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Guiding Children's BehaviorThe student will examine positive strategies to guide children's behavior. The student will examine ways to establish supportive relationships with children guiding them in order to enhance learning, development, and well-being. Students must have consistent access to a toddler through school age child for the final project.3CDEV1160CDEV1125View
Learning Environment and CurriculumThe student will gain knowledge and skills related to providing age appropriate curriculum and learning environments for young children. The student will examine the role of the teacher in providing learning experiences to meet each child's needs, capabilities, and interests, and ways to implement the principles of developmentally appropriate practices. The student will practice language and literacy, social, emotional and sensory learning, art and creativity, and math and science activities. For this course students should either be working with children or have consistent access to a group of children.4Qualifying score on writing assessment test OR ENGL1021 or ENGL1026CDEV1130View
Observation and AssessmentThe student will examine the appropriate use of assessment and observation strategies to document development, growth, play and learning. There will be a focus on increasing objectivity in observing and interpreting children's behavior. Recording strategies, rating systems, multiple assessment tools and portfolios are explored. For this course students should have access to a child who is between the ages of 3 and 5.3CDEV1500 and ENGL2121CDEV1160View
Child Growth and DevelopmentThe student will examine the major developmental milestones for children from birth through adolescence in the areas of physical, social-emotional, and cognitive development. While studying developmental theory and investigative research methods, students will observe children and analyze characteristics of development at various stages.3Qualifying score on reading assessment test OR ENGL0921CDEV1500View
Health, Safety and NutritionThe student will be introduced to the regulations, standards, policies, procedures, prevention techniques, and early childhood curriculum related to health, safety, and nutrition. The key components that ensure physical health, mental health, and safety for both children and staff will be identified, as well as the importance of collaboration with families and health professionals. A focus will be on integrating key components into everyday planning and program development.3Qualifying score on writing assessment test OR ENGL1021 or ENGL1026CDEV1530View
Curriculum PlanningThe student will gain an advanced understanding of curriculum planning. Emphasis is on organizing and evaluating developmentally appropriate curricula.3CDEV1130 and CDEV1160CDEV1550View
360 Technical MathematicsThis is an introductory technical math course. The course is for students who have basic math skills and for those who need basic technical math concepts. The primary goals of this course are to help individuals acquire a solid foundation in the algebra and geometry used in a technical setting. This course will show how these skills can model and solve authentic real-world problems.3Qualifying score on the reading assessment test OR ENGL0901CMAE1502View
Practicum IStudents demonstrate early childhood teaching competencies under guided supervision making connections between theory and practice and demonstrating professional behavior. Students develop, implement, and assess curriculum that promote positive development and learning.3CDEV1125, CDEV1160 and Instructor approvalCDEV1725View
Practicum IIAfter successful completion of Practicum I, students will continue to demonstrate early childhood teaching competencies under guided supervision making connections between theory and practice. Students will continue to practice professional behaviors as they apply child-centered, play-oriented approaches to teaching and learning. They will demonstrate knowledge of curriculum content areas as they develop, implement, and assess curriculum that promote positive development and learning.3CDEV1725 and Instructor approvalCDEV1750View
Specialized LabThis course is designed for students who want to enhance their skills and knowledge in order to become more proficient in specialized areas of the curriculum. Specialized lab content must be different from or beyond the expected skill level available in current course offerings. Students will have the ability to direct their efforts, with instructor approval, in curriculum activities that meet their needs. A `Specialized Lab Training Agreement` must be signed by the student and the instructor and submitted to the registrar at the time of registration.1_to_4Instructor approvalCDEV1900View