Early Childhood Education

Early Childhood Education - Diploma Course Descriptions

Award: Diploma
Academic Year: 2016–2017

Semester 1

ECE103 Introduction to Early Childhood Education

3 credits—Gives students a historical and philosophical foundation of the field of early childhood education. Includes an overview of assessment and trends that influence best practices. Explores careers in the field. Addresses influences of families and diversity.

Lecture Hours: 48

2016–2017 Course Cost: $535.50

ECE158 Early Childhood Curriculum I

3 credits—Focuses on the development, implementation and assessment of appropriate environments and curricula for young children ages three through eight. Students prepare to utilize developmentally appropriate practices in a context of family and culturally sensitive care. Emphasis is on understanding children's development stages and developing appropriate learning opportunities, interactions and environments in the following areas: dramatic play, art, music, fine and gross motor play.

Lecture Hours: 48

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

ECE170 Child Growth and Development

3 credits—Reviews typical and atypical development of children from conception to adolescence in all developmental domains. Presents interactions between child, family and society within a variety of community and cultural contexts. Examines theories associated with our understanding of children.

Lecture Hours: 48

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

ECE221 Infant/Toddler Care and Education

3 credits—Focuses on care, education, and assessment of children from birth to thirty-six months. Prepares students to utilize developmentally appropriate practices including responsive caregiving, routines as curriculum, importance of relationships with diverse families, and a focus on the whole child in inclusive settings.

Lecture Hours: 48

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

ENG105 Composition I -OR-

3 credits—Composition I emphasizes fluency, thesis-driven organization, the use of supporting details, and research techniques. Writing is approached as a recursive process that includes prewriting strategies, drafting, revising, and editing. The course helps students shape writing to serve readers' needs and define a sense of purpose in their writing. It also gives students strategies for reading college-level material.

Lecture Hours: 48

Prerequisite(s): Appropriate COMPASS scores or equivalent.

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

COM781 Written Communication in the Workplace

3 credits—This course focuses on composition and editing of curriculum-specific technical and business-related writing projects. Instruction includes formatting, information gathering, document drafting, editing, and written employment strategies.

Lecture Hours: 48

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of D- in ENG061.

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

MAT110 Math for Liberal Arts -OR-

3 credits—This is a one semester, liberal arts mathematics course that satisfies the minimum general education requirement for math. The course is designed to impart math skills which are helpful in everyday life as well as to expose students to areas of mathematics they may not have seen before. Topics include problem-solving skills, set theory, algebra, consumer mathematics, probability, and statistics. Other topics may be included.

Lecture Hours: 48

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of D- in MAT063 or equivalent COMPASS score.

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

MAT772 Applied Math -OR-

3 credits—This course is designed to present basic facts of arithmetic including whole numbers, fractions, decimals, powers, roots, English and metric measurement, ratio-proportion, percents, introduction to algebra, and introduction to geometry. Instruction includes use of scientific hand-held calculators and emphasis placed on critical thinking, problem solving skills.

Lecture Hours: 48

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

Math Elective 3 credits

Semester 2

ECE133 Child Health, Safety, and Nutrition

3 credits—Focuses on current concepts in the fields of health, safety and nutrition and their relationship to the growth and development of the young child ages birth to eight. Blends current theory with practical applications and assessments. Includes the influences of families and diversity on health, safety, and nutrition in early childhood settings.

Lecture Hours: 48

2016–2017 Course Cost: $595.50

ECE159 Early Childhood Curriculum II

3 credits—Focuses on the development, implementation and assessment of appropriate environments and curricula for young children ages three through eight. Students prepare to utilize developmentally appropriate practices in a context of family and culturally sensitive care. Emphasis is on understanding children's development stages and developing appropriate learning opportunities, interactions and environments in the following areas: emergent literacy, math, science, technology and social studies.

