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EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION (ECE)
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Liberal Arts and Education
 
ECE 2100 - Child Development and Learning (HI/BEH/SSC)
(3.0 cr; A-F only, fall, spring, every year)
Child development and learning; prenatal through middle childhood from research, theory, and practitioner perspectives. Physical, cognitive, linguistic, emotional, and social (including cultural) domains. Field experiences.



ECE 3410 - Learning Environments for Infants and Toddlers
(4.0 cr; Prereq-2100, Ed 3110, minimum GPA of 2.5; A-F only, spring, every year)
Designing, organizing, and maintaining learning environment. Arrangement of physical setting, provision of materials, construction of curriculum, implementation of learning experiences. Assessment of child's learning and of teaching/learning environment. Field Experiences.



ECE 3420 - Nurturing and Collaborative Relationships for Infants and Toddlers
(2.0 - 3.0 cr [max 3.0 cr]; Prereq-2100; A-F only, spring, every year)
Understanding/applying practices to promote emotional/social development in infancy/toddlerhood. Principles of caregiving. Relationship to teaching/learning environment. Developmentally appropriate guidance, collaborative parent/staff relationships, respecting family/cultural values/experiences.



ECE 3804 - Individual Studies
(1.0 - 3.0 cr [max 6.0 cr]; Prereq-Jr, instructor consent; fall, spring, every year)
Topic related to student's major and not covered in regularly offered courses.



ECE 4440 - Infant and Toddler Student Teaching
(4.0 cr; Prereq-3410, 3420, 4750, 3901, minimum GPA of 2.50; A-F only, fall, spring, summer, every year)
Students integrate theory/practice as member of teaching team. Portfolio-based student-teaching experience. Focuses on selected BOT competencies/indicators. University approved classroom placement.



ECE 4700 - Creative Arts and Language Arts: Preprimary
(4.0 cr; Prereq-2100, 2300, ED 3110 or concurrent enrollment, minimum GPA of 2.50; A-F only, fall, every year)
Theory/practice related to preprimary (preschool, kindergarten) education. Development related to learning environment, curriculum, and teaching methods. Developmentally appropriate approaches to subject matter in language arts, literacy, and expressive arts. Field experiences.



ECE 4702 - Mathematics, Social Studies, and Sciences: Preprimary
(4.0 cr; Prereq-4700; A-F only, spring, every year)
Theory/practice related to preprimary education (preschool, kindergarten). Development related to learning environment, curriculum, and teaching methods. Developmentally appropriate approaches to subject matter in mathematics and in physical/social sciences.



ECE 4730 - Understanding and Supporting Parenting
(3.0 cr; Prereq-2300, 3420, concurrent enrollment in Ed 3110, minimum GPA of 2.5; A-F only, fall, every year)
Parent-child relationships, adult development, family systems theory, parental authority, child compliance, developmental interaction during child rearing years. Parenting in diverse family configurations, in diverse cultures/lifestyles, and in high-risk families. Emphasizes knowledge of research for application.



ECE 4811 - Preschool Student Teaching
(6.0 - 8.0 cr [max 8.0 cr]; Prereq-3901, 4702, 4750, ED 3110, minimum GPA of 2.50; A-F only, fall, spring, summer, every year)
Integrate theory/practice as member of teaching team. Portfolio-based student-teaching experience. Selected BOT competencies/indicators. University approved classroom placement in preschool-aged setting.



ECE 4812 - Kindergarten Student Teaching
(4.0 cr; Prereq-3901, 4702, 4750, Ed 3110, minimum GPA of 2.5; A-F only, fall, spring, every year)
Integrate theory/practice as member of teaching team. Portfolio-based student-teaching experience. Focuses on selected BOT competencies/indicators. University approved classroom placement in kindergarten classroom.



ECE 4880 - Administration of Early Childhood Programs
(3.0 cr; Prereq-3410, 4700, 4750, minimum GPA of 2.50; A-F only, fall, every year)
Application of developmental theory and management processes and tasks. Organizational, personnel, and fiscal management; educational programming; health and safety regulations and practices.



ECE 4883 - Student Experiences in Program Management
(3.5 cr; Prereq-4880; spring, every year)
Integrate theory/practice as member of management team. Portfolio based capstone focusing on manager/director competencies articulated by national/state organizations. University approved placement in early childhood program serving children 6 weeks to 8 years of age.



 
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