EDUC 217

Early Childhood Development (EDUC 217)

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Early Childhood Development

Credits Contact Hours
3.0 3.0

Course Description

Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C in ENGL 115, ENGL 103W, ENGL 103, or ENGL 104, or satisfactory test score placing into ENGL 103W or higher. Concurrent enrollment in ENGL 115 allowed. This course focuses on whole child development including physical/motor, socio-emotional and cognitive development of children from conception through age eight. There will be a focus on the importance of observation, impact of family relationships, developmental milestones, individual diversity, appropriate environments and strategies to enhance whole child development. Topics include: pedagogy into practice-based experiences, learner-centered content lesson planning including literacy, mathematics, science and social studies through direct observation of children. The course meets Michigan Department of Education (MDE) Clinical Experience Requirements in the category of student contact hours for B-K and PK-3 grade bands. The course requires a minimum of 23 hours of observation/field experience. This course aligns to MDE B-K and PK-3 standards for teacher preparation and National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAETC) Professional Standards; Competencies ECE I and II. [Semesters Offered: Spring]

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Day Time Campus Method Building
01/09/2023 - 04/28/2023 06:30 PM - 08:00 PM Dowagiac Hybrid Dale A Lyons Building-220
01/09/2023 - 04/28/2023 12:40 PM - 02:10 PM Niles Hybrid Niles Campus-137