Course Descriptions

Course Descriptions – ED courses

For descriptions of all courses, see course catalog

ED 105 Introduction to Early Childhood Education
Prereq: ENG 19 with grade C or better, or placement at least ENG 22, or consent.

    Introduces and explores the historical roots and fundamental principles of early childhood care and programs, the variety and scope of programs in the community, issues confronting the field, and career options. 3cr., 3hr. lect.

 

ED 110 Developmentally Appropriate Practices
Prereq: ENG 19 with grade C or better, or placement at least ENG 22, or consent.

    Provides a practical guide and overview of the basic awareness, attitudes, knowledge and skills necessary for working with children from birth through age eight. Introduces concepts of developmentally appropriate practices, the importance of play and inclusion of children with special needs. 3cr., 3hr. lect.

 

ED 115 Health, Safety, and Nutrition for the Young Child
Prereq: ENG 22 or placement at ENG 100, or consent.

    Introduces theories and practices for creating and maintaining a safe, healthy learning environment for young children and adults in group settings. Introduces guidelines and practices for providing for the nutritional needs of young children and adults in group settings.

 

ED 131 Early Childhood Development: Theory into Practice
Prereq: ENG 22 or placement at ENG 100, or consent.

    Explains principles of human development from conception through early childhood. Focuses on the interrelation of physical, cognitive, emotional and social aspects of the individual during this period and how this information of development affects one’s expectations and relationship to the individual child. 3cr., 3hr. lect.

 

ED 140 Guidance of Children in Group Settings

Recommended:  ED 131

    Addresses positive ways to support children’s social-emotional development. Focuses on adult-child and child-child interactions and relationships. (Crosslisted as FAMR 140.) 3cr., 3hr. lect.

 

ED 190 Early Childhood Field Experience
Prereq: Permission of instructor; and ED 110 and ED 131 both with grade C or better, and ENG 22 or placement at ENG 100. Recommended: ED 105.

Prereq: Permission of instructor; and ED 110 and ED 131 both with grade C or better, and ENG 22 or placement at ENG 100. Recommended: ED 105.

 

Note: Students may be required to obtain a physical or doctor’s note and to be fingerprinted, all the student’s expense.

    Provides a supervised work experience in an early childhood education and care setting. Supports students in integrating content knowledge with practice. Designed for those who have little or no experience in early childhood programs. 4cr., 8hr. practicum/2hr. seminar (IN)

 

ED 191v Early Childhood Field Experience IB
Prereq: Permission of instructor; and ED 110 and ED 131 both with grade C or better; and ENG 22 or placement at ENG 100. For Preschool CDA candidates, Preschool CDA Certificate of Competence required. Recommended: ED 105.
Note: Students may be required to obtain a physical or doctor’s note and to be fingerprinted all at the student’s expense.

      Provides a supervised work experience in an early childhood education and care setting. Supports students in integrating content knowledge with practice.

 

      Designed for those already working in an early childhood program. (May be repeated for a maximum of 12 credits.)

 

    1-4cr., 1.5-15hr. practicum/1hr. discussion per week or 2hrs. discussion every other week.

 

ED 191v Early Childhood Field Experience IB
Prereq: Permission of instructor; and ED 110 and ED 131 both with grade C or better; and ENG 22 or placement at ENG 100. For Preschool CDA candidates, Preschool CDA Certificate of Competence required. Recommended: ED 105.
Note: Students may be required to obtain a physical or doctor’s note and to be fingerprinted all at the student’s expense.

      Supports students in integrating content knowledge with practice.

 

      Designed for those already working in an early childhood program. (May be repeated for a maximum of 12 credits.)

 

    1-4cr., 1.5-15hr. practicum/1hr. discussion per week or 2hrs. discussion every other week.

 

ED 263 Language and Creative Expression Curriculum
Prereq: ED 110 and ED 131, or consent.

    Provides theoretical foundation and practice in the planning, implementation, and assessment of the language arts and creative expression curriculum. Students must have regular contact with preschool children for implementation of course assignments in a setting approved by the instructor. 3cr., 3hr. lect.

 

ED 264 Inquiry and Physical Curriculum
Prereq: ED 110 and ED 131, or consent.

    Provides theoretical foundation and practice in the planning, implementation and assessment of the inquiry and physical curriculum. Students must have regular contact with preschool children for implementation of course assignments in a setting approved by the instructor. 3cr., 3hr. lect.

 

ED 275 Inclusion of Children with Special Needs
Prereq: ENG 22 or placement at ENG 100, or consent.

      Provides introduction to legal, historical, and research information about serving young children with special needs in inclusive environments. Introduces issues and practices associated with establishing partnerships with families and understanding collaborative relationships that contribute to meeting diverse needs of young children in inclusive settings.

 

      Facilitates development of skills to adapt and modify the learning environment in line with developmentally appropriate practice. Introduces traditional and alternative assessment and identifies skills necessary to facilitate successful transitions.

 

    3cr., 3hr. lect.