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Early Childhood Education: Foundations B.S.

Institute of Child Development
College of Education and Human Development
  • Program Type: Baccalaureate
  • Requirements for this program are current for Spring 2012
  • Required credits to graduate with this degree: 120
  • Required credits within the major: 60
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  • Degree: Bachelor of Science
The undergraduate program in early childhood education: foundations prepares upper division students to work with young children and their families and to work with both typically or atypically developing children. The curriculum includes an extensive core of liberal education courses that are central to early childhood teaching and child development. The program prepares graduates to work in non-licensure educational settings (including daycare centers or youth community programs), pursue advanced degrees, or work in other settings where a strong liberal education base is useful. In addition, the undergraduate degree program prepares students for entry into the master of education (M.Ed.)/initial licensure programs in early childhood education and/or early childhood special education, and elementary education. M.Ed. admission requirements include successful completion of all requirements for the B.S. degree, and successful school practicum experiences. Preferred admission to the M.Ed. program requires a minimum 2.80 GPA.
Program Delivery
This program is available:
  • via classroom (the majority of instruction is face-to-face)
Admission Requirements
Students must complete 60 credits before admission to the program.
A GPA above 2.0 is preferred for the following:
  • 2.50 already admitted to the degree-granting college
  • 2.50 transferring from another University of Minnesota college
  • 2.50 transferring from outside the University
Program admission is based on the following criteria: * Minimum 2.50 overall GPA. * Completion of at least 60 credits, including credits in progress at the time of application. This includes completion of the two-course psychology requirement and at least half of the courses in content areas 2-6. After program admission, students must complete remaining courses in content areas 2-6 and all courses in content areas 7-8. * Reflective essay. See the CEHD Undergraduate Application for Foundations of Education (FOE): Early Childhood for more information.
For information about University of Minnesota admission requirements, visit the Office of Admissions website.
Required prerequisites
Basic Requirements (Content Area 1)
One year college-level spoken second language or American Sign Language (ASL) is highly recommended.
PSTL 1281 - Principles of Psychology [SOCS] (4.0 cr)
or PSY 1001 - Introduction to Psychology [SOCS] (4.0 cr)
CPSY 2301 - Introductory Child Psychology (4.0 cr)
or CPSY 3301 - Introductory Child Psychology for Social Sciences (4.0 cr)
Required prerequisites
Language and Communication (Content Area 2)
ENGL 3601 - Analysis of the English Language (4.0 cr)
or LING 3001 - Introduction to Linguistics [SOCS] (4.0 cr)
or CI 3610 - Linguistics for Teachers [SOCS] (3.0 cr)
Foundations of Reading
CI 5413 - Foundations of Reading (3.0 cr)
Practicum: Working with Developing Readers
CI 5414 - Practicum: Working With Developing Readers (2.0 cr)
Children's Literature
CI 3401W - Diversity in Children's Literature [WI] (3.0 cr)
Literature
Any LE approved literature - 3 credits or above
Required prerequisites
Mathematics (Content Area 3)
MATH 1031 - College Algebra and Probability [MATH] (3.0 cr)
or MATH 1051 - Precalculus I [MATH] (3.0 cr)
or MATH 1151 - Precalculus II [MATH] (3.0 cr)
or PSTL 1006 - College Algebra through Modeling [MATH] (3.0 cr)
Required prerequisites
Science (Content Area 4)
Students must complete a biological science course with a lab, a physical science course with a lab, and one science course with or without a lab.
