Early Childhood Education (ECE)

College of Education and Social Work

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ECE 100. Orientation to Early Childhood. 3 Credits.

An introduction to the history and philosophy of early childhood education. Field observations in a variety of settings provide the student with an opportunity for career decision making.

ECE 225. Infant Development and Field. 6 Credits.

The study of infant/toddler development and appropriate programming. The relationship of the developmental level to the structuring of learning environment is fostered as students interact with infants in child care settings for four hours per week.

ECE 232. Preschool Learning Environment & Field Experience. 3-6 Credits.

Methods and materials for structuring the classroom environment for the child 2-5 years of age. Readiness skills and concepts in all curricular areas are addressed.
Pre / Co requisites: ECE 232 requires a prerequisite of ECE 225.
Gen Ed Attribute: Writing Emphasis.
Typically offered in Fall & Spring.

ECE 309. Introduction to the Language Arts. 3 Credits.

The areas of listening, speaking and writing are studied in depth. Knowledge, teaching and evaluative techniques are addressed. Introduction to the reading process and the relationship of language to reading also will be studied.

ECE 407. Diversity Perspectives in Early Childhood Education. 3 Credits.

This seminar will address the rewards and challenges of teaching in America's diverse classrooms.
Pre / Co requisites: ECE 407 requires formal admission into teacher education or Early Childhood Minor.
Gen Ed Attribute: Diversity Requirement, Writing Emphasis.