Education

Dr. Bonnie G. Metcalf School of Education

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Course Requirements

B.A. Early Childhood Studies Program Coursework (34 units)

ECH320 Cog Dev Inf/Early Child

ECH320 Cog Dev Inf/Early Child

This course describes how the cognitive processes of thought, perception, attention, and problem-solving develop in infants and young children. Students will have the opportunity to explore the value of active learning in the development of knowledge, the specific ways in which children construct knowledge, and the theoretical models that support cognitive development at home and in school. (3 units; Fall)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Fall 2014 ECH320-A A Short, Kathryn 09/02/2014 Tuesday, Thursday 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM Yeager Center
B259
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ECH340 Percept-Motor Dev Inf/Early Chld

ECH340 Percept-Motor Dev Inf/Early Chld

This course explores the concept of active learning and its importance to children's construction of knowledge through perception and movement, essentials of every learning experience. (3 units; Interdisciplinary; Fall)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Fall 2014 ECH340-A A Short, Kathryn 09/02/2014 Wednesday 4:30 PM - 6:55 PM Yeager Center
B218
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ECH350 Soc & Emotional Dev Inf/Early Ch

ECH350 Soc & Emotional Dev Inf/Early Ch

This course introduces students to the process through which a child develops a sense of self within a socio-cultural system. Students will learn the significance of a supportive interpersonal environment for personality development. They will evaluate theories of emotional and personality development in infants and young children. They will describe the effects of social and emotional development on learning. (3 units; Interdisciplinary; Spring)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Spring 2015 ECH350-A A Short, Kathryn 01/07/2015 Tuesday, Thursday 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM TBA
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ECH365 Assess Young Child w/Disability

ECH365 Assess Young Child w/Disability

Assessment procedures for use with infants, toddlers, and preschool children with disabilities. Includes information on basic assessment issues and concerns, specialized assessment instruments for particular developmental domains, and recommended procedures for assessing young children with mild to moderate disabilities. Students will become familiar with a wide range of assessment approaches and understand how assessment results can be used in curriculum planning and program evaluation for general and special education. (3 units; Spring)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Spring 2015 ECH365-A A STAFF, STAFF 01/07/2015 Monday 4:30 PM - 6:55 PM TBA
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ECH370 Spiritual Dvlpmnt/Young Children

ECH370 Spiritual Dvlpmnt/Young Children

This course will explore spiritual development in young children from a biblical perspective including the role of Scripture in spiritual formation. Students will learn how to facilitate effectively the spiritual growth of children through a comprehensive understanding of the process of spiritual formation. (3 units; Spring)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Spring 2015 ECH370-A A Short, Kathryn 01/07/2015 Tuesday, Thursday 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM TBA
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ECH395 Lrng Envrnmnt Yng Child w/Disabi

ECH395 Lrng Envrnmnt Yng Child w/Disabi

Students will investigate learning environments for young children including home learning, hospital intervention programs, childcare centers, public school environments, and residential programs. They will examine the characteristics of model learning environments and how to plan for non-disabled children as well as children with various types of disabilities. (3 units; Fall even years)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Fall 2014 ECH395-A A Short, Kathryn 09/02/2014 Tuesday, Thursday 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Hawkins Music Building
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ECH435 Cross Cltre Perspct Child Disabl

ECH435 Cross Cltre Perspct Child Disabl

Students will investigate how issues of culture affect beliefs and relationships among professionals and families with young children including children with disabilities and how multiple perspectives can affect child outcomes. Students will choose an area of interest to investigate using problem-based learning and present the result of their research to class members. (3 units; Fall odd years)

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ECH440 STEM Integrated with the Arts

ECH440 STEM Integrated with the Arts

This course will provide an introduction to the theory and practice of curriculum development in Pre-K settings with a specific focus on STEM integrated with the Arts. Students will learn how to design, implement and evaluate developmentally appropriate programming (DAP) as well as the educator's responsibility in providing experiences that cultivate development of the whole child. Prerequisite: ECH 320, 340, 350. (3 units; As offered)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Spring 2015 ECH440-A A Short, Kathryn 01/07/2015 Wednesday 1:50 PM - 4:15 PM TBA
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ECH460 Adult Supervision

ECH460 Adult Supervision

This course is a study of the methods and principles of supervising teachers, assistant teachers, student teachers, parents and volunteers in early childhood/child development classrooms. Emphasis is on the role of administrators and classroom teachers who function as mentors to new personnel while simultaneously addressing the needs of administrative concerns, other staff, children and parents. Practical experience is attained in verbal and written communication. Attention is given to the role of communication as the conduit for establishing good interpersonal relations. This course is designed to be in alignment with the California Child Development Permit training requirements which state a Master Teacher must have a minimum of 2 units in adult supervision. Prerequisite: ECH 320, 340, and 350. (3 units; Fall)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Fall 2014 ECH460-A A Short, Kathryn 09/02/2014 Tuesday 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM Yeager Center
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ECH461 Admin Early Childhood Prgrms I

