Intentional Teaching in Early Childhood

ECE 250
3 CR

Students learn the components of intentional teaching to ensure all children reach their full potential and are school-ready. Students learn how to use reflection and purposeful planning to ensure each child acquires the skills needed to be successful based on individual assessment. Students learn how to balance child and adult-guided experiences to promote effective learning across developmental domains. Students will be introduced to NAEYC ethical standards, coaching, mentoring, and service learning conceptual models in their respective relationships to early childhood education. Each student is required to spend 4-6 clock hours completing field experience outside of scheduled class times which may include working with young children, families, and early childhood professionals.

Prerequisites: ACCUPLACER reading score of 60, or a "C" in TSRE 55, or ENGL 151