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EEC

EEC 1002   INFANT/TODDLER EDUCATION

credits: 3  

Corequisite: EEC 1603 with a minimum grade of C.  This course is the study of the developmental needs of infants and toddlers ages birth to three. Emphasis is on developing appropriate environments, curriculum activities and policies that support young children and their families. Five (5) hours of field experience in an infant/toddler professional care setting required. 47 contact hours.

EEC 1223   OBSERVATION AND ASSESSMENT IN EARLY CHILDHOOD

credits: 3  

Corequisite: EEC 1603 with a minimum grade of C. This course is a study of the theory and practice of observation and assessment of young children. Emphasis is on the use of various types of informal measurements along with the appropriate use of standardized assessments. Issues of professionalism including confidentiality, absence of bias, and ethical behaviors are addressed. This course requires 15 field experience hours in early childhood care and education settings. 

EEC 1308   EARLY CHILDHOOD PLANNING AND MANAGEMENT

credits: 3  

Prerequisite or corequisite: EEC 1603. This course is designed to give students practice in lesson planning, scheduling, and evaluating the activities of young children in early childhood care and education settings. This course requires 15 field experience hours in early childhood care and education settings. 47 contact hours.

EEC 1600   GUIDING THE YOUNG CHILD

credits: 3  

Corequisite: EEC 1603 with a minimum grade of C. This course is designed for parents and professionals who care for and work with young children. It examines the range of appropriate and acceptable behaviors, consistent limits, communication patterns and styles, and simple rules that clearly define behavioral approaches employed to guide young children in a variety of settings. This course requires 15 field experience hours in early childhood care and education settings. 

EEC 1602   BEHAVIORAL OBSERVATION AND SCREENING IN CHILD CARE

credits: 1  
This course teaches observation and screening principles and skills to providers in the early childhood care and education field. Course content will assist the student in appropriately determining developmental levels, the need for formal developmental assessments or the need to make referrals for early intervention programs and specialized services. 17 contact hours.

EEC 1603   EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT

credits: 3  

Prerequisites: ENC 0015 with a minimum grade of C and REA 0007 with a minimum grade of C. This course is the study of the physical, cognitive, and social-emotional developmental processes of children from conception to age eight. Emphasis is twofold: on understanding the sequential dynamics of growth, development, behavior and understanding the uniqueness of each child. 47 contact hours.

EEC 2002   FOUNDATIONS OF CHILD CARE AND EDUCATION ADMINISTRATION

credits: 3  

This course is designed to meet Florida educational requirements for the Initial Child Care and Education Director Credential, Level I and Level II. The course content emphasizes the development of skills and a knowledge base for problem solving, planning, implementing and evaluating a quality child care and education program for child care administrators. 

EEC 2271   INTRODUCTION TO WORKING WITH YOUNG CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL NEEDS

credits: 3  

Corequisite: EEC 1603 with a minimum grade of C. This course introduces the student to the study of young children, birth through five years of age, with special needs. The content includes an overview of historical and legal perspectives; assessment and evaluation of young children; strategies for collaboration between families and professionals and developmentally appropriate environments, curriculum and interventions. The course requires 5 hours of field experience in an early childhood setting and the completion of field experience assignments. 47 contact hours.

EEC 2272   PRACTICES FOR WORKING WITH YOUNG CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL NEEDS IN INCLUSIVE SETTINGS

credits: 3  

Prerequisite: EEC 2271. This course introduces the concept of inclusion of young children with special needs in early care and education settings. The course will present a model for effective inclusion; raise awareness of adult personal attitudes toward inclusive care and present theories of play development. Course content also includes the organization of the environment, provision of emergent literacy opportunities, management of challenging behaviors and the development of partnerships among parents, professionals and community agencies. This course requires 15 field experience hours in early childhood and education settings serving young children with special needs. 47 contact hours.

EEC 2300   DEVELOPING COGNITIVE ACTIVITIES FOR YOUNG CHILDREN (MATH, LANGUAGE ARTS, SCIENCE, SOCIAL STUDIES, HEALTH)

credits: 3  

Corequisite: EEC 1603 with a minimum grade of C. This course focuses on developing appropriate cognitive teaching and learning strategies for children from infancy to age eight. The student will examine methodological principles from the following curricula areas: mathematics, language arts, science, social studies, and health. This course requires 15 field experience hours in early childhood care and education settings. 47 contact hours.

