(ECED) EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION
Department of Instruction and Curriculum Leadership
Deborah Lowther, Ph.D., Interim Chair
Room 106D, E.C. Ball Hall
ECED 3555 - Obsrv/Assmnt Infant/Erly Ch (3)
Developmental perspective on measurement and evaluation in early childhood years. Considers standardized tests, observations, checklists and rating scales, and tests designed by teachers; their advantages and disadvantages for use with young children; and professional ethical issues pertaining to evaluating young children. Field experience required. PREREQUISITE: Junior Status.
ECED 4005 - Fam/Sch Collaboration/ECED (3)
Emphasizes family systems theory as a guide to understanding, appreciating, and supporting diverse families; strategies for collaborating with families. Field experiences required. PREREQUISTE: ECED 3555, ECED 4510 and admisison to TEP. COREQUISITE: ECED 4500, 4515 and 4540.
ECED 4500 - Emergent Literacy/Lang Dev (3)
Cognitive view in developmental perspective of language development and literacy processes from birth to age five; materials and methods of teaching and assessing language development and emergent literacy from a sociocultural perspective. Field experience required. PREREQUISITE: ECED 3555, ECED 4510, Junior Status.
ECED 4510 - Early Chld Prgms/Pr (3)
Early childhood profession, its multiple historical, philosophical, and social foundations; current issues, trends and public policies affecting children, families, programs for young children and early childhood profession; exploring early childhood teacher roles and responsibilities through observations in multi-cultural settings. Field experience required. PREREQUISITE: Junior Status.
ECED 4515 - Teach/Lrng Erly Chld Ed (3)
Developmentally appropriate teaching and learning methods with emphasis on the teacher's role as facilitator; fostering development and learning through play; creating appropriate, psychologically safe and healthy learning environments; fostering individual and group interactions. Field experience required. PREREQUISITE: ECED 3555, ECED 4510 and Junior Status.
ECED 4520 - Plan/Facilitn Social Lrng/Dev (3)
Planning, implementing, and evaluating programs to facilitate young children's social learning from birth through age 8; addresses socialization, social science skills, knowledge, and dispositions in context of integrating content instruction and learning. Field experience required. PREREQUISITE: ECED 3555, 4005, 4510, 4540 and admission to TEP. COREQUISITE: ECED 4005, 4530, ICL 4914, and RDNG 4240.
ECED 4525 - Practicum Early Chld Tch/Lrn (1-3)
Planning, implementing, evaluating early childhood methods and materials in K-3 classes. PREREQUISITE: admission to TEP.
ECED 4530 - Plan/Facltn Math/Science Lrng (3)
Provides knowledge, skills, and dispositions necessary to plan for and facilitate development and learning of physical, logico-mathematical, social knowledge of math and science for children from birth through nine years. Field experience required. PREREQUISITE: ECED 3555, 4005, 4500, 4510, 4515, 4540 and admission to TEP. COREQUISITE: ECED 4005, 4520, ICL 4914, RDNG 4240.
ECED 4540 - Pln/Fclt Infant/Toddler Dev (3)
Models, principles, curriculum and practices of developmentally appropriate infant/toddler caregiving; emphasis on teacher's knowledge of child development, skills and dispositions necessary to foster infant and toddler development in group care settings. Field experience required. PREREQUISITE: junior status. COREQUISITE: ECED 4500, 4005, 4515.