CIEC - CURRICULUM & INSTRUCTION: EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION

CIEC - 1900 ECE LINKING SEMINAR I
[1 hour]  A reading and discussion seminar which provides an opportunity to broaden a student�s intellectual and cultural perspective by understanding key concepts and tools of inquiry associated with the content of the Humanities, Sciences and Social Sciences that inform and influence Early Childhood curriculum.  Prerequisite: Second semester freshman standing; Co-requisite: enrolled in a Humanities, Science or Social Science course

CIEC - 2900 ECE LINKING SEMINAR II
[1 hour]  A reading and discussion seminar that continues and intensifies the activities of CIEC 1900. In addition, students will engage internet resources to explore the content of the Humanities, Sciences and Social Sciences that inform and influence Early Childhood curriculum.  Prerequisite: Sophomore standing and CIEC 1900; Co-requisite: enrolled in a Humanities, Science or Social Science course

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 - 3350 CHILD, FAMILY & PUBLIC POLICY IN EARLY CHILDHOOD
[3 hours]  Course is crosslisted as SPED 3350. This course is designed to establish awareness of public policy issues and advocacy techniques, knowledge of family systems, effective home/school communication and collaborative procedures. Prerequisite: Admission to professional standing; Co-requisite: CIEC/SPED 3380, CIEC/SPED 3390, TSOC 3000

CIEC - 3380 FIELD EXPERIENCE: SOCIO-CULTURAL DIMENSIONS OF EDUCATION
[3 hours]  Course is crosslisted as SPED 3380. This course is designed to explore the socio-cultural context of the school, family and community as important influences in learning. Students will be assigned to work with a family, gather data and information about their field sites and attend IEP and IFSP conferences. Prerequisite: Admission to professional standing; Co-requisite: CIEC/SPED 3350, CIEC/SPED 3390, TSOC 3000

CIEC - 3390 INTEGRATIVE SEMINAR: SOCIO-CULTURAL DIMENSIONS OF EDUCATION
[3 hours] Seminar will provide opportunity for students and faculty to share, discuss and explore the socio-cultural context of the schools in which they are doing their field experiences. Students will collect, analyze and report data related to the setting where they are working.  Prerequisite: Admission to professional standing; Co-requisite: CIEC 3350, CIEC 3380, TSOC 3000

CIEC - 3900 ECE LINKING SEMINAR III
[1 hour]  A culminating reading and discussion seminar that continues and intensifies the activities of earlier seminars (CIEC 1900 and 2900). Emphasis will be on transforming the content of the Humanities, Sciences and Social Sciences into appropriate Early Childhood curriculum.  Prerequisite: Junior standing, completion of CIEC 1900 and 2900; Co-requisite: enrolled in a Humanities, Science or Social Science course

CIEC - 4070 EFFECTIVE TEACHING PRACTICES, PRE-K TO 3RD GRADE
[5 hours]  This course is designed to apply characteristics of best practice to curriculum development and implementation with adherence to the national and state curriculum standards as they apply to children, age 3 to 8, with diverse educational needs. Prerequisite: Admission to professional standing, TSOC 3000, CIEC 3350, CIEC 3430, CIEC 3390, CI 4510, CI 3430, CI 3460; Co-requisite: SPED 4080, CI 3460, CIEC 4490

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 - 4480 INTEGRATIVE FIELD EXPERIENCE: BEST PRACTICES
[5 hours]  Course is crosslisted as SPED 4480. A five half day a week field experience in an inclusive Pre-K or primary classroom with focus on the implementation of content and skill based curriculum using the best practice methods and the integration of appropriate technology.  Prerequisite: Admission to professional standing, TSOC 3000, CIEC/SPED 3350, CIEC/SPED 3380, CIEC 3390, CI 4510, CI 3430, CI 3460; Co-requisite: SPED 4080, CIEC/SPED 4490, CIEC 4070

CIEC - 4490 INTEGRATIVE SEMINAR: BEST PRACTICES
[2 hours]   A seminar designed to provide a forum for group sharing and reflection about curricular design and implementation in the inclusive Pre-K and kindergarten-grade 3 field settings.  Prerequisite: Admission to professional standing, TSOC 3000, CIEC/SPED 3350, CIEC/SPED 3380, CIEC 3390, CI 4510, CI 3430, CI 3460; Co-requisite: SPED 4080, CIEC 4480, CIEC 4070

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 that 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  Co-requisite: 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  Co-requisite: 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  Co-requisite: 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  Co-requisite: 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  Co-requisite: CIEC 4770

CIEC - 4900 INTERNSHIP/STUDENT TEACHING SEMINAR
[2 hours]  A seminar designed to reflect on the student teaching experience and to enhance the student teacher�s final preparation for employment.  Professional issues, ethical behavior, resume and interview techniques, and other processes and professional entry concerns.  For early childhood student teachers.  Co-requisite: CIEC 4930.

