Thompson Rivers University
Thompson Rivers University

Course Descriptions

Special Needs Educator Course Descriptions

Winter Semester (January - April)

ECED 3300
ECED 3300
Field Experience: Programming for Individual Children (0,2,16P)(L)
Credits: 5
Campus
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EDUC
Field experience provides opportunities for both planned and spontaneous programming for children who require extra support due to a variety of exceptionalities. An in-depth investigation of inclusive practice is the guiding factors throughout the experience. Students demonstrate advanced skill acquisition, professional practice, reflective skills and integration of theory into practice, with expectations for increased complexity over each week in practicum.
Prerequisite: Completion of the Early Childhood Education Certificate
Corequisite: ECED 3550
ECED 3310
ECED 3310
Child Growth and Development - Individual Differences (2,2,0)(L)
Credits: 3
Campus
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EDUC
Contemporary theory and research are combined to critically examine the complexities of developmental differences in individual children. Practical applications of developmental theory in providing for the social, emotional, physical and intellectual needs of young children are explored. Students develop an inclusive and respectful understanding of the individual differences between children. Furthermore, students explore a multi-disciplinary approach in the exemplary care and education of children. Strategies of support families are investigated.
Prerequisite: Completion of Early Childhood Education Certificate/Diploma or ECE Program Coordinator approval
ECED 3350
ECED 3350
Programming for Individual Children (2,1,0)(L)
Credits: 3
Campus
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EDUC
Students are exposed to the Canadian perspective of inclusion and the supported child care development program in British Columbia. Individual educational plans are discussed from a theoretical perspective, with an emphasis on development, implementation, and evaluation. In addition, observation and assessment techniques, report writing, and case conferencing with a variety of community professionals are explored. Finally, a range of local, provincial and national support services are researched and disseminated.
Prerequisite: Completion of the Early Childhood Education Certificate
Corequisite: ECED 3300, ECED 3310
CMNS 2290
CMNS 2290
Professional, Business and Technical Writing (3,0,0)
Credits: 3
Campus
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JOUR
Intended to support students who plan careers in business, government, public service, and research institutions, this course presents the professional skills required for effective oral and written communications. Students learn appropriate background material on relevant communication theory, create a variety of business documents and deliver an oral presentation.
Prerequisite: Six credits of composition and/or communication courses