2019-2020 Catalog 
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2019-2020 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

TECA 1311 - Educating Young Children

Credit Hours: 3
Contact Hours - Lecture: 2 Lab: 2
An introduction to the education of the young child, including developmentally appropriate practices and programs, theoretical and historical perspectives, ethical and professional responsibilities, and current issues. Course content must be aligned as applicable with State Board for Educator Certification Pedagogy and Professional Responsibilities standards and coincide with the national Assessment of Educational Progress position statement related to developmentally appropriate practices for children from birth through age eight. Requires students to participate in field experiences with children from infancy through age 12 in a variety of settings with varied and diverse populations; and the course includes a minimum of 16 hours of field experiences. Requires LSC liability insurance. CIP Code: (1312025109)
Prerequisite: College Level Readiness in Reading AND Writing
Student Learning Outcomes
1 - Identify the features of a quality developmentally appropriate program for young children. 2 - Explain contributions of historical and contemporary professionals and theorists to the field of early childhood education. 3 - Analyze various early childhood programs and curricular models that have influenced practice. 4 - Describe current and future trends and issues in the field of education. 5 - Apply classroom observation and assessment skills to identify developmentally appropriate programs in diverse early childhood educational settings. 6 - Describe and adhere to professional code of legal and ethical requirements for educator.