Early Childhood Education

  • SED EC 206: Working with At-Risk Preschoolers
    This course is designed to provide information about successful interventions in preschool classrooms. The course also provides information about the overall context of the achievement gap and related issues. 2cr, 2nd sem.
  • SED EC 305: Child Development and Early Childhood Education
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: CAS PS 101; Stamped approval required.
    Analyzes selected aspects of development in young children. Includes both descriptive information (milestones) and theory (processes accounting for development) and stresses application of these to early education. 4cr, either sem.
  • SED EC 350: Introduction to Early Childhood Education
    Overview of the historical and philosophical foundations of early childhood education, Pre-K-2. Study of selected programs and curriculum models in a variety of settings. 2cr, either sem.
  • SED EC 405: Preschool Curriculum and Fieldwork
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: SED ED 100 and SED EC 305; Stamped approval required.
    Required in initial licensure program for majors. Includes supervised teaching of 3-to-5-year-olds. Emphasis on curriculum development, instructional planning, classroom management, assessment/evaluation, and adaption of teaching to special learners. 8cr, either sem.
  • SED EC 453: Early Childhood Practicum K
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: SED EC 350 and SED EC 405; Stamped approval required.
    Develops competency in reading and language skills, social and science education, basic elements of curriculum design, and the institutional policies and practices of early childhood education. 8cr, both sem.
  • SED EC 507: Role of Play in Child Development
    Examines theories of play. Role of play in cognitive, affective, and social development of the child; play and creativity. Field observation and analysis required for licensure program students. 4cr, 2nd sem.
  • SED EC 511: Early Childhood Curriculum and Prepracticum
    Seminars and fieldwork in early childhood classrooms. Seminars examine instructional practices in literacy and language arts, social science, and science. 4cr, either sem.
  • SED EC 516: Early Childhood Curriculum and Practicum, K-2
    Graduate Prerequisites: SED EC 611; Stamped approval required. Open only to matriculated graduate students who have completed prerequisites. Graduate students only.
    Open only to matriculated graduate students. Includes reading and the other language arts, social science and science education, as well as basic elements of curriculum design, instruction, assessment, and classroom management in early childhood classrooms, K-2. Application in field settings. 4cr, 2nd sem.
  • SED EC 553: Early Childhood Student-Teaching Practicum 1-2
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: SED EC 453.
    Required of students who seek licensure in early childhood education. Supervised student teaching in a 1- 2 classroom (for undergraduates only) including classroom management and evaluation of the learner. Requires participation in seminars. 10cr (undergraduate), either sem.
  • SED EC 556: Children's Literature for the Early Childhood Teachers, Pre-K-2
    Introduces a wide array of children's literature, fiction and nonfiction, appropriate and necessary for the establishment of a literacy-based classroom. Students develop criteria for literature evaluation, investigate media's influence upon literature, and explore ways to incorporate children's literature throughout the preK-2 curriculum. 2cr, either sem.
  • SED EC 557: Classroom-Based Assessment of Young Children, Pre K-2
    Prepares early childhood majors to conduct assessment of children within the classroom. History of assessment, current trends, and assessment principles will be examined. Students will evaluate assessment tools and gain skills necessary for classroom-based assessment. 2cr, either sem.
  • SED EC 605: Topics in Child Development and Education
    Graduate Prerequisites: Stamped approval required.
    In-depth coverage of selected aspects of development in children from birth to seven years. Includes both descriptive information (milestones) and theory (processes accounting for development). Stresses applications to early education. Taken concurrently with SED EC611 by graduate students in the licensure program unless waiver is obtained. 4cr, 1st sem.
  • SED EC 611: Preschool Curriculum and Prepracticum
    Graduate Prerequisites: Stamped approval required.
    Open only to matriculated graduate students in the licensure program. Field-based course emphasizing instruction materials design, curriculm development, and observation and assessment at the preschool level. 4cr, 1st sem.
  • SED EC 653: Early Childhood Practicum, Grades 1-2
    Graduate Prerequisites: SED EC 611; Stamped approval required.
    Required for students seeking licensure. Provides one semester of supervised work in curriculum development, materials design, and classroom organization and management. Requires 5-day-per-week involvement in a Grades 1-2 classroom and participation in five seminars. 8cr, either sem.