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Course Catalog: Education

NOTE TO EDUCATION MAJORS: East Central College has established a pre-professional Education program committed to providing a general studies curriculum integrated with course work in pre-professional education. The pre-professional education program of study is designed to provide the necessary background for further professional studies and allow the student to validate education as a career choice. The Missouri State Department of Elementary and Secondary Education has evaluated and approved seven courses that can be taught in a pre-professional education program at a community college and transferred to approved four-year programs. The seven courses are: AR 2023 Art for Children; ED 1031, 1032 Field Experience; ED 1043 Introduction to Classroom Teaching; EN 2033 Literature for Children; MU 2043 Music for Children; PE 2053 Physical Education for Children; PY 2203 Child Psychology; and PY 2503 Adolescent Psychology.

ED 1011 1.0
Career Planning
A course designed to involve students in a complete computer-based career information and planning system which has been designed to meet the career and educational planning needs of students; help students identify their interests, abilities, experiences, and work-related values and to understand the relationship of these self-variables to the complex world of work. They may also access large databases which contain up-to-date information about occupations and educational opportunities.
Prerequisite: None

ED 1012 2.0
Career Planning
A course designed to involve students in a complete computer- based career information and planning system which has been designed to meet the career and educational planning needs of students; help students identify their interests, abilities, experiences, and work-related values and to understand the relationship of these self-variables to the complex world of work. They may also access large databases which contain up-to-date information about occupations and educational opportunities.
Prerequisite: None

ED 1041 1.0
Peer Tutoring
Peer Tutoring introduces students to effective tutoring techniques and explores current issues that affect the tutoring process. The course will address topics such as the role and responsibility of a peer tutor, approaches to setting up and conducting a tutoring session, methods for engaging students in the learning process (probing questions, active listening, adapting to differing learning styles) and encouragement of independent learning strategies (study skills, time management, use of resources). This course is required for Learning Center peer tutors and an elective for education majors.
Prerequisite: None

ED 1053 3.0
Foundations in Early Childhood Education
An introduction to the profession of early care and education including historical foundations, ethical guidelines, and trends. Licensing rules and regulation will be reviewed along with a broad range of current program and accreditation systems. Students will examine the qualities and skills necessary for working with young children and receive an overview of appropriate curriculum. Students will learn to observe and record the behavior, teacher, and environment of young children. Students will learn strategies to work effectively with families to meet the needs of the child. This course will provide 40 hours of training for a CDA.
Prerequisite: None

ED 1153 3.0
Child Hlth,Nutri&Safety
This course is designed to give information about current concepts in the field of health, safety and nutrition for children birth to eight years old in relationship to their family and community. This course will prepare the early childhood educator to meet the physical needs of young children through the creation of a safe environment, planned routines, and positive experiences. Topics include health assessment, first aid, safety, basic nutrition, nutrition education, meals and snacks for children. This course will provide 40 hours of training for a CDA. Corequisite: EM 1000

ED 1253 3.0
Child Development
This course is a study of human development from conception to age eight. It will provide an overview of physical, cognitive, social, emotional, creative, and language development with emphasis on interrelationship of growth and behavior of young children. Theories and philosophical viewpoints will be introduced to help students determine a personal philosophy of how children grow and learn. Students will observe children of different ages in a variety of settings using multiple assessment and data tools. This course will provide 40 hours of training for a CDA.
Prerequisite: None

ED 1273 3.0
Child Observ & Assment w/Field Exper
This course consists of supervised observation in conjunction with classroom lecture. Students will complete a total of 2 hours/week of lecture/instruction and students will observe one child in a single facility for a total of 45 hours throughout the semester. The student, with the teacher, field advisor, and parent approval will observe one child with various developmentally appropriate observation methods. The culminating experience for this course will be the compilation of the observations into a full report on the child's developmental level in each of the following areas: physical, creativity, social, emotional, cognitive, and language development. The students will meet with the instructor at the end of the semester to share experiences and bring closure to the observation to prepare for the internship.
Prerequisite: ED 1253, minimum grade C

ED 1283 3.0
Technology for Early Childhood
In this course students will learn how to integrate instructional and management technology into the B-3 grade programs. Students will study a variety of software programs, presentation technology, data collecting, business management and telecommunication tools. The focus will also be on social, ethical, legal, and human issues surrounding the use of technology in the early childhood environment. Students will observe three (3) hours in a local early childhood program.
Prerequisite: EN 1223 or EN 1233

ED 1303 3.0
CDA Capstone-Childcare Practicum
Study of the ethical/professional factors in Early Childhood Education. Students will complete a Professional Portfolio along with other documents required to apply for the CDA Crediential. Students will complete 480 practicum hours in an Early Childhood Setting under the guidance of an early childhood educator. Students will develop knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary for a successful and productive Early Childhood Career. Pre/Corequisites:ED 1053, ED 1153, and ED 1253