Biological Science w/Lab
PSTL 1131 - Principles of Biological Science [BIOL] (4.0 cr)
or BIOL 1001 - Introductory Biology: Evolutionary and Ecological Perspectives [BIOL] (4.0 cr)
Physical Science w/Lab
PSTL 1163 - Physics by Inquiry [PHYS, ENV] (4.0 cr)
or PHYS 3071W - Laboratory-Based Physics for Teachers [PHYS, WI] (4.0 cr)
or PHYS 1001W - Energy and the Environment [PHYS, ENV, WI] (4.0 cr)
Earth Science
AST 1001 - Exploring the Universe [PHYS, ENV] (4.0 cr)
or ESCI 1001 - Earth and Its Environments [PHYS, ENV] (4.0 cr)
or PSTL 1171 - Earth Systems and Environments [PHYS, ENV] (4.0 cr)
or SOIL 1125 - The Soil Resource [ENV] (4.0 cr)
Required prerequisites
Social Studies (Content Area 5)
PSTL 1231 - America's Past and Present: Multicultural Perspectives [HIS, DSJ] (4.0 cr)
or HIST 1301W - Authority and Rebellion: American History to 1865 [HIS, DSJ, WI] (4.0 cr)
or HIST 1302W - Global America: U.S. History Since 1865 [HIS, DSJ, WI] (4.0 cr)
or HIST 1307 - Authority and Rebellion: American History to 1865 [HIS] (3.0 cr)
or HIST 1308 - Global America: U.S. History Since 1865 [HIS] (3.0 cr)
or The above courses are preferred, but other history courses accepted.
Human Geography
GEOG 1301W - Our Globalizing World [SOCS, GP, WI] (3.0 cr)
or GEOG 3381W - Population in an Interacting World [SOCS, GP, WI] (4.0 cr)
or GEOG 3371W - Cities, Citizens, and Communities [DSJ, WI] (4.0 cr)
or GEOG 3374W - The City in Film [AH, WI] (4.0 cr)
Social Science Elective
PSTL 1204 - Ways of Knowing in the Social Sciences [SOCS, DSJ] (4.0 cr)
or ANTH 1003W - Understanding Cultures [SOCS, GP, WI] (4.0 cr)
or ANTH 1005W - Introduction to Cultural Diversity and the World System [SOCS, GP, WI] (4.0 cr)
or POL 1001 - American Democracy in a Changing World [SOCS] (4.0 cr)
General Requirements
All students are required to complete general University and college requirements including writing and liberal education courses. For more information about University-wide requirements, see the liberal education requirements. Required courses for the major or minor in which a student receives a D grade (with or without plus or minus) do not count toward the major or minor (including transfer courses).
Program Requirements
Requirements include a minimum 2.00 GPA and no grade lower than C- for major courses. Students planning to pursue the M.Ed./initial licensure program in early childhood education and/or early childhood special education and Minnesota state teaching licensure must have a 2.80 GPA in the undergraduate program and meet other requirements. The Praxis I test must be completed before graduation and before entry into the M.Ed./initial licensure program.
Foundation Courses
CPSY 4331 - Social and Personality Development (3.0 cr)
CPSY 4343 - Cognitive Development (3.0 cr)
CPSY 4993 - Directed Experiences in Early Childhood Education (3.0 cr)
CI 5307 - Technology for Teaching and Learning (1.5 cr)
OLPD 5009 - Human Relations: Applied Skills for School and Society (1.0 cr)
PUBH 3003 - Fundamentals of Alcohol and Drug Abuse (2.0 cr)
or PUBH 3005 - Fundamentals of Alcohol and Drug Abuse for Teacher Education (1.0 cr)
Major Courses (Content Area 8)
Students must be admitted to the program before taking these courses. Many of the major courses have an experiential component.
CI 3211 - Introduction to Elementary Teaching (3.0 cr)
CI 3212 - Practicum: Elementary Teaching (2.0 cr)
CPSY 5251 - Social and Philosophical Foundations of Early Childhood Education (2.0 cr)
CPSY 5252W - Facilitating Social and Emotional Learning in Early Childhood Education [WI] (3.0 cr)
CPSY 5253 - Facilitating Cognitive and Language Learning in Early Childhood Education (3.0 cr)
CPSY 5254 - Facilitating Creative and Motor Learning in Early Childhood Education (2.0 cr)
CPSY 5281 - Student Teaching in Early Childhood Education (1.0-6.0 cr)
EPSY 5625 - Education of Infants, Toddlers, and Preschool Children with Disabilities: Introduction (2.0 cr)
EPSY 5681 - Education of Preschool Children With Disabilities: Methods and Materials (3.0 cr)
Recommended Electives
Recommend KIN 3327, MATHE 3101 and 3102 OR MATH 3113 and 3118 and EDHD 5001 5003 and 5005 to students going on to initial licensure programs in elementary education.
