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Bilingual Early Childhood Assistant (Certificate Program)

Bilingual 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 10     3 rec 3 cr
Child Study–Birth to Grade 6

Designed to provide opportunities to analyze and apply theories and research findings to all educational aspects of development from birth through childhood. The course examines multicultural, multilingual, inclusive settings and classroom management techniques. The course provides opportunities to plan educational activities for diverse populations and contrasting social and economic environments based on child study and learning theories. Students write and present a child case study. The use of technology is introduced as appropriate. Requires visits to early childhood and childhood learning settings with diverse socioeconomic populations in order to apply systematic observation techniques. The case study will be part of each student's academic portfolio.
Prerequisite(s): ENG 02 and RDL 02. Prerequisite or Corequisite: PSY 11.

EDU 16     3 rec 3 cr
Literacy in Early Childhood Education–Birth to Grade 2

Designed to provide an understanding of the multiple ways young children develop language and literacy; review the psychological principles underlying current models in literacy instruction; and plan literacy activities to engage the learner in the use of word study, comprehension and problem solving strategies. The course is also designed for students to understand the interconnection of the family and the learning environment, and to develop an awareness of the various genres and the reading interests of children. Projects related to assessment of language and literacy development are assigned. The use of technology is introduced as appropriate. Requires visits to early childhood and childhood learning environments with diverse socioeconomic populations, and contributions to each student's academic portfolio.
Prerequisite(s): or Corequisite: EDU 10.

EDU 18     3 rec 3 cr
Literacy in a Spanish Bilingual Program

Designed to enable students to acquire strategies and knowledge on implementing the New York State and New York City learning and performance standards in the native and English language arts and in the acquisition of a second language. Competencies include understanding how young children acquire and develop language through literature; knowledge of psychological principles underlying current standard-based instruction in language arts and English as a second language (ESL); and knowledge of ESL instructional methods and materials. Other competencies include the ability to apply literacy skills in a literature-based program, and the ability to apply observation and analysis skills to the development of critical thinking and language development in literature. The use of technology is introduced as appropriate. Requires visits to bilingual early childhood and childhood learning environments with diverse socioeconomic populations, and contributions to each student's academic portfolio.
Prerequisite(s): or Corequisite: EDU 10 and SPN 13.

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 11     3 rec 3 cr
Introduction to Psychology

Scientific method in the understanding of human behavior. Introductory study of growth and development, motivation, emotions and mental health, learning, intelligence, and personality evaluation.
Corequisite(s): ENG 02 or RDL 02 if required.

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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