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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - EEC6265

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Current Status: Approved, Permanent Archive - 2007-03-14
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  1. Department and Contact Information

    Tracking Number Date & Time Submitted
    1689 2007-02-23
     
    Department College Budget Account Number
    Childhood Education ED 1721
     
    Contact Person Phone Email
    Dr. Suzanne Quinn 41028 squinn@tempest.coedu.usf.edu

  2. Course Information

    Prefix Number Full Title
    EEC 6265 Early Childhood Programs and Advanced Curriculum

    Is the course title variable? N
    Is a permit required for registration? N
    Are the credit hours variable? N
    Is this course repeatable?
    If repeatable, how many times? 0

    Credit Hours Section Type Grading Option
    3 C - Class Lecture (Primarily) R - Regular
     
    Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum)
    EC Programs and Adv. Curric
     
    Course Online? Percentage Online
    -

    Prerequisites

    None

    Corequisites

    None

    Course Description

    Historical traditions and contemporary programs and curriculum models analyzed with an emphasis on dominant practices, methodologies, and current research that influences curriculum development in programs serving young children. Open non-majors/RTHC


  3. Justification

    A. Please briefly explain why it is necessary and/or desirable to add this course.

    Teachers of young children require the skills to advocate for the unique needs of children and families in the broader social and political context. This course will address multiple exisiting models for program development in Early childhood and the asso

    B. What is the need or demand for this course? (Indicate if this course is part of a required sequence in the major.) What other programs would this course service?

    This course is part of the required sequence for the EC masters program. In an era of increasing policy attention to EC (e.g., State of Florida voluntary PreK initiatives, and teaching shortages in the primary grades) the focus of this course on multple models for EC programs is a critical strand in the program. It may also serve graduate students in child-family studies, child psychology, C & I, and other related educational fields.

    C. Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times?

    Yes, as a 6931 course it has been offered approximately three times.

    D. What qualifications for training and/or experience are necessary to teach this course? (List minimum qualifications for the instructor.)

    The instructor must have an earned doctorate in Early Childhood Education or a related field.


  4. Other Course Information

    A. Objectives

    1) an understanding of historical perspectives of child development, learning theory, and program initiatives that influence current curriculum in early childhood programs NAEYC 1, CF 6

    2) the ability to analyze and interpret contemporary programs and curriculum models NAEYC 4, CF 2

    3) an understanding of diversity issues involved in curriculum development NAEYC 1, 2, 4, CF 5,

    4) an understanding of technological issues related to curriculum development and implementation NAEYC 4, CF 3,

    5) an understanding of anti-violence issues related to curriculum development and implementation NAEYC 2, 4, CF2,

    6) the ability to develop an integrated curriculum based on dominant philosophies and practices in the profession. NAEYC 4, CF 2,

    B. Learning Outcomes

    1) Synthesis of historical perspectives of child development, learning theory, and program initiatives that influence current curriculum in early childhood programs - research project implementing a strategy discussed to demonstrate the effect on children’s learning; review of research paper. journal article critiques that discuss research conducted on various curriculums, collaborative projects.

    2). Analyze and interpret contemporary programs and curriculum models - written paper and oral presentation providing an overview of a specific EC program model, article critiques, curriculum model assessment paper, collaborative projects.

    3). Analysis of diversity issues involved in curriculum development - class discussions, papers, collaborative projects, article critiques.

    4). Synthesis of technological issues related to curriculum development and implementation – Class discussion, student presentations, journal article critiques, papers, collaborative projects.

    5). summarize anti-violence issues related to curriculum development and implementation - Class discussion, student presentations, journal article critiques, papers, collaborative projects.

    6). Design a integrated curriculum based on dominant philosophies and practices in the profession – Class discussions, student presentations, lesson plans, research projects, curriculum model assessment paper, collaborative projects.

    C. Major Topics

    A. Evaluation of early childhood programs and historical traditions

    B. Contemporary programs and Curriculum Models

    C. Multicultural, Anti-bias curriculum for Young Children

    D. Impact of Technology on Early Childhood Education Curriculum

    E. Anti-violence Curriculum

    F. National and State Content Standards

    G. Developing an integrated curriculum

    D. Textbooks

    Chambers, B., Cheung, A.C.K., & Slavin, R.E. (2006). In B. Spodek & O. N. Saracho (2nd ed.). Handbook of research on the education of young children (pp.347-359). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Ltd.

    Seefeldt, C. (1999). The early childhood curriculum: Current findings in theory and practice. New York, NY: Teachers College Press.

    E. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases

    F. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy

    G. Assignments, Exams and Tests

    H. Attendance Policy

    I. Policy on Make-up Work

    J. Program This Course Supports


  5. Course Concurrence Information



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