EEC 2312   DEVELOPING CREATIVE ACTIVITIES FOR YOUNG CHILDREN

credits: 3  

Corequisite: EEC 1603 with a minimum grade of C. This course focuses on developing appropriate creative teaching/learning strategies for children from infancy to age eight. The student will examine creative teaching/learning strategies from the following curricula areas: art, music/movement, language arts and socio-dramatic play. This course requires 15 field experience hours in early childhood care and education settings. 47 contact hours.

EEC 2500   CHILD DEVELOPMENT OVERVIEW

credits: 1  
The focus of this course is to give the student a basic knowledge of the developmental stages, behavior management, age appropriate activities and communications with families as related to childcare. 17 contact hours.

EEC 2521   CHILD CARE REGULATIONS

credits: 1  

The focus of this course is Florida child care laws, Florida Department of Children and Families standards, and local licensing requirements, which build the framework for providing a safe and healthy environment for children in child care. 17 contact hours.

EEC 2523   LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT OF CHILD CARE PROGRAMS

credits: 3  

Prerequisites: Program Administrator Approval. This course is designed to meet the Florida requirements for one of four required courses child care administrators may take to earn an Advanced Level Child Care and Education Director Credential. It also meets the requirement to renew the Director Credential. Course design emphasizes the development of administrators’ skills and knowledge related to organizational leadership and management. Course content includes staff development, evaluation, and retention; personnel policies and relationships; leadership, ethics, professionalism; and organizational structure and dynamics. 47 contact hours.

EEC 2907   EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION INTERNSHIP

credits: 3  

Prerequisites: This course must be taken during the student's last term in the program after completion of EEC 1603, EEC 1223, EEC 2300, EEC 2312EEC 1308, EEC 1600, EEC 2271 and program administrator approval. This course is a practicum experience in an early childhood care and education setting. Emphasis is on student interaction with young children under the supervision of the classroom teacher or center director. Class meets two hours per week in the classroom and a minimum of 60 hours in the child care setting is required. 90 contact hours.

EEC 2943   INSERVICE TRAINING: PREPARATION FOR NATIONAL CDA

credits: 3  
Prerequisite: EEC 1603. A course designed for teachers in the early childhood profession which aids in achieving the required competencies for the National Child Development Associate Certificate. Approximately 2 hours per week on campus classwork and 70 hours "on-the-job" work required.

EEC 3005   CHILD GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT: BIRTH TO AGE 8

credits: 3  

Prerequisite: Admission to the Educational Studies BS, or Prekindergarten/Primary Education (age 3 through grade 3) with Infused ESOL and Reading BS. This course is the study of child growth and development from conception to age eight. The focus is on cognitive, social, physical, and emotional development of the young child. Course content will include theories of child development, the means through which young children learn, and the role of adults in children's development. 47 contact hours.

EEC 3009   FOUNDATIONS OF EARLY CHILDHOOD CARE AND EDUCATION: BIRTH TO AGE 8

credits: 3  

Prerequisite: Admission to Educational Studies BS, or Prekindergarten/Primary Education (age 3 through grade 3) with Infused ESOL and Reading BS. In this course students will explore the historical, social, political, economic and philosophical foundations of early education, early intervention models and approaches, the role of early childhood education in children's lives, relevant learning theories and their application to early education and public policy, governance and advocacy issues. The course provides a context for a dialogic process that encourages reflective inquiry and collaborative thinking. 47 contact hours.

EEC 3204   CURRICULUM IN EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION: BIRTH TO AGE 8

credits: 3  

Prerequisite: Admission to Educational Studies BS, or Prekindergarten/Primary Education (age 3 through grade 3) with Infused ESOL and Reading BS. This course is a study of the components of developmentally appropriate curriculum. Students will evaluate learning environments, analyze classroom schedules and write age appropriate lesson plans for young children, birth to age eight. This course requires 10 field experience hours in an early childhood setting. 47 contact hours.

EEC 3403   YOUNG CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL NEEDS: BIRTH TO AGE 8

credits: 3  

Prerequisite: Admission to Educational Studies BS, or Prekindergarten/Primary Education (age 3 through grade 3) with Infused ESOL and Reading BS. This course introduces the student to the study of young children, birth through eight years of age, with special needs. The content includes an overview of historical and legal perspectives; the family-based model of service delivery; the importance of early identification and strategies for teaching young children with special needs including the preparation of the learning environment and curriculum design. This course requires 5 field experience hours in an early childhood setting. 47 contact hours.

