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Early Childhood Education Curriculum

Effective June 1, 2014

 

Catalog Number Course Title Credits
1-Fall Semester    
10-307-148 ECE: Foundations of Early Childhood Education 3
10-307-151 ECE: Infant & Toddler Development
10-307-166 ECE: Curriculum Planning 3
10-307-167 ECE: Health, Safety, and Nutrition
10-801-196
  or 20-810-201
Oral/Interpersonal Communication
  Fundamentals of Speech
3
10-809-197
  or 20-809-271
  or 20-805-205
  or 20-809-275
Contemporary American Society
  Introductory Sociology
  Music Theory I
  Marriage and Family
  Total 18
2-Spring Semester
10-307-174
  or 10-307-181
ECE:  Practicum 1
  ECE:  Infant Toddler Capstone
3
10-307-178 ECE:  Art, Music, & Language Arts 3
>10-307-179 ECE:  Child Development  
10-307-188 ECE:   Guiding Children's Behavior 3
10-307-195 ECE:  Family and Community Relationships  
10-801-195
  or 20-801-219
Written Communication
  English Composition I
3
  Total 18
     
3-Fall Semester
10-307-187 ECE: Children with Differing Abilities 3
10-307-192
  or 10-307-180
ECE:  Practicum 2
  ECE:  Preschool Capstone
3
10-307-194 ECE:  Math, Science, & Social Studies
10-809-172
  or 20-809-272
Introduction to Diversity Studies
  Valuing Diversity
3
10-801-197
  or 20-801-223
Technical Report Writing
  English Composition II
3
10-809-188
  or 10-809-199
  or 20-809-251
Developmental Psychology
  Psychology of Human Relations
  Introduction to Psychology
3
  Total  18
4-Spring Semester
10-307-197 ECE:  Practicum 3 3
10-307-198 ECE: Administering an Early Childhood Program 3
10-307-199 ECE: Practicum 4 3
10-804-123
  or 10-804-107
  or 20-804-227
  or 20-804-220
Math with Business Applications
  College Mathematics
  Elementary Math Education I  (4)
  Intermediate Algebra   (4)
Elective   3
  Total  18

 


Early Childhood Education Courses

10-307-148-00 ECE Foundations of Early Childhood Ed
Introduces the student to the early childhood profession. Students will integrate strategies that support diversity and anti-bias perspectives, investigate the history of early childhood education, summarize types of early childhood education settings, identify the components of a quality early childhood education program, summarize responsibilities of early childhood education professionals, and explore early childhood curriculum models. Lecture. 3 credits.

10-307-151-00 ECE Infant and Toddler Development
Students will study infant and toddler development as it applies to an early childhood education settings. Students will integrate strategies that support diversity and anti-bias perspectives, analyze development of infants and toddlers (conception to three years), correlate prenatal conditions with development, summarize child development theories, analyze the role of heredity and the environment, examine research-based models, and examine culturally and developmentally appropriate environments for infants and toddlers. Lecture. 3 credits.

10-307-166-00 ECE Curriculum Planning
Examines the components of curriculum planning in early childhood education. Integrates strategies that support diversity and anti-bias perspectives, examine the critical role of play, establish a developmentally appropriate environment, examine care giving routines as curriculum, develop activity plans that promote child development and learning, develop unit plans that promote child development and learning, and analyze early childhood curriculum models. Lecture. 3 credits.

10-307-167-00 ECE Health Safety and Nutrition
Examines the topics of health, safety, and nutrition within the context of the early childhood educational setting. Integrates strategies that support diversity and anti-bias perspectives; follow governmental regulations and professional standards as they apply to health, safety, and nutrition; provide a safe early childhood program; provide a healthy early childhood program; provide a nutritionally, sound early childhood program; adhere to child abuse and neglect mandates; apply Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) risk reduction strategies; incorporate health, safety, and nutrition concepts into the children's curriculum. Lecture. 3 credits.

10-307-174-00 ECE Practicum 1
Students will learn about and apply the course competencies in an actual childcare setting. Students will document children's behavior, explore the standards for quality early childhood education, explore strategies that support diversity and anti-bias perspectives, implement activities developed by the co-op teacher/instructor, demonstrate professional behaviors, practice caregiving routines as curriculum, practice positive interpersonal skills with children and adults, analyze the guiding principles and the five developmental domains related to the WI Early Learning Standards, integrate the WI Early Learning Standards into the program's teaching cycle (ongoing assessment, planning and curriculum goals, and implementation), and evaluate learning and assessment activities using the early learning standards for each individual child. Prerequisites: 10-307-151 and 10-307-167. Lecture/Practicum. 3 credits.

