Jan 26, 2022  
Graduate Catalog 2009-2011 
    
Graduate Catalog 2009-2011 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Descriptions


Numbering System Each course in the curriculum is defined by an alphabetical prefix and a 3-digit number. The 3-digit number indicates the level of study: 500-, 600-, and 700-level courses are graduate courses.

Alphabetical Prefixes The following prefixes are used, preceding the 3-digit number, to designate the field of study. They are listed here alphabetically, with the field and department or program to which they pertain. Specific departments and programs appear alphabetically in the table of contents and the index.

The following course designations  are not in use at Hunter College for currently offered courses.
 

 

Education: Adolescent Education

  
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    SEDC 77221 - Practicum in French, Grades 10–12


    Supervised practicum for teachers of French in grades 10–12 in a New York City school. Students will continue to develop and refine classroom expertise in curriculum development, delivery of instruction, and assessment of student learning. Students who take SEDC 77221 must also take  .

     

    prereq: SEDC 72200
    Hours 30 hrs plus conferences,
    Credits 2 cr

  
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    SEDC 77222 - Practicum in Italian, Grades 10–12


    Supervised practicum for teachers of Italian in grades 10–12 in a New York City school. Students will continue to develop and refine classroom expertise in curriculum development, delivery of instruction, and assessment of student learning. Students who take SEDC 77222 must also take  .

     

    prereq: SEDC 72200
    Hours 30 hrs plus conferences,
    Credits 2 cr

  
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    SEDC 77223 - Practicum in Spanish, Grades 10


    Supervised practicum for teachers of Spanish in grades 10–12 in a New York City school. Students will continue to develop and refine classroom expertise in curriculum development, delivery of instruction, and assessment of student learning. Students who take SEDC 77223 must also take  .

     

    prereq: SEDC 72200
    Hours 30 hrs plus conferences,
    Credits 2 cr

  
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    SEDC 77310 - Practicum in Mathematics, Grades 7–9


    Supervised practicum for teachers of mathematics in grades 7–9 in a New York City school. Students will continue to develop and refine classroom expertise in curriculum development, delivery of instruction, and assessment of student learning. Students who take SEDC 77310 must also take   .

     

    prereq: SEDC 72300
    Hours 30 hrs plus conferences,
    Credits 2 cr

  
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    SEDC 77320 - Practicum in Mathematics, Grades 10-12


    Supervised practicum for teachers of mathematics in grades 10–12 in a New York City school. Students will continue to develop and refine classroom expertise in curriculum development, delivery of instruction, and assessment of student learning. Students who take SEDC 773.20 must also take   .

     

    prereq: SEDC 723
    Hours 30 hrs plus conferences,
    Credits 2 cr

  
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    SEDC 77411 - Practicum in Biology, Grades 7–9


    Hunter College-supervised practicum for teachers of biology in grades 7–9 in a New York City school. Students will continue to develop and refine classroom expertise in curriculum development, delivery of instruction, and assessment of student learning.

    prereq: SEDC 724
    Hours 30 hrs plus conferences,
    Credits 2 cr
    Students who take SEDC 774.11 must also take SEDC 774.21.
  
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    SEDC 77412 - Practicum in Chemistry, Grades 7–9


    Supervised practicum for teachers of chemistry in grades 7–9 in a New York City school. Students will continue to develop and refine classroom expertise in curriculum development, delivery of instruction, and assessment of student learning.

    prereq: SEDC 72400
    Hours 30 hrs plus conferences,
    Credits 2 cr
    Students who take SEDC 77412 must also take SEDC 77422.
  
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    SEDC 77413 - Practicum in Physics, Grades 7–9


    Hunter College-supervised practicum for teachers of physics in grades 7–9 in a New York City school. Students will continue to develop and refine classroom expertise in curriculum development, delivery of instruction, and assessment of student learning. Students who take SEDC 77413 must also take  .

     

    prereq: SEDC 72400
    Hours 30 hrs plus conferences,
    Credits 2

  
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    SEDC 77414 - Practicum in Earth Science, Grades 7–9


    Hunter College-supervised practicum for teachers of earth science in grades 7–9 in a New York City school. Students will continue to develop and refine classroom expertise in curriculum development, delivery of instruction, and assessment of student learning. Students who take SEDC 77414 must also take  .

    prereq: SEDC 72400
    Hours 30 hrs plus conferences,
    Credits 2
  
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    SEDC 77421 - Practicum in Biology, Grades 10-12


    Hunter College-supervised practicum for teachers of biology in grades 10–12 in a New York City school. Students will continue to develop and refine classroom expertise in curriculum development, delivery of instruction, and assessment of student learning.

    prereq: SEDC 72400
    Hours 30 hrs plus conferences,
    Credits 2 cr
    Students who take SEDC 77421 must also take SEDC 77411.
  
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    SEDC 77422 - Practicum in Chemistry, Grades 10–12


    Supervised practicum for teachers of chemistry in grades 10–12 in a New York City school. Students will continue to develop and refine classroom expertise in curriculum development, delivery of instruction, and assessment of student learning.

    prereq: SEDC 72400
    Hours 30 hrs plus conferences,
    Credits 2 cr
    Students who take SEDC 77422 must also take SEDC 77412.
  
