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Principles of Economics – MICRO

A study of supply and demand analysis; costs of production; structure of American industry; resource pricing; and contemporary microeconomic issues that will include labor economics, urban and rural problems, income distribution, antitrust problems, and international economic issues. Lab Fee

Foundations of Education

This course introduces students to the historical, sociological, philosophical, and legal foundations of American education with a focus on educational issues and cross-cultural comparison. Special emphasis is placed on the professional responsibilities of teachers. Students are required to complete 8 to 10 clock hours of field experiences comprised of classroom observations in pre-K through 12th grade settings in public and private schools. Lab Fee

Exceptional Learner in School-age Environments

Students learn how to support school-age children and adolescents who are exceptional learners in academic environments focusing on kindergarten through 12th grade. Topics include: historical, psychological, social and academic perspectives. Individualization, assessment, and intervention programming is studied. This course builds upon ECE 237; however, each course can be taken independently of the other. Students are required to complete at least 6 clock hours of observations in the K-12th grade classroom settings. Lab Fee

Education Internship

Students will need to successfully pass a criminal background check and a State of Michigan Department of Human Services Child Abuse and Neglect Registry (CANR) according to College and Department policy. This internship provides students with active professional work experience in the field of education. Settings include: Pre-K through 12th grade and encompass administrative, support, and teaching positions. Students may be able to use current paid work experience with approval from Department. Each student must intern a minimum of 175 clock hours over the course of the semester. This class meets as a cohort group on a regular basis. [16-32-48] Lab Fee

Topics in Early Childhood 1

This course broadens student knowledge through selected topics and issues pertaining to early childhood. Topics may include administration, nutrition, activities, or legal and ethical issues. Each student may be required to spend 1-3 clock hours observing and working with young children outside of scheduled class times. Lab Fee

Education Trends

This course evaluates the American educational systems historical and global education issues and how they impact society. The focus is on the study of social issues related to educational trends. Special emphasis is placed on addressing community needs and producing civically-engaged students. Students learn how to reflect on personal views regarding critical trends in education explaining how these views relate to the world around them.

Topics in Early Childhood 2

This course broadens student knowledge through selected topics and issues pertaining to early childhood. Topics may include administration, nutrition, activities, or legal and ethical issues. Each student may be required to spend 1-3 clock hours observing and working with young children outside of scheduled class times. Lab Fee

Early Childhood Internship I

Students will need to successfully pass a criminal background check and a State of Michigan Department of Human Services Child Abuse and Neglect Registry (CANR) according to College and Department policy. Students work in early childhood settings to gain professional work experience in the application of competencies based on the NAEYC standards for associate degree programs. Students must be able to meet site requirements which may include a health physical and a TB check. Students must complete a minimum of 275 clock hours of work experience and must file and receive an approved internship application with the Early Childhood Education office prior to registering. Lab Fee

Engineering Design

A course in creative problem solving and its uses in the design and development of new products and tools. Topics will include creative thinking, problem identification, ideation, product development, design refinement, product design, tool design, documentation, and communication of design ideas. [32-48-80] Lab Fee

Introduction to Early Childhood Education

This course introduces students to developmentally-appropriate, high-quality child care programming for children ages birth to eight. Students will complete routines, scheduling, and activities that encourage children’s healthy growth and development. Topics include the state of Michigan Child Care Licensing Regulations, career opportunities in child care, and types of child care programs. This course is based on NAEYC standards of child development practices. A 4 clock hour observation outside of course in an approved setting is required.