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Early Childhood Education Technology

Early Childhood Education Technology

[Jenniffer Newell]

Associate

Upon successful completion of this program the student is qualified for employment in day care centers, nursery schools, and many federally funded programs involved with young children. Graduates also may be considered for positions as teacher aids.

During the freshman year, the student is taught basic information about growth, development, discipline, and guidance of young children. During the sophomore year, the student will gain on-the-job experience by planning and carrying out daily activities with young children in the child care center located on campus.

Students must comply with the criminal background check procedure mandated by the law of the State of Mississippi and must submit a Completed Immunization Record Form 121 obtainable from the State of Mississippi Public Health Department. The campus child care center is licensed by the Mississippi Department of Health as a Child Care Facility and for food service.



Freshman Year

First Semester — 16 hrs

Course
Title
Hours
Description
CDT-1113
Early Childhood Profession
3

This course is an introduction to the profession of early childhood, types of early childhood programs, and theories of child development. Students are required to develop observational skills through laboratory experience. Two hours lecture and two hours laboratory.

CDT-1214
Infant & Toddler Development
4

This course provides knowledge concerning the care and development of infants and toddlers in group settings. Practice of infant and toddler caregiving (birth to 36 months) in group settings through classroom laboratory or collaborative centers. Three hours lecture and two hours laboratory.

CDT-1343
Child Health Safety & Nutrit
3

This course provides knowledge of general health, safety, and nutrition practices in the care and education of young children that includes health and safety issues required by the Mississippi Department of Health (MDH) Regulations Governing Licensure of Childcare Facilities and referenced in the Infant Toddler Environmental Rating Scale Revised (ITERS-R) and Early Childhood Environmental Rating Scale Revised (ECERS-R). Three hours lecture.

CDT-1313
Creative Arts - Young Children
3

This course provides knowledge concerning the care and development of infants and toddlers in group settings. Practice of infant and toddler This course is designed to plan and develop creative art activities with children birth to age eight. Activities will be implemented during Student Teaching I and II. Three hours lecture.

ENG-1113
English Composition I
3

English 1113 prepares the student to think critically and compose texts for academic and professional rhetorical situations. Three hours lecture.

Second Semester — 16 hrs

Course
Title
Hours
Description
CDT-1224
Preschool &Primary Development
4

This course provides knowledge concerning the care, development, and education of the preschool child in group settings. Practice is given in preschool children caregiving in group settings through classroom laboratory or collaborative centers. (Ages 3 -8). Three hours lecture and two hours laboratory.

CDT-1713
Lang/Literacy for Yng Children
3

This course includes a study of oral and written language development of young children and the implementation of a developmentally appropriate language arts curriculum. The Mississippi Early L earning Guidelines, Infant Toddler Environmental Rating Scale Revised (ITERS -R), and Early Childhood Environmental Rating Scale Revised (ECERS -R) are utilized. Three hours lecture.

CDT-2233
Guiding Social & Emotional Dev
3

This course focuses on identification of developmental stages and environmental influences on young children’s behavior. Positive guidance principles are discussed and practiced to ensure a productive learning environment. Resources include the Mississippi Department of Health Regulations Governing Licensure of Childcare Facilities, Mississippi Early Learning Guidelines, Infant Toddler Environmental Rating Scale Revised (ITERS -R), and Early Childhood Environmental Rating Scale Revised (ECERS -R). Lab activities will be implemented during Student Teaching I and II. Three hours lecture.

CDT-2713
SS Math Sci for Preschool
3

This course provides instructional and hands-on techniques in planning developmentally appropriate activities in social studies, math, and science for young children. Lab activities with the children are implemented during Student Teaching I and II. Three hours lecture.

MAT-ELECT**
Math Elective
3

Choose from any MAT course 1313 or higher. *Some programs may only require MAT 1233 or higher.

**Student may select MAT-ELECT or SCI-ELECT


Sophomore Year

First Semester — 17 hrs

Course
Title
Hours
Description
CDT-2413
Development of the Exceptional Child
3

(Prerequisite: Permission by the Instructor.) This course provides knowledge of atypically developing children, family, and classroom intervention strategies and available support services. Legal, ethical, legislative, and family issues will be explored. Resources include Infant Toddler Environmental Rating Scale Revised (ITERS-R), and Early Childhood Environmental Rating Scaled Revised (ECERS-R). Two hours lecture and two hours laboratory.

CDT-2613
Methods, Materials, & Measure
3

This course provides knowledge of an integrated approach to planning, preparing, implementing, and evaluating early childhood curriculum and environments. As students gain a broader understanding of young children, this knowledge will be reflected in their curriculum planning. Students will gain strategies for organizing, analyzing, and interpreting observation data to improve program quality and meet the needs of individual children. The learning experience will be implemented during Practicum. Three hours lecture.

CDT-2915
Initial Practicum
5

(Prerequisites: Creative Arts for Young Children CDT 1313, Language and Literacy Development for Young Children CDT 1313, Child Health and Safety CDT 1343, Child Development I CDT 1313, and Child Development II CDT 1224 or by permission of ECET Program Coordinator. Co-requisite: Nutrition for Young Children CDT 1513) This course is supervised practicum which includes a minimum of 120 clock hours of observation and supervised teaching in an approved early childhood setting. The course provides the application of evidence based best practices of early education principles and theories. Students work to create an environment that is safe, healthy, and developmentally appropriate to promote an optimum learning environment for young children. Ten hours lab.

CSC-1123*
Computer Applications I
3

This course is designed to teach computer applications to include: word processing, electronic spreadsheet, database management, presentation design, and electronic communications. Three hours lecture.

SBA-ELECT
Social/Behavioral Science Elective
3

Choose any Social or Behavioral Science course in sociology, psychology, political science, geography, economics, or educational psychology.

* SPT 1113 Public Speaking can be substituted for CSC 1123 Computer Applications

Second Semester — 14 hrs

Course
Title
Hours
Description
CDT-2813
Admin of Prog for Young Child
3

(Prerequisite: First three semesters of core courses or by permission of ECE T Program Coordinator) This course provides an overview of the development and administration of programs for young children. Emphasis is placed on evaluation of policies and procedures, organizational structure, management, and the Mississippi Childcare Quality Steps System (MCCQSS). Three hours lecture.

CDT-2513
Fam Dynamics & Com Involvement
3

This course provides knowledge for establishing successful partnerships with children’s families and communities by creating respectful, reciprocal relationships that support and empower families while involving families in their children’s development and learning. Three hours lecture.

CDT-2945
Advanced Practicum
5

(Prerequisites: Creative Arts CDT 1313, Guiding Social and Emotional Behavior CDT 2233, Methods and Materials CDT 2613, Social Studies, Math, Science for Young Children CDT 2713, Child Development I CDT 1214, and Child Development II CDT 1224, Student Teaching I CDT CDT 2915, or by permission of the ECET program coordinator. Co-requisite: Administration of Programs for Young Children CDT 2813) This course is a supervised practicum which includes a minimum of 120 clock hours of supervised teaching in an approved early childhood setting. The course is a capstone course which focuses on the student’s demonstration of competencies throughout the daily routine using a unit of study for young children. It is usually the last course taken before completion of the program. Ten hours laboratory.

FINE-ELECT
Fine Arts Elective
3

Choose from any fine arts classes.

Total Hours: 61



CIP: 190709

Program of Study Code: 8820