Pre-Licensure or Non-Licensure Options
Non-Licensure Option
Students complete appropriate electives of interest for their program, in consultation with their adviser.
Program Sub-plans
A sub-plan is not required for this program.
Honors UHP
This is an honors sub-plan.
Students admitted to the University Honors Program (UHP) must fulfill UHP requirements in addition to degree program requirements. Honors courses used to fulfill degree program requirements will also fulfill UHP requirements. Current departmental honors course offerings are listed at: http://www.honors.umn.edu/academics/curriculum/dept_courses_current.html Honors students complete an honors thesis project in the final year, most often in conjunction with an honors thesis course, or with an honors directed studies or honors directed research course. Students select honors courses and plan for a thesis project in consultation with their UHP adviser and their departmental faculty adviser.
 
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PSTL 1281 - Principles of Psychology (SOCS)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00518 - PSTL 1281/PSTL 1289/Psy 1001
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Terminology, theories, and results of research in sensation, perception, cognition, motivation, emotion, learning, personality, abnormal behavior, therapeutic practices, health, and social behavior. prereq: Have not received college credit for intro psych
PSY 1001 - Introduction to Psychology (SOCS)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00518 - PSTL 1281/Psy 1001/Psy 1001H
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Scientific study of human behavior. Problems, methods, findings of modern psychology.
CPSY 2301 - Introductory Child Psychology
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01677
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Introduction to the science of child behavior; review of theory and research. prereq: 4 cr intro psych
CPSY 3301 - Introductory Child Psychology for Social Sciences
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01677 - CPsy 2301/CPsy 3301
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
The science of child behavior; review of theory and research. Designed for majors in psychology, sociology, and related disciplines; not suggested for child psychology majors.
ENGL 3601 - Analysis of the English Language
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Introduction to structure of English. Phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics. pragmatics. Language variation/usage.
LING 3001 - Introduction to Linguistics (SOCS)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00099 - Ling 3001/3001H/5001
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Scientific study of human language. Methods, questions, findings, and perspectives of modern linguistics. Components of the language system (phonetics/phonology, syntax, semantics/pragmatics); language acquisition; language/social variables; language/cognition; language change; language processing; language/public policy.
CI 3610 - Linguistics for Teachers (SOCS)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01845 - CI 3610/EngL 3601/Ling 3001
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
For pre K-6 pre-service teachers. Introduction to linguistics. Linguistic terminology and how to apply methods of linguistic analysis to English, focusing on educational settings and classroom instruction.
CI 5413 - Foundations of Reading
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Reading processes, development of readers. Assessment/tutoring of individual children in reading and other literacy practices. prereq: CI 3610 and concurrent registration with CI 5414
CI 5414 - Practicum: Working With Developing Readers
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Field-based practicum. Students apply learning from their University course to working with developing readers. Instructor provides specific assignment. prereq: CI 3610 and concurrent registration with CI 5413 required; elementary education foundations major
CI 3401W - Diversity in Children's Literature (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Classic/contemporary books for children in all genres, created by authors/illustrators. Research in transactional theory. Cultural authenticity. Reading, discussion, group activities, interactive lectures, projects. prereq: Jr or sr or instr consent
MATH 1031 - College Algebra and Probability (MATH)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01772
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Graphs of equations/functions, transformations of graphs; linear, quadratic, polynomial, and rational functions, with applications; inverses/composition of functions; exponential and logarithmic functions, with applications; basic probability rules, conditional probability, binomial probabilities. prereq: 3 yrs high school math or satisfactory score on placement exam or grade of at least C- in [PSTL 731 or PSTL 732]
MATH 1051 - Precalculus I (MATH)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01772 - Math1031/Math1051/PSTL 1006
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Graphs of equations/functions, transformations of graphs; linear, quadratic, polynomial, and rational functions, with applications; zeroes of polynomials; inverses and composition of functions; exponential and logarithmic functions, with applications; coverage beyond that found in the usual 3 years of high school math. prereq: 3 yrs of high school math or satisfactory score on placement test or grade of at least C- in [PSTL 731 or PSTL 732]
MATH 1151 - Precalculus II (MATH)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00066
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Properties of trigonometric functions and their inverses, including graphs and identities, with applications; polar coordinates, equations, graphs; complex numbers, complex plane, DeMoivre's Theorem; conic sections; systems of linear equations and inequalities, with applications; arithmetic and geometric sequences and series. prereq: Satisfactory score on placement exam or grade of at least C- in [1031 or 1051]
PSTL 1006 - College Algebra through Modeling (MATH)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01772 - Math1031/Math1051/PSTL 1006
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Math modeling, including linear, polynomial, rational, exponential, logarithmic functions, counting/probability. Excel or calculators used to develop equations/graphs from theoretical/real interdisciplinary data. Projects enable students to use models to examine trends, make predictions. prereq: Three yrs high school math or grade of at least C+ in 0731 or 0732 or placement test score or instr consent
PSTL 1131 - Principles of Biological Science (BIOL)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Biodiversity/classification, genetics, evolution, ecology, and life cycles. Empirical/theoretical foundations. How scientific information and inquiry skills are relevant to daily lives.
