Early Childhood Education (ECE)

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ECE 101 Early Childhood Wellbeing3 Credit hours   

An introduction to the basic requirements and regulations for health and safety in early childhood programs serving children from birth to age eight.

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ECE 102 Bison image  Early Childhood Programs (CT)3 Credit hours   

A critical analysis of the historical, philosophical, political, social, and theoretical foundations of early childhood programs with specific attention to current programs serving children prior to school entry. 3 CR.

Attributes: Critical Thinking
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ECE 201 Early Education Tech3 Credit hours   

Application of technology in the teaching and administration of early childhood education programs.

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ECE 204 Parenting3 Credit hours   

This course examines parenting from a socio-cultural and developmental perspective using a systems model.

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ECE 215 Family Relationships3 Credit hours   

Relationships in the family during its life cycle, with some consideration of family life in other cultures.

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ECE 303 Child Development3 Credit hours   

Care and guidance of young children through five years in relation to their physical, emotional, mental and social development. Observation and participation in nursery school required.

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ECE 322 Language & Literacy3 Credit hours   

Provide pre-service teachers with an overview of the emergent nature of the development of language and literacy in the young child in a context that is developmentally and culturally appropriate.

Pre-req: ECE 303 with a minimum grade of C.

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ECE 323 Assess Early Childhood3 Credit hours   

Realistic and practical guidance in providing learning experiences for children from diverse cultural backgrounds based upon authentic assessment practices.

Pre-req: ECE 303 with a minimum grade of C.

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ECE 324 Early Childhood Sci/Math3 Credit hours   

Strategies for integrating math, science and technology in early childhood curriculum with focus on inquiry approaches.

Pre-req: ECE 303 with a minimum grade of C.

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ECE 325 Play and Creativity3 Credit hours   

Exploration of the multiple ways children and adults express their thoughts and represent their environment and experiences.

Pre-req: ECE 303 with a minimum grade of C.

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ECE 420 Infant/Toddler Environs & Rela3 Credit hours   

Creation of developmentally supportive environments for infants and toddlers in group settings with emphasis on establishing nurturing relationships.

Pre-req: ECE 303.

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ECE 421 Infant/Toddler Ed Practicum3 Credit hours   

Practice in planning and leading an infant/toddler group with emphasis on environments and relationships that provide supportive nurturance and education for the babies and their parents.

Pre-req: ECE 420 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of C and Admitted to Teacher ED with a score of 4.

Concurrent PR: ECE 420
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ECE 430 Preschool Curr and Methods3 Credit hours   

Historical and contemporary curriculum and methods for preschool children with emphasis on current best practices.

Pre-req: ECE 303.

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ECE 431 Guid Young Child Pract3 Credit hours   

Techniques of guidance of young children with emphasis on adult-child interaction. Participation in laboratory preschool required.

Pre-req: Admitted to Teacher ED with a score of 4 and ECE 303 with a minimum grade of C.

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ECE 435 Admin Early Child Program3 Credit hours   

Instruction and practice in the development of day centers for three and four year old children and administration of programs in these centers. Laboratory participation required.

Pre-req: ECE 303.

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ECE 472 Early Childhood Capstone3 Credit hours   

Application of ECE content knowledge in the management of early childhood programs: senior level capstone. Premission required.

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ECE 485 Independent Study1-4 Credit hours   

Permission of the coordinator. Requires 2.5 GPA, limit of 6 hours to be used in professional education as a specialization.

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ECE 486 Independent Study1-4 Credit hours   

Permission of the coordinator. Requires 2.5 GPA, limit of 6 hours to be used in professional education as a specialization.

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ECE 487 Independent Study1-4 Credit hours   

Permission of the coordinator. Requires 2.5 GPA, limit of 6 hours to be used in professional education as a specialization.

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ECE 488 Independent Study1-4 Credit hours   

Permission of the coordinator. Requires 2.5 GPA, limit of 6 hours to be used in professional education as a specialization.

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