EDEC 3256. Curriculum and Organization in Early Childhood (3-2-4) Prerequisites: Admission to Teacher Education, EDEC 3255, and EDEC 4155 with a grade of C or better in each. Focus on theory, planning, implementation, and evaluation of all aspects related to curriculum, including establishing and managing an appropriate environment leading to children's sociomoral and autonomy development. This course includes extensive laboratory experiences where students interact with diverse learners as they plan, implement, and evaluate integrated curriculum. (Course Fee Required)
EDEC 4105. Technology for the Twenty-First Century Classroom (2-0-2) Corequisite: EDEC 3255. This course integrates technology and curriculum through the use of web-based tools and pedagogy that prepare teachers for twenty-first century classrooms.
EDEC 4217. Teaching Language Arts in Early Childhood Education (2-4-4) Prerequisite: Admission to Teacher Education. The application of teaching listening, speaking, reading, writing, viewing, and visually representing in early childhood education. Emphasis: writing, listening, and speaking. NCTE/IRA Standards. (Course fee required.)
EDEC 4247. Math Methods, Diagnostics and Prescriptive Instruction (3-2-4) Prerequisites: Admission to Teacher Education, MATH 2008, MAED 5131U, and EDEC 4155 with a grade of "C" or better. This course will cover methods, principles, and strategies for teaching math in early childhood education. In addition, the coursework will focus on analysis and remediation of diagnosed math strengths and weaknesses using informal assessment instruments and techniques. Required field component is part of course. (Course fee required.)
EDEC 6135. Developing Scientific Thinking in Young Children (3-0-3) An advanced examination of the development of scientific thinking and the application of teaching strategies, assessment techniques, curriculum, and resources for appropriate science instruction for young children.
EDEC 6156. Theories, Concepts, and Applications of Child Development (3-0-3) An advanced study of theories and concepts of child development from conception through age 10, including the application of theories and concepts to teaching and learning, implications of developmental issues, and a focus on the role of the teacher in fostering the development of the whole child.
EDEC 6166. Assessment Methodologies, Instruments, and Procedures in Early Childhood (3-0-3) Advanced study of methodologies, instruments, and procedures in assessing young children, their environments, and their programs.
EDRG 3215. Teaching Children to Read (2-2-3) Prerequisite: Admission to Teacher Education. Provides students with a fundamental framework in teaching reading - topics include terminology, theories, emergent literacy, phonemic awareness, word recognition, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension strategies and skills. Action based research project in partnership with Muscogee County School District. Course is based on Evidence Based Reading Research. (Course fee required.)
EDRG 4218. Reading in the Content Areas: Concentration in Social Studies (2-2-3) Prerequisites: Admission to Teacher Education, Completion of EDEC 4155 with grade of "C" or better. This course focuses instruction on the simultaneous teaching of reading skills and course content. Emphasis is placed on preparing students for content area reading assignments, concentration in Social Studies; providing support before, during, and after reading; and promoting higher-level thinking. Course theme: Reading Across the Curriculum - motivating students to read widely and developing vocabulary, reading comprehension, and study skills. (Course fee required.)