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Introduction to Early Childhood Education (ECE-210)
Various: distance learning format

Varies (self-study; self-paced)

June 2017 - Present.

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Learner Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of the exam, students will be able to: describe and distinguish between the theories that influence early childhood programs and various philosophies of early childhood education; define early childhood education the professional behaviors that are associated with early childhood education; demonstrate understanding of early learning theories, program models and developmentally appropriate practices; and develop strategies for communicating and collaborating with families.

This exam explores the many aspects of the profession of early childhood education, focusing on developmentally appropriate practices, types of programs, historical perspectives, ethics, current issues, and what it means to be a professional. The exam focuses on the ever-changing aspects of early childhood education, and how this creates both challenges and opportunities to overcome and explore on the students’ journeys in the profession of early childhood education.

Credit Recommendation:
In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category OR in the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Early Childhood Education or Elementary Education (6/17).