EEC 3413   WORKING WITH DIVERSE FAMILIES IN EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION: BIRTH TO AGE 8

credits: 3  

Prerequisite: Admission to Educational Studies BS, or Prekindergarten/Primary Education (age 3 through grade 3) with Infused ESOL and Reading BS. This course is designed to provide students with a general knowledge of how to serve families they will meet, not only in their early childhood setting, but in the community at large. It will explore issues of human rights, multiculturalism, and also variations in family lifestyles. This course will provide both an historical and current context for cultural understanding in an atmosphere of open dialogue and reflective inquiry. This course requires 5 field experience hours in an early childhood setting. 47 contact hours.

EEC 3731   HEALTH, SAFETY AND NUTRITION FOR THE YOUNG CHILD: BIRTH TO AGE 8

credits: 3  

Prerequisite: Admission to Educational Studies BS, or Prekindergarten/Primary Education (age 3 through grade 3) with Infused ESOL and Reading BS. This course will prepare students to manage the diverse issues related to health, safety and nutrition, specifically as applied to children from birth to age eight. The course examines existing early childhood health, safety, disease control and nutritional policies; explores development of health and nutrition standards for children ages birth to eight based on current public policy; investigates healthy and safe school environment practices for children ages birth to eight; researches materials and methods for teaching health, safety and nutrition in primary elementary education. 47 contact hours.

EEC 4207   ASSESSMENT AND EVALUATION OF YOUNG CHILDREN: BIRTH TO AGE 8

credits: 3  

Prerequisite: Admission to Educational Studies BS, or Prekindergarten/Primary Education (age 3 through grade 3) with Infused ESOL and Reading BS. This course is designed to increase the student’s effective use of assessment and evaluation procedures in early childhood and primary education settings. The student will review appropriate observation and documentation procedures. Students will also compare, analyze and interpret assessments and results to plan curriculum that is responsive to and supports the development and learning of young children, birth to age 8. This course requires 10 field experience hours in an early childhood setting. 47 contact hours.

EEC 4210   INTEGRATED CURRICULUM I FOR PRE-KINDERGARTEN/PRIMARY EDUCATION

credits: 3  

Prerequisite: EEC 3204 and admission to Educational Studies BS, or Prekindergarten/Primary Education (age 3 through grade 3) with Infused ESOL and Reading BS. Corequisite: EEC 4940. This course is designed to increase understanding of creative experiences for children three to eight years of age (prekindergarten to grade three). Emphasis is placed on creating and adapting meaningful, challenging and engaging developmentally supportive learning experiences in art, music, movement and physical skills, and drama. The course promotes methods to incorporate creativity into all aspects of the curriculum. 47 contact hours.

EEC 4211   INTEGRATED CURRICULUM II FOR PRE-KINDERGARTEN/PRIMARY EDUCATION

credits: 3  

Prerequisite: EEC 3204 and admission to Educational Studies BS, or Prekindergarten/Primary Education (age 3 through grade 3) with Infused ESOL and Reading BS. Corequisite: EEC 4941 This course will focus on exploring sequential math development, identifying how concepts are developed and acquired, and promoting young children’s concept development through problem solving, and assessing the child’s developmental level. It will also focus on teaching science strategies using concept development, process of inquiry, planning for fundamental concepts in science including activities for young children at the appropriate stages of cognitive development, while utilizing appropriate technology to support teaching and learning. 47 contact hours.

EEC 4212   MATH, SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY FOR PRESCHOOL EDUCATION: BIRTH TO AGE 4

credits: 3  

Prerequisite: EEC 3204 and admission to Educational Studies BS. Corequisite: EEC 4942. This course presents the process of introducing science, technology, and math for young children to age 4. It includes planning and implementation of appropriate activities and development of methods and techniques of delivery, fostering an exploration of methods and materials for teaching young children math and science concepts and process skills through discovery and play. 47 contact hours.

EEC 4227   CREATIVE ARTS FOR PRESCHOOL EDUCATION

credits: 3  

Prerequisite: EEC 3204 and admission to Educational Studies BS. Corequisite: EEC 4944. This course is designed to increase understanding of the development of creativity and the importance of creative experiences from birth through four years of age. Emphasis is placed on creating and adapting meaningful, challenging, engaging and developmentally supportive learning experiences in art, music, movement, and dramatics. The course incorporates methods to promote creativity into all aspects of the curriculum. 47 contact hours.

