components of the early childhood curriculum, including the constructivist, project-based learning approach. Focuses on performance assessment tasks for teacher preparation.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

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ECE 505 - Young Children w/Special Needs
Young Children With Special Needs
Prerequisite: An approved Plan of Study in Early Childhood Education or approval from the instructor.

This course is designed to provide teachers with competence needed to work with young children with special needs in regular classrooms in accordance with the Individuals with Disabilities Act (P.L. 101-470).

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

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ECE 506 - Adaptations For Diverse Needs
Adaptations For Diverse Needs
Prerequisite: ECE 505
Co-requisite: ECE 565

This course is an in-depth exploration of such topics as evaluation, program-planning, and curricular adaptations for young children with special needs. Application of current theories to practice will be individualized for students in ways which address their diverse backgrounds. This course is designed to provide (when combined with ECE 505) Masters level early childhood certification students with the background in special education which will meet requirements for dual certification in the nursery school-kindergarten (N-K) range. Field experience required.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

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ECE 507 - Reading And Writing Primary Yr
Reading and Writing in the Primary Years
Prerequisite: Admission to the graduate Early Childhood Program.

(formerly titled Literacy and Culture)
Examines issues and topics in early literacy from a multicultural perspective. Focuses on the facilitation of written and oral language development in the primary years. Considers strategies for authentic, unbiased assessment.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

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ECE 509 - Seminar for Preservice Teacher
Seminar For Preservice Teachers
Prerequisite: Admission to graduate early childhood program

Provides a survey of teaching, planning, and assessment strategies and classroom management techniques for early classrooms. A special focus is placed on the modern public school classroom and how to adapt traditional approaches and published curricula to be more developmentally appropriate. An emphasis is placed on teacher reflection and self- evaluation.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Online, Seminar

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ECE 510 - Math/Science in Erly Chldhd Ed
Math And Science In Early Childhood Education
Prerequisite: Admission to graduate Early Childhood Education Program.

Examines the development progression of children's mathematical and scientific thinking. Prepares teachers to develop appropriate curriculum to facilitate children's growth within a multicultural and multi-lingual setting. The role of technology will be studied. Guided experience in the classroom including interaction with children required.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Seminar

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ECE 512 - Technology in the ECE Clsrm
Technology In The Early Childhood Classroom
Prerequisite: Admission to the graduate Early Childhood
program. Examines the various kinds of technology available for early education. Explores the appropriate use of technology within an integrated curriculum. Includes the study of variations within young children's thinking and learning in the technology environment.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Seminar

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ECE 514 - CL. Exp. in ECE I
Clinical Experience in Early Childhood Education I
Prerequisite: None
Provides master's level certification students with a 45 hour experience in a preschool or kindergarten classroom. Engages candidates in observation, planning, teaching, and assessment, with a focus on reflective teaching and scaffolding children's development, based on Vygotsky's sociocultural theory. An emphasis will be placed on cultural diversity and adaptations for children with disabilities. Four online seminars are included.

1.000 Credit hours
1.000 Other hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Seminar

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ECE 516 - CL Exp. in ECE II
Clinical Experience in Early Childhood Education II
Prerequisite: None

Clinical experience includes 45 hours of field work and observations in a primary grade classroom, first through third. Students will implement innovative, constuctivist, research-based teaching practices and assessments that focus on multicultural perspectives. English language learners, and developing a sense of social justice and ecological consciousness. Four online seminars are included.

1.000 Credit hours
1.000 Other hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Seminar

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ECE 520 - Guiding Children's Behavior
Study of Guidance Of Children's Beh. In Class Environments
Prerequisites: None

Examines principles and strategies for guiding the behavior of young children in classroom setting. Emphasizes attachment, classroom arrangement, materials, and schedule, establishing rules, responding to challenging behavior and conflict, and assisting children in interpreting and expressing of emotions. Observations and projects in early childhood classrooms are required.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Online

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ECE 532 - Leadership Early Educ & Care
Leadership In Early Education And Care


3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

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ECE 565 - Graduate Student Teaching ECE
Student Teaching
Prerequisite: none



