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ECE- 100 Introduction To Early Childhood Programs (2.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Introduce early childhood profession. Early childhood programs for children birth through age eight; developmentally appropriate practice; current issues in early childhood; professionalism; employability skills and attitudes; and career exploration. Decision making and appropriate planning of students' early childhood program plan.

Prerequisite: Early Childhood Education majors only

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ECE- 105 Infant/Toddler Education (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Examine developmentally appropriate practice for educating infants and toddlers. Environment; instructional practices for individual and small group; lesson plans including assessment strategies, instructional technology techniques, and materials.

Take concurrently with HDFS-124

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ECE- 149 Cooperative Education Experience (1.00 - 6.00 cr.)
Repeatable: Yes
Work and study in an approved business/industry position related to the student's major. Selection by application and interview.
Department consent

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ECE- 200 Expressive Curriculum for the Young Child (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Curriculum, methods and materials related to music, art and creative movement activities for the young child.

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ECE- 205 Preschool/Kindergarten Education (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Developmentally appropriate practice in preschool/kindergarten curriculum. Environment; instructional practices for individual, small and large group instruction; lesson plans including assessment strategies, instruction technology techniques, and materials.

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ECE- 249 Cooperative Education Experience (1.00 - 6.00 cr.)
Repeatable: Yes
Work and study in an approved business/industry position related to the student's major. Selection by application and interview.
Instructor's consent

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ECE- 264 Child Guidance in PreSchool - Kindergarten (2.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Essential elements in guiding children in early childhood classrooms. Positive guidance strategies, introduction to early childhood classroom management, effects of guidance on children's social and emotional development; methods in documenting children's behavior, progress, development.

Completion of Tier 1: HDFS-124 and ECE-105

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ECE- 305 Primary Education (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Focus on developmentally appropriate teaching practices in primary classrooms (grades 1-3). Program models; learning environments; local, state, and national standards; assessment techniques; instructional approaches and lesson planning for primary students.

Prerequisite: Completion of Tier 2 and Benchmark 1, and concurrent enrollment in ECE-313

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ECE- 313 Language Arts And Emergent Reading: Birth-Kindergarten (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Methods and materials for planning, implementing, and evaluating language arts with children Birth-Kindergarten. Emphasis is on developing emergent literacy skills and language arts.

Prerequisite: Completion of Tier 2 and Benchmark 1, and concurrent enrollment in ECE-305

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ECE- 411 Early Childhood Curriculum: Mathematics (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Mathematics curriculum planning for early childhood. Selection, organization, presentation, and evaluation of appropriate curricula.

Prerequisites: take ECE-421, ECE-435, and ECE-480

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ECE- 412 Early Childhood Curriculum: Social Studies (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Methods and materials for assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating social studies curriculum for early childhood (birth-3rd grade).

Prerequisites: Benchmark I must be completed; take ECE-303, ECE-307and ECE-309

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ECE- 414 Early Childhood Clinical Experience: Integrated Curriculum (2.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Development of competencies in planning, teaching, and evaluating the integrated curriculum for the early childhood period. Participation in an early childhood setting required.

Prerequisite: Benchmark I completion

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ECE- 415 Early Childhood Curriculum: Science/Social Studies (4.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Methods and materials for assessing, planning, implementing, and evaluating early childhood social studies and science curriculum.

Prerequisites: take ECE-421, ECE-435, and ECE-480

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ECE- 421 Administration Of Early Childhood Programs (2.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
A study of program organization, program design, staffing, licensing, certification, equipment and facilities for operating early childhood education programs in a safe and healthy environment.

Completion of Tier 3: ECE-313 and ECE-305

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ECE- 426 Classroom Management in the Primary Classroom (2.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Advanced study of managing early childhood classrooms. Management of the physical environment, instructional context, including large and small groups, and social context; building a classroom community; encouraging collaborative learning; assessing management of early childhood classrooms; and analysis of classroom management programs. Microclinical in early childhood classrooms required.

Prerequisites: take ECE-421, ECE-435, and ECE-480

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ECE- 427 Child Abuse And Neglect (2.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Systemic nature, forms and indicators, and prevention of abuse/neglect. Factors contributing to, and intervention skills in, coping with the effects of abuse/neglect on children and families at risk.

