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Teaching Young Children|Freshman Interest Groups

Majors of Interest:

elementary education majors

FIG Description:

What characteristics exemplify professionalism in early childhood and elementary education?  What is the role of teachers in advocating for children’s rights?  What does it mean to e an autonomous teacher?  Howe does society’s view of children and childhood impact how and what we teach?  As a member of this FIG you will share experiences with others committed to improving the lives of children through effective teaching.  Together we will explore the concepts of professionalism, ethical practice, advocacy, activism, and service learning through practical experiences in classrooms and communities.  Students will develop skills in critical thinking and reflection as they study current issues related to the education of young children.  We will apply our knowledge and skills to serve the children, teachers, families, and schools within our community.

Hall:

TBA

Classes:

EDEL 1000 - Hot Topics in Elementary Education - 2 credits [I]
EDEC 1020 - Intro Early Childhood Education - 3 credits
ENGL 1010 - College Composition & Rhetoric - 3 credits [WA]

 

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