EEC 4274   EARLY CHILDHOOD ASSESSMENT AND INTERVENTION FOR CHILDREN WITH EXCEPTIONAL NEEDS

credits: 3  

Prerequisite: Prekindergarten/Primary Education (age 3 through grade 3) with Infused ESOL and Reading BS. This course is designed to provide students with a critical understanding of developmentally appropriate assessment and intervention processes and procedures for young children with special needs age three to grade three. Students will develop the knowledge, skills, and strategies needed to interpret multi-disciplinary evaluation information and to develop and administer formal and informal performance-based assessments for the purpose of designing and implementing interventions that will guide instruction. This course requires 47 contact hours.

EEC 4314   SOCIAL/EMOTIONAL COMPETENCE, CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT, AND GUIDANCE OF YOUNG CHILDREN

credits: 3  

Prerequisite: Admission to Prekindergarten/Primary Education (age 3 through grade 3) with Infused ESOL and Reading BS. This course is designed to present foundations of knowledge about social and emotional development. The content will enable students to acquire the background knowledge and skills necessary to analyze developmental theories as they apply to young children's social and emotional development. Additionally, this course will examine appropriate and developmentally sensitive strategies for managing behavior in typically and atypically developing children birth to eight years of age. Performing functional analysis of behavior and collaboration with support specialties will be discussed. The importance of consistency and proactive strategies will be stressed. In addition to class meetings, a minimum of 10 hours of observation and participation in an early childhood setting are required. The course requires 47 contact hours.

EEC 4408   FAMILY, TEACHER, COMMUNITY RELATIONS IN EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION: BIRTH TO AGE 8

credits: 3  

Prerequisite: Admission to Educational Studies BS, or Prekindergarten/Primary Education (age 3 through grade 3) with Infused ESOL and Reading BS. This course is designed to prepare the student to acquire an understanding of diversity within families and the development of positive relationships between teachers and families. Implications from this knowledge will guide the development of systems and programs that promote sustained collaboration between families and schools for children, birth to age 8. This course requires 5 field experience hours in an early childhood setting. 47 contact hours.

EEC 4706   EARLY AND EMERGENT LITERACY IN PRESCHOOL EDUCATION

credits: 3  
Prerequisite: Admission to Educational Studies BS. This course is designed to increase understanding of the emergence of human language and the fundamentals of early literacy development in children from birth to four years of age. Communication ranging from prenatal interactions through the preschool years will be explored along with the understanding that communication is a whole process in which speaking, listening, using written symbols and reading symbols are closely connected. Language, communication, literacy theory and current research are used to encourage the development of informed practices that are developmentally appropriate for the age of the child. This course requires 15 field experience hours in an early childhood setting. 47 contact hours.

EEC 4940   PRE-KINDERGARTEN/PRIMARY EDUCATION PRACTICUM I

credits: 1  

Prerequisites: Admission to Educational Studies - Preschool Education (Birth To Age 4) Subplan BS, and EEC 3204, or admission to Prekindergarten/Primary Education (age 3 through grade 3) with Infused ESOL and Reading, and EEC 3204. Corequisite: EEC 4210. This course is designed to provide field experiences and support related to the early childhood education courses in which the student is concurrently enrolled. The practicum focuses on language arts and emergent literacy, providing activities to stimulate language acquisition and reading readiness through dramatic play and a print- rich environment. Content builds upon generic competencies studied in education and emphasizes the Florida Educator Accomplished Practices (FEAPS) at the pre-professional level. This course will enable the student to demonstrate knowledge of developmentally appropriate curriculum and environment for young children. Field work required will provide first-hand experience implementing course work in a public school setting. This experience will be monitored by a representative from the College of Education. The practicum also includes a series of mandatory professional leadership seminars. Contact hours: 15, with a minimum of 4 hours per week of field based experience, for a total of 60 field based hours per semester.

