Early Childhood Education (TECA)

Classes

CDEC 1354 : Child Growth and Development

A study of the physical, emotional, social, and cognitive factors impacting growth and development of children through adolescence. Three hours lecture per week.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

Requires admission to the program.

TECA 1303 : Family, School and Community

A study of the child, family, community, and schools, including parent education and involvement, family and community lifestyles, child abuse, and current family life issues. Content is aligned as applicable with State Board for Educator Certification Pedagogy and Professional Responsibilities standards. Students will participate in field experiences with children from infancy through age 12. Passage of a background check is required for this course. Three hours lecture per week and 16 hours of field experiences per semester.

Credits

3

TECA 1311 : Educating Young Children

An introduction to the education of the young child, including developmentally appropriate practices and programs, theoretical and historical perspectives, ethical and professional responsibilities, and current issues. Content is aligned as applicable with State Board for Educator Certification Pedagogy and Professional Responsibilities standards. Students will participate in field experiences with children from infancy through age 12. Passage of a background check is required for this course. Three hours lecture per week and 16 hours of field experience per semester. Offered spring semester.

Credits

3

TECA 1318 : Wellness of the Young Child

A study of the factors that impact the well - being of the young child including healthy behavior, food, nutrition, fitness, and safety practices. Focus on local and national standards along with legal implications of relevant policies and regulations. Content is aligned as applicable with State Board for Educator Certification Pedagogy and Professional Responsibilities standards. Students will participate in field experiences with children from infancy through age 12. Passage of a background check is required for this course. Three hours lecture per week and 16 hours of field experiences. Offered fall semester.

Credits

3

TECA 1354 : Child Growth and Development

A study of the physical, emotional, social, and cognitive factors impacting growth and development of children through adolescence. Three hours lecture per week.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

Requires admission to the program.