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Online Courses:
The Graduate Program of the Education Department will be teaching a variety of courses online during the upcoming semesters. Would you like more information about which courses will be online and when? Contact the Early Childhood Program Coordinator, Dr. LouAnn Bonnett for more information.

 

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The enrollment policy for the Master of Education with a concentration in Early Childhood requires a B.S.in Elementary Education, Early Childhood Education, Child Development or Child and Family Studies.

 

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Early Childhood Concentration Courses - 12 semester hours
Course selection is to be made from the following:

blue bullet 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.

 

blue bullet 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.

 

blue bullet 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.

 

blue bullet 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.

 

blue bullet 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.

 

blue bullet 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.

 

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