CIEC - CURRICULUM & INSTRUCTION: EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION

Department of Curriculum & Instruction (EDU)


CIEC - 3200 EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION: PHILOSOPHY AND PRACTICE
[3 hours] The course emphasizes the role, attitude and characteristics of the effective teacher of young children. Prerequisite: TSOC 1500


CIEC - 3250 PUBLIC POLICY AND ADVOCACY ISSUES IN EARLY CHILDHOOD
[2 hours] Designed to heighten an awareness about the effect of public policy on young children, their educational opportunities and their parents, and sensitize students to advocacy and its many manifestations. Prerequisite: Jr. standing


CIEC - 3310 CURRICULUM AND METHODS FOR PRESCHOOL EDUCATION
[4 hours] In-depth study of curriculum development, designing learning environments and anti-bias procedures for preschool children. Students will plan and implement learning activities in field placement. Prerequisite: CIEC 3200; EDP 2970; Adv Prof Stand


CIEC - 3320 PLAY AND LEARNING
[3 hours] A study of the young child's play and its relationship to learning. Students will design activities and a socio-dramatic play kit to facilitate play in assigned early childhood settings. Prerequisite: CIEC 3200; EDP 2970; Adv Prof Stand


CIEC - 4350 INFANT/TODDLER CURRICULUM
[3 hours] Sequential development of the young child from birth to 3 years. Taken in conjunction with placement in early childhood setting, permitting opportunities to participate in the caregiving of infants/toddlers. Prerequisite: EDP 2970; CIEC 3200; Adv Prof Stand


CIEC - 4380 PRACTICUM: PRESCHOOL
[1 - 2 hours] Practicum experience in preschool settings where students will observe, plan, implement and evaluate activities. Students will spend two half days per week in their field placements. Prerequisite: CIEC 3200, 3310, 3320; EDP 2970 Corequisite: CIEC 4390


CIEC - 4390 PRESCHOOL SEMINAR
[2 hours] Planning, teacher made materials and managing classrooms will be covered. Prerequisite: EDP 2970; CIEC 3310, 3320; Adv Prof Stand Corequisite: CIEC 4380


CIEC - 4510 LANGUAGE AND LITERACY
[3 hours] A study of the language, literacy, and concept development of the young child with emphasis on the factors which influence this development and classroom practice which fosters their development.


CIEC - 4520 MULTISENSORY EXPERIENCES
[3 hours] Developmental, sensory and neurological principles underlying the planning and implementation of developmentally appropriate learning activities for young children. Prerequisite: CIEC 3200; EDP 2970; Adv Prof Stand


CIEC - 4530 AFFECTIVE EXPERIENCES
[3 hours] Emphasizes the rationale and methods for providing a wholesome affective environment for young children in preschool and primary settings. Prerequisite: CIEC 3200; EDP 2970; Adv Prof Stand


CIEC - 4540 PRE-KINDERGARTEN PROGRAMS
[3 hours] Provides early childhood educators with skills and knowledge related to the successful operation of an early childhood center, school, or program. Standards and regulations as set forth by State licensing agencies as well as accreditation by NAEYC will be covered. Prerequisite: CIEC 3200; EDP 2970; Adv Prof Stand


CIEC - 4580 PRACTICUM: INFANT/TODDLER
[1 hour] Practicum experience in infant/toddler settings where students will observe, plan, implement and evaluate activities. Prerequisite: CIEC 4350; EDP 2970 Corequisite: CIEC 4590


CIEC - 4590 INFANT/TODDLER SEMINAR
[2 hours] Planning, teacher made materials and the environment for infant and toddlers will be covered. Prerequisite: CIEC 3200, 4350; EDP 2970 Corequisite: CIEC 4580


CIEC - 4750 DEVELOPMENTAL ASSESSMENT IN EARLY CHILDHOOD
[3 hours] This course focuses on methods of assessment in early childhood classrooms. Issues covered include methods of observation, interpreting formal assessment results and using information gained from assessment to plan curriculum. Prerequisite: CIEC 3200; EDP 2970; Adv Prof Stand Corequisite: CIEC 4760


CIEC - 4760 PRINCIPLES OF DEVELOPMENTALLY APPROPRIATE CURRICULUM
[4 hours] A study of the principles and knowledge base for designing developmentally appropriate curriculum and classroom environments. Principles of anti-bias education are also addressed. Students make observations in four K to grade 3 classrooms. Prerequisite: CIEC 3200; EDP 2970; Adv Prof Stand Corequisite: CIEC 4750