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    SEDC 77423 - Practicum in Physics, Grades 10–12


    Hunter College-supervised practicum for teachers of physics in grades 10–12 in a New York City school. Students will continue to develop and refine classroom expertise in curriculum development, delivery of instruction, and assessment of student learning. Students who take SEDC 77423 must also take   .

     

    prereq: SEDC 72400
    Hours 30 hrs plus conferences,
    Credits 2 cr

  
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    SEDC 77424 - Practicum in Earth Science, Grades 10–12


    Hunter College-supervised practicum for teachers of earth science in grades 10–12 in a New York City school. Students will continue to develop and refine classroom expertise in curriculum development, delivery of instruction, and assessment of student learning. Students who take SEDC 77424 must also take  .

     

    prereq: SEDC 72400
    Hours 30 hrs plus conferences,
    Credits 2 cr

  
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    SEDC 77510 - Practicum in Social Studies, Grades 7–9


    Supervised practicum for teachers of social studies in grades 7–9 in a New York City school. Students will continue to develop and refine classroom expertise in curriculum development, delivery of instruction, and assessment of student learning. Students who take SEDC 77510 must also take  .

     

    prereq: SEDC 72500
    Hours 30 hrs plus conferences,
    Credits 2 cr

  
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    SEDC 77520 - Practicum in Social Studies, Grades 10–12


    Supervised practicum for teachers of social studies in grades 10–12 in a New York City school. Students will continue to develop and refine classroom expertise in curriculum development, delivery of instruction, and assessment of student learning. Students who take SEDC 77520 must also take  .

     

    prereq: SEDC 72500
    Hours 30 hrs plus conferences,
    Credits 2 cr

  
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    SEDC 77610 - Practicum in Music, Grades Pre-K–6


    Supervised practicum for teachers of music in grades Pre-K–6 in a New York City school. Students will continue to develop and refine classroom expertise in curriculum development, delivery of instruction, and assessment of student learning. Students who take SEDC 77510 must also take   .

     

    prereq: MUSED 67800
    Hours 30 hrs plus conferences,
    Credits 2 cr

  
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    SEDC 77620 - Practicum in Music, Grades 7–12


    Supervised practicum for teachers of music in grades 7–12 in a New York City school. Students will continue to develop and refine classroom expertise in curriculum development, delivery of instruction, and assessment of student learning. Students who take SEDC 77520 must also take  .

     

    prereq: MUSED 67800
    Hours 30 hrs plus conferences,
    Credits 2 cr

  
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    SEDF 70300 - Social Foundations of Adolescent Education


    Students explore in depth different sociological, historical, philosophical, anthropological, and political concepts and theories related to urban schooling. Particular emphasis will be placed on issues such as tracking, parent-school-community relations, inclusion of students with disabilities, the teaching of English language learners, and other diverse populations. Students will learn to analyze these concepts and theories and apply them to current classroom practices.

    Hours 45 hrs,
    Credits 3 cr
  
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    SEDF 70400 - Adolescent Development, Grades 7–12


    The process of cognitive, social/emotional, personality, and language development among youth who vary by gender, race and ethnicity, English proficiency and varying levels of abilities.

    Hours 30 hrs, plus 36 hrs fieldwork,
    Credits 2 cr
  
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    SEDF 70500 - Educational Psychology: Applications to Adolescent Education


    Prepares teacher candidates to think about how adolescents develop and learn. Emphasis will be placed on identifying effective teaching strategies, adapting instruction for diverse student populations (including gifted students and students with special needs), designing and managing classroom instruction, creating culturally compatible classrooms, motivating students, and assessing their learning.

    prereq: SEDF 70400
    Hours 30 hrs, plus 36 hrs fieldwork,
    Credits 2 cr
  
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    SEDF 70600 - Assessment of Teaching and Learning in Adolescent Education


    Basic principles and practices for the assessment of learning and teaching in the secondary classroom. Includes instructional objectives, test construction, descriptive statistics, interpretations of standardized test scores, performance outcome measures and alternative forms of assessment.

    prereq: SEDF 70500
    coreq:
    Hours 30 hrs, plus lab,
    Credits 2 cr

Education: Bilingual Education

  
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    BILED 70100 - Foundations of Bilingual Education


    Historical overview of bilingual education and its relationship to ESL instruction. Emphasis is placed on social and linguistic theories underlying bilingual instructional models and the political context in which they function.

     

    Hours includes 5 hrs of fieldwork

  
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    BILED 71100 - Bilingual Literacy


    This course will focus on the development of literacy skills among students for whom English is a second language based on the New York State English Language Arts Standards. The emphasis will be on L1 and L2 literacy using both narrative and expository text as well as the arts.

     

    coreq: BILED 71150
    prereq or coreq: BILED 77100
    Hours 30 hrs,
    Credits 2 cr

  
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    BILED 71150 - Fieldwork in Bilingual Literacy


    This fieldwork will help students develop observation skills and acquire practical knowledge of the design and management of bilingual literacy instruction and the classroom environment. Teacher candidates will apply theory to practice in their work with individuals and small groups. Six hrs per week of fieldwork in a bilingual elementary school or program. Students who receive a grade of B-, C+ or C must apply to the department chairperson for permission to preregister for this course, which may be repeated only once. Students who receive a grade of F may not repeat the course and may not continue in the program.

