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Early Childhood Studies Microcredential

This series of five courses introduce the student to the profession of Early Childhood Education (ECE). Topics related to the education of infants and children birth to 6 years will be covered including, but not limited to, a history of ECE, observing the developing child (0-8 years), early childhood program models, and developmental curriculum for the young child. It will familiarize students with the causation, assessment, and treatment of physical, emotional, and cognitive disabilities experienced from birth through adolescence. An interdisciplinary perspective including social work, rehabilitation, and exceptional education will be utilized in understanding the experiences of a person with a disability throughout the life stages of childhood and adolescence. Areas of bias to be covered include but are not limited to gender, age, ability, sexual orientation, culture, ethnicity, race, and religious beliefs. Students will be encouraged to explore their own biases in relation to educating young children.

  • EDU 101 Introduction to Careers in Teaching, 1 credit
  • HUS 101 Introduction to Human Services, 3 credits
  • EDU 120 Disabilities:  Birth through Adolescence, 3 credits
  • EDU 208 Early Childhood Education, 3 credits
  • EDU 210 Anti-Bias Early Childhood Education, 3 credits
Early Childhood Studies Micro-credential

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