Early Childhood Education – ELEC

ELEC 191 – Early Childhood Fieldwork 1 (1)

This fieldwork program is designed to help the student meet the requirements for certification as a preschool/daycare teacher. The student will be apprenticed to work with a teacher each semester. The student will be given the opportunity to develop teaching skills as well as an understanding of how to work with the unique needs of children at particular age levels (three different placement levels over the three semesters). (1 credit hour each) Offered every semester.

ELEC 221 – Child Care and Development (2)

Traces the physical, intellectual, social, and emotional growth of the child from conception through pre-elementary school years. (2 credit hours) Offered every Fall semester.

ELEC 231 – Program and Curriculum for Preschool Child (3)

Planning a learning environment appropriate for the developing preschool child. Various preschool programs and related issues will be examined. (3 credit hours) Offered every Fall semester.

ELEC 236 – Physical Activities for the Preschool Child (2)

Planning preschool developmental motor activities necessary for successful cognitive growth. Implementation of individual and group games, creative movement activities, and safety into the preschool curriculum. (2 credit hours) Offered every Spring semester.

ELEC 261 – Language Acquisition (3)

An examination of the process by which the preschool child uses language models in his or her environment to develop potential in listening, speaking, reading, and writing ability with implications for language instruction in the preschool curriculum. (3 credit hours) Offered Spring semester of odd-numbered years.

ELEC 271 – Parent Education and Involvement (2)

A survey of family relationships as a foundation for designing a program of volunteer parent involvement in education, providing parents with the skills and knowledge necessary to be more successful parents. (2 credit hours) Offered every Fall semester.

ELEC 281 – Screening Diagnosis and Prescript (2)

A study of the theory and techniques of assessing cognitive, psychomotor, and social and emotional development in the preschool child, including selection of curricula and materials for remediation of developmental deficiencies. Prerequisites: ELEC 221, 231. (2 credit hours) Offered every Spring semester.

ELEC 291 – Administration of Early Childhood Programs (3)

A study of organizational and managerial skills including personnel, budgeting, licensing, and promotion. Program design, equipment, and facilities are studied in connection with required field trips. Prerequisites: ELEC 221 and 231 (3 credit hours) Offered every Spring semester.

ELEC 292 – Early Childhood Fieldwork 2 (1)

This fieldwork program is designed to help the student meet the requirements for certification as a preschool/daycare teacher. The student will be apprenticed to work with a teacher each semester. The student will be given the opportunity to develop teaching skills as well as an understanding of how to work with the unique needs of children at particular age levels (three different placement levels over the three semesters). (1 credit hour each) Offered every semester.

ELEC 293 – Early Childhood Fieldwork 3 (1)

This fieldwork program is designed to help the student meet the requirements for certification as a preschool/daycare teacher. The student will be apprenticed to work with a teacher each semester. The student will be given the opportunity to develop teaching skills as well as an understanding of how to work with the unique needs of children at particular age levels (three different placement levels over the three semesters). (1 credit hour each) Offered every semester.

ELEC 295 – Child Guidance (2)

CHILD GUIDANCE: This course provides essential background knowledge and skills necessary for positive guidance of children’s learning and behavior in the preschool classroom. Managing the learning environment, guiding children toward appropriate behaviors, and teaching children self-regulation and conflict resolution skills will all be examined from a biblical perspective. (2 credit hours) Offered every Spring semester.

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