     

    coreq: BILED 77100
    Hours 75 hrs,
    Credits 1 cr

  
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    BILED 71700 - Language Assessment for English Language Learners


    An in-depth treatment of key concepts, issues, and classroom procedures for assessing English language learners, integrating key notions of assessment and measurement with second language acquisition theory and current practices in the assessment of linguistically, culturally, and ethnically diverse students.

     

    prereq: BILED 77100, CEDCF 70050
    Hours 45 hrs,
    Credits 3 cr

  
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    BILED 77100 - Psychology of Language Learning and Teaching


    Survey of the research in first and second language acquisition as it pertains to bilingual children. Emphasis is on the psychological underpinnings of the language acquisition process and their implications for language learning in the classroom. Lab time is an integral part of this course.

     

    prereq or coreq: BILED 70100
    Hours 30 hrs plus 5 hrs of fieldwork and lab,
    Credits 2 cr

  
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    BILED 77800 - Instruction Through the Native Language


    To enhance Spanish language skills of teacher candidates for the purpose of teaching content areas in and through Spanish. The academic language needed to teach content areas will be emphasized. Teacher candidates will develop, adapt and revise curriculum materials in Spanish for the bilingual classroom.

    prereq:
    prereq or coreq: BILED 70100
    Hours 45 hrs plus 10 hrs of fieldwork,
    Credits 3 cr
  
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    BILED 77900 - Multicultural Education


    Conceptual framework derived from anthropological, cross-cultural research on learning and interaction, emphasizing theories and practical perspectives of multicultural education. Theories and strategies that make use of diversity throughout the curriculum and schools will be the focus of the course.

     

    prereq or coreq: BILED 70100
    Hours includes 5 hrs of fieldwork
    Credits 3 cr

  
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    BILED 78000 - Bilingual Research Seminar


    The bilingual research seminar, which serves as the culminating experience, focuses on the relationship between educational research and the classroom teacher. Students will review significant bilingual research to consider the implications of findings for bilingual instruction, and they will initiate their own classroom/community studies to reflect upon their own practice and to become critical consumers of research.

     

    prereq or coreq: 39 credits or permission of program coordinator
    Hours 30 hrs plus lab,
    Credits 2 cr

  
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    BILED 78200 - Supervised Student Teaching Grades 1–3 and 4–6


    Supervised student teaching at two grade levels in an elementary bilingual setting selected by Hunter College; four full days a week plus conferences and professional development workshops. Students who receive a grade of B-, C+ or C must apply to the department chairperson for permission to preregister for this course, which may be repeated only once. Students who receive a grade of F may not repeat the course and may not continue in the program.

     

    prereq or coreq: completion of 39 cr of course work or permission of the program coordinator
    Hours 40 days (20 in grades 1-3, 20 in grades 4-6) plus 15 hrs of seminar
    Credits 4

  
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    BILED 78300 - Practicum in Grades 1–3


    Supervised classroom teaching experience in an elementary bilingual setting. Students who receive a grade of B-, C+ or C must apply to the department chairperson for permission to preregister for this course, which may be repeated only once. Students who receive a grade of F may not repeat the course and may not continue in the program. Students who take this course must also take    or  .

     

     

    prereq: completion of 39 cr of course work or permission of the program coordinator
    Hours 15 hrs of seminar plus conferences
    Credits 2 cr

  
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    BILED 78400 - Practicum in Grades 4–6


    Supervised classroom teaching experience in an elementary bilingual setting. Students who receive a grade of B-, C+ or C must apply to the department chairperson for permission to preregister for this course, which may be repeated only once. Students who receive a grade of F may not repeat the course and may not continue in the program. Students who take this course must also take   or  

     

    prereq: completion of 39 cr of course work or permission of the program coordinator
    Hours 15 hrs of seminar plus conferences,
    Credits 2 cr

  
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    BILED 78500 - Student Teaching in Grades 1–3


    Twenty days of supervised student teaching at grade level 1–3 in an elementary bilingual setting selected by Hunter College; four full days plus conferences and professional development workshops. Students who receive a grade of B-, C+ or C must apply to the department chairperson for permission to preregister for this course, which may be repeated only once. Students who receive a grade of F may not repeat the course and may not continue in the program. Students who take this course must also take   or  .

     

    prereq: completion of 39 cr of course work or permission of the program coordinator
    Hours 20 days student teaching, 15 hrs of seminar plus conferences,
    Credits 2 cr

  
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    BILED 78600 - Student Teaching in Grades 4–6


    Twenty days of supervised student teaching at grade level 4–6 in an elementary bilingual setting selected by Hunter College; four full days plus conferences and professional development workshops. Students who receive a grade of B-, C+ or C must apply to the department chairperson for permission to preregister for this course, which may be repeated only once. Students who receive a grade of F may not repeat the course and may not continue in the program. Students who take this course must also take   or  .

     

    prereq: completion of 39 credits of course work or permission of the program coordinator
    Hours 20 days student teaching, 15 hrs of seminar plus conferences,
    Credits 2 cr


Education: Childhood Education

  
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    CEDC 70000 - The Art of Effective Teaching


    This course is designed to introduce pre-service childhood educators to the world of urban education and their roles as quality educators. The course will acquaint students with the basic theoretical pedagogical practices of teaching. Content will include: the connection between theory and practice as it relates to the role of teachers; instructional methods for teaching diverse student populations; effective classroom practices; organizational strategies; motivation techniques and methods of assessment are also explored.

