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Early Childhood (EDEC)

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USP Codes are listed in brackets by the 2003 USP code followed by the 2015 USP code (i.e. [QB<>Q]).

JumpLink1020 [EDCI 1020]. Introduction to Early Childhood Education. 3. Introduces students to the field of early childhood education through lecture, discussion, observation and participation. The student will be exposed to different programs currently in operation in the community and region. Special emphasis will be placed on evaluating early childhood education as a career.

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JumpLink2000. Engaging Families in Early Childhood Settings. 3. Focus on the philosophical, psychological, and sociocultural aspects of working with families and children in early childhood educational, home, and community settings.

JumpLink3000. Observing Young Children. 2. The general goal of the course is to introduce students to observation and recording techniques appropriate for assessing the growth and development of young children in the school setting. A secondary goal is to understand how observation and recording techniques can facilitate curriculum planning and parent-teacher conferences. Prerequisites: EDEC 1020 and FCSC 2121.

3210 [EDCI 3210]. Program and Curriculum Development for Young Children. 2-3 (Max. 3). Provides an overview of early childhood education curriculum and the development of early childhood programs. Emphasis is placed on the development of a balanced early childhood curriculum. Prerequisites: EDEC 1020, 3000 and FCSC 2121.

3220 [EDCI 3220]. School Program for Young Children. 3. Describes, identifies and examines programs and best practices of teaching young children in school settings. Lecture and discussion are supported by a two hour practicum in an early childhood school setting. Prerequisites: EDEC 1020 and FCSC 2121.

JumpLink4320 [EDCI 4320]. Oral and Written Language Acquisition. 3. Introduces the student to the nature of language development as it pertains to oral and written communication in education. Recent research in the areas of oral and written language acquisition is compared and contrasted. Implications for facilitating the development of all language modes in educational settings is emphasized. Prerequisites: EDST 2480 or equivalent, junior standing and declared Elementary Education or Family and Consumer Sciences major.

4350. Health Management Issues in Early Education. 3. Provides the student the opportunity to examine the implications of a child's health status on his/her personal, educational, social and cognitive development. Provides personnel working closely with the young child with disabilities and his/her family an understanding of the issues related to health concerns and a framework for intervention planning. Special emphasis is placed on concerns specific to the child in a day care, preschool or other school setting. Cross listed with FCSC 4350. Prerequisites: junior standing and consent of the instructor.

JumpLink5115. Interdisciplinary Early Childhood. 3. Advanced professional course for students interested in current trends and issues in early childhood development. Interdisciplinary in nature, drawing from research in communication disorders, kinesiology and health, elementary and early childhood education and special education, child and family studies, nursing and psychology. Cross listed with PSYC, HLED, and SPPA 5115. Prerequisite: graduate standing.

5220. Children with Disabilities. 3. Purpose is to introduce students to the effects of a disability on the development of the young child. Recent research in the area of early childhood special education will be examined. Educational implications will be emphasized. Prerequisite: Bachelor’s degree in education.

5230. Curriculum and Materials for Young Children with Disabilities. 3. Involves the study and development of curriculum strategies appropriate for the child with disabilities from birth through age five. Prerequisite: graduate standing.

5240. Evaluation of Young Children with Disabilities. 3. Prepares students to select, administer, and interpret evaluation tools appropriate for planning with young children with disability. Prerequisite: graduate standing.

5250. Legal Issues in Early Childhood Special Education. 2. Introduces students to the legal issues surrounding the education of young children with disabilities. The intent and implications of P.L. 99457 will be explored and examined to better assist the specialist in serving children with disabilities and their families. Prerequisite: EDEC 5220.

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