Early Childhood Education (ECE)

ECE 101  Introduction to Early Childhood Ed  3(3-0)  

Provides an introduction to the profession of Early Childhood Education. (*)

ECE 102  Intro to ECE Lab Techniques  3(2-2)  

Field work in a child care setting (60 hours). The supervised placement provides the student with the opportunity to observe children, practice appropriate interactions, and develop effective management techniques. Prerequisite: ECE 101. (*)

ECE 103  Guidance Strat for Young Children  3(3-0)  

Explores guidance theories, applications, goals, and techniques, as well as factors that influence behavioral expectations of children. Prerequisite: ECE 102. (*)

ECE 111  Infant & Toddler Theory & Practice  3(3-0)  

Presents an overview of theories, applications (including observations), and issues pertinent to infant and toddler development in group and/or family settings. (*)

ECE 205  Nutrition, Health and Safety  3(3-0)  

Focuses on nutrition, health and safety as a key factor for optimal growth and development of young children. (*)

ECE 241  Admin: Human Relations for ECE  3(3-0)  

Focuses on the human relations component of an early childhood professional's responsibilities. Prerequisite: ECE 103 and PSYCH 151. (*)

ECE 294  Field Experience  (1-12 V)  

Field experience in an Early Childhood Education setting. (F, S, SS) Repeatable (99).

ECE 350  Programs for ECE  3(3-0)  

Explores the different programs available for children in the ECE age range, both in and out of a school setting. Includes 30 hours of field work. Prerequisite: Admission to Education. (F)

ECE 355  Play & Creative Expression in ECE  3(3-0)  

Focuses on principles and methods for using meaningful play and creative arts experiences across the early childhood curriculum to enhance the development of basic skills. Prerequisite: Admission to Education. (SS)

ECE 420  Involving Diverse Families in ECE  3(3-0)  

Explores the theoretical foundations and practical applications of family diversity and parent involvement in early childhood education. Prerequisite: Admission to Education. (SS)

ECE 425  Intro to EC Spec Ed  3(3-0)  

Explores educating young children with disabilities or special needs in the early childhood setting. Includes 30 hours of field work. Prerequisite: Admission to Education. (S)

ECE 430  Teaching Young CLD Children  3(3-0)  

Explores the research and best practices of teaching young children with culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds (Birth-3rd grade). Includes 30 hours of field work. Prerequisite: Admission to Education. (S)

ECE 440  Effective Instr in Early Literacy  3(3-0)  

Explores the development of reading, writing, listening, speaking, and doing in ECE including a review of current research on environmental factors that enhance or reduce language literacy acquisition and development. Prerequisite: Admission to Education. (F)

ECE 460  Managing ECE Classrooms  2(2-0)  

Explores components of effective classroom management procedures with young children in groups. Topics include theoretical perspectives, rules and organization, pro-social behavior, and effective pedagogical decisions. Prerequisite: Admission to Education. (SS)

ECE 461  Teaching ECE Social Studies  2(2-0)  

This course teaches teachers of young children the subject area of social studies in the K-3 curriculum. Content knowledge and teaching strategies will be the focus of the course. Includes 30 hours of field work. Prerequisite: Admission to Education. (F)

ECE 462  Teaching ECE Reading  3(3-0)  

This course encompasses how to teach reading in the K-3 curriculum. Content knowledge and teaching strategies will be the focus of the course. Requires 30 hours of field experience. Prerequisite: Admission to Education. (F)

ECE 463  Teaching ECE Math  2(2-0)  

This course encompasses mathematics in the K-3 curriculum. Content knowledge and teaching strategies will be the focus of the course. Thirty hours of field experience are required. Prerequisite: Admission to Education. (S)

ECE 464  Teaching ECE Science  2(2-0)  

This course teaches teachers of young children the subject area of science in the K-3 curriculum. Content knowledge and teaching strategies will be the focus of the course. Includes 30 hours of field work. Prerequisite: Admission to Education. (S)

ECE 485  Capstone in ECE  1(1-0)  

Explores substantive issues facing new ECE teachers including job search skills, meeting the needs of at-risk students, creating equitable learning environments, and methods of inquiry in education. Prerequisite: Admission to Education. Corequisite: ECE 486. (F, S)

