Early Childhood Education (5200)

Early Childhood Education (5200)

100 ORIENT TO EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUC 0 credits
Corequisite: 5100:200. Orientation to the information and strategies necessary for a student to be successful in the program, including portfolio development.
200 PRE-K PARTICIPATION I 1 credits
Prerequisite: 7400:265, 2200:245. Planned field experience in a pre-kindergarten infant/toddler classroom where students work with children age birth to 3 years both individually and in small groups.
215 CHILD, FAMILY & SCHOOL 3 credits
Prerequisites: 5100:220, 5610:225. The purpose of this course is to learn about why we create reciprocal working relationships with parents, and methods of creating these types of relationships. (10 field/clinical hours).
220 VISUAL ARTS CULTR-EARLY CHD 1 credits
Art education concepts, structures, and knowledge base to provide curricular opportunities for education majors to develop as creative problem solvers in an elementary school setting. First offered Fall 1993.
250 DEV PROCESSES OF INVESTIGATION 3 credits
Prerequisites: 5050:210, 211, admission to Teacher Education Program. This course will enable students to identify and acquire those investigative and discovery processes and skills that are common in mathematics, science, and social studies.
300 PRE-K PARTICIPATION II 1 credits
Prerequisite: 200, 5610:450 and admission to Teacher Education Program. Planned field experience in pre-kindergarten early intervention program where student works in both small and large group settings and with individual children.
319 INTEGR EXPRES ARTS IN ERLY CHD 3 credits
Prerequisite: Admission to Teacher Education and 7100:210 or 7500:201. Use of expressive arts as a means for young children to represent their thinking and to enhance their learning of curriculum content.
320 VISUAL ARTS APPLIC IN ELEM SCH 3 credits
Prerequisite: 5200:220. Exploration of materials, methods, processes and visual techniques relating two and three-dimensional art experiences for the teacher of elementary children.
321 INSTR TECH: MODERN LANG K-8 3 credits
Focus on theories of language acquisition, models of instruction suited to teaching foreign languages and cultures in the elementary school (K-8), and strategies that promote appropriate levels of language proficiency and competency for young learners.
325 ADV EARLY CHILDHOOD CURRICULUM 4 credits
Prerequisite: completion of 5500:360, 7400:265, 270, 280. To teach skills for curriculum development for half- and full-day programs for children 3-6 with an emphasis on authentic assessment, projects, and state/national standards. (33 field and 27 clinical hours).
331 KINDERGARTEN METHODS & MATER 4 credits
Prerequisites: 330 and 7400:265. Scope and sequence of kindergarten curricula, with emphasis on developmentally appropriate methods and materials. This course is not part of the new teacher licensure program.
334 TCHNG ART IN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 3 credits
Prerequisite: Admission to Teacher Education Program, Art K-12. Visual arts in elementary schools. Art education concepts with studio orientation including history of art education, developmental stages, curriculum and organization, methods, evaluation and research, and practical participation.
340 DVLPMTL WRITING IN EARLY CHDHD 3 credits
Prerequisite: 245; prerequisite or corequisite: 370. This course is designed to prepare early childhood pre-service teachers to teach writing, emphasizing writing foundations, the writing process, and creative writing.
342 TEACHING MATH-YOUNG CHILDREN 3 credits
Prerequisites: 3450:140, 240. Prerequisite or corequisite: 5500:370. Trends in mathematics instruction in early childhood/middle level classrooms. Procedures for the development of mathematics concepts and skills.
395 FIELD EXPERIENCE 1-3 credits
Prerequisites: permission of adviser and department head. Independent field work in area selected by student's adviser, based on student's needs.
420 INTEGRATED PRIMARY CURRICULUM 4 credits
Prerequisite or corequisite: 5500:370. Course models an inquiry-based format that integrates math, science, social studies, and technology standards where students learn how to create, implement, manage, and evaluate student-centered learning environments. (25 hours field and 35 clinical hours).
425 ADV INTEGRATD PRIMARY CURRICLM 4 credits
Prerequisite: Admission to teacher education program; 420. This course further explores an inquiry-based format that integrates math, science, social studies, and technology standards by having the students implement, manage, and evaluate their own and their students' learning. (25 field and 35 clinical hours).
430 HONORS RES PROJ: EARLY CHILDHD 1-6 credits
Prerequisites: Permission of student's preceptor. Carefully defined individual study demonstrating originality and sustained inquiry. (May be repeated for a total of six credits).
480 ST: ELEMENTARY EDUCATION 1-4 credits
(May be repeated with a change in topic) Prerequisite: permission of instructor. Group study of special topics of critical, contemporary concern in professional education.
490 W: ELEMENTARY EDUCATION 1-3 credits
Elective workshop for elementary education major who would pursue further refinement of teaching skills. Emphasizes demonstrations of teaching techniques and development of suitable teaching devices.
491 W: ELEMENTARY EDUCATION 1-3 credits
Elective workshop for elementary education major who would pursue further refinement of teaching skills. Emphasizes demonstrations of teaching techniques and development of suitable teaching devices.
492 W: ELEMENTARY EDUCATION 1-3 credits
Elective workshop for elementary education major who would pursue further refinement of teaching skills. Emphasizes demonstrations of teaching techniques and development of suitable teaching devices.
493 W: ELEMENTARY EDUCATION 1-3 credits
Elective workshop for elementary education major who would pursue further refinement of teaching skills. Emphasizes demonstrations of teaching techniques and development of suitable teaching devices.
495 STU TEACH: (PRE-K THROUGH K) 5 credits
Prerequisites: Approval of the Student Teaching Committee, considered based upon approved application to student teaching, passing PRAXIS II subject test, and approved portfolio. Corequisite: 498. Planned teaching experience in schools selected and supervised by Office of Field Experience.
496 STU TEACH: (GRADES 1-3) 6 credits
Prerequisites: Approval of the Student Teaching Committee, considered based upon approved application to student teaching, passing PRAXIS II subject test, and approved portfolio. Corequisite: 498. Planned teaching experience in schools selected and supervised by Office of Field Experience.
497 INDP STUDY: ELEMENTARY EDUC 1-3 credits
Prerequisites: permission of adviser and department head. Specific area of curriculum investigation pertinent to elementary education as determined by student's academic needs.
498 STUDENT TEACHING COLLOQUIUM 1 credits
Prepares students for the final phase of becoming decision makers. The colloquium will explore problems encountered in classrooms, initiate reflective practice and concepts of action research, and focus on preparation of unit outlines with emphasis on applied decision making.

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