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Courses at the 300-level

ECED 301: Developmental Approaches to Teaching and Learning

Developmentally appropriate approaches and teaching models for all early childhood education students, including atypical/ exceptional, are learned through supervised practice. Observations and a multicultural/urban practicum are required.
3 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • Minimum GPA of 2.50 in all previous courses
  • Admission to the early childhood teacher preparation program, or consent of department chair
ECED 302: Early Childhood Development Birth through Eight

This course examines the characteristics and needs of young children, birth through eight, including the stages and multiple influences on early development and learning, using historical and culturally diverse perspectives.
3 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • ECED 290 and admission to the early childhood education teacher preparation program
  • or consent of department chair.
ECED 303: Creating an Early Childhood Learning Community

This course explores principles of care and education in the early childhood environment, including the importance of creating a community through relationships, physical space, and organization of time.
3 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • CEP 315; ECED 301, 302; SPED 310; and admission to the early childhood education teacher preparation program
ECED 332: Families and Communities in a Diverse Society

Students examine methods of building respectful, reciprocal relationships that empower and support families in their children’s development. Students also come to understand the complexities of family and community characteristics.
3 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • ECED 301, 302, 419; SPED 310; and admission to the early childhood education teacher preparation program
ELED 300: Concepts of Teaching Diverse Learners

The technical skills of teaching and classroom organization in diversity responsive classrooms are presented and practiced. Observations and multicultural field experience are required.
3 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • FNED 346 with a minimum grade of B-
  • admission to the elementary education teacher preparation program
  • minimum GPA of 2.50 in all previous courses
  • or consent of department chair
ELED 302: Teaching All Learners: Foundations and Strategies

Universal and selected teaching skills and strategies effective for diverse learners are presented and practiced; principles and practices addressing intellectual, physical, behavioral, and cultural differences among children are discussed. Practicum required. Students cannot receive credit for both ELED 302 and SPED 302.
4 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • FNED 346, with minimum grade of B-
  • minimum GPA of 2.50 in all previous courses
  • admission to the elementary and special education teacher preparation programs
  • or consent of department chair

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