The Professional in Early Education and Family Studies
Course Number: ECE 200
Transcript Title: The Professional in EEFS
Created: September 1, 2012
Updated: December 19, 2014
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
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.
- Describe historical and current influences on the Early Childhood Education field.
- Assess their current personal place in the ECE field.
- Formulate a professional plan for their future role in the ECE field.
Outcome Assessment Strategies
- Create a professional portfolio including:
- Self assessment
- Professional plan
- Personal philosophy of Early Childhood Education
- Present a group project.
- Participate in and reflect on a professional development opportunity.
Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)
Themes, Concepts, Issues
- History of Early Childhood Education.
- Current issues and research in ECE.
- Ethical and legal issues.
- Resumes and job application skills.
- Advocacy skills.
- Resources for teachers, children, and families.
- Program models and philosophies.
- Career opportunities.
Competencies and Skills
- Ability to locate community resources for teachers, children, and families.
- Plan collaboratively.
- Select, organize, and retrieve data.
- Synthesize information.
- Research and reflect on professional development opportunities.
Requirement for a Certificate Level II in Early childhood Education and Associate of Applied Science Degree in Early Childhood Education.