Early Childhood Education (ECE)

ECE 210  ECE:Introduction    3 sem. hrs.

Examination of theories in child development which have special relevance to understanding and meeting needs of infants, toddlers, preschoolers, early and late primary children. Appraisal of personal philosophy, preschool visitations, quality early childhood education programs and practices. Field experience required. Offered fall and spring semesters.

Prerequisites: EDUC 107.

ECE 211  ECE:Assess, Growth/Development    3 sem. hrs.

Evaluation of physical, cognitive, social and emotional growth and development of infants, toddlers, preschoolers, early and late primary children. Basic principles for working with special-needs children. Developmentally appropriate practices are identified. Field experience required. Offered fall and spring semesters.

Prerequisites: EDUC 107, 210, and sophomore standing.

ECE 313  ECE:Lang Arts/Soc Stud Methods    3 sem. hrs.

Pre-service teachers will learn various instructional delivery strategies. The social studies curriculum will be explored. Literacy methods and materials for reading, writing, speaking and listening skills are shared. Peer teaching strengthens the student's knowledge, skills and performance. Planning and the implementation of integrative activities are stressed; adaptive lesson planning is investigated. Collaborative teaching models are explored. Structural field experience required. Offered fall and spring semesters.

Prerequisites: ECE 210 and ECE 211.

ECE 315  ECE:Math/Science Methods    3 sem. hrs.

Course shows how to teach early childhood mathematics and science and takes the pre-service teacher through the learning-discovery process of the subject matter to be taught. Developmentally appropriate lesson planning is based on knowledge of individual children, the community, and curriculum goals and content. Structured field experience required. Offered fall and spring semesters.

Prerequisites: MATH 108, ECE 210 & 211.

ECE 318  ECE:Integrated Arts Methods    3 sem. hrs.

Focus on development of children's aesthetic experience through the design, extension and application of the creative arts. Teaching techniques and ways to use creative activities in music, visual art, movement and drama are investigated. A variety of materials and media are demonstrated to alert the preservice teacher to the ways to elicit and nourish creativity in children ages three through eight. Field experience required. Field experience required. Offered fall and spring semesters.

Prerequisites: ECE 210 & 211.

ECE 319  ECE:Curr/Intervention Strat    3 sem. hrs.

Study of curriculum development and intervention practices for young children with moderate-intensive disabilities. Course emphasizes collaborative partnership of professional disciplines and the child's family, in planning and implementing curricula and interventions. Course presents curriculum models and intervention methodologies based on developmentally and individually appropriate practices for the young child. Field experience required. Offered fall and spring semesters.

ECE 410  ECE:Profession in Practice    3 sem. hrs.

Seminar and guided practice experience directly prior to student teaching semester. Best practice instruction/resources/strategies are refined. NAEYC Standards, Ohio Educator Standards, Ohio Early Learning and Development Standards, and Common Core State Standards are addressed. Field experience offsite in subsequent student teaching setting with weekly meetings. Course is to be taken the semester directly prior to student teaching, may be taken concurrently with 300-400 level courses. All coursework must be successfully completed in order for student teaching to occur the following semester. Offered fall and spring semesters.