Early Childhood Education

  • SED EC 206: Jumpstart: Preschool Service Learning
    This course is designed to provide background information about preschoolers' development, with a focus on literacy and social development. Successful interventions in preschool classrooms. The course also provides information about the overall context of the achievement gap and related issues. Open to Jumpstart corps members only. 2 cr.
  • 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 from birth to middle childhood. Includes both descriptive information (milestones) and theory (processes accounting for development) and stresses application of these to early education. Prereq: CAS PS 101. 4 cr.
  • SED EC 350: Introduction to Early Childhood Education
    Presents key topics in early childhood education so that students establish basic understandings of the field, including: historical foundations, role of the teacher, nature of the young child and the role of play in early education. This course is designed for students who are majors in Early Childhood Education, or are considering this field of study. 2 or 4 cr.
  • SED EC 405: Preschool Curriculum and Fieldwork
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: SED ED 100 and SED EC 305; Stamped approval required.
    Supervised teaching of 2.93-to-5-year-olds. Emphasis on applying knowledge of development and child observation skills to planning curriculum, guiding behavior, arranging a classroom environment, and adapting teaching to special learners, including English language learners, in a play-based setting. Fldwk w/ seminar. Instructor permission required. 8 cr.
  • 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 studies and science education, basic elements of curriculum design, and the institutional policies and practices of early childhood education. Includes 100 hours of supervised student teaching in a public school kindergarten classroom. Fldwk w/ seminar. Instructor permission required.?8 cr.
  • SED EC 507: Role of Play in Early Child Education
    Examines theories of play and the r. Role of play in cognitive, affective, and social development of the child. Strategies for applying research on playful learning in classrooms are explored; play and creativity. Field observation and analysis. 4 cr.
  • SED EC 511: Field Experiences in 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. Includes 100 hours of field experience in a public school kindergarten classroom. Fldwk w/ seminar. 4 cr, var cr.
  • 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.
    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. Graduate Prereq: SED EC 611; Stamped approval required. Open only to matriculated graduate students who have completed prerequisites. Graduate students only. Fldwk w/ seminar. 4 cr.
  • SED EC 553: Early Childhood Curriculum and Practicum
    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 curriculum and planning implementation and evaluation of the learning. Includes twice monthly seminars. Fldwk w/ seminar. Prereq: SED EC 453.10 cr.
  • SED EC 557: Classroom-Based Assessment of Young Children, Pre K-2
    Prepares individuals working in early childhood to conduct assessment of children within the classroom. Students will evaluate assessment tools and gain skills necessary for classroom- based assessment. 2 cr.
  • SED EC 605: Topics in Child Development and Education
    Graduate Prerequisites: Stamped approval required.
    Analyzes selected aspects of development in young children from birth to middle childhood. 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 of these to early education. Taken concurrently with SED EC 611. Instructor permission required. 4 cr.
  • SED EC 611: Preschool Curriculum and Prepracticum
    Graduate Prerequisites: Stamped approval required.
    Includes supervised teaching of 2.9-to-5-year-olds. Emphasis on applying knowledge of development and child observation skills to planning curriculum, guiding behavior, arranging a classroom environment, and adapting teaching to special learners, including English language learners, in a play-based setting. Open only to matriculated graduate students in the licensure program. 4 cr.
  • SED EC 653: Early Childhood Practicum, Grades 1-2
    Graduate Prerequisites: SED EC 611; Stamped approval required.
    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. Prereq: SED EC 611; Instructor permission required. 8 cr.