     

    prereq or coreq: CEDF 70900
    Hours includes 5 hrs of fieldwork

  
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    CEDC 70300 - Teaching Science in the Elementary School


    A study of the philosophies and instructional strategies which will enable future educators to teach science to diverse populations in elementary schools.

     

    prereq or coreq: CEDF 70900 and CEDC 70000

  
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    CEDC 70350 - Teaching Science in the Elementary School



    For students pursuing dual certification in childhood special education and childhood education. A study of the philosophies and instructional strategies which will enable future educators to teach science to diverse populations in elementary schools.

     

    prereq or coreq: CEDF 70900

  
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    CEDC 70400 - Teaching Developmental Reading


    The theoretical and practical aspects of literacy will be presented with particular emphasis on teaching literacy to diverse populations. In addition, the role of family involvement and community involvement and the use of technology for literacy development will be stressed. Instructional approaches and materials for teaching literacy will be explored.

     

    prereq or coreq: CEDF 70900
    Hours includes 10 hrs of fieldwork

  
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    CEDC 70450 - Teaching Developmental Reading



    For students pursuing dual certification in childhood special education and childhood education. The theoretical and practical aspects of literacy will be presented with particular emphasis on teaching literacy to diverse populations. In addition, the role of family involvement and community involvement and the use of technology for literacy development will be stressed. Instructional approaches and materials for teaching literacy will be explored.

     

    prereq or coreq: CEDF 70900
    Hours includes 10 hrs of fieldwork

  
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    CEDC 70500 - Mathematics Curriculum and Methods


    An exploration of current thinking about mathematics teaching and learning in the elementary school. Teachers will develop an understanding of the content of school mathematics programs and exemplary curricula and formulate a teaching methodology for the meaningful learning of mathematics.

     

    prereq or coreq: CEDF 70900
    Hours includes 10 hrs of fieldwork

  
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    CEDC 70550 - Mathematics Curriculum and Methods


    For students pursuing dual certification in childhood special education and childhood education. An exploration of current thinking about mathematics teaching and learning in the elementary school. Teachers will develop an understanding of the content of school mathematics programs and exemplary curricula and formulate a teaching methodology for the meaningful learning of mathematics.

     

    prereq or coreq: CEDF 70900
    Hours includes 10 hrs of fieldwork

  
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    CEDC 70700 - The Arts: An Interdisciplinary Learning Experience


    Offered in collaboration with Lincoln Center Institute, this course is designed to introduce teacher candidates to the role of the arts in learning across the curriculum. Teacher candidates will experience the creative process through hands-on study of works of art (visual arts, music, theatre, and dance) to enhance the aesthetic sensibilities of students in grades 1–6.

     

    prereq or coreq: CEDF 70900
    Hours 45 hrs,
    Credits 3 cr

  
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    CEDC 71200 - Advanced Methods of Teaching Math in Elementary Schools


    Ways to set up and monitor mathematical investigations designed to promote flexible problem solving, active learning, finding patterns, reasoning logically, formulating and verifying hypotheses. Error analysis and remediation.

    prereq: CEDC 70500
    Hours 45 hrs,
    Credits 3 cr
  
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    CEDC 71300 - Health Education for the Classroom Teacher



    The preparation of the elementary educator to assist children in grades 1 through 6 in making decisions for optimum health and wellness. Content areas: nutrition education and fitness; mental/emotional health, conflict resolution and stress management; drug education and stress management; safety education including fire safety; family living/sex education including HIV/AIDS education. Includes required workshops on child abuse and neglect and on school violence prevention.


     

    prereq or coreq: CEDF 70900
    Hours 45 hrs,
    Credits 3 cr

  
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    CEDC 71400 - Advanced Educational Technology for Elementary School Teachers


    Students will link prior knowledge of instructional technology with curriculum development strategies to design integrated learning events.

    prereq: CEDF 70900, and a course on computers or demonstrated literacy in basic computer skills and tool applications (word processing, spreadsheets, database, and presentation as well as the Internet)
    Hours 45 hrs,
    Credits 3 cr
  
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    CEDC 71500 - Fieldwork: Reading and Social Studies


    Supervised experiences in pedagogical applications of literacy and social studies methods courses. Students will complete six hours of fieldwork per week for a minimum of 75 contact hours per semester. Students will develop the ability to apply theoretical concepts and deliver instruction to individual and small groups of children. Students will be placed in Hunter College-selected elementary schools and other educational programs.

     

    prereq: CEDF 70900
    coreq: CEDC 73000 and 72200
    Hours 75 hrs of fieldwork,
    Credits 1 cr

  
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    CEDC 71600 - Educational Technology in Mathematics and Science Teaching/Learning


    An advanced educational technology course for students concentrating in mathematics and science at the elementary school level. Students will link prior knowledge of instructional technology to curriculum development creating the strategies to design integrated learning materials in mathematics and science.

    Hours 45 hrs,
    Credits 3 cr
  
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    CEDC 71700 - Independent Study in Curriculum and Teaching


    Permission of faculty adviser and chairperson required. Independent study in the areas of curriculum or teaching methodology. A maximum of 6 credits of independent study may be counted toward the degree.

    Credits 1
  
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    CEDC 71800 - Independent Study in Curriculum and Teaching


    Permission of faculty adviser and chairperson required. Independent study in the areas of curriculum or teaching methodology. A maximum of 6 credits of independent study may be counted toward the degree.

