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2012 - 2013

Early Childhood Education (ECE)


Undergraduate Courses


    300-Level Courses

    ECE 323 : Integrated Curriculum in Programs for Young Children. (2:2:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    ECE 323 : Integrated Curriculum in Programs for Young Children. (2:2:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    WHEN TAUGHT:Contact Department.
    PREREQUISITE: SFL 221 & SFL 222; Admittance to either ECE or El Ed licensing programs. Dual majors, please see advisor.
    DESCRIPTION: Implementing integrated learning experiences in dance, music, drama, and visual art for the very young, including importance of home, family, and environments on child's aesthetic growth.

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    ECE 324 : Planning and Management. (2:2:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    ECE 324 : Planning and Management. (2:2:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter
    PREREQUISITE: Admittance to ECE program.
    DESCRIPTION: Learning principles, lesson planning, classroom atmosphere, classroom management, professional attitudes and practices.

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    ECE 325 : Early Childhood Practicum. (2:0:12)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    ECE 325 : Early Childhood Practicum. (2:0:12)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter
    PREREQUISITE: Admittance to ECE program; FBI fingerprint background clearance.
    DESCRIPTION: Practicum experience in the primary grades. Field experience designed to give students opportunities to interact with primary children (grades 1-3) and apply skills and knowledge acquired in the ECE cohort classes.

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    ECE 327 : Assessment and Action Research in Early Childhood Programs. (2:2:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    ECE 327 : Assessment and Action Research in Early Childhood Programs. (2:2:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    WHEN TAUGHT:Contact Department.
    PREREQUISITE: Admittance to ECE program.
    DESCRIPTION: Formal and informal assessment strategies and data collection procedures for evaluating children's progress; programs to enhance learning, individualize instruction, and communicate with others.

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    ECE 353 : Emergent Literacy. (2:2:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    ECE 353 : Emergent Literacy. (2:2:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    WHEN TAUGHT:Contact Department.
    PREREQUISITE: SFL 355 or equivalent.
    DESCRIPTION: Issues, themes, and practices of literacy instruction for young children (P-3).

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    ECE 356 : Teaching Reading and Language Arts in the Primary Grades. (2:2:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    ECE 356 : Teaching Reading and Language Arts in the Primary Grades. (2:2:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter
    PREREQUISITE: Admittance to ECE program; at least a C- grade in ECE 353.
    DESCRIPTION: Issues, theories, and practices of literacy instruction for primary grades, including developing literacy through listening, speaking, reading, and writing.

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    ECE 361 : Teaching Mathematics in the Elementary School. (2:2:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    ECE 361 : Teaching Mathematics in the Elementary School. (2:2:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter
    PREREQUISITE: Admittance to ECE program.
    DESCRIPTION: Methods and materials for teaching elementary school mathematics guided by current principles of curriculum, instruction, and assessment in mathematics education.

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    ECE 363 : Teaching Science in the Elementary School. (2:2:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    ECE 363 : Teaching Science in the Elementary School. (2:2:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter
    PREREQUISITE: Admittance to ECE program.
    DESCRIPTION: Developing knowledge, skills, and attitudes related to teaching science in the elementary school.

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    ECE 365 : Teaching Social Studies for Cultural Understanding. (2:2:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    ECE 365 : Teaching Social Studies for Cultural Understanding. (2:2:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter
    PREREQUISITE: Admittance to ECE program.
    DESCRIPTION: Developing and implementing meaningful integrated learning experiences in the social studies area, taking into account children's home experience and cultural values.

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    400-Level Courses

    ECE 422 : Preschool or Kindergarten Student Teaching. (6:0:6.0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    ECE 422 : Preschool or Kindergarten Student Teaching. (6:0:6.0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    WHEN TAUGHT:Contact Department.
    PREREQUISITE: All ECE core and professional sequence courses; concurrent enrollment in ECE 426; prior application; requires a major GPA of 2.85; at least a C- grade in methods courses (ECE 324, 327, 356, 361, 363, 365); FBI fingerprint background clearance.
    DESCRIPTION: Student teaching experience in preschool or kindergarten.

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    ECE 425 : Grades 1-3 Student Teaching. (6:0:6)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    ECE 425 : Grades 1-3 Student Teaching. (6:0:6)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring
    PREREQUISITE: All ECE core and professional sequence courses; concurrent enrollment in ECE 426; prior application; requires a major GPA of 2.85; at least a C- grade in methods courses (ECE 324, 327, 356, 361, 363, 365); FBI fingerprint background clearance.
    DESCRIPTION: Student teaching experience in the primary grades.

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    ECE 426 : Capstone Seminar. (1:1:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring; Summer Contact Department
    PREREQUISITE: Concurrent enrollment with student teaching practicum; FBI fingerprint background clearance.
    DESCRIPTION: Gaining insight into significant issues in early childhood education, developing a sense of professional ethics, and becoming personally committed to ongoing professional development.

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    ECE 427 : El Ed/ECE Emphasis Capstone Seminar. (.5:1:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    ECE 427 : El Ed/ECE Emphasis Capstone Seminar. (.5:1:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    PREREQUISITE: El Ed majors with an ECE emphasis; concurrent enrollment in ECE student teaching practicum block.
    DESCRIPTION: Gaining insight into significant issues in early childhood education, developing a sense of professional ethics, and becoming personally committed to ongoing professional development.

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    ECE 493R : Independent Readings or Project. (.5-4:0:3)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    ECE 493R : Independent Readings or Project. (.5-4:0:3)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring; Summer
    PREREQUISITE: Departmental approval.

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    ECE 496R : Academic Internship. (12:0:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    ECE 496R : Academic Internship. (12:0:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    WHEN TAUGHT:Fall
    PREREQUISITE: Three-semester professional sequence and prior application; requires a major GPA of 2.85; at least a C- grade in methods courses (ECE 324, 327, 356, 361, 363, 365); FBI fingerprint background clearance.
    DESCRIPTION: A full-year classroom teaching internship in the public schools.
    NOTE: See Education Student Services for application dates.

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