ECDE - Early Chldhd Devl & Educ (ECDE)

ECDE 352 Partnering with Families in Early Childhood

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours. Application of an ecological model to the understanding of variation in family roles, perspectives, approaches, strengths, and goals; effective communication and partnership approaches for families of young children; family education programming. Prerequisites: Junior or senior classification.

ECDE 382 Supporting Diverse Learners and Their Families

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours. Historical background and current educational policies in relation to diverse learners’ instruction in classrooms; sociocultural dimensions of teaching and learning central to diversity; implications of inclusion and the integration of research-based practices in the classroom for early childhood teachers; engaging families. Prerequisites: Junior or senior classification.

ECDE 472 Evaluation of Human Service Programs

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours. Theory, methods and skills used to evaluate human services programs; programs aimed at improving the quality of life of individuals and families; prepare beginning human service professionals for the task of evaluating the effectiveness of programs. Prerequisites: Junior or senior classification.

ECDE 473 Administration and Supervision in Early Childhood Settings

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours. Administration of early childhood programs including identification of community needs; analysis of business opportunities; evaluation and appropriate use of space and quality programming; consideration of policy and legal responsibilities; professionalism in the field; examination of best practices in staff selection, training, coaching, and supervision. Prerequisites: EDCI 353 and EDCI 364.

ECDE 484 Internship

Credits 6. 6 Other Hours. Professional experience in a community organization; provide a 270 hour, on-site learning experience in an agency working directly with families and professionals; work under the direct supervision of agency personnel and connect the theoretical concepts learned in course work to a practical setting. Prerequisites: Senior classification.