ECH 501: EARLY CHILDHOOD CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION 3 s.h.
Early Childhood Curriculum and Instruction focuses on developmentally appropriate curriculum design and implementation for infants, toddlers, and young children. Emphasis will be given to teaching to enhance development and learning, constructing appropriate curriculum, creating a caring community of learners, and establishing reciprocal relationships with families. Summer, on demand.
ECH 502: EARLY CHILDHOOD CURRICULUM AND ASSESSMENT 3 s.h.
Early Childhood Curriculum and Assessment will focus on the assessment of individual infants, toddlers, and young children's development and learning as an essential component of planning and implementing appropriate curriculum. The importance of the learning community and family relationships to appropriate assessment will be emphasized. Action research will be conducted utilizing developmentally appropriate assessment practices. Prerequisite: ECH 501. Summer, on demand.
ECH 505: THE HEALTHY INFANT, TODDLER, AND YOUNG CHILD 3 s.h.
Exploration of the factors that effect and support the development of a healthy lifestyle in infants, toddlers, and young children. Knowledge and skills will be developed in understanding and appreciating foundations and development of movement, health and safety issues, programmatic development, and building partnerships. Summer, on demand.
ECH 510: LEADERSHIP IN EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION AND CARE 3 s.h.
Leadership in Early Childhood Education and Care will explore and develop the key components in the design of a quality early childhood program and in the development of visionary leadership skills. Participants will be guided through the areas of need assessment, licensing and accreditation procedures, financial matters, curriculum, environment, policies, management skills, community support, and staff development and mentoring. Summer, on demand.
ED 534: WORKSHOP IN EDUCATION 3 s.h.
Provides opportunities for in-service teachers to encounter new ideas, knowledge, and methods in meeting problems in today's schools. Prerequisite: Teaching experience in the elementary or secondary schools.
ED 599: SPECIAL TOPICS IN EDUCATION 1-3 s.h.
Examines current topics and issues in education. Topics, announced in advance, focus on the needs and interests of educators.
Additional courses as approved by advisor.