Course Descriptions

Special Needs Educator Course Descriptions

Winter Semester (January - April)

ECED 3300 Field Experience: Programming for Individual Children (0,2,16P)(L)

Credits: 5 credits
Delivery: Campus

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
Exclusion: ECED 2300
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ECED 3310 Child Growth and Development - Individual Differences (2,2,0)(L)

Credits: 3 credits
Delivery: Campus

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
Exclusion: ECED 2310
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ECED 3350 Programming for Individual Children (2,1,0)(L)

Credits: 3 credits
Delivery: Campus

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
Exclusion: ECED 2550
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CMNS 2290 Technical Communication (3,0,0)

Credits: 3 credits
Delivery: Campus

Students study a variety of technical communications used to document professional activity, including proposals, technical and formal reports, policies and procedures, technical descriptions and definitions, and instructions. Students learn the importance of documentation and accountability as part of professional due diligence, applicable across many fields including journalism, business, government, public service, consulting and research institutes. Students develop skills in assessing communication needs in a scenario, identifying communication goals, audience need and relevant media. Finally, students learn skills in research and synthesis to ensure professional engagement and presentation of research material. Prerequisites: CMNS 1291 OR CMNS 1290 OR ENGL 1100 OR ENGL 1101
Note: Students cannot receive credit for more than one of CMNS 2290, ENGL 2290 AND CMNS 2291
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