2017-2018 Undergraduate Academic Catalog

CEDUC 2351 Early Childhood Education

This certificate-specific course lays the groundwork for those preparing to teach in preschools, child care centers, kindergartens, and grades 1-2. The focus is on provision of developmentally appropriate experiences in inclusive settings. Included are strategies for observation and assessment as these are related to the planning of integrated curriculum experiences which are relevant to the needs of children and families with diverse backgrounds. Also considered are the role of play in children's learning, various philosophical models that have impacted the field of early childhood education, and a historical perspective on current programs. A one-day a week field experience is an integral part of this course.

Both a grade of C+ and successful completion of the field experience are required to advance in the major.

Credits

4

Prerequisite

CEDUC 1352

Offered

Fall semester.