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EDU 205 EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION

EDU 205 – Introduction to Early Childhood Education

Course Outline

Course Number & Name:  EDU 205 Introduction to Early Childhood Education

Credit Hours:  3.0             Contact Hours:  3.0                          Lecture:  3.0       Lab:  N/A             Other:  N/A

Prerequisites: Grade of ”C” or better in EDU 101

Co-requisites:  None                                                                      Concurrent Courses:  None

Course Description:  This is an introductory course in early childhood education.  It includes discussion of curriculum for young children, focusing on the importance of appropriate goals, teaching methods, and teaching tools.  Topics covered include early care and education, practical scheduling, routines, and classroom management.

Course Goals: Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to do the following:

  1. identify the essentials necessary to promote a safe and healthy learning environment for children aged birth to eight (8) years old;
  2. compare and contrast early childhood developmental and learning theories;
  3. analyze social and educational challenges faced by children from diverse cultural, racial, or linguistic backgrounds; and
  4. articulate one’s personal philosophy regarding how children learn, what they should be taught, and how teaching should occur.