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In this course we will examine the development of science/nature, mathematics and social studies concepts within the framework of integrated learning. Curriculum design, short term and long term planning based on children’s interests and choices with be developed, carried out and evaluated. 

45 Hours/ 3 credits                  


This course will examine the theory and research pertaining to the field of interpersonal communications. It will also encourage the development of interpersonal skills, (the practical skills for personal, social and professional success).

45 Hours/ 3 credits      


This course focuses on the study of the physical, cognitive, social and emotional development of children from conception to age five.  Major theorists and their contributions to our understanding of child development are introduced, along with some common methods of study and research.  Students are expected to develop skill in the careful and accurate observation of children, and in the application of the theory of child development.

45 Hours/ 3 credits      


This course begins with a review of typical physical, cognitive, social, and emotional development of children ages five through twelve years. Investigation of the education and care of children with special needs from birth through school age is a major focus of this course. An overview of types of developmental differences, exploration of the concepts of inclusion, and planning for inclusive early childhood programs provides information supporting an inclusive approach to working with children who have exceptionalities.

45 Hours/ 3 credits