Courses


EDU 101 - Childhood Development 1

3 credits (3 lecture)

This course provides study of human development and behavior from conception to age two. Topics include heredity, physical growth, sensory and perceptual development, early brain development and research, adult-child interactions, relevant development and learning theories. Up to four (4) hours of directed observations beyond classroom hours are required.

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EDU 102 - Child Development 2

3 credits (3 lecture)

This course continues Child Development I to age 8 years. Additional emphases of study include language, emotional, social, and moral development, typical and exceptional cognitive development, measurement and assessment, self-concept, cultural, family, and secular issues and influences. Up to four (4) hours of directed observations beyond classroom hour are required.

Prerequisite: EDU 101

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EDU 103 - Introduction to Early Childhood/Childhood Education

3 credits (Fall, Spring)

For JRTEP and Liberal Arts - Foundations of Education students, this course offers a broad look at the historical, philosophical, and cultural roots of education in America, focusing on early childhood and childhood, birth through sixth grade. Basics of child development, learning theories, appropriate environments and curricula, educational issues and trends, diversity, multiculturalism, inclusion, family partnership, and the multi-faceted role of the early childhood/childhood professional will be addressed. The NYS Learning Standards and NAEYC guidelines will be included. Twenty-four (24) hours of guided field work at two diverse settings is required. Evidence of completion of fingerprinting through NYS Department of Education is required. A grade of B- is required in the JRTEP track.

Prerequisite: ENG 101

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EDU 105 - Preparing to Teach Young Children

2 credits (2 lecture)

This course addresses the skills and concepts necessary for the classroom teacher of young children. Emphasis is placed on putting theory into practice. Such topics as daily schedule, lesson planning, transitions, balancing individual and small group work, communication strategies, classroom guidance, evaluation techniques, and portfolio preparation will be included. Personal learning and teaching styles, one's philosophy of excellent education, and developing as a professional will also be examined.

Prerequisite: none

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EDU 107 - Mandated Trainings
Child Abuse & Maltreatment
School Violence Intervention & Prevention

1 credit (1 lecture)

This course provides training in both the identification and reporting of child abuse and maltreatment, and in school violence prevention and intervention. Intended primarily for school administrators, teachers, instructional aides, and childcare professionals, other mandated reporter categories for whom this course may apply include: all health practitioners, EMTs, foster parents, social workers, law enforcement, probation and parole officers, film and photographic print processors, clergy, firefighters, animal control and humane society officers, child visitation monitor, and others. Upon successful completion of the course, students will receive State Education Department Certificate forms for use in documenting their satisfactory course work.

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EDU 109 - Language and Literacy Development in the Young Child

3 credits (3 lecture)

This course presents the progressive, interwoven development in early childhood of the four language arts: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Both the natural processes of language arts development and the educator's role in providing a supportive environment will be discussed. Adaptation suggestions for children with disabilities, English as an additional language, or limited literacy experiences will be explored. Learning appropriate techniques will utilize major authors, illustrators, and examples of young children's literature.

Prerequisite: ENG 101

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EDU 111 - Childhood Healthy, Safety, and Nutrition

3 credits (3 lecture)

Topics include: physical and emotional needs of infants and children; development of healthy physical self-concept; chronic and communicable diseases, immunizations; first aid; teething and dental health; recognition and prevention of child abuse; identifying problems and screening techniques for vision and hearing; nutritional needs, appropriate menus and meal planning.

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EDU 201 - Observation and Assessment

3 credits (2 lecture, 2 lab)

This interactive course combines the observation and assessment of children, preschool through second grade, in all developmental areas. By using a variety of professional techniques and tools during weekly field observations, the students will objectively and accurately observe and record children's behavior. Corresponding theory, appropriate practices, environments, and curricula will be related to the field work. Use of NAEYC guidelines will be included. Twenty-four (24) hours in diverse settings is required. A grade of C or better is required to continue and graduate.

Prerequisite: EDU 101, EDU 102, PSY 101

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EDU 202 - Infant and Toddler Development and Curriculum

3 credits (2 lectures, 2 lab)

Study, education, and care of children, pre-natal through age three, according to basic development principles and current research will be explored. Techniques to stimulate cognitive, language, physical, social, and emotional growth, and to create appropriate environments, curricula, and care will be studies. Preparation for the diverse roles of the infant/toddler professional are included. Guidelines from the NAEYC will be used. Thirty-two (32) hours of field work in diverse infant and toddler settings is required. A grade of C or better is required to continue and graduate.

Prerequisite: EDU 101, EDU 102, EDU 111, PSY 101

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EDU 203 - Early Childhood Curriculum Development
and Field Experience 1

5 credits (3 lecture, 6 lab)

The student will gain experience through supervised participation in local facilities. During the semester, various professional responsibilities in a field site classroom will be assigned. In a weekly seminar/lecture, students will discuss field experiences, share projects, and learn to develop appropriate early childhood educational curricula in: Art and Creative Experiences, Music, Movement, Physical Activities, Creative Play, Language Arts, Beyond Books, Discipline and Classroom Management. Requires field work beyond college attendance. A grade of C is required to continue and graduate.

Prerequisite: EDU 101, EDU 102, EDU 111 and permission of instructor

Corequisite: EDU 201

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EDU 204 - Early Childhood Curriculum Devlopment
and Field Experience 2

5 credits (3 lecture, 6 lab)

This is a continuation of EDU 203 including: Blocks, Science, Math, Multiculturalism, Diversity, Special Needs Populations, Modern Issues and Trends, Thematic Webs, Parent Relationships, and Professional Preparation. Requires field work beyond college attendance. A grade of C is required to continue and graduate.

Prerequisite: EDU 203

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EDU 206 - Administration and Management of Early Childhood Centers

3 credits (3 lecture)

This is designed to acquaint advanced early childhood students with practical matters involved in establishing and maintaining an early childhood facility. Included: needs assessment; varied types of early childhood structures; legal requirements; staff recruitment, development, evaluation; financial considerations and budgets; interactions with parents, community; general management and organization techniques. A grade of C is required to continue and graduate.

Prerequisite: EDU 101, EDU 102, EDU 201, EDU 203

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EDU 207 - Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education in America

3 credits (3 lecture hours)

This course examines the social, cultural, philosophical, historical, ethical and practical aspects of education in the United States. Current issues, such as economics and school equity, areas of bias, school achievement, policies, practices and reform initiatives will be addressed. Ten hours of field observation beyond the college classroom is required. Two meetings of field experience reflection groups will be scheduled in addition to college classroom hours. Location and time of these meetings will be student-scheduled to accommodate the group's needs. Evidence of completion of fingerprinting through NYS Department of Education is required. A grade of C is required to continue and graduate.

Prerequisite: ENG 101

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EDU 208 - Home, School, and Community:
Families and Teachers as Partners

3 credits (3 lecture hours)

This course will address issues in communication, barriers to effective dialogue, active listening, conflict resolution, and classroom expectations of families and teachers. Parenting styles, skills in discipline, and family enrichment are included. The effect of parent partnerships in the classroom, school, and community, as well as local resources and referrals will be considered. Diversity and multicultural awareness and importance will be stressed and celebrated. A grade of C is required to continue and graduate.

Prerequisite: EDU 101

Pre/Corequisite: EDU 102

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