EEC 4941   PRE-KINDERGARTEN/PRIMARY EDUCATION PRACTICUM II

credits: 1  

Prerequisite: Admission to Educational Studies - Preschool Education (Birth To Age 4) Subplan BS, and EEC 3204, or Admission to Prekindergarten/Primary Education (age 3 through grade 3) with Infused ESOL and Reading, EEC 3204. Corequisite: EEC 4211. This course will focus on: exploring number concepts, how concepts are developed and acquired, and promoting young children’s concept development through problem solving, and assessing the child’s developmental level. Science teaching strategies will use concept development, inquiry and curiosity, with an emphasis on exploration and discovery in sensory hands-on experiences, providing first-hand activities for young children at the appropriate stages of cognitive development. Appropriate technology will be utilized to support teaching and learning. Content builds upon generic competencies studied in education and emphasizes the Florida Educator Accomplished Practices (FEAPS) at the pre-professional level. This course will enable the student to demonstrate knowledge of developmentally appropriate curriculum and environment for young children. Field work required will provide first-hand experience implementing course work in a public school setting. This experience will be monitored by a representative from the College of Education. The practicum also includes a series of mandatory professional leadership seminars. Contact hours: a minimum of 4 hours per week for a total of 60 hours per semester.

EEC 4942   PRESCHOOL EDUCATION PRACTICUM II EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION PRESCHOOL (BIRTH TO AGE 4)

credits: 1  

Prerequisite: EEC 3204 and Admission to the Educational Studies BS Program. Corequisite: EEC 4212. This course is designed to provide field experiences and support related to the early childhood education courses in which the student is concurrently enrolled. The practicum will focus on: exploring number concepts, how concepts are developed and acquired, promoting young children’s concept development through problem solving, and assessing the child’s developmental level. Science teaching strategies will use concept development, inquiry and curiosity, with an emphasis on exploration and discovery in sensory hands-on experiences, providing first-hand activities for young children at the appropriate stages of cognitive development. Appropriate technology will be utilized to support teaching and learning. This course will enable the student to demonstrate knowledge of developmentally appropriate curriculum and environments for young children. Field work required will provide first-hand experience implementing course work in a licensed childhood center. This experience will be monitored by a representative from the College of Education. The practicum also includes a series of mandatory professional leadership seminars. Contact hours: a minimum of 4 hours per week for a total of 60 hours per semester. This course requires 60 hours of field-based experience

EEC 4944   PRESCHOOL EDUCATION PRACTICUM I: BIRTH TO AGE 4

credits: 1  

Prerequisite: EEC 3204 and Admission to the Educational Studies Program. Corequisite: EEC 4227. This course is designed to provide field experiences and support related to the early childhood education courses in which the student is concurrently enrolled. The practicum focuses on language arts and emergent literacy, providing activities to stimulate language acquisition and reading readiness through dramatic play and a print-rich environment. This course will enable the student to demonstrate knowledge of developmentally appropriate curriculum and environments for young children. Field work required will provide first-hand experience implementing course work in a licensed early childhood setting. The practicum also includes a series of mandatory professional leadership seminars. This course requires 60 hours of field-based experience. Contact hours: 15

EEC 4945   SENIOR CAPSTONE FOR PRESCHOOL EDUCATION (BIRTH TO AGE 4)

credits: 4  

Prerequisite(s): Admission to Educational Studies and Subplan B: Preschool Education (Birth to Age 4) BS program and successful completion of all program requirements. This course requires students in the Preschool Education (Birth To Age 4) BS program to demonstrate competency on the five standards for Early Childhood Professional Preparation from National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). This capstone may be performed at a licensed early childhood center, which may be the student’s employment site. This program provides a non-certification degree, focusing on professional training for employment not requiring teacher certification. The capstone also includes a series of mandatory professional leadership seminars. 

EEC 4946   INTERNSHIP: EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION PREKINDERGARTEN/PRIMARY

credits: 4-12  

Prerequisites: (Admission to the Educational Studies BS program Prekindergarten/Primary Education Studies Track OR Admission to Prekindergarten/Primary Education (age 3 through grade 3) with Infused ESOL and Reading BS) and successful completion of all program requirements. This course requires students to demonstrate competency on the twelve Florida Educator Accomplished Practices (FEAPs) and the five Standards for Early Childhood Professional Preparation from National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) at the pre-professional level. Students are required to complete an internship based on their program of study as described below:


Topic 1: Contact hours: a minimum of 12 hours per week for thirteen weeks in a licensed childhood center or a public school setting.

Topic 2: Contact hours: a minimum of 35 hours per week for fifteen weeks in a public school setting.

Course Topics:
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EDST-BS students take this topic for 4 credits

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PKPED-BS students take this topic for 12 credits


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