BIOL 1001 - Introductory Biology: Evolutionary and Ecological Perspectives (BIOL)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01640 - Biol 1001/Biol 1001H/Biol 1003
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Biological diversity from genetic variation to diversity of species/ecosystems. Genetic, evolutionary, and ecological processes governing biological diversity. Genetic, evolutionary, and ecological perspectives on issues concerning human diversity, human population growth, health, agriculture, and conservation. Lab.
PSTL 1163 - Physics by Inquiry (PHYS, ENV)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Lecture/lab introductory class. Forces, energy, and small particle theory. Performing experiments similar to real scientific investigations. Nature of science knowledge and learning about science.
PHYS 3071W - Laboratory-Based Physics for Teachers (PHYS, WI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Laboratory-based introductory physics. Topics selected to apply to elementary school curriculum: earth's motion, properties of matter, heat/temperature, kinematics, electric current. prereq: College algebra; no credit for CSE students
PHYS 1001W - Energy and the Environment (PHYS, ENV, WI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Fundamental principles governing physical world in context of energy/environment. Lab. prereq: 1 yr high school algebra
AST 1001 - Exploring the Universe (PHYS, ENV)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00003 - Ast 1001/1005/1011H
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
The human place in the Universe. Study of Earth, other planets, sun, stars, galaxies. Background and fragility of life on Earth. Scale, origin, history of universe and our relationship to it.
ESCI 1001 - Earth and Its Environments (PHYS, ENV)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01201 - Geo 1001/1005/1012/1101/1105
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Physical processes that shape the Earth: volcanoes, earthquakes, plate tectonics, glaciers, rivers. Current environmental issues/global change. Lecture/lab. Optional field experience.
PSTL 1171 - Earth Systems and Environments (PHYS, ENV)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Interaction between natural cycles and society. Formation of continents/mountains. Geologic time, living with natural hazards (e.g., earthquakes, volcanoes). Climate changes, natural resources. Lecture, lab.
SOIL 1125 - The Soil Resource (ENV)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00452 - Soil 1125/2125/5125/AgUM 2251
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Basic physical, chemical, and biological properties of soil. Soil genesis classification and principles of soil fertility. Soil survey information (WEB Soil Survey) used to make a land-use plan. WWW used for lab.
PSTL 1231 - America's Past and Present: Multicultural Perspectives (HIS, DSJ)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Explore diverse historical perspectives. Scholarly/first-hand accounts, regarding what it has meant to be "American." Develop critical frameworks for engaging in ongoing conversation about America's multicultural past/how it is tied to contemporary politics, privilege, power.
