Courses are three-semester hours of credit unless otherwise indicated.

ECED 300 Child Growth and Development

An introduction to the typical and atypical growth and development of young children from prenatal development through pubescence.

ECED 301 History and Philosopy of Early Childhood and Special Education

An introduction to the historical and philosophical principles involved in planning, implementing, and evaluating developmentally appropriate, inclusive, evidence-based curricula for young children.

ECED 304 Family and Culture

Develop the requisite professional skills and dispositions to work cooperatively with diverse families, provide leadership in the community, and serve as an advocate for all young children, their families, their community, and the early childhood profession.

ECED 387 Linguistics and Language Development for Young Children

Study typical and atypical speech and language acquisition and development of young children, including those whose native language is not English.

ECED 390 Teaching Early Childhood Social Studies (2)

Focus on the developmentally appropriate instructional materials and methods for teaching the academic discipline of social studies in diverse and inclusive early childhood classrooms.

ECED 391 Literacy Development in Early Childhood

Focuses on the developmentally appropriate instructional methods and materials for teaching literacy in diverse and inclusive early childhood settings, including those which contain students whose native language is not English.

ECED 392 Teaching Early Childhood Creative Arts (2)

Focuses on the developmentally appropriate instructional materials and methods for teaching the creative arts in diverse and inclusive early childhood classrooms.

ECED 393 Theory and Pedagogy of Play (2)

Courses focuses on the theoretical and methodological aspects of play and its effect on a child’s physical, cognitive, linguistic, and social-emotional development.

ECED 394 Teaching Early Childhood Math and Science

A focus on the developmentally appropriate instructional materials and methods for promoting, integrating, and teaching STEM content in diverse and inclusive early childhood classrooms.

ECED 395 Teaching Early Childhood Physical Education, Health and Safety (2)

A course focusing on the developmentally appropriate instructional materials and methods for teaching physical education, health, and safety in diverse and inclusive early childhood classrooms.

ECED 399 Intensive Field Experience (1)

A four-week long, full-day teaching and co-teaching experience within an early childhood classroom (Birth–PreK, or K–2).

ECED 431 Assessment of Young Language Learners

This course addresses specific assessment techniques for use with all young children (birth through 2nd grade) including young children with disabilities and English language learners.

ECED 494 Clinical Practice in Early Childhood Education (10)

Clinical experience designed to assist candidates in applying their theoretical and methodological knowledge and skills to the diverse early childhood settings, birth through second grade.

ECED 495 Clinical Practice Seminar in Early Childhood Education (2)

A collegial discussion on the demands, challenges and rewards of students' clinical experience and to prepare to transition into the early childhood field.

EDUC 411 Methods and Materials for Teaching English as a Second Language

Students will implement effective instructional methods for teaching English as a Second Language, content area methods that focus on students’ academic language, and curriculum design. Offered online.

EDUC 416 Foundations of Language Minority Education

A focus on the historical, philosophical, political, social, and scientific issues that have contributed to public policy regarding educational services for English Language Learners. Offered online.

SEDU 322 Exceptional Students

A study of the psychology and characteristics of exceptional students from preschool through high school

SEDU 356 Collaboration and Adaptation in General Education Settings

An examination of the importance and process of collaboration with family, classroom teachers, para-educators, and other school and community personnel in integrating individuals with disabilities into various social and learning environments.