EDU – Education

All courses are alphabetized by course code. All courses are to be pursued in a normal sequence with prerequisite courses taken as indicated. Provided for each course is the following information: course number and title; number of class, laboratory, clinical/shop/work experience (if any), and credit hours; and the semester in which the course is offered - FA (Fall), SP (Spring), and SU (Summer).

EDU-119 Intro to Early Child Educ (4 0 0 4)

This course introduces the foundations of early childhood education, the diverse educational settings for young children, professionalism and planning intentional developmentally appropriate experiences for each child. Topics include theoretical foundations, national early learning standards, NC Foundations for Early Learning and Development, state regulations, program types, career options, professionalism, ethical conduct, quality inclusive environments, and curriculum responsive to the needs of each child/family. Upon completion, students should be able to design a career/professional development plan, and appropriate environments, schedules, and activity plans. (FA or SP). National ID (CIP) 13.1210 Early Childhood Education and Teaching.

EDU-131 Child, Family, & Commun (3 0 0 3)

This course covers the development of partnerships between culturally and linguistically diverse families, children, schools and communities. Emphasis is placed on developing skills and identifying benefits for establishing, supporting, and maintaining respectful, collaborative relationships between diverse families, programs/schools, and community agencies/resources. Upon completion, students should be able to explain appropriate relationships between families, educators, and professionals that enhance development and educational experiences of all children. State corequisite: Take DRE-097. (FA). National ID (CIP) 13.1210 Early Childhood Education and Teaching.

EDU-144 Child Development I (3 0 0 3)

This course includes the theories of child development, needs, milestones, and factors that influence development, from conception through approximately 36 months. Emphasis is placed on developmental sequences in physical/motor, emotional/social, cognitive, and language domains and the impact of multiple influences on development and learning. Upon completion, students should be able to compare/contrast typical/atypical developmental characteristics, explain environmental factors that impact development, and identify strategies for enhancing development. State corequisite: Take DRE-097. (FA). National ID (CIP) 13.1210 Early Childhood Education and Teaching.

EDU-145 Child Development II (3 0 0 3)

This course includes the theories of child development, needs, milestones, and factors that influence development, from preschool through middle childhood. Emphasis is placed on developmental sequences in physical/motor, emotional/social, cognitive, and language domains and the impact of multiple influences on development and learning. Upon completion, students should be able to compare/contrast typical/atypical developmental characteristics, explain environmental factors that impact development, and identify strategies for enhancing development. State corequisite: Take DRE 097. (FA). National ID (CIP) 13.1210 Early Childhood Education and Teaching.

EDU-146 Child Guidance (3 0 0 3)

This course introduces principles and practical techniques including the design of learning environments for providing developmentally appropriate guidance for all children, including those at risk. Emphasis is placed on observation skills, cultural influences, underlying causes of behavior, appropriate expectations, development of self control and the role of communication and guidance. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate direct/indirect strategies for preventing problem behaviors, teaching appropriate/acceptable behaviors, negotiation, setting limits and recognizing at risk behaviors. State corequisite: Take DRE-097. (FA). National ID (CIP) 13.1210 Early Childhood Education and Teaching.

EDU-151 Creative Activities (3 0 0 3)

This course covers planning, creation and adaptation of developmentally supportive learning environments with attention to curriculum, interactions, teaching practices and learning materials. Emphasis is placed on creating and adapting integrated, meaningful, challenging and engaging developmentally supportive learning experiences in art, music, movement and dramatics for all children. Upon completion, students should be able to create, adapt, implement and evaluate developmentally supportive learning materials, experiences and environments. State corequisite: Take DRE-097. (SP). National ID (CIP) 13.1210 Early Childhood Education and Teaching.

EDU-153 Health, Safety, & Nutrit (3 0 0 3)

This course covers promoting and maintaining the health and well-being of all children. Topics include health and nutritional guidelines, common childhood illnesses, maintaining safe and healthy learning environments, recognition and reporting of abuse and neglect and state regulations. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate knowledge of health, safety, and nutritional needs, safe learning environments, and adhere to state regulations. State corequisite: Take DRE-097. (SU). National ID (CIP) 13.1210 Early Childhood Education and Teaching.

EDU-221 Children with Exceptional (3 0 0 3)

This course introduces children with exceptionalities, their families, support services, inclusive/diverse settings, and educational/family plans based on the foundations of child development. Emphasis is placed on the characteristics of exceptionalities, observation and assessment of children, strategies for adapting the learning environment, and identification of community resources. Upon completion, students should be able to recognize diverse abilities, describe the referral process, and depict collaboration with families/professionals to plan/implement, and promote best practice. State prerequisites: Take one set: Set 1: EDU-144, EDU-145; Set 2: PSY-244, PSY-245. State corequisite: Take DRE-098. (SP). National ID (CIP) 13.1210 Early Childhood Education and Teaching.

