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Education - Early Childhood


EDEC 160   EARLY CHILDHOOD THROUGH ADOLESCENT DEVELOPMENT

EDEC 271   PARAPROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE IN EARLY CHILDHOOD

EDEC 288   SIGNING FOR EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATORS

EDEC 291   EARLY CHILDHOOD INDEPENDENT STUDY 

EDEC 350   ENVIRONMENTS AND MANAGEMENT IN EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION 

EDEC 362   DEVELOPMENT, EDUCATION, AND WELL-BEING OF NATIVE AMERICAN CHILDREN

EDEC 385   INTEGRATED CURRICULUM IN EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION

EDEC 430   SOCIAL/EMOTIONAL DEVELOPMENT IN YOUNG CHILDREN

EDEC 450   LITERACY IN EARLY CHILDHOOD

EDEC 453   HEALTH & MOVEMENT IN EARLY CHILDHOOD

EDEC 490R  UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH 

EDEC 490R  UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH IN EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION

EDEC 494   EARLY CHILDHOOD SEMINAR/WORKSHOP 

EDEC 496   EARLY CHILDHOOD ADVANCED PRACTICUM 

EDEC 498   EARLY CHILDHOOD INTERNSHIP

EDEC 499   SENIOR SEMINAR



Course Equivalency Tool (Montana University System Common Course Changes)

EDEC 160 EARLY CHILDHOOD THROUGH ADOLESCENT DEVELOPMENT
F,S 3 cr. LEC 3
-- This course focuses on the development of children in early childhood, middle childhood and adolescence. Cognitive, psychosocial, moral and physical domains are examined in addition to developmental processes related to culture, gender, SES, ethnicity and education. Theory, research and application for practitioners are emphasized.

EDEC 271 PARAPROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE IN EARLY CHILDHOOD
F, S 1 cr. LAB 1.
PREREQUISITE: EDEC 160, sophomore standing and consent of instructor.
-- Work directly with young children, learn and use strategies of positive and supportive interactions with teachers, families, and children. Form foundational understanding of the complex roles of early childhood educators.

EDEC 288 SIGNING FOR EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATORS
F 3 cr. LEC 3
-- Provides Level I skill acquisition in sign language to meet federal demand for inclusion practices in ECE and public school settings for hearing impaired, cognitive and language disorders, pervasive developmental disorders, etc.

EDEC 291 EARLY CHILDHOOD INDEPENDENT STUDY
F,S 1-6 cr. IND may be repeated
-- Directed undergraduate research which may culminate in a written work or other creative project. Course will address responsible conduct of research.

EDEC 350 ENVIRONMENTS AND MANAGEMENT IN EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION
F 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: EDEC 271 and junior standing.
-- Current issues, research, theory, and practice related to planning and preparing learning environments for young children. Management principles including developmentally appropriate practices, promoting positive guidance, teacher-child relationships, learning environments in early childhood settings, nurturing diversity and social justice, promoting positive guidance, family-school relationships, ethics and professionalism.

EDEC 362 DEVELOPMENT, EDUCATION, AND WELL-BEING OF NATIVE AMERICAN CHILDREN
Su on demand 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: Junior standing in major.
-- The course emphasizes well-being indicators in Native American children from a developmental, educational, and community perspective. Exploration and understanding of deficit models and strength models of well-being are examined within the context of tribal communities.

EDEC 385 INTEGRATED CURRICULUM IN EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION
S 4 cr. LEC 3 LAB 1
PREREQUISITE: EDEC 350
-- Curriculum planning, implementation, and evaluation in early childhood classrooms. Laboratory experience in an early childhood classroom is required.

EDEC 494 INTERNSHIP

EDEC 430 SOCIAL COMPETENCE IN EARLY CHILDHOOD
F, alternate years, offered odd years 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: Junior standing in major or consent of instructor.
-- Understanding social competence in young children in relation to familial, social and cultural contexts. Development of social skills, self-concept, peers and friendships, emotional development and resiliency.

EDEC 450 LITERACY IN EARLY CHILDHOOD
F alternate years, offered odd years 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITES: Junior standing in major or consent of instructor.
-- The course will focus on the development of literacy from birth to eight by integrating early childhood education and community literacy into a unified approach to literacy that supports early childhood education and family literacy. Scientifically-based reading/literacy research, policy and advocacy, literacy development in children and adults, learning environments, community supports and identification and development of early literacy materials.

EDEC 453 HEALTH & MOVEMENT IN EARLY CHILDHOOD
F, alternate years, offered odd years 3 cr. LEC 2 LAB 1.
-- This course will focus on developmentally appropriate movement and health related activities in early childhood education including: designing physical activity programs and effective movement curricula in early childhood settings, appropriate teaching practices, understanding movement concepts, and helping guide children in becoming physically active and healthy for a lifetime.

EDEC 490R UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH
F,S,Su 1-6 cr. IND May be repeated. Maximum 12 cr.
-- Directed undergraduate research which may culminate in a research paper, journal article, or undergraduate thesis. Course will address responsible conduct of research.

EDEC 492 INTERNSHIP

PREREQUISITE: Consent of instructor.
-- An individualized assignment with a professional agency to provide a guided field experience. All students must receive department permission prior to registration.

EDEC 496 PRACTICUM IN EARLY CHILDHOOD
F,S 3 - 6 cr. LAB Maximum 6 cr.
PREREQUISITE: Senior standing in major and student teaching applicant screening required.
-- Senior capstone course. Supervised experience in programs for young children. Students will be responsible for lesson planning, teaching, supervising, and evaluation of young children in an NAEYC-accredited classroom.

EDEC 498 INTERNSHIP
F,S,Su 1 - 12 cr. IND.
PREREQUISITE: Consent of instructor.
-- An individualized assignment with a professional agency to provide a guided field experience. All students must receive department permission prior to registration.

EDEC 499 SENIOR SEMINAR-PROFESSIONAL ISSUES
S,Su 4 cr. LEC 1 LAB 3
PREREQUISITE: HDCF 371 and screening procedures as specified on the Health and Human Development web site.
-- Senior capstone course. Establishing a professional identity and transitioning to a career in the field of early childhood education and child services and family and consumer sciences. The lab section of this course will entail the scientific application of family and consumer sciences theory and methods. In consultation with course instructor, students will participate in a lab assignment.

 

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