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CFS 315. Introduction to Early Education

Credits: 3
Department: Child & Family Studies
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
Grading Method: ABCDF

Student Learning Outcomes

1. Compare philosophical foundations of early education and assess how these influence current practices in early childhood programs.
2. Identify differences in approaches to learning and performance and design instruction that uses a student's strengths.
3. Examine learning theory, subject matter, curriculum development and apply this in planning instruction to meet curriculum goals.
4. Discuss the role and responsibilities of professional early childhood teachers as they apply to ethical practice.
5. Examine the research base for best practices in early childhood education.

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