Early Childhood

  • SED EC 608: Primary Practicum
    Graduate Corequisites: SED EC 609.
    Supervised minimum 300 hour full semester student teaching in grade 1-2 classroom. Students apply theories of child development and culturally sustaining, developmentally appropriate practice. Increasing responsibility for curriculum, assessment, all aspects of the teacher role culminating in taking lead teacher role.
  • SED EC 609: Primary Practicum Seminar
    Graduate Corequisites: SED EC 608.
    Students in primary practicum (gr 1-2) meet to acquire and share dispositions, knowledge, strategies for curriculum development, implementation and assessment, teaching practices for anti-racist/anti-bias culturally sustaining learning environments, supporting bi-and multi-lingual learners, promoting social competence, building community, & partnering with families.
  • SED EC 611: Preschool Curriculum and Prepracticum
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: Approval required
    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 630: Child Development & Families in Societal and Cultural Contexts
    This course aims to immerse students in major theories and seminal research related to child development and the role of the family. Students will learn about the child's social, emotional, physical, language, and cognitive development between birth and age 8.
  • SED EC 653: Early Childhood Practicum, Grades 1-2
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: Approval Required
    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.