CIEC - 4770 PRACTICUM: KINDERGARTEN
[2 hours] Practicum experience in kindergarten settings where students will observe, plan, implement and evaluate activities. Prerequisite: CIEC 4750, 4760; Adv Prof Stand Corequisite: CIEC 4790


CIEC - 4790 KINDERGARTEN SEMINAR
[2 hours] Planning, research, teacher made materials appropriate for environments for kindergarten children will be covered. Prerequisite: CIEC 4750, 4760 Corequisite: CIEC 4770


CIEC - 5380 PRACTICUM: PRESCHOOL
[1 - 2 hours] Practicum experience in pre-kindergarten settings where students will observe, plan, implement and evaluate activities. Students will spend two half-days per week in their field placements. Prerequisite: CIEC 6/8310; Child Development. Course; CIEC 6/8320 Corequisite: CIEC 5390


CIEC - 5390 PRESCHOOL SEMINAR
[2 hours] Planning, teacher made materials and managing classrooms will be covered. Prerequisite: CIEC 6/8310; Child Development. Course Corequisite: CIEC 5380


CIEC - 5520 MULTISENSORY EXPERIENCES
[3 hours] Development and sensory principles underlying the planning and implementation of developmentally appropriate learning activities for young children. Technical content will include the physical and neurological bases for learning.


CIEC - 5530 AFFECTIVE EXPERIENCES
[3 hours] This course focuses on teacher planning and activities that support the socio-emotional development of young children.


CIEC - 5540 PREKINDERGARTEN PROGRAMS
[3 hours] Focuses on the successful operations of an early childhood program. Covers topics such as licensing and certification standards, staff development selection and purchase of equipment, and proper food and health services.


CIEC - 5580 PRACTICUM: INFANT/TODDLER
[1 hour] Practicum experience in infant/toddler settings where students will observe, plan, implement and evaluate activities. Prerequisite: CIEC 5350; Child Development. Course Corequisite: CIEC 5590


CIEC - 5590 INFANT TODDLER/SEMINAR
[2 hours] Planning, research, teacher-made materials appropriate for environments for infants and toddlers will be covered. Prerequisite: Child Development; CIEC 5350 Corequisite: CIEC 5580


CIEC - 5770 PRACTICUM: KINDERGARTEN
[2 hours] Practicum experience in kindergarten settings where students will observe, plan, implement and evaluate activities. Prerequisite: CIEC 6/8310; Child Development. Course, CIEC 6/8320 Corequisite: CIEC 5790


CIEC - 5790 KINDERGARTEN SEMINAR
[2 hours] Seminar to accompany the 2, half days per week in-field experience related to CIEC 5570. Planning, research, teacher made materials appropriate for environments for kindergarten children will be covered. Prerequisite: Child Development Course; CIEC 6/8310; CIEC 6/8320 Corequisite: CIEC 5770


CIEC - 5800/7800 TEACHER/PARENT CHILD RELATIONS
[3 hours] This course is designed to assist the classroom teacher in building positive relationships with the parents of students and to develop effective strategies for communicating with them.


CIEC - 6310/8310 PRE-K/PRIMARY CURRICULUM
[3 hours] The study and design of early childhood curriculum from a best practice/developmental perspective including integrated curriculum, anti-bias approaches, authentic assessment, direct learning strategies. Student self assessment and change project required.


CIEC - 6320/8320 MEANING AND DEVELOPMENT OF PLAY BEHAVIOR
[3 hours] Theoretical bases of play behavior and its role in curriculum development/assessment. Students implement and evaluate a sociodramatic play kit and conduct library research on one aspect of play behavior. Prerequisite: Child Development. Course


CIEC - 6330/8330 LANGUAGE AND CONCEPT DEVELOPMENT
[3 hours] Study of the language and literacy development of the young child with emphasis upon the factors that influence and support this development. Students will do projects to implement their learnings.


CIEC - 6340/8340 CURRICULUM DESIGN FOR INFANTS AND TODDLERS
[3 hours] Introduction to the sequential development of the young child from birth to 3 years. Students will engage in field hours in infant-toddler settings, design learning materials, and critique research in topics related to infant/toddler curriculum. Prerequisite: EDP 3220; CIEC 3200


CIEC - 6750/8750 DEVELOPMENTAL AND CLASSROOM ASSESSMENT
[3 hours] Focuses upon teaching and learning in a developmental learning environment. Emphases includes observing the developmental characteristics of young children and assessment for prescriptive teaching.


CIEC - 6950/8950 THEORY AND RESEARCH IN EARLY CHILDHOOD
[3 hours] Review and analysis of theory and research related to rationale and methods for program options for young children. Critique research and prepare a review of synthesis of research.

Last Updated: 5/5/14