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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
Children with Differing AbilitiesThe student will examine a child with differing abilities in an early childhood or school setting. Students will integrate strategies that support diversity and anti-bias perspectives, provide inclusive programs for young children, and apply legal and ethical requirements including Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). Students will differentiate between typical and exceptional development, analyze the differing abilities of children with physical, cognitive, health/medical, communication, and/or behavioral/emotional disorders, and work collaboratively with community and professional resources. Students will utilize an individual education plan, adapt curriculum to meet the needs of children with developmental differences, and cultivate partnerships with families who have children with developmental differences. 3CDEV1160CDEV2000View
Infant/Toddler Development and LearningThe student will examine infant and toddler development as it applies to an infant or toddler setting. Students will integrate strategies that support diversity and anti-bias perspectives and examine research-based curriculum models. They will analyze development and examine culturally and developmentally appropriate environments for infants and toddlers. For this course students should either be currently working with infants or toddlers or have consistent access to a group of infants or toddlers.3CDEV1160 and CDEV1500CDEV2125View
Preschool Development and LearningThe student will study caregiving methods for preschool children in either home or center-based settings. Activities and materials that nurture children`s development will be explored. The student will describe characteristics of a developmentally appropriate program as well as plan preschool curriculum. For this course students should either be currently working with children or have consistent access to a group of preschool children.2CDEV1160 and CDEV1500CDEV2230View
Schoolage Development and LearningThe student will study caregiving methods for school-age children in either home or center based settings. The student will identify components of a developmentally appropriate program. Activities and materials that nurture children's development will be explored. The student will also examine new teaching strategies that are effective with school age children. For this course students should either be currently working with children or have consistent access to a group of schoolage children.2CDEV1160 and CDEV1500CDEV2255View
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
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
NOCTI Early Childhood ExamThe NOCTI Early Childhood Care and Education examination is given by Hennepin Technical College and is a nationally recognized student outcome assessment.0CDEV1725 to be taken concurrentlyCDEV2200View
AC PowerThis course covers investigation of alternating current and its behavior in resistive, inductive and reactive series, parallel, and series/parallel circuits; use of test instrumentation; and electromagnetic induction.3CMAE1550 or equivalent courseCMAE1552View
Motor ControlThis course introduces the learner to motor control components and provides them with a basic knowledge of control circuitry. The learner will build on his/her experiences from Basic Electricity by designing, building, and troubleshooting more complex circuits. Devices such as contactors, motor-starters, relays, timers, mechanical, and proximity switches are used. Electronic motor controls and programmable devices such as variable frequency drives are introduced in this course.3CMAE1552 or equivalent courseCMAE1558View