    Credits 2
  
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    CEDC 71900 - Independent Study in Curriculum and Teaching


    Permission of faculty adviser and chairperson required. Independent study in the areas of curriculum or teaching methodology. A maximum of 6 credits of independent study may be counted toward the degree.

    Credits 3
  
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    CEDC 72200 - Social Studies Curriculum and Instruction: Integrating Literature, the Arts, and Technology


     



    Within the framework of New York State Standards, this course reflects concern for quality social studies teaching for all learners. Major attention is given to our common heritage of democracy and human rights; an appreciation of the diverse tapestry that characterizes us as a nation; the study of history within the social studies; the use of literature and the arts to illuminate and enrich understandings; the application of critical and analytical skills to interpret primary documents and data; the integration of technology to acquire, process, and organize knowledge.


     

    prereq: CEDF 70900
    coreq: CEDC 71500 and CEDC 73000
    Hours 30 hrs,
    Credits 2

  
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    CEDC 72250 - Social Studies Curriculum and Instruction: Integrating Literature, the Arts, and Technology


    For students pursuing dual certification in childhood special education and childhood education and those in the bilingual extension program. Within the framework of New York State Standards, this course reflects concern for quality social studies teaching for all learners. Major attention is given to our common heritage of democracy and human rights; an appreciation of the diverse tapestry that characterizes us as a nation; the study of history within the social studies; the use of literature and the arts to illuminate and enrich understandings; the application of critical and analytical skills to interpret primary documents and data; the integration of technology to acquire, process, and organize knowledge.

     

    prereq or coreq: CEDF 70900 and CEDC 70450
    Hours 30 hrs,
    Credits 2 cr

  
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    CEDC 72400 - Student Teaching in Grades 1–3 and 4–6


    Supervised student teaching at two grade levels, 1–3 and 4–6, in an elementary school selected by Hunter College; four full days a week plus conferences and professional development workshops. Note: Applications for spring semester student teaching are due in October; applications for fall semester student teaching are due in March. Students who receive a grade of C+ or C in student teaching must apply to the department chairperson for permission to preregister for this course, which may be repeated only once. Students who receive a grade of F may not repeat the course and may not continue in the program.

     

    prereq: completion of 31 credits of course work including CEDC 73000 or permission of the childhood education adviser
    Hours 30 hrs of seminar plus a minimum of 60 days of student teaching,
    Credits 5 cr

  
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    CEDC 72500 - Student Teaching in Grades 1–3


    Teacher candidates who take this course must also take   or   . Supervised student teaching in an elementary school selected by Hunter College plus conferences and professional development workshops. This course is limited to students who are employed as teachers and have completed, or will complete, CEDC 728: Practicum in grades 4–6. Note: Applications for spring semester student teaching are due in October; applications for fall semester student teaching are due in March. Students who receive a grade of C+ or C in student teaching must apply to the department chairperson for permission to preregister for this course, which may be repeated only once. Students who receive a grade of F may not repeat the course and may not continue in the program. Not for students who have completed EDC 72400 or 72700.

     

    prereq: completion of 31 credits of course work including CEDC 73000 or permission of the childhood education adviser
    Hours 30 hrs of seminar plus 30 days of student Teaching

  
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    CEDC 72600 - Student Teaching in Grades 4–6


    Teacher candidates who take this course must also take   or   . Supervised student teaching in an elementary school selected by Hunter College plus conferences and professional development workshops. This course is limited to students who are employed as teachers and have completed, or will complete,   Practicum in grades 1–3.

     

    prereq: completion of 31 credits of course work including CEDC 73000 or permission of the childhood education adviser
    Hours 30 hrs of seminar plus 30 days of student teaching

    Note: Applications for spring semester student teaching are due in October; applications for fall semester student teaching are due in March. Students who receive a grade of C+ or C in student teaching must apply to the department chairperson for permission to preregister for this course, which may be repeated only once. Students who receive a grade of F may not repeat the course and may not continue in the program. Not for students who have completed CEDC 72400 or 72800.

  
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    CEDC 72700 - Practicum in Grades 1–3


    Teacher candidates who take this course must also take   or   . Note: Applications for spring semester student teaching are due in October; applications for fall semester practicum are due in March. Students who receive a grade of C+ or C in practicum must apply to the department chairperson for permission to preregister for this course, which may be repeated only once. Students who receive a grade of F may not repeat the course and may not continue in the program. Not for students who have completed CEDC 72400 or 72500.

     

    prereq: completion of 31 credits of course work including CEDC 73000 or permission of the childhood education adviser
    Hours 30 hrs of seminar plus supervision and conferences,
    Credits 2 cr

  
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    CEDC 72800 - Practicum in Grades 4–6


    Teacher candidates who take this course must also take   or   .

     

    prereq: completion of 31 credits of course work including CEDC 73000 or permission of the childhood education adviser
    Hours 30 hrs of seminar plus supervision and conferences,
    Credits 2 cr

    Note: Applications for spring semester practicum are due in October; applications for fall semester student teaching are due in March. Students who receive a grade of C+ or C in practicum must apply to the department chairperson for permission to preregister for this course, which may be repeated only once. Students who receive a grade of F may not repeat the course and may not continue in the program. Not for students who have completed CEDC 72400 or 72600.

