EDEC 300 Curriculum and Instruction in Early Childhood for Diverse Learners

Focuses on knowledge, skills and attitudes to effectively organize and implement content and skills for infant/toddler and young children, especially English language learners and children with exceptionalities, in the classroom as well as federally and/or state funded programs. Curriculum models and underlying theories will be explored and utilized in designing infant/toddler and preschool/kindergarten curriculum. Emphasis is placed on applying principles of developmentally appropriate practice for infant/toddler and young children.  A combined total of 100 fieldwork hours in EDEC 300, SPED 321, EDEC 304 and EDEC 309. Fieldwork placement will be scheduled three times a week (Monday through Friday), 8:00AM-12:00PM, in a preschool and/or infant/toddler setting. NOTE: Candidate must pass the field experience requirements in order to pass the course. CT law requires fingerprinting and a criminal background check for the field experiences in this class. Fingerprinting must be completed prior to the beginning of class. 

Credits

3

Prerequisite

EDEC 204, EDEC 205, EDT 201 and EDEC 206.Taken concurrently with SPED 321, EDEC 304 and EDEC 309. Candidates must complete IT Module 3, and Infant/Toddler Mental Health Modules 1 & 2.

General Education

Offered

  • Spring
  • Summer