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Master Arts Early Childhood Course Descriptions

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MAEC 6033: PRIN CHILD DEV/CLASSROOM MGMT

This course is a study of the developmental stages, cognitive perceptions, and information processing of young children and classroom management techniques based on these characteristics for use in early childhood environments.

MAEC 6163: INSTRUCT/ASSESS/DIVERSE LEARN

This course examines the aligning of instruction and assessment in academic subjects by planning, implementing, and using evaluation strategies desifned to facilitate cognitive content for diverse learners. It also addresses porfessional and ethical issues regarding instruction, assessment, and evaluation of learners with emphasis upon the early childhood learner.

MAEC 6213: EARLY CHILD CURR/YOUNG CHILD

This course examines curriculum development and analysis of early childhood educational settings. The course also requires that students apply the theories and principles to instructional planning, teaching, managing, and assessing students in the public school classroom.

MAEC 6323: DIAGNOST/LITERACY INSTR/INTERV

A course designed to study current practices in assessing young children's reading and writing development for the purpose of diagnosing and planning instruction and interventions.

MAEC 6806: INTERNSHIP

The internship will provide a direct, substantial, and full-day, experience for a miniumum of 12 weeks with an early childhood emphasis. Types of embedded professional development include action research, peer coaching, networking, portfolio development, teaming, live case studies, curriculum design, needs assessment, data collection, and data analysis. The placement of candidates in the field is a thoughful process, considerate of a complexity of standards, policies, procedures, agreements, and partnerships with the public schools, rules, regulations, and budgetary contraints as well as the special needs, harships in housing and transportation, and employment futures of teacher candidates.