Early Childhood Education (ECE)

ECE 401. Early Childhood Education: History and Philosophy. 3 Hours.

This course is a study of the history and philosophies of early childhood ages 3 through 8 years of age. Areas of emphasis will include the movements and impact of past and present early childhood educational trends and projected directions of the future.

ECE 402. Teaching Practices in Early Childhood Classroom. 3 Hours.

This course is an advanced level to teaching preschool and elementary education. It requires 8 times field-experiences. Topics include strategies for understanding children's learning by designing a lesson plan, activities for diverse learning needs, classroom environment, instructional materials/manipulatives, and classroom routines/schedules.

ECE 489. Indpendent Study. 3 Hours.

This course provides individual instruction. Students may repeat the course when topics vary. Prerequisite: Requires a student contract approved by the instructor and dean.