Lecture Hours: 48

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

ECE243 Early Childhood Guidance

3 credits—Focuses on effective approaches and positive guidance strategies for supporting the development of all children. Emphasizes supportive interactions and developmentally appropriate environments. Uses assessment to analyze and guide behaviors. Studies impact of families and diversity on child guidance.

Lecture Hours: 48

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

ECE274 Field Experience I

2 credits—Supervised experience in selected early childhood settings serving children ages birth through eight. Includes integration of theory, research, and reflective practice. Provides an understanding of developmentally appropriate practices and the developmental stages of diverse populations of young children and families. Emphasizes professional relationships and behavior, appropriate adult/child interactions, basic curriculum planning, and program routines.

Lecture Hours: 0 Co-op Hours: 128

Prerequisite(s): ECE221

Co-requisite(s): ECE994

Pre/Co-requisite(s): ECE158, ECE159, ECE170, and ECE243

2016–2017 Course Cost: $357.00

ECE944 Field Experience Seminar I

1 credits—Field Experience Seminar 1 provides support for the systemic refinement of skills necessary for a successful experience in the field. Professional relationships and behaviors, appropriate adult/child interactions, curriculum planning, and experiences in the field will be emphasized.

Lecture Hours: 16

Co-requisite(s): ECE274

2016–2017 Course Cost: $168.50

SOC110 Introduction to Sociology -OR-

3 credits—This course surveys the basic principles, concepts, and research findings of social life from small groups to societies. The course examines a range of sociological explanations for the various forms of social behaviors and establishes a basis for reflection and further study in the field.

Lecture Hours: 48

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

PSY102 Human and Work Relations

3 credits—Human Relations is the study of self and social behavior. Emphasis is placed on the understanding and application of social science theories and research for the development of effective interpersonal and organizational relationships.

Lecture Hours: 48

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

Math Electives

MAT122 College Algebra

5 credits—Begins a two semester sequence to prepare students for the calculus sequence. The central theme is the concept of functions, their properties, graphs and applications. Functions studied include polynomial, rational, exponential, and logarithmic functions.

Lecture Hours: 80

Prerequisite(s): MAT102 or equivalent COMPASS score.

2016–2017 Course Cost: $842.50

MAT128 Precalculus

4 credits—This one-semester pre-calculus course is intended for the student with a solid algebra background who intends to take calculus. It is also beneficial (but not required) for the student to have a background in trigonometry. The course will emphasize functions using an analytical, numerical, and graphical approach. The student will study linear, polynomial, rational, exponential, logarithmic and trigonometric functions along with their applications.

Lecture Hours: 64

Prerequisite(s): Appropriate placement scores

2016–2017 Course Cost: $674.00

MAT134 Trigonometry and Analytic Geometry

3 credits—The second course of a two-semester pre-calculus sequence. Topics include trigonometry and applications, vectors, analytic geometry, and polar and parametric equations.

Lecture Hours: 48

Prerequisite(s): MAT122 or equivalent COMPASS score.

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

MAT156 Statistics

3 credits—This course is a study of descriptive statistics including graphical representation, central tendency, correlation and regression, intuitive treatment of probability and inferential statistics including hypothesis testing.

Lecture Hours: 48

Prerequisite(s): MAT063

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

MAT210 Calculus I

4 credits—The first in a calculus sequence, this course covers topics including functions and their graphs, limits, derivatives, applications of the derivative, and integrals.

Lecture Hours: 64

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of C- in MAT134 or MAT128 or appropriate placement scores.

2016–2017 Course Cost: $674.00

MAT216 Calculus II

4 credits—A continuation of MAT-210, this course covers topics including integration techniques, applications of integration, infinite series, conic sections, parametric and polar equations.

Lecture Hours: 64

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of C- in MAT210.

2016–2017 Course Cost: $674.00

MAT219 Calculus III

4 credits—This course covers topics including integration and differentiation techniques related to vectors, vector-valued functions, functions of several variables, multiple integration, and vector analysis.

Lecture Hours: 64

Prerequisite(s): MAT216

2016–2017 Course Cost: $674.00

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