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CFS 200. Introduction to Education

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Children and families, the role of the teacher, the role of schools and educational programs in communities and society, history and philosophy of education, educational futures, teacher education knowledge base, and contemporary issues. Same as SPED/ED 200.
Semester Offered: Fall| Spring


CFS 220. Introduction to Parents and Children

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Child development, parent development; the co-relationship between mothers and fathers and their children in the developing years. Traits and characteristics of healthy families.
Semester Offered: Fall| Spring
Goal Area: GOAL AREA 5: HISTORY AND THE SOCIAL AND BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES


CFS 260. Children in a Changing World (Diversity)

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Societal change, including the relationship between women and men, and its impact on childhood. Childhood in U.S. ethnic groups and in non-western cultures. Implications for those working with children in education, social services, health care, etc.
Semester Offered: Fall| Spring
Goal Area: GOAL AREA 8: GLOBAL PERSPECTIVES


CFS 315. Introduction to Early Education

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Foundations, historical and theoretical backgrounds, models of early education, cultural relationships of teachers and young children. Professional viewpoints from national organizations.
Semester Offered: Fall| Spring


CFS 361. Practicum in Child Development

Credits: 1 View Details
Description: Practicum in a setting with young children.
Semester Offered: DEMAND


CFS 362. Family Practicum

Credits: 1 View Details
Description: Working with diverse families including those with children with disabilities. Conduct parent interviews. Interview teachers regarding family involvement strategies and design involvement plan, or do respite care for a family that has a child with a disability.
Semester Offered: DEMAND


CFS 363. Practicum in Early Childhood Methods

Credits: 1 View Details
Description: Practicums in programs for young children.
Semester Offered: DEMAND


CFS 404. Workshop: Birth Order in the Family

Credits: 1 View Details
Description: Implications of birth order on the family; implications of the family constellation. Instructor will provide more depth on each topic area.
Semester Offered: DEMAND


CFS 405. Selected Topics in Child and Family Studies

Credits: 1-4 View Details
Description: Current issues, child/family programs, teaching methods. May be repeated up to 4 credits.
Semester Offered: DEMAND


CFS 406. Early Literacy in Inclusionary Settings

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Language and literacy development (including English as a second language) in the preschool years. Creating and evaluating developmentally appropriate literacy rich environments for children with diverse needs. 2.75 GPA requirement.
Semester Offered: Fall| Spring


CFS 408. Authentic Assessment for Infants and Young Children

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Authentic assessment strategies for infants, toddlers, and young children with and without disabilities. Includes observational strategies, play-based assessment and portfolios to link assessment to appropriate intervention. GPA requirement of 2.75.
Semester Offered: Fall| Spring


CFS 413. Guidance of Young Children

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Managing the classroom and daily routines. Effective communication. Alternate solutions to discipline young children. Crisis management techniques including working with special education. GPA requirement of 2.75.
Semester Offered: Fall| Spring


CFS 415. Foundations of Parent/Family Education

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Introduction to the history, philosophy and program models for parent/family education with emphasis on Early Childhood Family Education in Minnesota. Diverse family systems and needs for parent education. Professional and ethical behavioral outlined.
Semester Offered: Fall


CFS 419. Professional/Ethical Considerations in Early Childhood

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Ethical decision making. Personal, professional, and legal considerations in working with young children and their families.
Semester Offered: DEMAND


CFS 421. Development of Young Children

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Typical and atypical development of children, prenatal through 10 years. Methods of observation, application of development theories to early childhood practices.
Corequisites: CFS 361
Semester Offered: Fall| Spring


CFS 422. Family Studies: Parent Involvement

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Diverse families and their development including families with children with disabilities. Current issues impacting families. Communication strategies and parent partnerships. Needs of families and resources. Strategies for family involvement.
Semester Offered: Fall| Spring


CFS 423. Methods in Early Education

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Review knowledge of basic concepts of curriculum, materials, and methodology necessary for services to young children in inclusive educational settings. This course includes the UDWR through the completion of the Teacher Work Sample. Students must earn a B- or higher grade in this course to continue on to CFS 460, Student Teaching in Early Education, where the TWS assignment is completed.
Semester Offered: Fall| Spring


CFS 424. Administration of Early Education

Credits: 2 View Details
Description: Programs in early childhood education. Current legislation.
Semester Offered: DEMAND


CFS 428. Children's Literature in Pre-K - Grade 3 Classroom

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Children's literature Birth through age 8. Locate, evaluate and select high-quality children's literature to be used for a variety of purposes with children birth through age 8. 2.75 GPA requirement.
Semester Offered: Fall| Spring


CFS 431. Development of Infants and Toddlers

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Child development during infancy and toddler stages, theory of infant development, understanding the range of normality, typical and atypical development.
Semester Offered: Fall| Spring


CFS 433. Methods: Young Children with Disabilities

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Part of Methods Block designed to review knowledge of basic concepts of individualized group education for young children with and without disabilities. Understanding curriculum, materials, and methodology necessary for young children with disabilities in ECSE and inclusive educational settings.
Semester Offered: Fall| Spring


CFS 443. Methods and Strategies for Infants and Toddlers

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Teaching strategies for infants and toddlers with and without disabilities. Assessment, intervention, program development, home visiting and working as a team.
Prerequisites: CFS 431
Semester Offered: Fall| Spring


CFS 444. Internship

Credits: 1-16 View Details
Description: Internships are offered at the discretion of departments. Course number and number of credits are determined by the departments. Contact departmental offices for further information. 16 credits maximum in any one program.
Semester Offered: Fall| Spring| Summer


CFS 460. Early Education Student Teaching

Credits: 6 View Details
Description: Supervised student teaching in early childhood settings. X grading option.
Semester Offered: Fall| Spring


CFS 461. Pre-professional Seminar

Credits: 1 View Details
Description: For student teachers. Professional ethics and standards, development of a personal education philosophy, professional goals and competencies, contemporary issues.
Semester Offered: DEMAND


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