ECE 486  Student Teaching in ECE  (6,12 V)  

Student Teaching at the K-3 level. Application must be submitted on or before date in the Teacher Education Handbook prior to the semester in which student teaching will commence. Prerequisite: Approved application for student teaching. Corequisite: ECE 485. (F, S)

ECE 493  Seminar  3(3-0)  

Seminar in Early Childhood Education (for non-licensure ECE majors). Focuses on the steps in designing high-quality projects/internships in ECE. Taken immediately preceding the expected internship term. Prerequisite: Admission to Education. (F, S)

ECE 494  Field Experience  (1-12 V)  

Upper division field experience in an Early Childhood Education setting. (*) Repeatable (99).

ECE 498  Internship  9(9-0)  

Internship in an Early Childhood Education setting (for non-licensure ECE majors) including completion of a major project and presentation of results. Prerequisite: Admission to Education and ECE 493. (F, S)

ECE 520  Adv Mthds Involving Div Fam in ECE  3(3-0)  

An advanced exploration of the theoretical foundations and practical applications of family diversity and parent involvement in early childhood education. Prerequisite: Admission to Education or M.Ed. program. (SS)

ECE 525  Practices in EC Special Education  3(3-0)  

An advanced exploration of educating young children with disabilities or special needs in the early childhood setting. Includes 30 hours of field work. Prerequisite: Admission to Education or M.Ed. program. (S)

ECE 530  Adv Mthds of Tchg CLD Children  3(3-0)  

An advanced exploration of the research and best practices of teaching young children with culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds (Birth-3rd grade). Includes 30 hours of field work. Prerequisite: Admission to Education or M.Ed. program. (S)

ECE 540  Adv Mthds of Effect Inst Early Lit  3(3-0)  

An advanced exploration of the development of reading, writing, listening, speaking, and doing in ECE including factors that enhance or reduce language literacy acquisition and development. Prerequisite: Admission to Education or M.Ed. program. (F)

ECE 550  Adv Exploration of Programs for ECE  3(3-0)  

An advanced exploration of the different programs available for children in the ECE age range, both in and out of a school setting. Includes 30 hours of field work. Prerequisite: Admission to Education or M.Ed. program. (F)

ECE 555  Advanced Play & Creativity in ECE  3(3-0)  

Focuses on developing advanced principles and methods for using meaningful play and creative arts experiences across the early childhood curriculum to enhance the development of basic skills. Prerequisite: Admission to Education or M.Ed. Program. (SS)

ECE 560  Adv Management of ECE Classrooms  2(2-0)  

An advanced exploration of effective classroom management procedures with young children in groups. Includes theoretical perspectives, rules and organization, pro-social behavior, and effective pedagogical decisions. Prerequisite: Admission to Education or M.Ed. program. (SS)

ECE 561  Adv Mthds of Tchg ECE Soc Stud  2(2-0)  

An advanced exploration of how to teach young children the subject area of social studies in the K-3 curriculum. Content knowledge and teaching strategies will be the focus of the course. Includes 30 hours of field work. Prerequisite: Admission to Education or M.Ed. program. (F)

ECE 562  Adv Mthds of Tchg ECE Lang Arts  2(2-0)  

An advanced exploration of the methods of teaching language arts in the K-3 curriculum with a focus on reading. Content knowledge and teaching strategies will be the focus of the course. Includes 30 hours of field work. Prerequisite: Admission to Education or M.Ed. program. (F)

ECE 563  Adv Mthds of Tchg ECE Math  2(2-0)  

An advanced exploration of how to teach young children the subject area of mathematics in the K-3 curriculum. Content knowledge and teaching strategies will be the focus of the course. Includes 30 hours of field work. Prerequisite: Admission to Education or M.Ed. program. (S)

ECE 564  Adv Mthds of Tchg ECE Science  2(2-0)  

An advanced exploration of how to teach young children the subject area of science in the K-3 curriculum. Content knowledge and teaching strategies will be the focus of the course. Includes 30 hours of field work. Prerequisite: Admission to Education or M.Ed. program. (S)