ECE

Education - Early Childhood

  • ECE 3000 Developmentally Effective Philosophies and Approaches

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Culturally responsive, developmentally and age appropriate practices based on a framework of theoretical research, current pedagogy for early childhood (birth-age-8) and alignment to state and national early childhood guidelines. Integrated Writing course.

  • ECE 3100 Reading Methods and Materials

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    4
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Formal reading instruction in early childhood classrooms; strategies and materials for teaching reading to young children based on IRA and Ohio Content Standards.

  • ECE 3150 Literacy Methods: Reading

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Formal reading instruction in early childhood classrooms; strategies and materials for teaching reading to young children.

  • ECE 3200 Social Studies Methods in ECE

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Principles, resources, technology, critical thinking skills, and social science research for early childhood social studies, as well as the teaching of U.S. and Ohio history.

  • ECE 3210 ECE Field Experience I

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    1
    Schedule Type: 
    Practicum

    Candidates, mentored by an early childhood educator, assist in the planning, organizing, delivering, and assessing of instruction in a 1st-3rd grade setting applying pedagogical content knowledge from early childhood methods courses.

  • ECE 3230 ECE Field Experience II

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    1
    Schedule Type: 
    Practicum

    Candidates, mentored by an early childhood educator, assist in the planning, organizing, delivering, and assessing of instruction in a 1st-3rd grade setting increasingly applying pedagogical content knowledge from early childhood methods courses.

  • ECE 3300 Introduction to Child Development

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    The physical, cognitive, language, social and emotional development (typical and atypical) of children birth through age eight.

  • ECE 3400 Classroom Management and Positive Child Guidance

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Child guidance strategies to facilitate learning and promote social well-being in early childhood classrooms. Integrated Writing Course.

  • ECE 3500 Families, Communities, and Schools

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Early childhood educators collaborating with families and diverse backgrounds in the care and education of children, birth-age 8; building curriculum that addresses the needs of English Language Learners.

  • ECE 3600 Phonics and Word Study

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    An in-depth analysis of how children learn printed words and use this knowledge while reading and writing.

  • ECE 3650 Phonics and Word Study in ECE

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    An in-depth analysis of how children learn phonics and word study, and use this knowledge while reading and writing.

  • ECE 3700 Writing Methods and Materials

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    4
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Study of emerging writing in early childhood and the methods and materials needed to facilitate oral and written communication.

  • ECE 3750 Writing Methods in Early Childhood Education

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    The study of writing development, writing theory, writing genres, writing assessment, instructional pedagogy, and materials in early childhood language arts program development, and the integration of literature and language arts across PK-3 grade curricula. Integrated Writing course.

  • ECE 3800 Language Development and the English Language Learner

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Language development, causes and effects of communication disorders, evaluations, interventions, second language acquisition, planning and implementing culturally responsive lessons and classroom environments.

  • ECE 3900 Teaching English Language Learners

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    2
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Second language acquisition; planning and implementing culturally responsive lessons and classroom environments.

  • ECE 4000 Curriculum Design and Integration

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Integration of content, philosophies, theories, and practical application in early childhood classrooms. Integrated Writing course.

  • ECE 4010 ECE 4-5 Generalist Principles, Practices, and Learning

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Historical and underlying philosophy of the middle school concept based on the unique nature of pre-adolescents and adolescents. Current instructional and curricular practices are viewed in relation to this philosophy.

  • ECE 4020 ECE 4-5 Generalist Effective Language Arts and Social Studies Instruction

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Pedagogy and content knowledge of content area reading through the study of grades 4 and 5 social studies.

  • ECE 4030 ECE 4-5 Generalist Effective Science Instruction

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Methods for teaching middle level science pertinent to the Ohio Learning Standards with emphasis on content, developmentally appropriate pedagogy, curricula, and materials suitable for teaching fourth and fifth grade science education.

  • ECE 4040 ECE 4-5 Generalist Effective Mathematics Instruction

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Methods for teaching middle level mathematics pertinent to the Ohio Learning Standards with emphasis on content, developmentally appropriate pedagogy, curricula and materials suitable for teaching fourth and fifth grade mathematics education.

  • ECE 4100 Science Methods in ECE

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Curricula and materials for teaching early childhood science with emphasis on using an integrated constructivist approach to science teaching. Includes development of appropriate learning targets, planning, implementation, evaluation, and trends in science education.