ED 2003 3.0
Technology for Teachers
In this course students will learn how to integrate instructional technology into the P-12 classrooms. Students will study a variety of software programs, presentation technology, and telecommunication tools. The focus will also be on social, ethical, legal, and human issues surrounding the use of technology. Students will observe 3 hours in a local EMints classroom. MAI
Prerequisite: EN 1223 or higher Pre/Corequisite: MT 1303 or higher

ED 2013 3.0
Infant & Toddler Curriculum & Field Exp
This course is designed to survey and give students the knowledge and skills of a variety of curriculum, and teaching strategies needed to provide developmentally appropriate learning opportunities to children birth to 36 months of age. Application of intentional teaching for developmental and academic areas will be discussed. Reflection on students own practice to promote positive outcomes for children will be emphasized. Students will meet in class 3 hours per week with an additional 10 hours of field experience in a pre-approved child care setting with children birth to 36 months of age. Field Experience hours will address observing, documenting, and applying knowledge to create developmentally appropriate lesson plans for all children.
Prerequisites: ED 1273

ED 2023 3.0
Emerging Language & Literacy
An overview of early literacy based on appropriate literacy standards. Students will learn about emergent literacy such as emergent speaking, emergent writing, and emergent reading. Strategies for enhancing and assessing literacy curriculum in each of theses areas will be discussed. Family literacy and its importance will also be included in the coursework.
Prerequisites: ED 1253, minimum grade C

ED 2033 3.0
Foundations of Education
This course is designed to examine the historical, philosophical, sociological, political, economic, and legal foundations of American public education system. Students will explore the nature of school environments, design, and organization of school curricula and characteristics of effective schools and instruction in grades P-12. Educational structures, practices, and projections for the future will be studied.
Prerequisite: EN 1223 Pre/Corequisite: ED 2003

ED 2043 3.0
Rdg & Writing Instruct Skills
This course focuses on what children should know and be able to do in English Language Arts. It includes research-based instructional strategies, activities and assessments aimed at improving student's reading and writing abilities. Among the areas covered in reading are: phonological and phonemic awareness, decoding, vocabulary, fluency, and comprehension. Topics include the writing process, types and purposes of writing, and a variety of writing products. An emphasis will be placed on strategies for one-on-one and small group instruction.
Prerequisite: ED 1253 ED 2003; minimum grade C

ED 2053 3.0
Early Childhood Development Practicum
The student will actively participate, under supervision for the minimum of 150 clock hours in a Head Start, accredited or public classroom setting. Students will observe and practicing developmentally appropriate teaching strategies with preschool children. Students will plan and implement curriculum components for yound children in conjunction with supervising teacher. Pre/Corequisite: ED 2013 ED 2093

ED 2063 3.0
Child Guidance
Strategies and approaches for guiding children through interaction and communication with effective environmental strategies and limit setting in an educational setting. Major trends and acceptable alternatives for guiding children as well as working with parents. (NAEYC: 4a; 4b)
Prerequisite: None

ED 2073 3.0
Family, School & Community
This course explores the impact of the community and society on children and families. Cultural and socio economic factors and the realities of the changing family and society including family systems, child rearing, and parenting styles are surveyed. Students will examine strategies to promote family and community involvement. Community agency programs and their benefits for parents will also be discussed.
Prerequisites: None

ED 2093 3.0
Preschool Curriculum & Field Experience
This course is designed to survey and give students the knowledge and skills of a variety of curricululm and teaching strategies needed to provide developmentally appropriate learning opportunitities for children 3 to 5 years of age. Application of intentional teaching for developmental and academic areas will be discussed. Reflection on students own practice to promote positive outcomes for children will be emphasized. Students will meet in class 3 ours per week with an additional 10 hours of field experience in an approved preschool Head Start of School District setting with children 3 to 5 years of age. The experience will address observing, documenting, and applying knowledge to creating developmentally appropriate curriculum for children 3 to 5 years of age.
Prerequisite: ED 1273 An examination of techniques, learning activities and materials used to teach young children in an inclusive setting with an emphasis on planning and implementing a developmentally appropriate curriculum utilizing the Constructivist theory. (NAEYC: 1,3,4c) Prerequisites: Minimum grade of "C" in ED 1253 and ED 2003 or ED 1283.

ED 2113 3.0
Org & Adm of Early Childhood Programs
An examination of licensing, staffing, facilities, equipment, and material for early childhood programs. Course includes program development, personnel management, facilties/equipment concerns, parent involvement and community relationships. A study of the skills and techniques in managing early care and education programs, including legal and ethical issues, personnel management, advocacy, professionalism, planning and budgeting, parent education/partnerships, and CACFP food program.
Prerequisites: ED 1053, ED 1153, ED 1253 (CDA courses).

