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Inclusive Early Childhood Education

 

College of Education

 

IECE 200. Introduction to Inclusive Early Childhood Education.

1 credit.
This course is designed to introduce students to inclusive early childhood education as a profession. Students will become acquainted with professional ethics and standards, professional organizations and the roles and responsibilities of teachers in inclusive environments. Students will engage in observation of and reflection on practices in inclusive early childhood education.


IECE 300. Programming and Practices in Inclusive Early Childhood Education.

3 credits.
This course is designed to introduce students to the issues and trends in the education of all infants, toddlers and young children. It will provide the historical, philosophical, social and legal background for current practices in the field and will engage students in synthesizing and analyzing this information along with research as it pertains to professional practice. Prerequisite: Admission to teacher education pre-professional licensure program.


IECE 301. Inclusive Early Childhood Education Programming and Practices Practicum.

1 credit.
This practicum supports IECE 300. Students will further their understanding of the issues and trends impacting young children and their families in our community and evaluate their own perspectives and skills as they pertain to working with young children and families from diverse backgrounds, with diverse abilities and in diverse settings. Prerequisite: Admission to teacher education pre-professional licensure program.


IECE 320. Development and Assessment of Infants.

3 credits.
This course provides students with an understanding of the development of infants and toddlers with and without exceptionalities. Students will acquire knowledge and skills in authentic assessment to be used in decision making and service planning. Prerequisites: IECE 300 and IECE 301. Corequisites: IECE 321 and IECE 322.


IECE 321. Practicum Supporting the Development of Infants and Toddlers.

2 credits.
This practicum supports IECE 320 and 322 by requiring students to engage in supervised and planned naturalistic interactions with infants and toddlers, who are typically developing or have developmental delays or disabilities, and their families. Students will have the opportunity to observe, assess and support infants and toddlers' development while collaborating with families. Prerequisites: IECE 300 and IECE 301. Corequisites: IECE 320 and IECE 322.


IECE 322. Supporting the Development of Infants and Toddlers.

3 credits.
This course explores, analyzes and evaluates curriculum and methodology related to designing and managing nurturing, supportive and enriching learning environments for infants and toddlers. Focus is on naturalistic teaching methods, curricula planning, implementation strategies, environmental arrangements and accommodation for all infants and toddlers, in collaboration with the primary caregiver. Students will learn to use technology to support children's learning. Prerequisites: IECE 300 and IECE 301. Corequisites: IECE 320 and IECE 321.


IECE 420. Development of the Young Child.

3 credits.
This course provides students with an understanding of the development of young children, ages four to nine years, with and without exceptionalities. Students will be introduced to and apply informal and formal assessment to be used in decision making and educational planning and delivery.

Prerequisites: IECE 320, IECE 321 and IECE 322. Corequisites: IECE 421 and IECE 422.


IECE 421. Practicum in Development of the Young Child.

1 credit.
This practicum is designed to support IECE 420 and IECE 421, by giving students experience in a preschool classroom. Students will observe young children, collect data, assist classroom teachers and interact appropriately with the individuals within the learning environment. Students will analyze the preschool environments for access by all young children. Prerequisites: IECE 300, IECE 301, IECE 320 and IECE 322. Corequisites: IECE 420 and IECE 422.


IECE 422. Teaching Young Children.

3 credits.
This course explores, analyzes, and evaluates curriculum and methodology related to the design and management of a nurturing, supportive, and challenging learning environment for children ages 3-8 years. Emphasis is on the physical environment, design and selection of curricular components, the role of play in the curriculum, skills for professional intervention and interaction, and use of technology to facilitate young children's learning. Prerequisites: IECE 320, IECE 321 and IECE 322. Corequisites: IECE 420 and IECE 421.


IECE 423. Practicum: Teaching Young Children.

1 credit.
This practicum is designed to give students the opportunity to practice knowledge and skills learned in IECE 422. Students will participate as a member of the teaching team, demonstrate professional behavior and interactions with young children and adults and support instruction in a preschool setting. Prerequisites: IECE 320, IECE 321 and IECE 322. Corequisites: IECE 420, IECE 421 and IECE 422.


IECE 460. Instructional Practices in Numeracy.

3 credits.
This course provides students with the knowledge, skills, and understandings necessary to design and implement effective mathematics programs for young children, birth to age eight, with and without exceptionalities. Focus is on appropriate mathematical content, teaching strategies, and manipulative materials from a developmental perspective with special emphasis on adaptations designed to meet the needs of all children. Prerequisites: IECE 420, IECE 421, IECE 422 and IECE 423. Corequisites: IECE 461, IECE 462, IECE 464 and IECE 466.


IECE 461. Practicum in Primary Grades.

3 credits.
This practicum allows students to develop educational decision-making skills through planning, implementing and evaluating appropriate activities for young children of diverse interests, needs, and abilities. Students apply strategies to assess learning, guide behavior, and collaborate with other service providers and families. Students engage in conversations designed to make connections between their experiences and IECE content. Prerequisites: IECE 420, IECE 421, IECE 422, IECE 423 and READ 366. Corequisites: IECE 460, IECE 462, IECE 464, IECE 466 and READ 436.


IECE 462. Instructional Practices in Natural Sciences for Young Children.

3 credits.
This course provides students with the knowledge, skills and understandings to design and implement effective natural science programs for all young children, birth to age eight. Focus is on appropriate science content, teaching strategies and materials from a developmental perspective with a special emphasis on adaptations designed to meet the needs of children with disabilities. Prerequisites: IECE 420, IECE 421, IECE 422 and IECE 423. Corequisites: IECE 460, IECE 461, IECE 464 and IECE 466.


IECE 464. Instructional Practices in Social Studies for Young Children.

3 credits.
This course provides students with the knowledge, skills and understandings to design and implement effective social studies programs for all young children, birth to age eight. Focus is on appropriate social studies content, teaching strategies, and materials from a developmental perspective designed to meet the needs of all young children. Students will use technology to support access to the learning environment and curriculum. Prerequisites: IECE 420, IECE 421, IECE 422 and IECE 423. Corequisites: IECE 460, IECE 461, IECE 462, and IECE 466.


IECE 466. Seminar in Managing Classrooms and Guiding Behavior.

1 credit.
This seminar examines research and professional literature on effective strategies for guiding young children's behavior and managing groups. IECE 466 uses experiences in IECE 461 as a foundation for reflection, dialogue and development of a personal philosophy of classroom management. Prerequisites: IECE 420, IECE 421, IECE 422 and IECE 423. Corequisites: IECE 460, IECE 461, IECE 462 and IECE 464.


 

 

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