Undergraduate Education Interdepartmental
2020 Summer Term
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MATHEMATICAL PROBLEM SOLVING THROUGH STEAM STRATEGIES
Education Interdepartmental 312
Through this two credit course, students from will develop a rationale and strategies for using math as part of an integrated STEAM approach to solving authentic and meaningful problems with children from birth through five years old.
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.
REFLECTIVE SEMINAR: APPLICATION OF ISSUES IN EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION
Education Interdepartmental 332
This course provides teachers-to-be with opportunities 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, and design new 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 current courses and field work experiences.
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.
LEADERSHIP IN EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION
Education Interdepartmental 453
This two credit hybrid based course will explore leadership development, with an emphasis on the challenges faced by educational leaders. As a hybrid course, students are expected fully engage in the learning process in class, independently and on-line (reading, reflecting, discussing, writing, thinking and problem solving both individually and as an active team member).