Sep 21, 2021
EDEC 4500 - Principles and Practice of Curriculum in Early Childhood
This course focuses on synthesis of early childhood curriculum content, teaching strategies, and decision-making processes in curriculum development and implementation.
Requisites: Admission to Advanced Standing and EDEC 2301
Credit Hours: 3
Repeat/Retake Information: May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.
Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture
Grades: Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I
- Students will be able to apply their content and pedagogical knowledge to classroom situations..
- Students will be able to develop an in-depth understanding and appreciation of constructivist curriculum in early childhood education.
- Students will be able to evaluate the importance of child centered curriculum.
- Students will be able to plan and implement an integrated curriculum project for young children.
- Students will be able to document children’s learning through the project development and implementation to demonstrate evidence of teaching and children learning.
- Students will be able to find and make use of early childhood resources through collaboration with teachers and peers as well as with family and community.
- Students will be able to reflect on the learning of individual children and general early childhood educational practices in school.
Add to Portfolio (opens a new window)