ECE 3010 Introduction to Early Childhood Education
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Provides an introduction to the field, observation, and child study skills. Service learning experiences in childcare settings, elementary schools, and other educational contexts in urban communities are included. A minimum grade of “C” is required for this course.

ECE 3021 (TE) Child Development
Credit Hours 3.0
Corequisites ECE 3255, ECE 3600, and ECE 3661
Description

Focuses on physical, cognitive, and affective stages of human growth and development. Introduces theories and models of behavior and development applied to the field of early childhood education. Field experiences in pre-kindergarten through fifth-grade classrooms are included. A minimum grade of “C” is required for this course.

ECE 3250 (TE) English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL): Language Acquisition and Assessment
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Principles of first and second language learning and teaching are examined. An emphasis on the analysis of language structure as it applies to second language acquisition is a core component of this course. Appropriate assessment of language proficiency is examined in addition to ESOL program entrance and exit criteria. Students have continuous supervised field placements in ESOL classrooms as well as in non-ESOL classrooms with significant culturally and linguistically diverse student populations.

ECE 3255 (TE) English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL):Cultural Foundations
Credit Hours 3.0
Corequisites ECE 3021, ECE 3600, ECE 3601
Description

The purpose of this course is to introduce future educators with the knowledge and skills needed to provide an effective learning environment for students who are learning English as an additional language. Course participants explore issues related to the intercultural communication process. The importance of the role of context (social, cultural, and historical) in interculture interactions is considered. Students have continuous supervised field placement in ESOL classrooms as well as in non-ESOL classrooms with significant culturally and linguistically diverse student populations.

ECE 3360 (TE) Assessment of Classroom Learning in Early Childhood Education
Credit Hours 3.0
Corequisites ECE 3602, ECE 3605, and ECE 3663
Description

Students examine various teacher-constructed and standardized instruments used to assess student learning. Strategies for selecting and using assessment methods are emphasized. The role of instructional assessment as it relates to teaching and learning are discussed. Field experience in K-5th grades is included. Students must complete the course with a grade of “C” or higher.

ECE 3440 (TE) English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL): Curriculum and Instruction
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Students examine current research, materials, curricula, and teaching methodologies in the area of ESOL instruction. Classroom application and observation are emphasized. Students have continuous supervised field placements in ESOL classrooms as well as in non-ESOL classrooms with significant culturally and linguistically diverse student population.

ECE 3500 Social-Emotional Development from Infancy to Middle Childhood
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

This course examines children’’s social-emotional development from infancy to middle childhood. Attention is given to children’’s early emotional development and how it relates to social functioning within family, school and community contexts. Special attention is given to biological and environmental factors that impact children’’s early social-emotional well-being and ways that teachers, caregivers, and other adults can encourage healthy development.

ECE 3600 (TE) Intro to Literacy Learning in Early Childhood and Elementary Education
Credit Hours 3.0
Corequisites ECE 3021, ECE 3255, and ECE 3661
Description

Emphasis on the language development of the young child along with strategies to promote emergent literacy through literature experiences. Includes field experience in a pre-kindergarten through fifth-grade classroom. A minimum grade of “C” is required for this course.

ECE 3601 (TE) Understanding Literacy Learning in Early Childhood and Elementary Education-CTW
Credit Hours 6.0
Prerequisites ECE 3600
Corequisites ECE 3606, ECE 3607, and ECE 3662
Description

Provides the student with an integrated study of the theory, methodology, and instructional materials in the areas of language development, oral and written language skills, reading, and children’s literature. Field experiences in kindergarten through second-grade classrooms are included. A minimum grade of “C” is required for this course. Critical Thinking Through Writing Course (CTW).

ECE 3602 (TE) Digital Composing as Literacy Learning
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites ECE 3601
Corequisites ECE 3360, ECE 3605, and ECE 3663
Description

Focus is on composing as both a print and digital practice with an emphasis on digital composition across the curriculum. A variety of methods of instruction and assessment are explored. Field experiences in third-grade through fifth-grade classrooms are included. A minimum grade of “C” is required for this course.

ECE 3605 (TE) Social Studies Methods in Early Childhood Education
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites ECE 3600
Corequisites ECE 3360, ECE 3602, and ECE 3663
Description

Students examine objectives of various social studies programs and learn to use methods and materials appropriate for young children to accomplish these objectives. Field experiences in kindergarten through second-grade classrooms are included. A minimum grade of “C” is required for this course.