EDU-234 Infants, Toddlers, & Twos (3 0 0 3)

This course covers the unique needs and rapid changes that occur in the first three years of life and the inter-related factors that influence development. Emphasis is placed on recognizing and supporting developmental milestones through purposeful strategies, responsive care routines and identifying elements of quality, inclusive early care and education. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate respectful relationships that provide a foundation for healthy infant/toddler/twos development, plan/select activities/materials, and partner with diverse families. State prerequisite: EDU-119. State corequisite: Take DRE-098. (SP). National ID (CIP) 13.1210 Early Childhood Education and Teaching.

EDU-235 School-Age Dev & Program (3 0 0 3)

This course includes developmentally appropriate practices in group settings for school-age children. Emphasis is placed on principles of development, environmental planning, and positive guidance techniques. Upon completion, students should be able to discuss developmental principles for all children ages five to twelve and plan and implement developmentally-appropriate activities. State corequisite: Take DRE-098. (SP). National ID (CIP) 13.1210 Early Childhood Education and Teaching.

EDU-251 Exploration Activities (3 0 0 3)

This course covers discovery experiences in science, math, and social studies. Emphasis is placed on developing concepts for each area and encouraging young children to explore, discover, and construct concepts. Upon completion, students should be able to discuss the discovery approach to teaching, explain major concepts in each area, and plan appropriate experiences for children. State corequisite: Take DRE-098. (FA). National ID (CIP) 13.1210 Early Childhood Education and Teaching.

EDU-259 Curriculum Planning (3 0 0 3)

This course is designed to focus on curriculum planning for three to five year olds. Topics include philosophy, curriculum models, indoor and outdoor environments, scheduling, authentic assessment, and planning developmentally appropriate experiences. Upon completion, students should be able to evaluate children's development, critique curriculum, plan for individual and group needs, and assess and create quality environments. State prerequisite: EDU-119. State corequisite: Take DRE-098. (FA). National ID (CIP) 13.1210 Early Childhood Education and Teaching.

EDU-261 Early Childhood Admin I (3 0 0 3)

This course introduces principles and practices essential to preparing and supporting child care administrators. Topics include program philosophy, policies and procedures, NC Child Care Law and Rules, business planning, personnel and fiscal management, and NAEYC Code of Ethical Conduct Supplement for Early Childhood Program Administration. Upon completion, students should be able to articulate a developmentally appropriate program philosophy, locate current state licensing regulations, analyze a business plan and examine comprehensive program policies and procedures. State corequisites: Take EDU-119 and DRE-098. (FA). National ID (CIP) 13.1210 Early Childhood Education and Teaching.

EDU-262 Early Childhood Admin II (3 0 0 3)

This course focuses on advocacy/leadership, public relations/community outreach and program quality/ evaluation for diverse early childhood programs. Topics include program evaluation/accreditation, involvement in early childhood professional organizations, leadership/mentoring, family, volunteer and community involvement and early childhood advocacy. Upon completion, students should be able to define and evaluate all components of early childhood programs, develop strategies for advocacy and integrate community into programs. State prerequisites: Take All: DRE-098, EDU-119 and EDU-261. (SP). National ID (CIP) 13.1210 Early Childhood Education and Teaching.

EDU-280 Language & Literacy Exp (3 0 0 3)

This course is designed to expand students’ understanding of children’s language and literacy development and provides strategies for enhancing language/literacy experiences in an enriched environment. Topics include selection of diverse literature and interactive media, the integration of literacy concepts throughout the curriculum, appropriate observations/assessments and inclusive practices. Upon completion, students should be able to select, plan, implement and evaluate developmentally appropriate and diverse language/literacy experiences. State corequisite: Take DRE-098. (FA). National ID (CIP) 13.1210 Early Childhood Education and Teaching.

EDU-284 Early Child Capstone Prac (1 9 0 4)

This course is designed to allow students to apply skills in a three star (minimum) or NAEYC accredited or equivalent, quality early childhood environment. Emphasis is placed on designing, implementing and evaluating developmentally appropriate activities and environments for all children; supporting/involving families; and modeling reflective and professional practices. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate developmentally appropriate plans/assessments, appropriate guidance techniques and ethical/professional behaviors as indicated by assignments and onsite faculty visits. State prerequisites: Take one set: Set 1: EDU-119, EDU-144, EDU-145, EDU-146, and EDU-151; Set 2: EDU-119, PSY-244, PSY-245, EDU-146, and EDU-151; Set 3: EDU-119, PSY-245, EDU-144, EDU-146, and EDU-151; Set 4: EDU-119, PSY-244, EDU-145, EDU-146, and EDU-151. State corequisite: Take DRE-098. (SP). National ID (CIP) 13.1210 Early Childhood Education and Teaching.