10-307-178-00 ECE Art Music and Language Arts
Focuses on beginning-level curriculum development in the specific content areas of arts, music, and language arts. Explores integration strategies that support diversity and anti-bias perspectives; examine the critical role of play; establish a developmentally appropriate environment; develop activity plans that promote child development and learning; analyze care giving routines as curriculum; create developmentally appropriate language, literature, and literacy activities; create developmentally appropriate art activities; and create developmentally appropriate music and movement activities. Prerequisite: 10-307-166. Lecture. 3 credits.

10-307-179-00 ECE Child Development
Examines child development within the context of the early childhood education setting. Students will analyze social, cultural, and economic influences on child development; summarize child development theories; analyze development of children age three through age eight, summarize the methods and designs of child development research; and analyze the role of heredity and environment. Lecture. 3 credits.

10-307-187-00 ECE Children with Differing Abilities
Focuses on the child with differing abilities in an early childhood setting. Students will integrate strategies that support diversity and anti-bias perspectives; provide inclusive programs for young children; apply legal and ethical requirements including, but not limited to ADA and IDEA; differentiate between typical and exceptional development; analyze the differing abilities of children with physical, cognitive, health/medical, communication, and/or behavioral/emotional disorders; work collaboratively with community and professional resources; utilize an individual education plan (IEP/IFSP) for children with developmental differences; adapt curriculum to meet the needs of children with developmental differences; and cultivate partnerships with families who have children with developmental differences. Lecture. 3 credits.

10-307-188-00 ECE Guiding Child Behavior
Examines positive strategies to guide children's behavior in the early childhood education setting. Students will integrate strategies that support diversity and anti-bias perspectives, summarize early childhood guidance principles, analyze factors that affect the behavior of children, practice positive guidance strategies, develop guidance strategies to meet individual needs, and create a guidance philosophy. Lecture. 3 credits.

10-307-192-00 ECE Practicum 2
Students will learn to identify children's growth and development, maintain the standards for quality early childhood education, practice strategies that support diversity and anti-bias perspectives, implement student teacher-developed activity plans, identify the elements of a developmentally appropriate environment, implement positive guidance strategies, demonstrate professional behaviors, utilize care giving routines as curriculum, and utilize positive interpersonal skills with children and adults. Prerequisites: 10-307-166, 10-307-174 and 10-307-178. Lecture/Practicum. 3 credits.

10-307-194-00 ECE Math Science and Soc St
Focuses on beginning-level curriculum development in the specific content areas of math, science and social studies. Students will integrate strategies that support diversity and anti-bias perspectives, examine the critical role of play, establish a developmentally appropriate environment, develop activity plans that promote child development and learning, create developmentally appropriate science activities, create developmentally appropriate math activities, and create developmentally appropriate social studies activities. Prerequisites: 10-307-166. Lecture. 3 credits.

10-307-195-00 ECE Family and Community Relationships
Examines the role of relationships with family and community in early childhood education. Students will implement strategies that support diversity and anti-bias perspectives when working with families and community; analyze contemporary family patterns, trends, and relationships; utilize effective communication strategies; establish on-going relationships with families; advocate for children and families; and work collaboratively with community resources. Lecture. 3 credits.

10-307-197-00 ECE Practicum 3
Learn about and apply the ability to assess children's growth and development, implement the standards for quality and early childhood education, integrate strategies that support diversity and anti-bias perspectives, build meaningful curriculum, provide a developmentally appropriate environment, facilitate positive guidance strategies, evaluate one's own professional behaviors and practices, lead care giving routines as curriculum, utilize positive interpersonal skills with children, and utilize positive interpersonal skills with adults. Prerequisites: 10-307-178, 10-307-192, 10-307-194 Corequisite: 10-307-199. Lecture/Practicum. 3 credits.

10-307-198-00 ECE Administering an ECE Program
Focuses on the administration of an early childhood education program. Students learn to integrate strategies that support diversity and anti-bias perspectives, analyze the components of an ECE facility, design an ECE program, analyze the aspects of personnel supervision, outline financial components of an ECE program, apply laws and regulations related to an ECE facility, and advocate for the early childhood profession. Lecture. 3 credits.

10-307-199-00 ECE Practicum 4
Learn about and apply the ability to analyze children's growth and development based on assessment integrate strategies that support diversity and anti-bias perspectives, promote professional behaviors and practices, implement meaningful curriculum, create respectful reciprocal relationships, evaluate early childhood education programs for quality, and explore professional options in early childhood education. Corequisite: 10-307-197. Lecture/Practicum. 3 credits.

10-801-195-00 Written Communication
Develops writing skills which include prewriting, drafting, revising, and editing. A variety of writing assignments is designed to help the learner analyze audience and purpose, research and organize ideas, and format and design documents based on subject matter and content. Also develops critical reading and thinking skills through the analysis of a variety of written documents. Lecture. 3 credits.

