Education
CHILD DEVELOPMENT
EDUC&115
5 Credits
55 hours of lecture
Build a functional understanding of the foundation of child development, prenatal to early adolescence. Focus on the physical, social, emotional, and cognitive development of children, reflective of cross cultural and global perspectives. Develop skills in: observing and documenting child growth and development, identifying theory in practice, and critical reflection of assumptions.
GUIDING BEHAVIOR
EDUC&130
3 Credits
33 hours of lecture
Developing observational and interpretive skills in the guidance of young children. Specific approaches and guidance techniques. Focus on communication and negotiation skills. Curriculum planning from a developmental multicultural perspective.
SCHOOL AGE CARE
EDUC&136
3 Credits
33 hours of lecture
Develop skills to provide developmentally appropriate and culturally relevant activities and care, specifically, preparing the environment, implementing curriculum, building relationships, guiding academic/social skill development, and community outreach.
CHILD/FAMILY/COMMUNITY
EDUC&150
3 Credits
33 hours of lecture
An ecological perspective of the family and the socialization of children. Areas of focus include an examination of family structures, historical and economic perspectives, stressors, family dynamics and culture and the resulting impact on families participating in early childhood programs. Students may not receive credit for both ECE 202 and EDUC& 150. [HR]
COOPERATIVE WORK EXPERIENCE
EDUC 199
1 - 5 Credits
165 hours of clinical
Supervised work experience in education. Completion of specific learning objectives and employer evaluation. Completion of, or concurrent enrollment in, HDEV 195, 198, or 200 required. Prerequisite: Consent of Instructional Unit. [GE]
INTRODUCTION TO EDUCATION
EDUC&201
3 Credits
33 hours of lecture
Overview of education as a discipline, a philosophy, and a profession. Recommended for future teachers and paraeducators. Concurrent enrollment in EDUC 210 required. [SE]
EXCEPTIONAL CHILD
EDUC&203
3 Credits
33 hours of lecture
Introduction to various topics regarding children with special needs and exploration of concepts of inclusion and individualized instruction. [GE]
INTRODUCTORY FIELD EXPERIENCE
EDUC 210
3 Credits
11 hours of lecture - 44 hours of lab
Orientation to teaching and life in the American system of schooling. Supervised volunteer field experience with a weekly, one-hour seminar. Concurrent enrollment in EDUC& 201 required. [GE]