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Early Childhood Education (ECE)


Undergraduate Courses


    300-Level Courses

    ECE 322 : Parenting and Child Guidance in Early Childhood. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    ECE 322 : Parenting and Child Guidance in Early Childhood. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    WHEN TAUGHT:Contact Department.
    PREREQUISITE: EL ED 202
    DESCRIPTION: Address young children's socio-emotional development in early childhood classrooms. Review theory and research to related peer interactions and parent-child and teacher-student relationships. Develop an understanding of instructional strategies and guidance practices in early childhood classrooms.

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    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: 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 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 331 : Early Childhood Education Developmentally Appropriate Practices Seminar. (1:1:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    ECE 331 : Early Childhood Education Developmentally Appropriate Practices Seminar. (1:1:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter
    PREREQUISITE: EL ED 202; ECE 332 concurrently.
    DESCRIPTION: Designing an Early Childhood curriculum based on child development as hands-on experiences are created to meet children's individual learning needs and address contextual factors in the child's life experiences.
    NOTE: Due to enrollment constraints, ECE 331 may not be retaken to improve a grade unless approved by the Child and Family Studies Laboratory Steering Committee.

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    ECE 332 : Early Childhood Education Developmentally Appropriate Practices Practicum. (3:0:8)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    ECE 332 : Early Childhood Education Developmentally Appropriate Practices Practicum. (3:0:8)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter
    PREREQUISITE: EL ED 202; ECE 331 concurrently.
    DESCRIPTION:  Intitial practicum with young children in designing an Early Childhood curriculum based on a knowledge of child development that meets children's individual learning needs and address contextual factors in the child's life experience.
    NOTE: Due to enrollment constraints, ECE 332 may not be retaken to improve a grade unless approved by the Child and Family Studies Laboratory Steering Committee.

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    ECE 336 : Planning and Assessment in Early Childhood Education (Pre K-3). (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    ECE 336 : Planning and Assessment in Early Childhood Education (Pre K-3). (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter
    PREREQUISITE: ECE 331 and 332 concurrently.
    DESCRIPTION: Learn key instructional principles, instructional strategies, lesson planning procedures that are appropriate and effective when working with young children. Understand formal and informal assessment strategies and data collection procedures for evaluating children's progress, informing instruction, communicating results with key stakeholders.

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    ECE 337 : Family, School, and Community Partnerships in ECE. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    ECE 337 : Family, School, and Community Partnerships in ECE. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    WHEN TAUGHT:Contact Department.
    PREREQUISITE: ECE 331 and ECE 332.
    DESCRIPTION: Understand policies and processes for partnering with families, schools, and communities of young children in early childhood settings.

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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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    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. (6-12:Arr:Arr)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    ECE 425 : Grades 1-3 Student Teaching. (6-12:Arr:Arr)(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 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)
    WHEN TAUGHT:Contact Department.
    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 433 : Teaching Literacy in Early Childhood Classrooms (Pre K-3). (2-3:Arr:Arr)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    ECE 433 : Teaching Literacy in Early Childhood Classrooms (Pre K-3). (2-3:Arr:Arr)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter
    PREREQUISITE: Admittance to ECE program; concurrent enrollment in ECE 441 and 442.
    DESCRIPTION: Study instructional practices for teaching children the literacy concepts, skills and strategies they need to learn in Pre K-3rd grade, and assessing, monitoring and evaluating children's literacy knowledge and learning in Pre K-3rd grade.

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    ECE 441 : Early Childhood Education Primary Grade Seminar. (1:1:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    ECE 441 : Early Childhood Education Primary Grade Seminar. (1:1:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter
    PREREQUISITE: ECE 331; Concurrent with ECE 442.
    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 442 : Primary Grade Practicum. (2:0:12)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    ECE 442 : Primary Grade Practicum. (2:0:12)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter
    PREREQUISITE: ECE 332; ECE 441 concurrently.
    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 Pre K-3 methods courses.

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    ECE 445 : Teaching Social Studies in Early Childhood Classrooms (Pre K-3). (2-3:Arr:Arr)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    ECE 445 : Teaching Social Studies in Early Childhood Classrooms (Pre K-3). (2-3:Arr:Arr)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter
    PREREQUISITE: Concurrent enrollment in ECE 441 and 442.
    DESCRIPTION: This course will prepare teaching candidates (1) with methods, skills and strategies for teaching social studies to children in grades Pre K-3, (2) to model democratic teaching practices, and (3) to establish democratic classroomsas they prepare children to assume roles as participatory citizens in a democracy.

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    ECE 446 : Teaching Science in Early Childhood Classrooms (Pre K-3). (2-3:Arr:Arr)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    ECE 446 : Teaching Science in Early Childhood Classrooms (Pre K-3). (2-3:Arr:Arr)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter
    PREREQUISITE: Concurrent enrollment in ECE 441 and 442.
    DESCRIPTION: Develop the pedagogical knowledge, skills, and dispositions necessary to teach science to young children of various ages, abilities, backgrounds, and exceptionalities.

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    ECE 447 : Teaching Mathematics in Early Childhood Classrooms (Pre K-3). (2-3:Arr:Arr)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    ECE 447 : Teaching Mathematics in Early Childhood Classrooms (Pre K-3). (2-3:Arr:Arr)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter
    PREREQUISITE: MTHED 305; ECE 441 and 442 concurrent.
    DESCRIPTION: Study the teaching and learning of early childhood mathematics guided by current principles relating to mathematics content, social interaction, student thinking, and child 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:Contact Department.
    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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