Course Descriptions

ECE Course Descriptions

Year 2 - Semester 3 (September - December)

ECED 2200 Practicum 3 - Demonstration Practicum (0,2,16P)(L)

Credits: 5 credits
Delivery: Campus

This is an advanced practicum course designed to give students opportunities to apply their skills and knowledge of the role of the educator in a community child care program under the supervision of a practicum instructor and a designated sponsor educator. Students take on a leadership role to design and implement curriculum, in addition to having more opportunities for reflection and the practice of ethical decision-making. Students introduce a project to a group of young children, observe and record children's learning, and make the learning visible to the children, families, educators, and community.
Prerequisite: Completion of ECED 1200, ECED 1300, ECED 1320, ECED 1350, ECED 1340, ECED 1360
Corequisite: ECED 2350
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ECED 2350 Advanced Program Development (4,0,0)(L)

Credits: 3 credits
Delivery: Campus

This course surveys the historical foundations of Early Childhood Education through an examination of the theories and practices of important philosophers and educators. A discussion of philosophy and play lays the groundwork for students to examine values and beliefs with the purpose of articulating a personal philosophy to guide their practice. In-depth projects, reflective practice, and a variety of curriculum models are essential to this course.
Prerequisite: Completion of ECED 1200, ECED 1300, ECED 1320, ECED 1350, ECED 1340, ECED 1360
Corequisite: ECED 2200
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ECED 2440 Interpersonal Relations - Working with Families (3,0,0)

Credits: 3 credits
Delivery: Campus

A strong, reciprocal and respectful relationship between families and educators is a critical component of quality early childhood education programs. The impact of personal experiences on professional interactions are examined within the context of understanding diverse family structures and contemporary issues. Interpersonal communication strategies for building relationships, problem-solving, and conflict resolution with families are explored, and a variety of strategies to share information with families are reviewed.
Prerequisite: Completion of ECED 1200, ECED 1300, ECED 1320, ECED 1350, ECED 1340, ECED 1360 or with permission from the course instructor
Exclusion: HUMS 1560
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ECED 2490 Administration of Early Childhood Education Programs (3,0,0)

Credits: 3 credits
Delivery: Campus

Students examine the aspects involved in the administration and supervision of early childhood programs. Topics include organizational structure, policies, procedures, and budget preparation, licensing regulations, staff relations, personnel management, and leadership. Students apply course content to design a comprehensive educational program for young children.
Prerequisite: Completion of ECED 1200, ECED 1300, ECED 1320, ECED 1350, ECED 1340, ECED 1360 or with permission from the course instructor
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ENGL 1100 Introduction to University Writing (3,0,0)

Credits: 3 credits
Delivery: Campus

Students explore the practices of reading and writing in scholarly contexts. Students read and analyze scholarlyjournal articles from a variety of disciplines and also develop their abilities to compose in the genres and sub-genresof scholarly writing, including incorporating research and documentation in a grammatically correct style.
Prerequisite: English 12 or English 12 First Peoples with a minimum of 73% (with the government exam within the last 5 years) or equivalent.
Note: students cannot receive credit for both ENGL 1100 and ENGL 1101
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