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520. Early Childhood Curriculum and Assessment: Critical Perspectives (3)

Examines the history of competing movements in American early childhood curriculum thinking, program models, and current debates. Develops curriculum and assessment measures that integrate anti-bias, inclusive, and multicultural and global education into a unified approach.
Ten hours of fieldwork required. Letter grade only (A-F).

521. Historical and Contemporary Perspectives in Early Childhood (3)

Historical and contemporary perspectives in early childhood education and their impact on ECE programs, practices, and policies. Role of national/global organizations in institutionalizing and promoting various ECE perspectives and images of childhood. Debates over perspectives.
Ten hours of field work required. Letter grade only (A-F).

522. Parent Education and Involvement in Educational Environments (3)

Analysis of theories, research, issues, policies, programs, and practices pertaining to parent involvement in diverse and inclusive educational settings. Students design and implement home-based and school/center-based parent involvement activities.
Ten hours of field work required. Letter grade only (A-F).

523. Leadership, Advocacy and Supervision of Early Childhood Programs (3)

Discussion of various types of ECE programs, program development and implementation, different management approaches and leadership styles, and advocacy for young children and their families. Analysis of position statements and state documents pertaining to ECE programs.
Ten hours of field work required. Letter grade only (A-F).

526. Advanced Study of Infant and Toddler Programs (3)

Prerequisites: EDP 301 or consent of instructor.
Analysis of theories, research, and policies on infant and toddler care and education. Discussion of curriculum, environmental plan, and assessment for infant and toddlers. Infant/toddler program assessment.
Ten hours of fieldwork required. Letter grade only (A-F).

621. Research Seminar in Early Childhood Education (3)

Prerequisites: EDP 400 and teaching experience.
Discussion and analysis of research including qualitative research design and review of literature on topics pertaining to the field of Early Childhood Education.
Ten hours of field work required. Letter grade only (A-F).

622. Seminar in Early Childhood Care and Education: International Perspectives (3)

Discussion of ECE programs around the world. Analysis of social, political, and economic influences on policies related to the care and education of young children. Examines the role of international and national agencies in protecting children's welfare and education.
Letter grade only (A-F).

695. Seminar in Early Childhood Education (3)

Prerequisites: Advancement to candidacy, approval of the Early Childhood Education program advisor, and written application submitted to the Graduate Studies Office by March 1 for the fall semester or by October 1 for the spring semester.
For qualified candidates preparing to take the comprehensive examination. Consideration of curriculum role of the school and topics related to the effectiveness and excellence in early childhood education.
Letter grade only (A-F).

697. Directed Research in Early Childhood Education (1-3)

Prerequisites: Consent of instructor, department chair, and associate dean.
Individual research or intensive study under the guidance of a faculty member.
Application for enrollment must be made by October 1 for the spring semester or by March 1 for the fall semester or summer session. May be repeated to a maximum of 6 units in different semesters for certificate and degree purposes, subject to suitable change in course content.

698. Thesis Study in Early Childhood Education (3)

Prerequisites: Advancement to candidacy; approval of thesis advisor, department chair, and associate dean.
Planning, preparation, and completion of thesis under supervision of a thesis committee.
Application for enrollment must be made in the Graduate Studies Office by October 1 for the spring semester or by March 1 for the fall semester or summer session. Credit/no credit only. May be repeated to a maximum of 6 units in different semesters.


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