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CFS 501. Credit By Arrangement

Credits: 1-3 View Details
Description: Credit By Arrangement.
Semester Offered: Fall| Spring| Summer


CFS 504. 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 505. Selected Topics in Child and Family Studies

Credits: 1-4 View Details
Description: Current issues, child/family programs, teaching methods.
Semester Offered: DEMAND


CFS 506. 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: DEMAND


CFS 513. Guidance of Young Children

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Guidance approach for young children. Managing the classroom and daily routines. Using effective communication. Positive alternate solutions to discipline young children. Crisis management techniques including working with special education.
Semester Offered: Fall| Spring


CFS 515. 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 521. Development of Young Children

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Typical and atypical development of children, ages 3 through 10. Application of theories of development, observation skills, and understanding of the influence of early experiences for early childhood practices.
Semester Offered: DEMAND


CFS 522. Families: Theories and Strategies

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: In-depth analysis of diverse family systems. Theories of family development. Developing communication skills and partnership strategies. Values and attitudes and their impact on working with families. Family stress, coping and resources. Families with challenges. Levels of parent involvement. Analyzing current issues and their impact on families.
Semester Offered: DEMAND


CFS 524. Administration of Early Education

Credits: 2 View Details
Description: This course is designed to give students skills necessary to direct and operate programs in early childhood education. Current legislation is studied.
Semester Offered: DEMAND


CFS 560. Early Education Student Teaching

Credits: 3-10 View Details
Description: Supervised student teaching in early childhood settings.
Semester Offered: Fall| Spring


CFS 561. Pre-professional Seminar

Credits: 1 View Details
Description: For student teachers. Professional ethics and standards, development of a personal education philosophy, professional goals and compentencies, contemporary issues.
Corequisites: CFS 460-560
Semester Offered: DEMAND


CFS 588. Type B Workshop

Credits: 1-3 View Details
Description: Area limited and specific subjects selected before workshop is announced. These workshops are designed to meet the needs of graduate students for continuing education or enrichment. Workshops numbered 588 may be included as a part of the graduate degree only with the specific approval of the adviser and the graduate dean. This approval may be obtained either by inclusion of the course at the time of program approval or through the petition process.
Semester Offered: Fall| Spring| Summer


CFS 600. Special Problems

Credits: 1-3 View Details
Description: Independent study for advanced students wishing to work out a special problem in the major area of concentration.
Semester Offered: Fall| Spring| Summer


CFS 605. Issues and Topics in Early Childhood and Family Studies

Credits: 1-4 View Details
Description: A variable content course design to address specialized areas of study related to early childhood education, child development, parent education, parenting practices, legislation, child advocacy or other topics which are of current concern to faculty and/or students.
Semester Offered: DEMAND


CFS 608. Developmental Screening and Assessment

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Philosophies, procedures and appropriate practices in the screening and assessment of infants, toddlers and preschoolers. Hands-on experience in conducting assessments of young children for referral/eligibility for special education. Interpretation of results for intervention.
Semester Offered: Fall


CFS 611. Foundation of Early Childhood Education/Early Childhood Special Education

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Overview of early childhood, early childhood special education including history, philosophies, legal requirements. Professional viewpoints from national organizations. Models of early education and early childhood special education.
Semester Offered: DEMAND


CFS 621. Research Methods: Child/Family

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: A seminar focusing on research and current issues for students working on MS projects. An overview of the research process and strategies for completing thesis and starred papers.
Semester Offered: DEMAND


CFS 622. Advanced Family Studies/Student Research

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Seminar focusing on family studies and research and current issues for students working on MN projects. An overview of the research process and strategies for completing a thesis and starred papers.
Semester Offered: DEMAND


CFS 623. Analysis of Early Education

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Evaluation, planning, designing learning environment, equipment/facilities, teaching roles, socialization of children in early childhood education.
Semester Offered: DEMAND


CFS 625. Methods of Parent and Family Education

Credits: 2 View Details
Description: Overview of various methods and curricula used in the field of parent and family education. Review and evaluation of existing programs and curricula. Development and adoption of parent and family education curricula for specific populations.
Corequisites: CFS 665
Semester Offered:


CFS 626. Working with Families in Special Circumstances

Credits: 2 View Details
Description: Consideration for working with families experiencing stress due to poverty, racism, limited literacy, disabilities and family violence. Family strengths approach and role of parent/family education in addressing difficult family circumstances.
Semester Offered: Summer


CFS 627. Home Visiting

Credits: 2 View Details
Description: Home visiting is explored as a strategy for offering educational services to parents and young children. Different goals, communities and cultural contexts. Specific skills needed to implement this strategy are addressed.
Semester Offered: DEMAND


CFS 631. Development of Infants and Toddlers

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Study of development prenatally to 2 years, typical and atypical. Analysis of the impact of family, community, culture and society upon development. Examination of ethical issues associated with this period of development. Can be repeated.
Semester Offered: Spring


CFS 632. Analysis of Families with Children with Disabilities

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Analysis of diverse family systems, communication, teaming, stress and coping. Critical analysis of family needs, concerns and priorities.
Semester Offered:


CFS 633. Methods: Young Children With Disabilities

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Develop curriculum based on assessment data, children's goals, objectives and best practices. Understand inclusion and strategies for implementation. Designing and evaluating environments. Utilizing activity based instruction, adaptation strategies and curricula free from bias. Using a language based curricula with rich literacy activities. Incorporating multisensory activities, music, movement, art, technology and other content areas throughout the curriculum for children 3-5 years.
Semester Offered: Fall


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