Course Requirements

B.A. Early Childhood Studies Program Coursework (52 units)

Upper Division Requirements

ECH320 Cog Dev Inf/Early Child
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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)

ECH320-B
Wild, Margaret N.
09/06/2016 T 4:30 PM - 6:55 PM BUS B219
ECH320-A
Farmer, Christopher Bobby
09/06/2016 T 4:30 PM - 6:55 PM BUS B221

ECH340 Percept-Motor Dev Inf/Early Chld
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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)

ECH340-B
Short, Crysany Loran
09/06/2016 TR 4:30 PM - 6:55 PM BUS B221
ECH340-A
Farmer, Christopher Bobby
09/06/2016 TR 4:30 PM - 6:55 PM BUS B220

ECH350 Soc & Emotional Dev Inf/Early Ch
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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)

ECH350-A
Farmer, Christopher Bobby
01/11/2017 M 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM BUS
ECH350-B
Farmer, Christopher Bobby
01/11/2017 T 4:30 PM - 6:55 PM BUS

ECH365 Assess Young Child w/Disability
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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)

ECH365-A
STAFF, STAFF
01/11/2017 M 4:30 PM - 6:55 PM BUS

ECH370 Spiritual Dvlpmnt/Young Children
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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)

ECH370-A
Short, Kathryn
01/11/2017 T 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM BUS

ECH395 Lrng Envrnmnt Yng Child w/Disabi
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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)

ECH395-B
Wild, Margaret N.
09/06/2016 W 4:30 PM - 6:55 PM BUS B220
ECH395-A
Walder, Angela E.
09/06/2016 W 4:30 PM - 6:55 PM BUS B251

ECH435 Cross Cltre Perspct Child Disabl
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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)

ECH440 STEM Integrated with the Arts
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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)

ECH440-A
Short, Kathryn
01/11/2017 W - BUS

ECH460 Adult Supervision
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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)

ECH460-A
Dobson, Tiffany Latrice
09/06/2016 TR 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM BUS B112

ECH461 Admin Early Childhood Prgrms I
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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)

ECH461-A
Dobson, Tiffany Latrice
09/06/2016 TR 4:30 PM - 6:55 PM BUS B112

ECH462 Admin Early Childhood Prgms II
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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)

ECH462-A
Short, Kathryn
01/11/2017 W 4:30 PM - 6:55 PM BUS

ECH498 Early Childhood Studies Portfoli
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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)

ECH498-A
Short, Kathryn
09/06/2016 - BUS
ECH498-A
STAFF, STAFF
01/11/2017 - BUS

ECH 495 Practicum in Early Childhood and Intervention

Early Childhood Intervention Concentration Requirements

ECH375 Early Inter:Early Child Spec Edu
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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)

ECH375-A
Short, Crysany Loran
09/06/2016 T 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM BUS B221

ECH385 Thry&MdlsUndrstndBhvrYngChldWDis
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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)

ECH385-A
Short, Crysany Loran
01/11/2017 TR 4:30 PM - 6:50 PM BUS

ECH415 Conslt&Collbrt Erly Child Interv
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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)

ECH415-A
Dobson, Tiffany Latrice
01/11/2017 W 4:30 PM - 6:55 PM BUS

ECH425 Low Incidnce Disblties Yng Child
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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)

ECH425-A
Holk, Debora
09/06/2016 M 4:30 PM - 6:55 PM BUS A111

ECH455 Resrch Seminar Erly Child Interv
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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)

ECH455-A
Deaver, Dean A.
01/11/2017 T 4:30 PM - 6:55 PM BUS

EDU341 The Exceptional Child
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The nature, determinants, adjustments, and problems of persons who have cognitive gifts and talents, cognitive delays, physical disabilities, learning disabilities, and who have emotional or behavior disorders will be studied in conjunction with appropriate educational interventions in the mainstream classroom and other settings. The course will acquaint students with (a) characteristics and needs of children with disabilities that affect learning, (b) methods of assessing disabilities, (c) components of the Individual Education Program (IEP), (d) instructional strategies and material, (e) positive behavior support, (f) special needs of families of learners with disabilities, (g) agencies and professional supporting learners with disabilities, and (h) legislation, including Public Law 94-142, IDEA (Part B and Part H), the American Disabilities Act (ADA), and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (“Section 504”), as well as subsequent amendments relevant to special education. Ten hours of fieldwork is required. A certificate of clearance is required prior to engaging in fieldwork. (3 units; Fall/Spring)

EDU341-A
McNair, Jeff L
09/06/2016 W 4:30 PM - 6:55 PM BUS ONLN
EDU341-A
STAFF, STAFF
01/11/2017 W 5:00 PM - 6:55 PM BUS ONLN

Optional Courses for Credential

EDU409 Educational Psychology
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This course will equip candidates to appraise the relationship between the theories and practices of human development and teaching/learning methods. Specifically, candidates will examine the manner in which world view perspectives of developmental forces impact classroom policies and procedures. The role of assessment in determining student needs and designing appropriate pedagogical strategies will also be emphasized. This course will solidify understanding of the strengths-based approach to making the pedagogical decisions required in the TPA process. Four (4) hours of fieldwork is required. Prerequisite: Education Committee Acceptance. (3 units; Fall; Spring; Summer)

EDU409-A
Walters, Keith A
09/06/2016 T 4:30 PM - 6:55 PM BUS ONLN
EDU409-D
Walters, Keith A
09/06/2016 M 7:05 PM - 9:30 PM BUS ONLN
EDU409-B
Walters, Keith A
09/06/2016 TR 4:30 PM - 6:55 PM BUS ONLN
EDU409-C
Walters, Keith A
09/06/2016 M 4:30 PM - 6:55 PM BUS ONLN
EDU409-A
STAFF, STAFF
01/11/2017 T 7:05 PM - 9:30 PM BUS ONLN
EDU409-B
STAFF, STAFF
01/11/2017 T 4:30 PM - 6:55 PM BUS ONLN

ETC407 Technology and Learning
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Candidates will examine and apply various instructional theories and technologies to enhance student engagement and achievement. Candidates will demonstrate proficiency in various computer, web, and mobile device applications for the K-12 classroom and evaluate their relative effectiveness in relation to student achievement. (4 units; Fall; Spring; Summer)

ETC407-A
Morris, Stephen A.
09/06/2016 W 4:30 PM - 6:55 PM BUS ONLN
ETC407-C
Morris, Stephen A.
09/06/2016 M 4:30 PM - 6:55 PM BUS ONLN
ETC407-B
Morris, Stephen A.
09/06/2016 W 7:05 PM - 9:30 PM BUS ONLN
ETC407-A
STAFF, STAFF
01/11/2017 W 4:30 PM - 6:55 PM BUS ONLN
ETC407-B
STAFF, STAFF
01/11/2017 W 7:05 PM - 9:30 PM BUS ONLN
ETC407-C
STAFF, STAFF
01/11/2017 M 4:30 PM - 6:55 PM BUS ONLN

ENG463 Lang Structure and Acquisition
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Linguistic theory and method. Includes the study of the five universal elements of language (phonology, morphology, semantics, syntax, and pragmatics) as well as the use of language and its variants in culture. Fieldwork required. Prerequisite: ENG 123. (3 units; Interdisciplinary; Multicultural; Fall/Spring)

ENG463-B
Jacobs, DawnEllen
09/06/2016 TR 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM BUS 183
ENG463-A
Liu, Carla
09/06/2016 T 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM BUS 191
ENG463-A
STAFF, STAFF
01/11/2017 TR 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM BUS
ENG463-B
STAFF, STAFF
01/11/2017 T 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM BUS