5 Week - 2nd Session

  • This is an introductory course to issues of safety and health as they relate to children from birth to age eight. It includes training in standard American Red Cross First Aid and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR); a study of methods for establishing safety procedures for the classroom, the playground, and field trips, an emphasis on the importance of establishing a healthy environment for the young child. Topics range from the importance of nutritional needs, the identification, and handling of suspected child abuse, recognition of and procedures for dealing with childhood illnesses and communicable diseases. (Note: 3 lecture credits)

  • This course is designed to acquaint students with the relationship between theory and practice in Early Childhood Education in order to increase competency of early childhood education in the classroom. This course will focus in on the child‘s cognitive, social, emotional, and physical needs and will provide the novice teacher with the appropriate strategies and knowledge for effective teaching in the pre- through third grade classroom. (Note: 3 lecture credits)

  • This course is designed to introduce students to the fundamental theories and practices of teaching.  Students will examine the components of effective organization and management of a classroom in order to ensure effective teaching.  This course further covers daily procedures, classroom management, planning and organization, cooperative learning, multiple intelligences, critical thinking, and diverse learning styles within the classroom.  APA formatting is required.  (Note: 3 lecture credits)

  • This introductory course offers fundamental elements of preparing and presenting effective classroom instruction.  Students will be able to design daily, weekly, and thematic unit lesson plans in core subjects such as language arts, social studies, mathematics, and science.  Students will also demonstrate their abilities by preparing individual and group presentations.  Students will further identify research that shows how children learn and how to prepare motivating learning activities for elementary students. (Note: 3 lecture credits)

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