ECE 3606 (TE) Science and Inquiry in Early Childhood Education
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites ECE 3021
Corequisites ECE 3601, ECE 3607, and ECE 3662
Description

Students examine objectives of various science programs and learn to use methods and materials appropriate for young children to accomplish these objectives. Field experiences in third-grade through fifth-grade classrooms are included. A minimum grade of “C” is required for this course.

ECE 3607 (TE) Mathematics Methods in Early Childhood Education
Credit Hours 3.0
Corequisites ECE 3601, ECE 3606, and ECE 3662
Description

Mathematical content, methods, and materials are connected to the mathematical development of young children in grades Pre-K through fifth. Field experiences in elementary classrooms are included. Student must complete the course with a grade of “C” or higher.

ECE 3661 (TE) Classroom Management in Early Childhood Education Field Experience I
Credit Hours 3.0
Corequisites ECE 3021, ECE 3255, and ECE 3600
Description

This course focuses on the development of child management techniques and teaching skills. Included are observation and other study skills used in the education and guidance of young children. Includes field experiences in an early childhood setting. A minimum grade of “C” is required for this course.

ECE 3662 (TE) Classroom Management in Early Childhood Education Field Experience II
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites ECE 3661
Corequisites ECE 3601, ECE 3606, and ECE 3607
Description

This course focuses on the further development of child management techniques and teaching skills. Emphasis is placed on integrated instructional planning and child management strategies. Includes field experience in an early primary setting. A minimum grade of “C” is required for this course.

ECE 3663 (TE) Classroom Management in Early Childhood Education Field Experience III
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites ECE 3662
Corequisites ECE 3360, ECE 3602, and ECE 3605
Description

Provides for the application of child management procedures to academic content. Emphasis is placed on instructional assessment as it relates to classroom management procedures. Field experiences in third, fourth, and fifth grades are included. A minimum grade of “B” is required for this course.

ECE 4650 (TE) Opening School Experience
Credit Hours 0.0 TO 1.0
Prerequisites ECE 3021and ECE 3600
Description

Students gain practical experiences in the school and classroom during the week of preplanning and the first week of school. While assisting in the classroom, students learn effective procedures for beginning the school year. Course is graded as satisfactory/unsatisfactory. A minimum grade of “S” is required for this course.

ECE 4661 (TE) Student Teaching
Credit Hours 9.0
Prerequisites all courses in areas A-G of the degree program in Early Childhood Education
Description

Students participate in a capstone practicum in one of the following grade levels: kindergarten, first, second, third, fourth, or fifth. This internship emphasizes the integration of developmental, curricular, and instructional principles in all areas of the curriculum. Students must submit a portfolio for approval. A minimum grade of “C” is required for this course.

ECE 4662 (TE) Student Teaching
Credit Hours 12.0
Prerequisites all courses in areas A-G of the degree program in Early Childhood Education
Description

Students participate in a capstone practicum in one of the following grade levels: kindergarten, first, second, third, fourth, or fifth. This internship emphasizes the integration of developmental, curricular, and instructional principles in all areas of the curriculum. Students must submit a portfolio for approval. A minimum grade of “C” is required for this course.

ECE 4700 Issues in International Education
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

The course is designed to increase students. knowledge and awareness of social, economic, and political issues related to international education. Students will also examine and compare policies and practices of educational systems in various countries in the world. The course is presented and studied online. It comprises twelve units on international educational issues such as citizenship, culturalism, and multiculturalism equality and Education, inclusion and norms, values and beliefs. Each unit provides an overview of the issues associated with the topic as well as materials that outline those issues. Student/activities/projects require the gathering of data from a variety of sources, synthesizing those data and presenting a summary.

ECE 4810 Directed Reading in Early Childhood Education
Credit Hours 1.0 TO 3.0
Prerequisites consent of instructor
Description

Focuses on individual reading on special topics in early childhood education. These topics are an extension of a previously completed course and are taught by an instructor who has taught that course. A directed reading form, available in the Department of Early Childhood Education, must be completed and signed by the instructor prior to registration. (Repeatable).