6.000 Credit hours
25.000 Other hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Student Teaching

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ECE 566 - Practicum in EC Special Ed
Practicum In Early Childhood Special Education
Prerequisite: Admission to graduate early childhood

education program and approval by Director of Educational Experiences. This provides professional experiences for students in early childhood special education. The focus is on observing and scaffolding social development and making classroom adaptations for children with special needs.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Other hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Practicum

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ECE 567 - Grad Stud Teach ECE 1-3/Spec E
Grad Student Teaching ECE (1-3) And Special Education Practice


6.000 TO 9.000 Credit hours
25.000 Other hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Student Teaching

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ECE 575 - Assessment In ECE
Assessment in Early Childhood Education
Prerequisite: Admission to the Graduate Teacher Education

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Other hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Seminar

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ECE 580 - Leadership In Early Education
Leadership In Early Education And Care
Pre-requisite: Earned Bachelor's Degree

This course examines current theory, research, and practice in the leadership of organizations that provide early childhood education and care. Stages of leadership development, the identification and achievement of professional goals, and the analysis of historical and community influences on organizational decisions are emphasized. Practical applications of the leadership literature to administrative and advocacy activities are examined.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

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ECE 5XX - Early Childhood Ed. Elective
Early Childhood Ed. Elective
Prerequisite: Transfer Credit Evaluation Only



0.500 TO 6.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

ECE 600 - Play-Math, Sc, Lit
Play-Based Foundations for Learning iMath, Sc & Literacy
Prerequisites: None

Play has long been recognized as an important mediator in the emergence of cognitive, language, and social and emotional competence in early childhood. Research indicates that play experiences in preschool and primary grade classrooms, if intentionally implemented, can support academic learning outcomes. In this course, students will be guided in applying recent empirical studies on play and learning to support mathematical and scientific thinking, language, and literacy in preschool to third grade classrooms.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Online

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ECE 603 - Early Lit Dev. Ped & Assmt
Early Literacy Development, Pedagogy and Assessment
Prerequisites: None

An advanced stuy of emergent and early literacy development with a focus on cultural, linguistic and ability diversity. Emphasis is on preschool-kindergarten areas of literacy development and emergent and early reading/writing in grades K-3. Pre-K to Grade 3 literacy development, pedagogy, environments, and assessment will be explored. Emphais is placed on research-based practices that best support the development of proficient readers and writers.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Online

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ECE 610 - Data Math Sc Pedagogy
Data-based approaches to differen. Math & Sc Pedagogy
Prerequisites: None

Using modes of data analytics, this course supports early childhood education and elementary teachers to study their classroom landscape and to reconceptualize their Math and Science instructional planning. Advanced candidates will learn to consider a broad spectrum of data, to examine cultural and linguistic variations, to apply findings from brain (and other) research - all in their quest to shift to a more intentional and yet fluid content teaching style.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Online

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ECE 670 - Workshop
Workshop
Prerequisite: None

Group study of special topics. May not be used to meet graduate requirements. May be used for elective credits.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Other hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Seminar

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ECE 675 - Seminar:Issues in ECE
Seminar: Issues In Early Childhood Education
Prerequisite: None

Offered on a one-time basis to study, examine, and reflect upon current trends, issues and practices.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Other hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Seminar

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ECE 695 - Graduate Internship
Graduate Internship
Prerequisite: None

Faculty-supervised, community-based work experience individually designed to supplement classroom work. In conjunction with faculty advisor, student selects appropriate experience. Maximum of 6 credits counted toward degree.

1.000 TO 12.000 Credit hours
2.000 TO 24.000 Other hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Internship

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ECE 696 - Research And Reading
Research And Readings
Prerequisite: None

Individual research and analysis of a specific topic under the direction of a faculty member.

1.000 TO 6.000 Credit hours
1.000 TO 6.000 Other hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Directed Research

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ECE 698 - Thesis I
Thesis I
Prerequisite: None

Initial research and preparation of thesis proposal.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Other hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Thesis

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ECE 699 - Thesis II
Thesis II
Prerequisite: None

Preparation of thesis pertaining to a selected research project.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Other hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Thesis

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ECE 6XX - Early Childhood Ed. Elective
Early Childhood Ed. Elective
Prerequisite: Transfer Credit Evaluation Only



0.500 TO 6.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture


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