ECH461 Admin Early Childhood Prgrms I

This course involves an introduction to management skills and administrative responsibilities pertaining to the successful operation of care and educational environments for early childhood programs. Emphasis is on the administration of programs for infants, toddlers, preschool, and school-age children. Content areas include: child/program development, adult supervision and management, family and community relationships, human resources development, business/fiscal management, and technological skill development. This course satisfies the Child Development Permit Requirement for Site Supervisor and Program Director Levels. Pre- or Co-requisite: ECH 460. (3 units; Fall)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Fall 2014 ECH461-A A Short, Kathryn 09/02/2014 Tuesday 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM Yeager Center
B218
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ECH462 Admin Early Childhood Prgms II

ECH462 Admin Early Childhood Prgms II

This course examines the dynamics of management behavior and responsibilities, and the communication process within the organization. It includes the essentials of curriculum design, and its implementation and maintenance through systems of professional staff accountability. Quality program standards are reviewed and their link to professional growth planning and development are addressed. Presented as the foundation for effective management is skill building in leadership, team work, time management, sensitivity toward diversity, and advocating for the principles of developmentally appropriate practices. This course satisfies the Child Development Permit Requirement for Site Supervisor and Program Director Levels. Prerequisite: ECH 461. (3 units; Spring)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Spring 2015 ECH462-A A Short, Kathryn 01/07/2015 Thursday 4:30 PM - 6:55 PM TBA
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ECH498 Early Childhood Studies Portfoli

ECH498 Early Childhood Studies Portfoli

This capstone course serves to assess student learning in the Early Childhood Studies program. Students will draw on their work in early childhood studies classes to provide evidence of developing skills, knowledge and dispositions for becoming an early childhood educator. Pass/Fail. (1 unit; Spring)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Fall 2014 ECH498-A A Short, Kathryn 09/02/2014 Array Array - Array Online
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Spring 2015 ECH498-A A Short, Kathryn 01/07/2015 Array Array - Array Online
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Concentration: Early Childhood Intervention (ECI) (18 units)

ECH375 Early Inter:Early Child Spec Edu

ECH375 Early Inter:Early Child Spec Edu

Students will reflect on current trends and research in early intervention, including instructional content and practice for young children with disabilities. Students will apply and synthesize knowledge of early childhood intervention practice and research through analysis of videotapes and case studies as well as field work experiences. (3 units; Fall)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Fall 2014 ECH375-A A Lewis, Barbara J. 09/02/2014 Thursday 4:30 PM - 6:55 PM Yeager Center
B219
Fall 2014 ECH375-B B Lewis, Barbara J. 09/02/2014 Wednesday 4:30 PM - 6:55 PM Yeager Center
B220
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ECH385 Theor&Mdl Undrstnd Beh Young Chl

ECH385 Theor&Mdl Undrstnd Beh Young Chl

Students will examine theories of learning as they apply in special education, particularly as they apply to behavior management in young children with disabilities. Principles of applied behavior analysis will be used in a case study. (3 units; Spring odd years)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Spring 2015 ECH385-A A STAFF, STAFF 01/07/2015 Wednesday 4:30 PM - 6:55 PM TBA
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ECH415 Conslt&Collbrt Erly Child Interv

ECH415 Conslt&Collbrt Erly Child Interv

Students will examine the role of the early childhood intervention specialist as a member of interdisciplinary teams through readings, observations, interviews with professionals and family members. They will acquire skills in working with interdisciplinary team members. (3 units; Spring even years)

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ECH425 Low Incidnce Disblties Yng Child

ECH425 Low Incidnce Disblties Yng Child

Through fieldwork and interaction with professionals from the community, student will become familiar with the particular needs of young children with low incidence disabilities and their families. (3 units; Fall odd years)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Fall 2014 ECH425-A A Holk, Debora 09/02/2014 Monday 5:00 PM - 6:55 PM Yeager Center
B110
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ECH455 Resrch Seminar Erly Child Interv

ECH455 Resrch Seminar Erly Child Interv

Students will gain understanding of research in the area of early childhood intervention. Using the topic of inclusion as a focus, students will read and critique research in the areas of special education policy, professionals' beliefs and relationships, family concerns, issues of culture, and child outcomes. In addition student will write an integrative research review in an area of interest, and they will orally present their review to class members. (3 units; Spring)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Spring 2015 ECH455-A A Short, Kathryn 01/07/2015 Tuesday 4:30 PM - 6:55 PM TBA
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ECH 341 The Exceptional Child (pre-requisite for credential)