Early Learning Specialization
Children are always learning, even when they’re playing. The Early Learning specialization will give you the tools to maximize the learning opportunities children encounter every day. Courses focus on language and literacy development, curriculum planning, and the creation of safe and healthy learning environments.
Early Learning Specialization for Undergraduate Degrees
Set the stage for a lifetime of learning. The Early Learning specialization focuses on developing supportive environments and effective curricula to help young children learn. This undergraduate specialization consists of four (4), three (3) credit courses.
Degrees Offering the Early Learning Specialization
Undergraduate Early Learning Specialization Courses
ECD 315 Curriculum Planning and Design for Early Learners
This course provides an examination of the essential elements of curriculum planning and design for diverse settings and learners. Students will analyze developmentally appropriate planning, teaching and assessment strategies used with a diverse childhood population. In addition, students will assess the role of educators in fostering each child’s development and joy of learning. Finally, students will create individualized objectives and design integrated standards-based lessons for a diverse childhood population.