  
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    CEDC 72900 - Fieldwork in Childhood Education for Special Educators



    Observing and assisting teaching in an elementary school setting. Students will develop guided observation skills, acquire practical knowledge of the design and management of instruction and the classroom environment, and work effectively with individual students and small work groups. Students receiving a grade of B-, C+ or C in fieldwork must apply to the chairperson for permission to preregister for the course, which may be repeated only once. Students who receive a grade of F may not repeat the course and may not continue in the program.

     

    prereq: CEDF 70900, CEDC 70450 and 70550
    Hours 15 hrs of seminar plus 50 hrs fieldwork,
    Credits 1 cr

  
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    CEDC 72950 - Fieldwork in Childhood Education for Bilingual Educators


    Students will develop guided observation skills, acquire practical knowledge of the design and management of instruction and the classroom environment, and work effectively with individual students and small work groups. Students receiving a grade of C+ or C in fieldwork must apply to the chairperson for permission to preregister for the course, which may be repeated only once. Students who receive a grade of F may not repeat the course and may not continue in the program.

     

    prereq: CEDF 70900; BILED 70100. Observing and assisting teaching in an elementary school setting
    Hours 15 hrs of seminar plus 50 hrs fieldwork,
    Credits 1 cr

  
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    CEDC 73000 - Perspectives on Literacy Across the Content Areas


    Literacy across the curriculum. Skills, strategies and techniques to teach reading and writing in the content areas will be developed. Expository as well as narrative texts will be utilized.

     

    prereq: CEDF 70900; CEDC 70400
    coreq: CEDC 71500 and 72200
    Hours 30 hrs,
    Credits 2 cr

  
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    CEDC 73800 - The English Language: Theories and Pedagogical Implications


    An overview of the acquisition, structure and use of English. Its goal is to provide Pre-K thru 6 teachers who already have prior certification in childhood education with the awareness and understanding of the aspects of the English language they will need in order to teach a variety of content area in grades Pre-K thru 6.

    Hours 45 hrs,
    Credits 3 cr
  
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    CEDC 74000 - Contemporary Mathematics in the Elementary School


    A study of selected advanced mathematical topics that underlie modern elementary school curricula. The structure and use of mathematical systems and their historical development; geometrical constructions.

    Hours 45 hrs,
    Credits 3 cr
  
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    CEDC 74200 - Workshop Seminar in Elementary School Mathematics/Science


    The major course goals are to continue to develop a foundation for the growth of the professional mathematics/science educator and to increase the effectiveness as a curriculum decision-maker. Through selective experiences, the course will focus on instructional styles and strategies.

    prereq: all program courses except CEDC 74300
    Hours 45 hrs,
    Credits 3 cr
  
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    CEDC 74300 - Research Seminar in Mathematics/Science Education


    An examination of the current research in mathematics and science education. Includes the evaluation of selected mathematics and science education research studies. Students will prepare a comparative, evaluative paper of research related to a specific curriculum topic or problem in the learning/teaching of mathematics and/or science.

    Hours 45 hrs,
    Credits 3 cr
  
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    CEDC 74400 - Development of Mathematical/Scientific Concepts in Children


    Exposure to the development theories and school-based practices which allow children to develop the concepts in mathematical and science which underpin the learning in these areas. Appropriate learning activities for particular developmental levels will be addressed. Individual projects with children will be carried out.

    prereq: all program courses except CEDC 74200 and CEDC 74300
    Hours 45 hrs,
    Credits 3 cr
  
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    CEDC 74600 - Geographic Perspectives in Elementary Education


     

    Geographic principles and practices; development of pedagogic skills to teach geography at the elementary school level; development of skills in teaching geography of New York City and New York State; development of understanding of global issues and of geographic factors affecting historical events.

    Hours 45
    Credits 3

  
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    CEDC 75500 - Assessment and Instruction for Diversely Gifted Learners


     


    Supervised learning lab experience involving scaffolded assessment, diagnosis, and associated curriculum differentiation for diversely gifted learners, including those with learning and emotional problems, physical disabilities, and special abilities. Includes writing and implementing individual education plans.

    Cross-listed SPED 75500
    prereq or coreq: SPED 75300 and SPED 75400
    Hours 45, includes 20 hrs field experience
    Credits 3

  
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    CEDC 75600 - Professional Discourse and Leadership in Gifted Education


     
    Collaborative models of professional development and program evaluation in gifted education. Major issues and leadership concerns in the field, e.g., including underrepresented populations and integrating gifted practices schoolwide and systemwide. Investigation of networking and dissemination.



    Cross-listed SPED 75600, ADSUP 76500, CEDF 75600
    prereq or coreq: SPED 75300 and SPED 75400
    Hours includes 10 hrs field experience
    Credits 3
  
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    CEDC 76000 - Special Topics in the Arts


    The theory and application of children’s artistic development. Course includes visual arts contents, instructional techniques, technology, materials and their use across the elementary school curriculum. Through hands-on workshops the teacher candidate will understand how to plan and utilize a visual arts curriculum to enhance student’s cognitive, perceptual, expressive and imaginative abilities.

    prereq: CEDC 70700
    Hours 45 hrs,
    Credits 3 cr
  
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    CEDC 77600 - Planet Earth: Life Science, Environmental and Earth Science for Elementary School Teachers


    Concepts in the biological sciences, ecological and earth sciences necessary for teaching science in the elementary school will be explored. Appropriate laboratory experiences will be provided.