ED 2123 3.0
Teaching Prof/Field Experience
The course is designed to introduce students to the requirements for teacher preparation and certification. In addition, students will examine characteristics of effective teaching. The course is also intended to assist students in determining if a career in teaching is an appropriate goal. The course consists of both a lecture and field experience/observation in P-12 classrooms.
Prerequisite: EN 1223 Pre/Corequisite: ED 2003

ED 2153 3.0
Children With Special Needs
This course will provide an overview of laws regarding children with special needs, developmentally appropriate curriculum, and current issues related to special needs children. Students will examine appropriate ways to gather data when teaching children with special needs. Students will study Individual Education Plans (IEPs) and Individual Family Service Plans (IFSPs) applying knowledge of differentiated instruction to individual case studies.
Prerequisite: ED 1253

ED 2163 3.0
Paraeducators & Learning Environment
The course focuses on the interactions taking place in the classroom and within the school system from the perspective of the paraeducator. Among the areas covered are: the changing nature of K-12 education in contemporary society; roles and responsibilities of paraeducator's and teacher; federal and state laws and regulations; classroom and behavior management; instructional strategies to improve student learning; and the paraeducator's role in assessment. Pre/Corequisite: ED 2063, minimum grade C

ED 2173 3.0
Pract Paraeducators Experience
Directed experiences with children in a school setting. Student responsibilities will include assisting a teacher and implementing curriculum components for children. Corequisite: ED 2163

ED 2191 1.0
Program Capstone-Education AAS
This capstone course is for the Early Childhood and ParaEducator AAS degree seeking students. Students will create a portfolio which is a required component of each degree. Course content will include a systematic analysis and review of each student's portfolio. The course will cover career management topics along with exploration of employment opportunities. Students will take a content specific program assessment as a requirement of the course. Pre/Corequisite: ED 2053 or ED 2173

ED 2193 3.0
Professionalism in Early Childhood Educ
This capstone course is for Early Childhood AAS degree-seeking students. Students will create a portfolio connecting early childhood practices in the six NAEYC Professional Standards and Missouri Vocational Pathway Outcomes as a required component for this degree. Knowledge of ethical standards and other elements of professional guidelines will be examined. The course will cover career management topics (resume, interviewing skills, employment soft skills) along with exploration of employment opportunities. Completion of a program assessment is a requirement of this course. Pre/Corequisite:ED 2053

ED 2233 3.0
Hlth for School Age Child
A general course designed to develop proper attitudes and practices regarding health and wellness issues relating generally and specifically to the population in an elementary school. Health problems which require community action are given consideration. Course satisfies the state certification requirement for elementary education certification.
Prerequisite: None

ED 2413 3.0
Educational Psychology
This course is designed to help students relate the application of psychological principles to teaching, learning, and assessment and the educational practice in P-12 classrooms. It will focus on the learner and the learning process, teacher characteristics, and classroom processes that increase student motivation. Student diversity and appropriate instructional strategies for students with special needs will also be introduced. Students will observe 12 hours in the local schools.
Prerequisite: ED 2123 Pre/Corequisite: ED 2033 & PY 2403

ED 2443 3.0
Education/Exceptional Learners
This survey course is an introduction to exceptional learners and their education in grades P-12. Students will attain knowledge, skills, and dispositions that will enable them to work effectively with exceptional learners in general education or special education. Students will spend 12 hours observing in local Special Education classrooms. Corequisite: ED 2413

ED 2451 1.0
Program Capstone-Teaching
This is the exit course for the Associate of Arts in Teaching Degree. Students will survey the options available to them after graduation in the workforce and higher education. Through an examination of their portfolio, students will assess their degree experience as it relates to their knowledge of the Missouri Standards for Professional Educators (MoSPE). Students must achieve a minimum passing score on all areas of the DESE General Education Assessment. Pre/Corequisite: ED 2413

ED 2701-2705 1.0-5.0
I.S.- Education
A specialized program of study directly related to the department's area of expertise. The course is arranged between a faculty member and student and takes into consideration the needs, interests and background of the student.
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor

ED 2711-2715 1.0-5.0
Special Topics-Education
Courses are offered to accommodate special interests of students and/or faculty. Typically, the course will cover new material not currently contained in the curriculum at ECC.
Prerequisite: None

ED 2991 1.0
Career Management
This course is designed to provide students with the basic skills to manage their careers effectively. Topics covered include self assessment, conducting a job search; interviewing techniques; employment, correspondence, networking and research; acquiring web based skills; and resume and portfolio development for job search and career advancement. The course is required for all vocational degrees and certificates, should be taken the last or next to last semester prior to graduation, and is coordinated through the Career Services Office
Prerequisite: None

 
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