Early Education (EED)
Overview of digital literacy for identifying the skills needed to become informed users of technology to communicate, instruct, create and think critically with digital tools. Explores how emerging technologies are used to teach and learn across varied educational environments (face-to-face, hybrid, online, etc). Includes skills focused on basic computer operations, productivity software, digital citizenship, instructional practices, information literacy and family and professional partnerships. Discusses current trends and related issues about the use of technology and its impacts in P20 education. Prerequisites: None.
Examination of process of physical, social, emotional, cognitive, language, and literacy development of typical and atypical young children; prenatal through age eight. Includes practical application and fieldwork experience. Prerequisites: None.
Principles for guiding young children in early care and education environments. Exploration of guidance, management, and how the environment impacts the lives of young children. Includes observation of classrooms of children ages birth to age eight. Prerequisites: None.
Consideration of public health issues and safety procedures within early childhood settings, serving young children birth to age eight. Overview of nutritional needs and issues of physical fitness and well-being in young children. Includes field experiences. Prerequisites: None.
Work experience with preschoolers in early care and education settings. Eighty (80) hours of designated work per credit. Prerequisites: Permission of Department or Division. Course Notes: May be repeated for a total of six (6) credit hours.