Undergraduate Early Childhood
2022 Spring Term
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ECCE CAPSTONE PLACEMENT AND SEMINAR
This course gives students opportunities to demonstrate best practices in field of early child care and education, as a teacher or leader, while working with a mentor to create a meaningful artifact.
ECCE LEADERSHIP INTERNSHIP AND REFLECTIVE SEMINAR
This course gives students opportunities to use best practices for teaching in early childhood education while working with a mentor.
SUPPORTING LANGUAGE ACQUISITION IN YOUNG DUAL LANGUAGE LEARNERS
As the third course in the Supporting Dual Language Learners Credential, students in this three-credit course will develop understanding about the characteristics of an effective teacher of children who are dual language learners. Students will learn and apply strategies to effectively support all dual language learners in an early childhood setting from infancy to preschool.
ASSESSMENT OF DUAL LANGUAGE LEARNERS IN THE EARLY CHILDHOOD CLASS
As the fourth and final capstone course in the Supporting Dual Language Learners Credential, students in this three-credit course will learn about the components of a quality dual language program, including assessment and accountability, curriculum, instruction, classroom environments, staff quality, program structure, family and community involvement, and support and resources. Students will investigate and evaluate each component and how it affects dual language learning.
WHAT IS CULTURALLY RESPONSIVE TEACHING?
As the first course in the Teaching in a Diverse Society credential, students will reflect on their own identity, culture and biases before beginning to explore the meaning behind culturally responsive teaching. Throughout this process, students will develop understanding of the importance of culturally responsive teaching in early childhood education, the research and theory behind it, and how it may differ from the practices they have followed in the past. Students will develop awareness of their own strengths and gaps, reflect on best practices and develop actionable strategies they can take toward becoming more culturally responsive.
BUILDING ON THE ASSETS OF FAMILIES AND THEIR CULTURES
As the second course in the Teaching in a Diverse Society credential, students will learn how to build on the assets of diverse families. They will learn how to engage families while respecting their different backgrounds, welcome families and solicit their involvement so teachers and families can work collaboratively in the best interest of their child.