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The Professional in Early Education and Family Studies

Course Number: ECE 200
Transcript Title: The Professional in EEFS
Created: September 1, 2012
Updated: September 25, 2013
Total Credits: 3
Lecture Hours: 30
Lecture / Lab Hours: 0
Lab Hours: 0
Satisfies Cultural Literacy requirement: No
Satisfies General Education requirement: No
Grading options: A-F (default), P-NP, audit


WR 115

Course Description

History, current programs and practices, and future issues of early childhood education. Includes professionalism, historic and current issues, types of programs for young children, parent interaction, job opportunities, ethical/legal issues and community resources. Develops a professional philosophy. Prerequisite: WR 115. Audit available.

Intended Outcomes

  1. Describe historical and current influences on the Early Childhood Education field.
  2. Assess their current personal place in the ECE field.
  3. Formulate a professional plan for their future role in the ECE field.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

  1. Create a professional portfolio including:
    1. Resume
    2. Autobiography
    3. Self assessment
    4. Professional plan
    5. Personal philosophy of Early Childhood Education
  2. Present a group project.
  3. Participate in and reflect on a professional development opportunity.

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

Themes, Concepts, Issues

  1. History of Early Childhood Education.
  2. Current issues and research in ECE.
  3. Ethical and legal issues.
  4. Resumes and job application skills.
  5. Advocacy skills.
  6. Resources for teachers, children, and families.
  7. Program models and philosophies.
  8. Career opportunities.

Competencies and Skills

  1. Ability to locate community resources for teachers, children, and families.
  2. Plan collaboratively.
  3. Select, organize, and retrieve data.
  4. Synthesize information.
  5. Research and reflect on professional development opportunities.

Department Notes

Requirement for a Certificate Level II in Early childhood Education and Associate of Applied Science Degree in Early Childhood Education.