Child Development (5)
An in-depth study of the physical, emotional, social and mental development of children from conception through age eight. An understanding of family structures, interaction and function will be integrated throughout the developmental process.
Guiding Behavior (3)
Examine the principles and theories promoting social competence in young children and creating safe learning environments. Develop skills promoting effective interactions while providing positive individual guidance and enhancing group experiences.
School Age Care (3)
Gain skills to provide developmentally appropriate and culturally relevant activities and care for school-age children. Focus is on preparing the environment, implementing curriculum, building relationships, guiding academic/social skill development, and community outreach.
Investigate the family and community contexts in which children develop. Explore cultures and demographics of families in society, community resources, strategies for involving families in the education of their children and tools for effective communication.
Cooperative Work Experience (1-12)
Cooperative Work Experience allows students to apply classroom learning to on-the-job settings. Credit is earned for new and continued learning taking place in the work environment. Reaching set learning objectives and development of positive work habits are emphasized. Prerequisite: instructor permission.
Intro to Education (3)
Explore the role of education in our society and investigate teaching as a career. Both the historical perspective and current trends in education will be discussed.
Classroom Observation (2)
Students review teaching as a career. Students observe classrooms in action and attend seminars to discuss their findings. Students may make arrangement with the instructor to start observations before quarter begins.
Exceptional Child (3)
Explains the role of Special Education in education systems. Provides techniques to work with the exceptional child in the classroom. Topics include exceptionality in all areas of development, diagnosis, communication, and working with family structures.
Fundamentals of Tutoring (1)
Examination of the core issues of individual learning: learning theories and styles, conferencing and assessment techniques, and developing sensitivity to diverse student populations.
Teaching the Student with Special Needs (3)
Examines methods and strategies for teaching students with special needs. Prerequisite: EDEC 230 and 235.
Issues in Child Abuse and Neglect (3)
Designed to provide a basic understanding of child abuse and neglect; including identification of physical, emotional and sexual abuse and neglect; understanding how abuse affects children's behavior and development; and the laws regarding mandated reporting.
Curriculum Development (3)
An examination of the nature, scope, and sequence of curriculum. Discussion of course goals, content and evaluation.
Teaching On-Line (4)
Experience being an online student, make the transition from "face to face" instruction to teaching online. Learn to use online instruction tools, become familiar with Blackboard basics, and begin creating online courses.