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Early School Education (ESED)


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ESED 4300:

Selected Topics in Early School Education
Cr. 3. (3-3-0). May be repeated for credit when topics vary.

ESED 4302:

Independent Study
Cr. 3. (3-3-0).

ESED 4303: 4304:

Early School Education Student Teaching
Cr. 3 per course. Prerequisite: Admission by application to the Director of Field
Experiences. Undergraduate credit only.
Classroom management, record keeping and observation; teaching in a public school, guided by a cooperating teacher and directed by a University Supervisor.

ESED 4305:

Early School Education Internship I
Cr. 3. Prerequisites: Admission by application to the Director of Field Experiences. Teaching in an accredited school, guided by a mentor teacher, directed by a University Supervisor.

ESED 4306:

Early School Education Internship II
Cr. 3. Prerequisites: Admission by application to the Director of Field Experiences. Teaching in an accredited school, guided by a mentor teacher directed by a University Supervisor.

ESED 4307:

Early School Education Professional Seminar
Cr. 3 (3-3-0). Prerequisite: Admission by application to student teaching.
Provides understanding about the roles and responsibilities of a professional early school educator in today’s society, under the guidance of a faculty supervisor. Includes seminar meetings. (Formerly: Early School Education Student Teaching Professional Seminar)

ESED 4310:

Social/Emotional Development Through the Arts
Cr. 3 (3-3-0). Prerequisite: Admission to Teacher Education.
Factors affecting the social/emotional development of children and how the arts impact the developmental process. Twelve field-based hours are included.

ESED 4311:

Play & Children’s Social/Emotional Development
Cr. 3. (3-3-0). Prerequisite: Admission to Teacher Education.
The study of children’s play and its affect on children’s social and emotional development in the early school learning environment. This course is designed specifically for students who seek Early Childhood-4th Grade teacher certification without the field-based component.

ESED 4312:

Social/Emotional Development and the Fine Arts
Cr. 3. (3-3-0). Prerequisites: Admission to Teacher Education.
A field-based course in the study of factors which affect the social and emotional development of children and adolescents and how the fine arts can impact the developmental process.

ESED 4313:

Creativity and Play
Cr. 3. (3-3-0). Prerequisite: Admission to the Teacher Education Program
A study of theory and practice focused on creative activities in EC-6th grade. Students demonstrate a synthesis of child development, pedagogy, and developmentally appropriate practices. Field-based required.

ESED 4314:

Early Childhood Administration and Leadership
Cr. 3. (3-3-0). Prerequisite: Admission to the Teacher Education Program
This course is designed to focus on the application of management, supervision, and leadership of early childhood program. The principles presented in this course can be applied in various types and sizes of child care facilities.

ESED 4350:

Social Studies in the Early School Classroom
Cr. 3. (2-1). Prerequisite: Admission to Teacher Education.
Strategies and techniques for developing and integrating a contemporary social studies curriculum through field-based experiences in Early Childhood-4th Grade classrooms.

ESED 4351:

Early School Social Studies
Cr. 3. (3-3-0). Prerequisite: Admission to Teacher Education
Analysis of the social studies curriculum and integration into the early school learning environment. This course is designed specifically for students who seek Early Childhood-4th Grade teacher certification without the field-based component.

ESED 4357:

Math & Science for the Young Child
Cr. 3. (2-1). Prerequisite: Admitted to Teacher Education
The development and implementation of an organized, sequential approach to creating a developmentally appropriate curriculum in math and science. Field-based experiences in Early Childhood-Grade 4 classrooms.

ESED 4358:

Early School Math & Science
Cr. 3. (3-3-0). Prerequisite: Admission to Teacher Education.
A sequential approach to creating developmentally appropriate curriculum in mathematics and science for preschool and primary age children. This course is designed specifically for students who seek Early Childhood-4th Grade teacher certification without the field-based component.