Students deepen learning, enrich resumes by applying knowledge and skills in a structured, career-related setting within the employing community. Also developed are appropriate work ethics, attitudes, responsibility, personal qualities, critical thinking, problem solving skills necessary for the workplace. Measurable learning outcomes are written collaboratively with student, faculty mentor and employer. Recommended preparation: CO-OP 180.
Students will develop problem-solving skills and learn to resolve dilemmas using the NAEYC Code of Ethical Conduct. Professional portfolios will be developed.
Basic concepts and theory of development from birth through early adolescence. Techniques for observing, assessing, and recording growth and development.
Formerly EDUC 131. Examine principles and theories promoting social competence in young people through adolescence. Includes the creation of safe learning environments. Develop skills promoting effective interactions, providing positive individual guidance, and enhancing group experiences.
Develop skills to provide developmentally appropriate and culturally relevant activities and care, specifically: preparing the environment, implementing curriculum, building relationships, guiding academic /social skill development, and community outreach. Recommended preparation: prior or concurrent enrollment in ECED& 105.
Formerly EDUC 225. Integrate the family and community contexts in which a child develops. Explore cultures and demographics of families in society, community resources, strategies for involving families in the education of their child, and tools for effective communication.
Survey course in history, philosophy and principles, issues, and trends in American Education. Includes opportunities for observations of educational models and exploration of career paths.
Introductory course in recognition and identification of exceptionality in children from birth through high school. Includes state and federal regulations and provisions for special education and related services, as well as adaptations for serving special needs students in general education classrooms.