EDC 371G EDC 371G. Teaching Young Children. 3 Hours.
Designed to provide students with frameworks for observing and interacting with young children in classroom settings, and to acquaint students with the teacher's varied roles in early childhood classrooms. Topics include cultural and linguistic diversity; supervising and interacting with children in a range of instructional groupings, including center-based and play-based learning activities and whole-group experiences; planning and implementing appropriate practices and strategies; and record-keeping and assessment. Three lecture hours a week for one semester, and twelve to sixteen hours of fieldwork a week in a public school. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing, twelve semester hours of upper-division coursework in education, or consent of the education adviser; and admission to the professional development sequence of courses and a University grade point average of at least 2.50.