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2014-15 Catalog


EDEC A105: Introduction to the Field of Early Childhood (3 CR) 

Contact Hours:  3 + 0
Course Attributes: UAA GER Social Sciences Requirement.
Special Note: This course requires a field experience and background check clearance.
Survey of historical, social, and philosophical foundations of the field of early childhood. Core topics include ethics, developmentally appropriate practices, observation and documentation, survey of types of early childhood settings, and professionalism in the field of early childhood. 

EDEC A201: Early Childhood Practitioner Roles and Responsibilities (2 CR) 

Contact Hours:  2 + 0
Focuses on the diverse roles of the early childhood practitioner, with an emphasis on self-analysis, ethical conduct, reflection and ongoing professional growth. 

EDEC A210: Guiding Young Children (3 CR) 

Contact Hours:  3 + 0
Prerequisites: EDEC A105.
Examination of the learning principles relevant to guidance of young children.  The course introduces the social, emotional, and intellectual development of young children and the implications for effective child guidance and motivation in the classroom. 

EDEC A303: Young Children in Inclusive Settings (3 CR) 

Contact Hours:  3 + 0
Registration Restrictions: Departmental approval required: admission to College of Education, pre-major status or admission to Associate of Applied Sciences in Early Childhood.
Special Note: Field experience is required.
Examines the principles, issues, concepts, and teaching practices to support young children with disabilities in community child care settings and primary classrooms. 

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