  • ECE 4200 Mathematics Methods in ECE

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Curricula and materials for teaching early childhood mathematics emphasizing conceptual math, growth mindset, integration, and interventions to meet the needs of diverse learners. Includes development and implementation of assessments, lessons, and appropriate modifications.

  • ECE 4210 ECE Internship Part I: Methods

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    1
    Schedule Type: 
    Practicum

    Candidates, mentored by an early childhood educator, assume additional responsibilities in planning, organizing, delivering, and assessing of instruction in a 1st-3rd grade setting applying pedagogical content knowledge from early childhood methods courses.

  • ECE 4300 Differentiation and Collaboration to Engage Diverse Learners

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    An examination of modifications and teaching strategies necessary to facilitate the diverse learning needs of young students. Focus on developing and implementing differentiated lessons.

  • ECE 4400 Assessment Methods in ECE

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Varying assessment techniques and strategies, both formal and informal, utilized in early childhood education. Various forms of assessments used to assess young students' learning in order to plan and implement effective lessons.

  • ECE 4500 Independent Study in Early Childhood Education

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    .5 to 5
    Schedule Type: 
    Independent Study

    Independent study in a selected area of Early Childhood Education

  • ECE 4650 Literacy Methods: Supporting Struggling Readers

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Study of assessments, reading strategies, reading materials and techniques needed to assist struggling readers.

  • ECE 4700 Content Seminar: ECE

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    2
    Schedule Type: 
    Seminar

    Reflection on ECE theories, philosophies and content in preparation for entry into the ECE profession.

  • ECE 4800 Early Childhood Education Professional Seminar

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Seminar

    Seminar course prepares ECE teacher candidates for entering the field of teaching. Topics include: licensure, resume building, creating an interview portfolio, job search, interviewing techniques, teacher assessments, and dispositions and ethics surrounding teachers.

  • ECE 4900 ECE Internship Part II: Student Teaching

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    9
    Schedule Type: 
    Internship

    Candidates, mentored by an early childhood educator, assist in the planning, organizing, delivering, and assessing of instruction in a 1st-3rd grade setting applying pedagogical content knowledge from early childhood methods courses.

  • ECE 5010 ECE 4-5 Generalist Principles, Practices, and Learning

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Historical and underlying philosophy of the middle school concept based on the unique nature of pre-adolescents and adolescents. Current instructional and curricular practices are viewed in relation to this philosophy.

  • ECE 5020 ECE 4-5 Generalist Effective LA and Social Studies Instruction

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Pedagogy and content knowledge of content area reading through the study of grades 4 and 5 social studies.

  • ECE 5030 ECE 4-5 Generalist Effective Science Instruction

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Methods for teaching middle level science pertinent to the Ohio Learning Standards with emphasis on content, developmentally appropriate pedagogy, curricula, and materials suitable for teaching fourth and fifth grade science education.

  • ECE 5040 ECE 4-5 Generalist Effective Mathematics Instruction

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Methods for teaching middle level mathematics pertinent to the Ohio Learning Standards with emphasis on content, developmentally appropriate pedagogy, curricula and materials suitable for teaching fourth and fifth grade mathematics education.

  • ECE 6500 Specific Studies in Early Childhood Education

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    .5 to 5
    Schedule Type: 
    Independent Study

    Independent Study in a selected area of Early Childhood Education

  • ECE 7200 Advanced Classroom Management in Early Childhood Settings

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Classroom management techniques within the framework of developmentally appropriate practices and constructivist education, identifying communication techniques that facilitate young children learning self-control.

  • ECE 7300 Social Development and Play in Early Childhood Education

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Social, cognitive, and emotional development theories as they relate to the play of young children.

  • ECE 7350 Diversity in Early Childhood Classrooms

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Examination of sources of individual differences within the early childhood classroom: culture/ethnicity, race, language, wealth, learning style/ability, and gender.

  • ECE 7400 Research in Early Childhood Education Topics

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Research topics, issues and trends in Early Childhood Education using qualitative and action research methods.

  • ECE 7450 Comparative Theories of Child Development

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Comparative study of philosophies of child development and the practical application of these theories in ECE classrooms.

  • ECE 7500 Developmentally Appropriate Assessment

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Assessment and evaluation of infants through age 8, and the use of assessment data to inform decision making.

  • ECE 7600 Integrating Literacy and the Expressive Arts

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Planning literacy experiences that incorporate visual arts, poetry, music, and creative movement.

  • ECE 7700 Language Development and Communication Disorders in Early Childhood

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Independent Study

    Speech and language development, causes and effects of communication disorders, speech and language assessment and intervention strategies.