10-801-196-00 Oral Interpersonal Communication
Focuses upon developing speaking, verbal and nonverbal communications, and listening skills through individual presentations, groups activities, and other projects. Lecture. 3 credits.

10-801-197-00 Technical Reporting
Teaches preparation and presentation of written, oral, and multi-media technical reports. Prerequisites: 10-801-195 or 20-801-219. Lecture. 3 credits.

10-804-123-00 Math W Business Apps
Covers real numbers, basic operations, linear equations, proportions with one variable, percent, simple interest, compound interest, annuity, applying math concepts to the purchasing/buying/selling processes, and basic statistics with business and consumer applications. Lecture. 3 credits.

10-809-172-00 Introduction to Diversity Studies
Introduces learners to the study of diversity from a local to a global environment using a holistic, interdisciplinary approach. Encourages self-exploration and prepares the learner to work in a diverse environment. In addition to an analysis of majority/minority relations in a multicultural context, the primary topics of race, ethnicity, age, gender, class, sexual orientation, disability, and religion are explored. Lecture. 3 credits.

10-809-188-00 Developmental Psychology
Study of human development throughout the lifespan. Explores developmental theory and research with an emphasis on the interactive nature of the biological, cognitive, and psychosocial changes that affect the individual from conception to death. Application activities and critical thinking skills will enable students to gain an increased knowledge and understanding of themselves and others. Lecture. 3 credits.

10-809-197-00 Contemporary Amer Society
Explores the American social and political institutions affecting the individual as a citizen, worker, and participant in various social groups. Topics studied will be flexible and responsive to contemporary issues. Lecture. 3 credits.

20-801-219 ENGLISH COMPOSITION I (COMM)
Develops expository writing and critical thinking skills, including clarity, concision, concreteness, and completeness of expression, supported by reasoning, organization, and language conventions. Lecture/discussion/workshop. 3 credits.

20-801-223 ENGLISH COMPOSITION II (COMM)
Advances composition skills, emphasizing well-reasoned argumentative research papers. Prerequisite: 20-801-219 or 10-801-195 with a grade of "C" or better. Lecture/discussion/workshop. 3 credits.

20-804-220-00 Intermediate Algebra
Studies the construction and resulting properties of the real number system. Students simplify and factor algebraic expressions using fundamental laws and order of operations; solve first and second degree equations and inequalities in one variable, systems of equations, and exponential and logarithmic equations; graph first degree and second degree equations and inequalities in two variables; and solve equations involving rational expressions, fractional exponents and radicals. Prerequisite: 10-834-110 with a grade of "C" or better, one year of high school algebra with a grade of "C" or better, or suitable UW Math Placement Test score. Lecture. 4 credits.

20-804-227-00 Elementary Math Education I
Covers mathematics content necessary for prospective early childhood and elementary teachers. Topics include foundational and historical concepts from arithmetic and algebra. Prerequisite: 20-804-220 with a grade of "C" or better, two years of high school algebra with a grade of "C" or better, or suitable score on the UW Math Placement Test. Lecture. 4 credits.

20-805-205-00 Music Theory I  (HU)
Entry level music class. Students learn to read music by understanding music notation, music symbols, and vocabulary. Each student will have a keyboard to apply music reading skills. Early childhood education students will also learn how to integrate music into educational and play activities. Lecture. 3 credits.

20-809-251-00 Introduction to Psychology  (SOCSCI)
Surveys the methods, principles, and theories of psychology as they are applied to understanding, predicting, and modifying human behavior. Essential theoretical perspectives, including cognitive, humanistic, socio-cultural, psychodynamic, learning, and biological/evolutionary inform an understanding of key topics in psychology, among which may include the brain and behavior, development, emotion, memory, motivation, personality, psychological disorders, sensation and perception, thinking, and intelligence. Upon completion, students will be well prepared for more advanced study in the field of contemporary psychology. Lecture. 3 credits.

20-809-271-00 Introductory Sociology  (SOCSCI)
Studies of human society, including the individual, culture, society, social inequality, social institutions, and social change in the modern world. Lecture. 3 credits.

20-809-272-00 Valuing Diversity  (SOCSCI)
Examines the sociology of minorities, race, social class, age, gender, and sexual orientation, with emphasis on common elements among individuals and groups of people. Lecture. 3 credits.

20-809-275-00 Marriage and Family  (SOCSCI)
Examines marriage and family relationships in current American society: preparation for marriage, potential problem areas, family planning, divorce, and reconstituted family roles. Lecture. 3 credits.


20-810-201 FUNDAMENTALS OF SPEECH (COMM)
Examines theory and process of communication, the role of speech in self-development, the art of persuasion, topic selection, the use of research-based evidence, and audience analysis. Includes organizing speech content, speech delivery and critique via presentation of informative and persuasive speeches and development of effective extemporaneous speaking style. Students gain self confidence, proficiency, and poise. Lecture. 3 credits.