HIST 1301W - Authority and Rebellion: American History to 1865 (HIS, DSJ, WI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: Hist 1301W/1301V/1307
Typically offered: Every Fall
Conflict/change, from colonial era through Civil War. colonization/resistance, slavery, nation-building, westward expansion, gender roles, religion, reform, race/ethnicity, immigration, industrialization, class relations. Students use primary sources, historical scholarship. prereq: Fr or soph or non-hist major
HIST 1302W - Global America: U.S. History Since 1865 (HIS, DSJ, WI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00415 - Hist 1302W,V/1308
Typically offered: Every Spring
U.S. history since Civil War, in global context. Emancipation. Forms of labor. Immigration. Citizenship. Conceptions of race/gender. Hot/cold wars. Reform/rights movements. Globalization. State power. Students use primary sources, historical scholarship. prereq: Fr or soph or non-hist major
HIST 1307 - Authority and Rebellion: American History to 1865 (HIS)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: Hist 1301W/1301V/1307
Typically offered: Periodic Fall, Spring & Summer
Conflict/change, from colonial era through Civil War. Colonization/resistance, slavery, nation-building, westward expansion, gender roles, religion, reform, race/ethnicity, immigration, industrialization, class relations. Students use primary sources, historical scholarship.
HIST 1308 - Global America: U.S. History Since 1865 (HIS)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: Hist 1302W,V/1308
Typically offered: Periodic Fall, Spring & Summer
U.S. history since Civil War, in global context. Emancipation. Forms of labor. Immigration. Citizenship. Changing conceptions of race/gender. Hot/cold wars. Reform/rights movements. Globalization. State power. Students use primary sources, historical scholarship.
GEOG 1301W - Our Globalizing World (SOCS, GP, WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01971
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Introduction to geographical understandings of globalization and of connections/differences between places.
GEOG 3381W - Population in an Interacting World (SOCS, GP, WI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01064
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Comparative analysis and explanation of trends in fertility, mortality, internal and international migration in different parts of the world; world population problems; population policies; theories of population growth; impact of population growth on food supply and the environment.
GEOG 3371W - Cities, Citizens, and Communities (DSJ, WI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Introduction to cities and suburbs as unique crossroads of cultural, social, and political processes. Competing/conflicting visions of city life, cultural diversity, and justice. Focuses on the American city.
GEOG 3374W - The City in Film (AH, WI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: Geog 3374W/3374V/5374W
Typically offered: Every Spring
Cinematic portrayal of changes in 20th-century cities worldwide including social and cultural conflict, political and economic processes, changing gender relationships, rural versus urban areas, and population and development issues (especially as they affect women and children).
PSTL 1204 - Ways of Knowing in the Social Sciences (SOCS, DSJ)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Multidisciplinary social science exploration of an international issue. Local/global dimensions of worldwide immigration from perspective of economics, political science, history, sociology, anthropology, and geography.
ANTH 1003W - Understanding Cultures (SOCS, GP, WI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Introduction to social and cultural anthropology. Comparative study of societies and cultures around the world. Topics include adaptive strategies; economic processes; kinship, marriage, and gender; social stratification; politics and conflicts; religion and ritual; personality and culture.
ANTH 1005W - Introduction to Cultural Diversity and the World System (SOCS, GP, WI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Anthropology of cultural diversity, in the United States and around the world. Comparative study of relationship between local cultures and global processes. Race/ethnicity, economic/social organization, political/religious systems, gender, social change.
POL 1001 - American Democracy in a Changing World (SOCS)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: (Select a set)
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Introduction to politics/government in the United States. Constitutional origins/development, major institutions, parties, interest groups, elections, participation, public opinion. Ways of explaining politics, nature of political science. Emphasizes recent trends.
