Early Childhood Education (MAE)
Tentative course schedule
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- Fall 2015
ELEMECML 6201 Issues and Trends in Curriculum -- 3 unit(s)
Current ideas influencing the planning and implementation of curriculum. Prerequisite(s): consent of department.
LITED 6212 Methods and Materials in Literacy Education -- 3 unit(s)
Integrated approach to language learning within and across grades K-12, with a strong emphasis on reading and writing connections within content areas and across children’s and young adult literature. Prerequisite(s): graduate standing; previous course work in literacy education or consent of instructor.
- Spring 2016
ELEMECML 6210 Diversity in Early Childhood Education: Theory and Practice -- 3 unit(s)
Current theory and practical strategies for planning and implementing appropriate experiences for young children and families. Students will learn current understandings re: race, ethnicity, culture, socio-economic status and inclusion of children with special needs. Prerequisite(s): ELEMECML 6201
ELEMECML 6236 Assessment in Early Childhood Education -- 3 unit(s)
Uses and interpretations of formal and informal measures to assess physical, social, intellectual and emotional development in young children, including English language learners and children with special needs. Program evaluation will be addressed.
- Summer 2016
EDPSYCH 6214 Foundations of Instructional Psychology -- 3 unit(s)
Study of factors involved in designing and implementing effective instructional environments.
ELEMECML 6221 Analysis and Design in Curriculum for Young Children -- 3 unit(s)
Basic assumptions underlying curriculum for young children to prepare students to improve teaching practices and provide direction to future decision making on programs and materials.
- Fall 2016
ELEMECML 6205 Technology in Early Childhood Education -- 3 unit(s)
Current theory and practical strategies for planning and implementing appropriate experiences for young children and families. Students will enhance current understandings regarding race, ethnicity, culture, socio-economic status, and inclusion of children with special needs. Prerequisite(s): consent of department.
MEASRES 6205 Educational Research -- 3 unit(s)
An introduction to research methods relevant to educational research with an emphasis on how these methods address the challenges of conducting research in applied settings such as schools. Course content includes a survey of major types of research designs (both quantitative and qualitative) and their associated approaches for minimizing bias, establishing validity, collecting data and drawing conclusions. A primary goal of this course is to equip students with an understanding of basic concepts and tools so they can systematically locate, efficiently read and critically evaluate empirical research studies.
- Spring 2017
ELEMECML 6214 Recent Research in Early Childhood Education -- 3 unit(s)
Review of implications of research to gain techniques for improving instruction and programs for young children. Prerequisite(s): ELEMECML 4151/ELEMECML 5151 or equivalent.
ELEMECML 6299 Research
Conduct supervised research on selected topic(s).
-- 3 unit(s)
Courses in this program are offered using a combination of Adobe Connect, a desktop video conferencing system and online using eLearning, a learning management system requiring Internet access and a web browser. Courses meeting in the fall and spring semesters are taught in eight-week modules on Monday evenings.
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