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ECE- 433 Language Arts/Reading--Early Childhood Education (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Current philosophies, methodology and materials for teaching reading: readiness activities and beginning reading in early childhood.

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ECE- 435 Children, Families, Schools And Communities (2.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Building family, school, and community partnerships to support the whole child. Demographics and sociological trends of modern families. Theories and processes used to establish positive and sustaining home-school-community relationships.

Completion of Tier 3: ECE-313 and ECE-305

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ECE- 449 Cooperative Education Experience (1.00 - 8.00 cr.)
Repeatable: Yes
Work and study in an approved position to gain experience. Normally entails recurring, supervised work periods, each one building and expanding on the previous.
Department consent

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ECE- 464 Evidenced-based Methods: Infants and Toddlers (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Evidenced-based methods in developing curriculum to enhance child health and well being for infants and toddlers. Intentional lesson planning, aligned with Wisconsin Model Early Learning Standards to achieve positive outcomes for young children, will be emphasized.

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ECE- 464 Curriculum Update In ECE Curriculum (1.00 cr.)
Repeatable: Yes
Philosophy and methodology of early childhood education: problems confronting early childhood education teachers.

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ECE- 464 Special Topics In Early Childhood Curriculum (1.00 - 3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: Yes
Philosophy and methodology of early childhood education: problems confronting teachers.

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ECE- 464 Evidenced-Based Methods: Preschool (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Evidenced-based methods in developing curriculum to enhance child health and well being for preschool children three to five years of age. Intentional lesson planning, aligned with Wisconsin Model Early Learning Standards to achieve positive outcomes for young children, will be emphasized.

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ECE- 480 Pre-Student Teaching: Infant-Preschool (4.00 - 8.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Full-day, pre-student teaching placement for eight weeks. Age group includes infants or toddlers or preschoolers. Placement will include involvement with young children and parents. Teacher candidates will be supervised by faculty in the early childhood area. Placement will follow the school calendar.

Completion of Tier 3: ECE-313 and ECE-305

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ECE- 480A Student Teaching In Preschool Programs (4.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Directed teaching and community experience in selected early childhood centers.
Department consent

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ECE- 488 Intern Teaching (8.00 - 16.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
An alternate method of obtaining student teaching experience. Teacher interns receive license to teach and salaried appointments in cooperating school systems for one full semester.
Department consent

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ECE- 492 Student Teaching In Prekindergarten (8.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Full-day student teaching experience at the prekindergarten level in a preschool setting, together with a weekly one-hour student teaching seminar session. The student teaching experience follows the calendar of the preschool.
Department consent

Prerequisites: Must be an Early Childhood Education major; take HDFS-335 and ECE-433

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ECE- 493 Student Teaching: Kindergarten (4.00 - 8.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Full-day student teaching at the kindergarten level in a public school setting. Experience will follow the public school district calendar.
Department consent

Prerequisite: Professional Program Admission

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ECE- 494 Student Teaching: Primary (4.00 - 8.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Full-day student teaching at the primary level (grades 1-3) in a public school setting. Primary student teaching experience follows the public school district calendar.
Department consent

Prerequisite: Professional Program Admission

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ECE- 499 Independent Study (1.00 - 3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: Yes

Department consent

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ECE- 613 Lang Arts/Reading I: Birth-K (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Developmentally appropriate strategies and materials for planning, implementing, and evaluating language arts. Emphasis on developing emergent literacy skills and language arts with children Birth through Kindergarten.

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ECE- 626 Advanced Classroom Management And Guidance (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Advanced study of managing early childhood classrooms. Management of the physical environment, instructional context, including large and small groups, and social context. Building a classroom community and encouraging collaborative learning. Assessing management of early childhood classrooms. Analysis of classroom management programs. Observation/participation in early childhood classrooms required.

Prerequisite: take ECE-524

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ECE- 635 Children, Families, Schools And Communities (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Building family, school, and community partnerships to support children's wellbeing and educational success. Theories and processes used to establish positive home-school-community relations.

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ECE- 664 Special Topics In Early Childhood Curriculum (1.00 - 3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: Yes
Philosophy and methodology of early childhood education: problems confronting teachers.

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ECE- 664 Special Topics in ECE:Curriculum Update In Early Childhood (1.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Philosophy and methodology of early childhood education: problems confronting early childhood education teachers.

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