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Undergraduate Education Interdepartmental

2012 Fall Term

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3 Units

INTEGRATED CURRICULUM FOR CHILDREN: AGES 3-5

Education Interdepartmental 320

This course will enable students to plan a curriculum for children ages 3 through 8 with an understanding of integrated curriculum, the project approach and emergent curriculum that are coupled with relevant constructivist theories. An investigation of various early childhood programs will also be an emphasis of this course.


3 Units

WORKING WITH INFANTS, TODDLERS AND THEIR FAMILIES

Education Interdepartmental 322

This course examines relevant theories and pertinent research pertaining to care of infants and toddlers within the family setting and in group care programs. Content includes an examination of legislative action that calls for intervention services for the birth to three population in natural settings, screening and assessment procedures, eligibility criteria for service delivery, working closely with and supporting parents, and team collaboration styles. The relationship between best practices for care of infants and toddlers in community care and policies which support them is considered as well. Students will design and evaluate curriculum activities appropriate for all children, from birth to three years of age. Prereq: Successful completion of all prior Early Childhood Education classes.


1 Units

REFLECTIVE SEMINAR: ASSESSMENT

Education Interdepartmental 323

This course provides pre-service teachers with the opportunity to reflect upon their course work and classroom experiences, discuss and share educational ideas, monitor professional growth, formulate personal goals and objectives, collaborate with peers, share new ideas, design and evaluate strategies and methods for working with children, parents and other professionals. Written and oral reflection and other means of creative expression will be practiced with respect to both the content of the current courses and field work experiences.


6 Units

DIRECTED TEACHING A: INFANTS AND TODDLERS

Education Interdepartmental 331

This course provides the student with the opportunity to fully develop practice and reflect upon skills acquired through coursework and previous field experience. Students are placed in both a county Birth-to-Three Program and a community infant/toddler childcare program. High quality inclusive programs are selected (when possible). Students are provided supervision by a Cooperating Teacher, and a University Supervisor. Students will plan and implement instruction for individuals and groups of children, adapt instruction for children with disabilities, conduct assessments, evaluate student performance, collaborate with parents and professionals. Prereq: Successful completion of all prior Early Childhood Education classes.


3 Units

INFORMAL ASSESSMENT OF YOUNG CHILDREN

Education Interdepartmental 333

This class is designed to assist students in acquiring skills related to informal assessment. These skills include: the ability to use a variety of observation strategies, to apply funnctional assessment strategies, use play-based and other criterion-referenced instruments, develop and implement program evaluation strategies. Additionally the student will acquire the ability to link assessment results to IEP/IFSP formation, and the ability to use assessment results to develop differentiated instruction, the ability to write summary reports for school files, and to communicate in writing and verbally, assessment results to parents and to other professionals. Prereq: Successful completion of all prior Early Childhood Education classes.


3 Units

DIRECTED TEACHING B: PRESCHOOL (3-4)

Education Interdepartmental 441

This course provides the student with the opportunity to fully develop their practice and reflect upon skills acquired through coursework and previous field experience. Students are placed in high quality inclusive preschool programs (when possible) and provided supervision by a Cooperating Teacher and a University Supervisor. Students will plan and implement instruction for individuals and groups of children, adapt instruction for children with disabilities, conduct assessments, evaluate student performance and collaborate with parents and professionals. Prereq: Successful completion of all prior Early Childhood Education classes.


3 Units

PLANNING FOR INDIVIDUAL NEEDS

Education Interdepartmental 442

This class provides students with the skills to develop and adapt curriculum and instructional strategies to meet the educational needs of young children who require specialized instruction. The emphasis is on the provision of that instruction in the natural environment of the children.


1-3 Units

FIELD STUDY: AGES 3 THROUGH 8

Education Interdepartmental 443

Being involved in an early childhood classroom enables students to apply theoretical understandings regarding positive discipline approaches for young children and the adaptation of both curriculum and the environment to meet individual needs and abilities. Students will practice written and oral reflection. It is expected that reflective thinking will assist the student in accommodating their beliefs and knowledge of theory to classroom realities. A concurrent seminar will allow students to pose classroom practice problems, negotiate solutions, and share insights while being exposed to multiple viewpoints. Prereq: Successful completion of all prior Early Childhood Education classes.


3 Units

MATHEMATICAL CONCEPTS DEVELOPMENT IN EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION

Education Interdepartmental 449

Students learn how to assess mathematics skills young children ages 0 through 8 years develop and identify instructional strategies that support children's engagement in mathematical thinking. Students observe and reflect on individual children's approaches to mathematical thinking and prepare and implement integrated lessons for children in community and school settings.


1 Units

REFLECTIVE SEMINAR: PHASE 3 PORTFOLIO

Education Interdepartmental 451

This course provides pre-service teachers with the opportunity to reflect upon their course work and classroom experiences, discuss and share educational ideas, monitor professional growth, formulate personal goals and objectives, collaborate with peers, share new ideas, design and evaluate strategies and methods for working with children, parents and other professionals. Written and oral reflection and other means of creative expression will be practiced with respect to both the content of the current courses and field work experiences.


3 Units

INTEGRATED CURRICULUM FOR CHILDREN 6 THROUGH 8

Education Interdepartmental 452

This course is designed to increase students' understanding of how to combine different subject areas, such as literacy, math, art, music, science within one thematic unit based on an understanding of how children learn and develop. Initially, students will study related theory and explore a variety of instructional methods. A field component will allow students to apply their knowledge by planning and implementing a series of classroom experiences with children in primary classrooms. Subsequent reflection and class discussion will address implementation problems and seek solutions. Prereq: Successful completion of all prior Early Childhood Education classes.


6 Units

DIRECTED TEACHING C: CONSULTATION IN EARLY CHILDHOOD

Education Interdepartmental 461

This course provides the student with the opportunity to fully develop their practice and reflect upon skills acquired through coursework and previous field experience. Students are placed in programs serving young children with disabilities. High quality inclusive programs are used (when possible). Supervision is provided by a Cooperating Teacher and a University Supervisor. Students plan and implement instruction for individuals and groups of children, adapt instruction for children with disabilities, conduct assessments, evaluate student performance, collaborate with parents and professionals. Prereq: Restricted to Students with Admission to Directed Teaching and C/S or better in all prior Early Childhood Education classes.


6 Units

DIRECTED TEACHING D: CHILDREN FIVE THROUGH EIGHT YEARS

Education Interdepartmental 462

Students have the opportunity to fully develop, practice and reflect upon skills acquired through coursework and previous field experiences. Placed with an educator teaching at a kindergarten through third grade level, students plan and implement instruction for individuals and groups of children, adapt instruction for children with special needs, conduct assessments, evaluate student performance, collaborate with parents and professionals.


1 Units

REFLECTIVE SEMINAR: PHASE FOUR PORTFOLIO

Education Interdepartmental 465

Reflective Seminar: Phase Four provides a forum for ECE students to develop the Phase Four Portfolio and to begin their Professional Development Plans. The course is intended to ensure that the well-prepared teacher is a reflective practitioner who continually evaluates the effects of his/her choices and actions on others (students, parents, and other professionals in the learning community) and who actively seeks out opportunities to grow professionally. Prereq: Successful completion of five semesters ECE major courses


0.5-6 Units

WORKSHOP

Education Interdepartmental 490

Variable topics. Group activity oriented presentations emphasizing `hands on' and participatory instructional techniques.


1-3 Units

INDEPENDENT STUDY

Education Interdepartmental 498

Study of a selected topic or topics under the direction of a faculty member. Repeatable.

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