CPSY 4331 - Social and Personality Development
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Development of social relations and personality; research, methodology, and contrasting theoretical perspectives. Survey of findings on interpersonal relationships, the concept of self, prosocial and antisocial behavior, and acquisition of social roles. prereq: 2301, Psy 1001
CPSY 4343 - Cognitive Development
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Cognitive processes; relevant theory, research literature, and methodology. prereq: 2301
CPSY 4993 - Directed Experiences in Early Childhood Education
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Prerequisites: ECE student
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Issues and techniques involved in the systematic observation of children. Record what is happening within the classroom. Interpret/analyze research information in all developmental domains to increase understanding of child behavior. prereq: ECE student
CI 5307 - Technology for Teaching and Learning
Credits: 1.5 [max 1.5]
Prerequisites: [MEd/initial licensure or CLA music ed major or preteaching major or #], basic computer skills
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Diverse educational technology in K-12 classrooms. Effective use of technology. Computer technologies used to stimulate personal productivity/communication and to enhance teaching/learning processes. prereq: [MEd/initial licensure or CLA music ed major or preteaching major or instr consent], basic computer skills
OLPD 5009 - Human Relations: Applied Skills for School and Society
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Issues of prejudice/discrimination in terms of history, power, social perception. Knowledge/skills acquisition in cooperative learning, multicultural education, group dynamics, social influence, leadership, judgment/decision making, prejudice reduction, conflict resolution, teaching in diverse educational settings. prereq: MEd/init lic or CLA music ed or preteaching or instr consent
PUBH 3003 - Fundamentals of Alcohol and Drug Abuse
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01062
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Scientific, sociocultural, and attitudinal aspects of alcohol and other drug abuse problems. Emphasizes incidence, high-risk populations, prevention, and intervention.
PUBH 3005 - Fundamentals of Alcohol and Drug Abuse for Teacher Education
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01062 - PubH 3003/PubH 3004/PubH 3005/
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Scientific/socio-cultural aspects of alcohol/drug problems. Emphasizes role of education in health conservation and drug abuse prevention. prereq: Undergrad in agricultural educ or business/marketing educ or career/technical educ or foundations of educ or [kinesiology, pre-PE] or technology educ or music educ
CI 3211 - Introduction to Elementary Teaching
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Classroom management, instructional planning, working with families in elementary classroom. Assigned readings, lectures, classroom activities, assignments. prereq: [Elementary ed or early childhood ed foundations major], concurrent practicum experience
CI 3212 - Practicum: Elementary Teaching
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Field-based practicum. Students apply learning from their University courses to elementary school setting, connecting theory, research, and practice. prereq: concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in 5111, [elementary education foundations or early childhood foundations] major
CPSY 5251 - Social and Philosophical Foundations of Early Childhood Education
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Prerequisites: Student in ECE or ECSE
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Surveys imagery, history, philosophy, and psychology of early childhood education. Trends in early education, including diversity, special needs, legislation, public policy, and educationally appropriate practice. prereq: Student in ECE or ECSE
CPSY 5252W - Facilitating Social and Emotional Learning in Early Childhood Education (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Prerequisites: Student in ECE or ECSE
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Strategies for facilitating growth in social/emotional aspects of development. Addresses guidance/classroom management issues. prereq: Student in ECE or ECSE
CPSY 5253 - Facilitating Cognitive and Language Learning in Early Childhood Education
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Prerequisites: Student in ECE or ECSE
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Overview of cognitive and language characteristics of children ages 0-8 years and of how teachers can plan curriculum to facilitate children's development in these areas. prereq: Student in ECE or ECSE
CPSY 5254 - Facilitating Creative and Motor Learning in Early Childhood Education
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Prerequisites: Student in ECE or ECSE
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Unique/diverse qualities and characteristics children possess while progressing through universal sequence of physical growth/development and creative development. Students engage in inquiry, research/planning, and reflection as they complete the action-oriented and applied assignments with small groups of children. prereq: Student in ECE or ECSE
CPSY 5281 - Student Teaching in Early Childhood Education
Credits: 1.0 -6.0 [max 6.0]
Prerequisites: MEd student in early childhood ed or early childhood special ed
Grading Basis: S-N or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Application of theory/research relating to teaching preschool children. For individuals obtaining ECE licensure. prereq: MEd student in early childhood ed or early childhood special ed
EPSY 5625 - Education of Infants, Toddlers, and Preschool Children with Disabilities: Introduction
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Overview of the issues, problems, and practical applications in designing early intervention services for young children with disabilities and their families.
EPSY 5681 - Education of Preschool Children With Disabilities: Methods and Materials
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Methods and materials available to maximize developmental and educational outcomes for young children with disabilities, age 3 to 5, and their families in home, community, and school-based settings. Develop, implement, and evaluate individualized education and family service plans. prereq: [5616, 5625] or instr consent