    Hours 45 hrs,
    Credits 3 cr
  
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    CEDC 77700 - Physical Science for Elementary Teachers


    Concepts in the physical sciences, chemistry and physics necessary for teaching science in the elementary school will be explored. Appropriate laboratory experiences will be provided.

    Hours 45 hrs,
    Credits 3 cr
  
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    CEDCF 70050 - The Art and Science of Effective Teaching


    This course is designed to introduce pre-service bilingual and TESOL educators to the world of urban education and their roles as quality educators. The course will acquaint students with the basic theoretical pedagogical practices of teaching. Content will include: the connection between theory and practice as it relates to the role of teachers; instructional methods for teaching diverse student populations; effective classroom practices; organizational strategies; motivation techniques and methods of assessment are also explored.

     

    Hours includes 5 hrs of fieldwork

  
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    CEDF 70600 - Social, Historical, Philosophical Foundations of Education: The American School


    An in-depth study of the social, historical, and philosophical foundations of education and their impact on the American school.

     

    Hours 45 hrs,
    Credits 3 cr

  
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    CEDF 70650 - Social, Historical, Philosophical Foundations of Education: The American School



    For students pursuing dual certification in childhood special education and childhood education. Advanced review of issues and themes in the social foundations of education viewed from an interdisciplinary perspective.

     

    prereq or coreq: CEDF 70900
    Hours 45 hrs,
    Credits 3 cr

  
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    CEDF 70800 - Social, Historical, Philosophical Foundations of Education: The American School


    For students pursuing certification in childhood education with a bilingual extension or in TESOL. Advanced review of issues and themes in the social foundations of education viewed from an interdisciplinary perspective.

     

    prereq or coreq: CEDF 70900
    Hours 45 hrs,
    Credits 3 cr

  
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    CEDF 70900 - Child Development Grades 1-9


    Theories and research applied to children’s development. Understanding and working with children from diverse backgrounds to foster optimal growth.

    Hours includes 5 hrs of field work
  
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    CEDF 71000 - Educational Psychology


    Advanced educational psychology. Theories and research applied to learning, motivation, cognition, pupil and teacher relationships, and classroom management with a focus on students from diverse backgrounds.

     

    prereq: CEDF 70900
    Hours includes 5 hrs of field work

  
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    CEDF 71200 - Child and Adolescent Development


     
    This course provides a theoretical foundation from which students can understand child and adolescent development. Students will learn a variety of theories and explore their potential impact on student behavior and learning in the classroom.


    Hours includes 5 hrs of field work
    Credits 4
  
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    CEDF 71500 - Diversity in the American School


    Advanced, graduate-level survey of current issues and theories of diversity and their impact upon the contemporary American school. Topics will be from an interdisciplinary perspective with attention to social policy implications.

    Hours 45 hrs,
    Credits 3 cr
  
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    CEDF 71600 - Assessment of Teaching and Learning


    Basic principles and practices for the assessment of learning in the elementary school classroom. Includes instructional objectives, test construction, descriptive statistics, interpretation of standardized test scores, and alternative forms of assessment.

     

  
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    CEDF 71700 - Independent Study in Educational Foundations


    Independent study in the areas of psychological or social foundations of education. A maximum of 6 credits of independent study may be counted toward the degree.

    Credits 1 cr
    permission of faculty adviser and chairperson required
  
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    CEDF 71800 - Independent Study in Educational Foundations


    Independent study in the areas of psychological or social foundations of education. A maximum of 6 credits of independent study may be counted toward the degree.

    Credits 2 cr
    permission of faculty adviser and chairperson required
  
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    CEDF 71900 - Independent Study in Educational Foundations


    Independent study in the areas of psychological or social foundations of education. A maximum of 6 credits of independent study may be counted toward the degree.

    Credits 3 cr
    permission of faculty adviser and chairperson required
  
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    CEDF 75000 - Special Topics in Diversity


    An examination of the history and adaptation of diverse groups in the U.S. and their experience in the American educational system. Emphasis is on the role of culture, structure and policy in facilitating and/or hindering opportunities for these groups to achieve educational equity.

    prereq: CEDF 70900
    prereq or coreq: CEDF 70600
    Hours 45 hrs,
    Credits 3 cr
  
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    CEDF 75300 - Understanding and Identifying Gifted Learners: Individual and Developmental Diversity


     
    An overview of major questions and issues in the field, including What is intelligence? What is creativity? What is giftedness? How do we measure these qualities? Focus on the urban context, incorporating rich cultural, social, political, educational, and scientific resources possibilities, and developing expertise in educating gifted and talented students from a broad range of backgrounds.




    Cross-listed SPED 75300
    Hours includes 10 hrs field experience
    Credits 3

  
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    CEDF 75600 - Professional Discourse and Leadership in Gifted Education


     
    Collaborative models of professional development and program evaluation in gifted education. Major issues and leadership concerns in the field, e.g., including underrepresented populations and integrating gifted practices schoolwide and systemwide. Investigation of networking and dissemination.



    Cross-listed SPED 75600, ADSUP 75600, CEDC 75600
    prereq or coreq: SPED 75300 and SPED 75400
    Hours includes 10 hrs field experience
    Credits 3
  
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    CEDF 79200 - Integrative Seminar: Research in Childhood Education


    Students prepare research proposals on topics which summarize and apply previous learnings. Written and oral presentations.