CIEC - 4910 ECE SENIOR RESEARCH PROJECT
[2 hours]  The internship senior will complete an action research study or related topic about student learning. In addition to a completed paper, the student will give a multi-media presentation that clearly articulates the research question/problem, methods used in the study and the results of the study. Prerequisite: Admission to professional standing; Co-requisite: CI 3430

CIEC - 4930  INTERNSHIP/STUDENT TEACHING
[8-16 hours]  Planned experience in public school classrooms under direction of University supervisor.  Observation of teaching of experienced teacher; gradual acceptance of full responsibility by student etacher for planning, instruction, evaluation and related duties.  Prerequisites: 100 semester hours, Adv Prof Standing, 90% major/core, All Prof Courses, 2.5 GPA.  Co-requisite: CIEC 4900, CI 4060 and 4070.

CIEC - 4950  WORKSHOP I EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION
[1-5 hours]  Workshop developed around topics of interest and concern for pre-service and in-service teachers and other education personnel.  Practical application of workshop topics will be emphasized.

CIEC - 4980  SPECIAL TOPICS IN EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION
[1-5 hours]  Topics of interest and concern to preservice, inservice and non-degree teachers within districts and community agencies served by the Center for Educational Development.  May be included in an undergraduate degree program.

CIEC - 4990 UNDERGRAUDATE INDEPENDENT STUDY IN EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION
[1-5 hours]  Individual study designed to provide a student the opportunity to work individually on professional problems under the direction of the Early Childhood faculty.

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  Co-requisite: 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  Co-requisite: 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  Co-requisite: 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  Co-requisite: 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  Co-requisite: 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  Co-requisite: 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 - 5950  WORKSHOP IN EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION
[1-5 hours]  Workshops developed around topics of interest and concern to inservice teachers.  Practical application of workshop topics will be emphasized.  Students may include several workshops in their master�s or specialist degree programs.

CIEC - 5980/7980  SPECIAL TOPICS IN EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION
[1-5 hours]  A course developed around topics of interest and concern to inservice teachers within districts served by the Center for Educational Research and Services.  Stresses solution and resolution of educational problems occurring within the district.

CIEC - 5990  GRADUATE INDEPENDENT STUDY IN EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION
[1-5 hours]  Individual study designed to provide a student the opportunity to work individually on professional problems under the direction of the faculty in Early Childhood Education.

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 learning.

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 - 6900  MASTERS RESEARCH SEMINAR IN EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATON
[2-3 hours]  Examination of research and current issues in early childhood education.  Emphasis on theory and research and evaluation models.  Prerequisites: C&I 6490, 6590, 6690, 6790, or.

CIEC - 6920  MASTERS RESEARCH PROJECT IN EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION
[1-3 hours]  Student will complete an individual research project under the direction of a committee of at least two faculty members in Early Childhood ordinarily involving the faculty advisor.

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.

CIEC - 6960  MASTERS THESIS IN EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION
[1-3 hours]  Students who elect this option will complete a thesis under the direction of committee of at least two faculty members from Early Childhood Education, ordinarily including the faculty advisor.

CIEC - 7940  SPECIALIST PRACTICUM IN EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION
[1-3 hours]  Observation and supervised experience in an appropriate setting.  Students will be assigned to work as interns under the joint supervision of school and University personnel.

CIEC - 8900  DOCTORAL SEMINAR IN EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION
[2-4 hours]  This seminar will consider problems and provide advanced study for doctoral students in Early Childhood Education.

CIEC - 8930  INDEPENDENT RESEARCH IN EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION
[1-5 hours]  Individual study is designed to provide the doctoral student opportunity to work individually on professional problems under the direction of Early Childhood faculty.

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