Education Early Childhood (EDEC)
An examination of current standards and exploration of controversies related to early childhood education.
Philosophy, objectives and methods for organizing and operating a kindergarten, nursery school, day-care center and play group for children below six years of age. Also includes the planning of preschool facilities and the selection of equipment and personnel.
The course is designed to show current trends in curriculum organization, the effects of environment on learning and adapting curriculum content and methods to maturity level of the young child. Emphasis will be placed on designing individual educational programs for all children.
Online Prerequisite: Background Clear Virginia with a score of 5 or Background Check Clearance with a score of 5 or Background Clear Out of State with a score of 5 or Background Clear International with a score of 5 and Add-On Licensure Gate 3 with a score of 5 or Non-Licensure Gate 3 with a score of 5
A planned program of practice in an educational setting under the direct supervision of University faculty and/or appropriate school administrator. May be repeated to a maximum of six hours.