     

    prereq: completion of 31 credits of course work including CEDC 73000 and CEDF 71600 or permission of the childhood education adviser
    Hours 45 hrs,
    Credits 3 cr


Education: Early Childhood

  
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    ECC 70300 - Early Childhood Curriculum: Birth through Grade 2


    Models of developmentally appropriate curricula are examined in light of theory and practice, and the needs of diverse learners. Strategies for guiding young children’s behavior, for assessing environments and curricula, and using computer technology in early childhood.

     

    prereq or coreq: ECF 70000
    Hours 45 hrs plus 20 hrs of fieldwork, 10 hrs at each of two age levels

  
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    ECC 70400 - Language and Literacy: Birth through Grade 2


    Various perspectives in emergent literacy are examined to learn how young children acquire language and become readers and writers in their different cultural and linguistic communities. The roles of families, centers, schools and communities in urban environments, and assessment of early literacy development are studied. (Not for Program 1 students in early childhood; see   and   .)

     

    prereq or coreq: ECF 70000
    Hours 45 hrs,
    Credits 3 cr

  
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    ECC 70500 - Language and Literacy: Birth through Kindergarten


    Research and practice in language learning and the development of early literacy among diverse learners. Examination of the process of early literacy development between birth and kindergarten and the role of families, programs and schools in early literacy development. (Not for Program 2 students.)

     

    prereq or coreq: ECF 70000
    Hours 45 hrs,
    Credits 3 cr

  
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    ECC 70600 - Language and Literacy: K through Grade 2


    Examination of research and practice on emergent literacy and the development of literacy learning among diverse learners between kindergarten and second grade. The role of families and schools in children’s literacy development in urban environments is explored. (Not for Program 2 students.)

     

    prereq or coreq: ECC 70500 (early childhood students only)
    Hours 45 hrs,
    Credits 3 cr

  
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    ECC 70700 - Language and Literacy: English Language Learners


    Second language acquisition and the development of literacy. Special emphasis on language and culture, dialect variation and development of social and academic language.

    coreq: ECC 70400
    prereq or coreq: 70500 or 70600
    Hours 15 hrs,
    Credits 1 cr
  
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    ECC 70800 - Children with Special Needs: Birth through Grade 2


    The special learning needs of young children with developmental delays and disabilities along with intervention guidelines.

     

    prereq: ECC 70300
    prereq or coreq: ECF 70200
    Hours 45 hrs plus 15 hrs of fieldwork, 5 hrs at each of three age levels

  
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    ECC 70900 - Mathematical and Scientific Thinking in Early Childhood


    Research and practice that focus on children’s acquisition of mathematical and scientific thinking and appropriate activities to enable them to acquire these skills. The role of parents, providers, and teachers in meeting the needs of diverse learners is examined. (not for Program 1 students)

     

    prereq or coreq: ECC 70300
    Hours 45 hrs,
    Credits 3 cr

  
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    ECC 71000 - Early Childhood Mathematics: Birth through Grade 2


    Theories and research that focus on the relationship between children’s development and learning of mathematical concepts and skills. Appropriate mathematics activities for children from birth to second grade and ways of assessing mathematical learning in diverse infant, toddler, preschool, and grade K-2 settings. (Required in Program 1.)

    prereq or coreq: ECC 70300
    Hours 45 hrs,
    Credits 3 cr
  
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    ECC 71100 - Science in Early Childhood Education: Birth through Grade 2


    Theories and research of scientific thinking in young children; the inquiry process in developing concepts and understandings of the natural and people-made world in young children. Ways of assessing science learning in infant, toddler, preschool, and grade K–2 settings. (Required in Program 1.)

     

    prereq or coreq: ECC 70300
    Hours 45 hrs,
    Credits 3 cr

  
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    ECC 71200 - Pre-Student Teaching Field Placements in Early Childhood


    This course consists of a 15-hour seminar plus a total of 50 hours of field experience in early childhood programs, with 25 hours at each of two of the three following age/grade levels: prekindergarten, kindergarten, grades 1 or 2. Students will observe various aspects of an early childhood program and study firsthand how programs for children of different age levels diverge.

     

    prereq: ECC 70300
    Hours 15 hrs of seminar plus 50 hrs in the field,
    Credits 1 cr

  
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    ECC 71300 - The Expressive Arts in Early Childhood


    Research and practice on the importance of creative expression in young children’s development. Inquiry into children’s artistic and intellectual inventiveness through art, music, movement, theatre and dance activities that reflect the needs of diverse learners in a multicultural environment. Offered in collaboration with Lincoln Center Institute.

     

    Hours 45 hrs,
    Credits 3 cr

  
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    ECC 71400 - Health, Safety and Nutrition in Early Childhood


    This course prepares teachers of children, birth through second grade, with knowledge and skills of developmentally appropriate practices in health promotion and wellness among children of diverse backgrounds and abilities within the context of the family, school and community. Child abuse, drug abuse prevention, prevention of school violence, and fire safety are included.

     

    prereq or coreq: ECF 70000
    Hours 45 hrs,
    Credits 3 cr

  
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    ECC 71500 - Educational Technology in Early Childhood


    Educational technology course for students in the graduate early-childhood education programs. Students will enhance their basic computer skills and learn how to assess and use various applications in their early childhood classrooms.

     

    Hours 15 hrs,
    Credits 1 cr

 

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