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Teaching Young Children: Early Childhood & Elementary Education|Freshman Interest Groups

Teaching Young Children: Early Childhood & Elementary Education

Areas of Interest:

Elementary Education majors

FIG Description:

What characteristics exemplify professionalism in early childhood education?  What is the role of teachers in advocating for children’s rights?  How 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 work in schools.  Together we will explore the concepts of professionalism, ethical practice, advocacy, activism, and service learning related to work with young children. Members of the FIG will engage in practical experiences in classrooms and communities that promote a deeper understanding of the roles and responsibilities of early childhood educators.  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.

Special Note: This FIG is restricted to students who have declared a major in Elementary Education.  This FIG also requires admission into the College of Education.


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EDEL 1000 - Hot Topics in Elementary Education - 2 credits [I]
EDEC 1020 - Early Childhood - 4 credits [SB]

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