Undergraduate Catalog 2014-2015

EDEC - Early Childhood Education

EDEC 3001 Field Placement and Seminar 1

As part of the teacher education program, the student demonstrates in public school classrooms the abilities to draw on deep content knowledge in order to plan, implement and evaluate curriculum; to foster and to assess student learning; to identify and plan for the needs of diverse learners; to contribute to the educational life of the school and community.

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EDEC 3002 Field Placement and Seminar 2

Prerequisite: EDEC 3001. As part of the teacher education program, the student demonstrates in public school classrooms the abilities to draw on deep content knowledge in order to plan, implement and evaluate curriculum; to foster and to assess student learning; to identify and plan for the needs of diverse learners; to contribute to the educational life of the school and community.

2

EDEC 3003 Phys & Emot Dev of Young Child

Focuses on the physical and emotional development of young children.

3

EDEC 3004 Developing Prof Dispositions

Focuses on the develpment of professional dispositions including but not limited to the understanding of early childhood as a profession; the importance of reflection, collaboration, and advocacy; and the Georgia Code of Ethics for Educators.

3

EDEC 3212 FB Dev Lrng: Theory into Pract

Study, analysis, and application of learning theory in culturally diverse classrooms.

3

EDEC 3214 FB Integ Early Childhood Curr

Overview of strategies and techniques for planning and implementing integrated curriculum.

3

EDEC 3222 FB Mng Early Child Classroom

Proactive strategies to manage behavior, time, and resources that support successful learning in the classroom.

3

EDEC 490A Internship

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EDEC 490B Internship

9

EDEC 490C Internship

9

EDEC 490D Internship

9

EDEC 490E Internship

9

EDEC 490F Internship

9

EDEC 4000 Bldg Lrn Comm Stdnt Teachers

Focuses on the development of and participation in learning communities to support student learning and the professional development of teachers.

3

EDEC 4001 Field Placement and Seminar 3

Prerequisite: EDEC 3002. As part of the teacher education program, the student demonstrates in public school classrooms the abilities to draw on deep content knowledge in order to plan, implement and evaluate curriculum; to foster and to assess student learning; to identify and plan for the needs of diverse learners; to contribute to the educational life of the school and community.

2

EDEC 4212 FB Asses Early Lrnrs and Needs

The development of classroom assessment strategies and the interpretation of standardized test results as a means to meet children's developmental needs.

3

EDEC 4218 FB Log Thought Young Children

Focuses on the thinking processes of young children and on concepts appropriate for young children.

3

EDEC 4224 FB Curnt Issu in Early Chld Ed

3

EDEC 4243 FB Capstone Experience

Prerequisite: EDEC 4001. This experience is planned with the Mentor Leader and may involve the public schools. There will be assignments associated with the course such as a presentation at a state level conference and an exit portfolio presentation that will be used to evaluate student performance.

3

EDEC 4950 Special Topics Early Child Ed

Debate, discussion, research in early childhood education leading to an action research project to enhance the education of young children.

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EDEC 4960 Internship

Prerequisite: EDEC 4001. Additional special course fee required; see schedule for amount. An individually designed and planned learning experience involving field experience. Must be approved by department chairperson. Performance assessments will be used by the Mentor Leader in collaboration with the Field Supervisor and Host Teacher in order to evaluate students. This course is repeatable for credit. Additional special course fee required; see semester course schedule for amount.�

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