Undergraduate Catalog 2019-2020

EDC 215 Psychological Foundations of Early Childhood Education(RLA)

3 hours; 3 credits. An examination of the developing child, focusing on the period from birth through age eight, with an introduction to children with special needs. Major developmental theories are critically examined and are illuminated through students' field experiences with children in diverse and inclusive settings. Recent research on child abuse and abduction is examined within the context of the teacher's responsibilities. This course includes fifteen hours of fieldwork prior to student teaching. (LA&S) Prerequisites: ENG 151, PSY 100 and a GPA of 3.0.