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Early Childhood Assistant (Certificate Program)

Early Childhood Assistant

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The education courses provide and require fieldwork observations and experiences in diverse classroom settings so prospective teachers and teacher assistants can begin to integrate educational theory and practice. The education faculty develop class work strategies and assignments, in traditional classroom settings and online delivery systems, to infuse general education proficiencies in student learning. Faculty members have also begun designing rubrics and assessment techniques (i.e., electronic portfolios) to assess student learning and provide students with authentic models of student capabilities.

Course Descriptions

COMMUNICATION

CMS 11     3 rec 3 cr
Fundamentals of Interpersonal Communication

Dynamics of communication through examination of theory and discussion. Designed to provide understanding of communicative processes; opportunities for each student to experiment with personal communicative activity
Prerequisite(s): ENG 01 and RDL 01 if required.
Corequisite(s): ENG 02 or ENG 10 or RDL 02 if required.

EDUCATION

EDU 25     3 rec 3 cr
Childcare Seminar ll**

A continuation of EDU 24. Play activities; devising activities to meet children's growth needs; involving parents in the school program; planning and conducting parent conferences and meetings; working as part of a group; evaluation of own performance and class performance; childcare services and resources; and knowledge of useful references.
Prerequisite(s): EDU 24
Required for students interested in childcare
**Offered spring semester only.

EDU 26     3 rec 3 cr
Human Relations in–Urban Schools

Norms, values, and roles; observation of human behavior; principles that govern human change; activities that aid social and emotional growth; effective principles and practices of communication through written messages, teacher-parent conferences, telephone calls, and group presentations; handling conflict and criticism; codes of ethics; and knowledge of useful references.
Prerequisite(s): or Corequisite: EDU 10.

EDU 40     3 rec 3 cr
Field Work Seminar–Birth to Grade 6

Individual and small-group teaching experiences under professional supervision in an accredited school or agency. Periodic meetings with BCC faculty supervisor. Students must demonstrate competencies pertaining to general knowledge expected of those who completed the Education sequence, and be able to plan educational activities for culturally diverse populations and children with special needs. StudentsÂ’ dispositions and instructional strategies will be assessed. The use of technology is introduced as appropriate. Students will make contributions to their academic portfolio.
Prerequisite(s): EDU 10; EDU 12 or EDU 26. Corequisite: All other education courses and permission of department..

PSYCHOLOGY

PSY 41     3 rec 3 cr
Psychology of Infancy and Childhood

Major factors in psychological development from infancy through childhood; influence of the family biological, cultural, and socio-economic factors in producing normal and abnormal intellectual and emotional growth.
Prerequisite(s): PSY 11.

 

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