2020-2021 Academic Catalog

Early Childhood Education (ECE)

ECE 110  Introduction to the Profession  (2 Credits)  

Introduction to various fields of education , thought and practice with some emphasis on the , historical influences on our present system of , education. Study includes the role and place of , education in a democracy and principle and , practices in elementary and secondary schools. , Lecutures, discussions, demonstrations, films, , field trips, observation and participation in , elementary and secondary school classrooms are , provided. Conducted as a career decision seminar.

ECE 113  Facilitating Reading Instruction  (3 Credits)  

This course is designed to provide the , paraprofessional with some basic understanding of , the dynamics involved in the complex activity of , reading. In addition tips hints, and strategies , for supporting students with reading instruction , will be provided.

ECE 198  Practicum for Paraprofessionals  (3 Credits)  

This course is designed to provide a period of, supervised observation and participation in early , childhood settings including the Norfolk State, University child development lab. All placement , will provide the paraprofessional with , opportunities to interact with culturally, , linquistically and academically diverse children.

ECE 224  Children's Literature for Ece  (3 Credits)  

Study of children's literature (prose and, poetry), and an appraisal of its value in meeting, the basic needs of the preschool, kindergarten,, and primary children. Emphasis on reading aloud,, storytelling, and choral speaking. Practical, experiences with children are required.

ECE 232  Creative Activities for Children  (3 Credits)  

This is a lecture and experientially based course, that focuses on the development of creative, abilities ages three to six. Emphasis is placed on, planning teaching and learning experiences in art,, music, movement, nutrition, health, dramatic play,, sociallemotiinal development and computer, applications.

ECE 299  Internship for Paraprofessionals  (3 Credits)  

This course is designed to provide a period of, supervised educational experiences during which, the paraprofessional takes increasing , responsibility for a given group of pre-K through , 6th grade for a definite period of time. It is , organized on a semester basis with emphasis on , early-childhood elementary. All placement will , provide students with opportunities to interact , with culturally, linquistically and academically , diverse children.

ECE 324  Children Literature for Ece  (3 Credits)  

Study of children's literature (prose and poetry),, and an appraisal of it's value in meeting the , basic needs of the preschool, kindergarten, and , primary children. Emphasis on reading aloud, , story telling, and choral speaking. Practical , experiences with children provided.

ECE 360  Curriculum and Instruction for Primary Grades (pre K-3rd)  (3 Credits)  

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ECE 362  Mth/Mat of Instr in Math for Young  (3 Credits)  

Methods and techniques of teaching mathematics to, elementary school children. Includes preparation , and practice with materials in classroom , situtations. Designed especially to meet the , needs of elementary school teachers in grades K-6.

ECE 370  Analyz Behav Chldr  (3 Credits)  

This is a lecture and experientially based course, that focuses on obsewation methods as it applies, to young children. Both formal and informal, assessment methoddogy and strategies to diagnose, and assess young children's learning and, development will be used to create developmentally, appropriate experiences. Candidates must complete, twenty hours of observation and participation.

ECE 375  Children's Drama  (3 Credits)  

Study of theories and methods of children's drama, and creative development with a concentration on, literacy and educational goals. Survey of, literature and production techniques. Practical, work in a production of a Children's Drama with an, emphasis on the pre-school years.

ECE 420  Parent Education  (3 Credits)  

This course will focus on strategies for helping, child care personnel and parents work together, more effectively. This course will idenhfy how the, home, childcare settings/ schools, and community, interact and provide a forum for discussion of, ways in which these settings interact to affect, children's lives. Candidates are required to spend, 20 hours of observation and participation.

ECE 460  Admn of Child & Family Programs  (3 Credits)  

The purpose of this course is to expose you to the, administrative aspects of earty childhood, education. You will be introduced to a range of, administrative demands in different types of early, childhood centers as well as maintaining and, developing ongoing programs. Twenty observation, hours will be required for this class.

ECE 495  Practicum  (9 Credits)  

Emphasis on designing and implementing, developmentally appropriate learning, experiences for children ages 2 to 5 in a, child-care setting. Study of the role of the, child-care director, with an emphasis on, administrative tasks.

ECE 497  Student Teaching  (12 Credits)  

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