Courses are three-semester hours of credit.

ECED 387 Linguistics and Language Development for Young Children

A study of typical and atypical speech and language acquisition and development of young children, including those whose native language is not English. Course includes 20 field hours.

ECED 304 Family and Culture

Students will apply strategies grounded in research-based methods to develop the requisite professional skills and dispositions to work cooperatively with diverse families; and provide both leadership and advocacy for all young children, their families, community and the early childhood profession. A bioecological lens will be used to conceptualize both culture and context with a focus on individuals who are LEP, ELL and Bilingual. Course includes 20 field hours.

ECED 431 Assessment of Young Language Learners

This course addresses specific assessment techniques for use with all young children (birth through 2nd grade). Issues, challenges, and techniques in the assessment of English Language Learners and Bilingual students will be examined through the use of a full range of assessments from standardized tests to authentic assessment methodology which are tailored to accurately measure the academic proficiency of diverse learners. Course includes 20 field hours.

SEDU 356 Collaboration and Adaptation in General Education Settings

This course examine the importance and process of collaboration with family, classroom teachers, para-educators, and other school and community personnel in integrating and teaching individuals with disabilities into various social and learning environments. Course includes 25 field hours.