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CDEC  1270  Introduction to Teaching ESL

An overview of ESL education. Topics include awareness of cultural diversity, assessment strategies, teaching techniques, instructional activity development and historical / philosophical concepts of ESL education. Lab required. 2 credit hours. (W)

 

CDEC  1313  Curriculum Resources for Early Childhood Programs

A study of the fundamentals developmentally appropriate curriculum design and implementation in early care and education programs for children birth through age eight. Lab required. 3 credit hours. (W)

 

CDEC  1317  Child Development Associate Training I

Based on the requirements for the Child Development Associate credential (CDA).  Topics include CDA overview, observation skills, and child growth and development.  The four functional areas of study are creative, cognitive, physical, and communication.  Lab required.  3 credit hours. (W)

 

CDEC  1319  Child Guidance

An exploration of guidance strategies for promoting pro-social behaviors with individual and groups of children. Emphasis on positive guidance principles and techniques, family involvement, and cultural influences. Lab required. 3 credit hours. (W)

 

CDEC  1321  The Infant and Toddler

A study of appropriate infant and toddler programs (birth to age 3), including an overview of development, quality routines, learning environments, materials and activities, and teaching/guidance techniques.  Lab required.  3 credit hours. (W)

 

CDEC  1323  Observation and Assessment

A study of observation skills, assessment techniques, and documentation of children's development.  Lab required. 3 credit hours. (W)

 

CDEC  1358  Creative Arts for Early Childhood

An exploration of principles, methods and materials for teaching music, movement, visual arts, and dramatic play through process-oriented experiences to support divergent thinking for children birth through age eight. Lab required. 3 credit hours. (W)

 

CDEC  1359  Children with Special Needs

A survey of information regarding children with special needs, including possible causes and characteristics of exceptionalities, intervention strategies, available resources, referral processes, the advocacy role, and legislative issues.  Lab required. 3 credit hours. (W)

 

CDEC  1385 Cooperative Education - Child Development

Career-related activities encountered in the student's area of specialization offered through an individualized agreement among the college, employer, and student. Under the supervision of the college and the employer, the student combines classroom learning with work experience. Includes a lecture component. Contact the Cooperative Work Experience Office. Prerequisite: Consent of Associate Dean. 3 credit hours. (W)

 

CDEC  2166  Practicum - Child Care Provider/Assistant

Practical, general workplace training supported by an individualized learning plan developed by the employer, college, and student.  Prerequisite: Consent of Associate Dean. 1 credit hour. (W)

 

CDEC  2304  Child Abuse and Neglect

Methods used in the identification of physical, emotional, and sexual abuse and neglect with an emphasis on developing skills for working with children and families.  Includes methods of referral to public and private agencies that deal with investigation and treatment.  Lab required. 3 credit hours. (W)

 

CDEC  2307  Math and Science for Early Childhood

Exploration of principles, methods, and materials for teaching children math and science concepts and process skills through discovery and play.  Lab required. 3 credit hours. (W)

 

CDEC  2322  Child Development Associate Training II

A continuation of the study of the requirements for the Child Development Associate credential (CDA). The six functional areas of study include safe, healthy, learning environment, self, social, and guidance.  Lab required.  3 credit hours. (W)

 

CDEC   2324  Child Development Associate Training III

Continuation of the requirements for the Child Development Associate credential (CDA).  The three functional areas of study include family, program management, and professionalism.  Lab required.  3 credit hours. (W)

 

CDEC  2326  Administration of Programs for Children I

Application of management procedures for early care and education programs. Includes planning, operating, supervising, and evaluating programs.  Topics cover philosophy, types of programs, policies, fiscal management, regulations, staffing, evaluation, and communication.  Lab required.  3 credit hours. (W)

 

CDEC  2328  Administration of Programs for Children II

An in-depth study of the skills and techniques in managing early care and education programs, including legal and ethical issues, personnel management, team building, leadership, conflict resolution, stress management, advocacy, professionalism, fiscal analysis, technical applications in programs and planning parent education / partnerships.  Lab required.  3 credit hours. (W)

 

CDEC  2336  Administration of Programs for Children III

An advanced study of the skills and techniques in administering early care education programs.  Lab required.  3 credit hours. (W)

 

CDEC  2340  Instructional Techniques for Children with Special Needs

Exploration of development and implementation of curriculum for children with special needs. Lab required. 3 credit hours. (W)

 

CDEC  2371  Using Technology in the Classroom

An overview of technology, media and digital information in education.  This course includes a review of research on the impact, as well as methodology on effective use, of technology and media on children and teachers in the classroom and in curriculum planning and presentation.  Lab required.  3 credit hours.  (W)

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