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HELP ARTD-Arts   BSSD-Behav. & Social Sci.   HUMD-Humanities    NSLD-Nat. Sci. with Lab   NSND-Nat. Sci. NO lab   [M] - Multicultural
CE -- Credit by Exam available     (...only)  -- offered only on indicated campus(es)     G - Germantown    R - Rockville    TP - Takoma Park
Course Course Title Semester Hours Subject
ED 101 FOUNDATIONS OF EDUCATION 3 semester hours ED-Education
Course Description:    This introductory course covers the historical, legal, philosophical, social, and practical aspects of American education. Students evaluate current educational trends, issues, and practices. They also explore teaching as a career and other career opportunities in contemporary education. Assessment levels: EN 101/101A, RD 120. Three hours each week.
ED 102 FIELD EXPERIENCE IN EDUCATION 1 semester hour ED-Education
Course Description:    Provides a structured field-based experience. Students observe and interview teachers in local public and private schools. They examine the concept of a professional teaching portfolio based on national performance standards. They also interact with students in public and private schools. Applying concepts learned in ED 101, they examine student learning. Experiences in structured sequential observations, tutoring, and small group instruction. PRE- or COREQUISITE: ED 101. Assessment levels: EN 101/101A, RD 120. Forty-five hours of practicum each semester.
ED 119 INTRO EARLY CHILDHOOD EDU 3 semester hours ED-Education
Course Description:    Covers curriculum modes, a teacher's roles, and family relationships. Topics include historical development, significant issues, current trends, ethics, and national standards in early childhood education. Assessment levels: EN 101/101A, RD 120. Three hours each week.
ED 120 CHILD GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT 3 semester hours ED-Education
Course Description:    Provides students with the principles of child growth and development necessary for them to work in programs serving children from infancy through age eight. Emphasizes the physical, social, emotional, and cognitive development of children and their implications for developmentally appropriate teaching practices in educational settings. Attention is given to research methods, assessment techniques, and experience of interacting with children in a learning environment. Provides 45 of the 90 classroom hours needed to become senior staff in programs licensed by the Office of Child Care Licensing and Regulations. Assessment levels: EN 101/101A, RD 120. Three hours lecture/discussion each week.
HELP ARTD-Arts   BSSD-Behav. & Social Sci.   HUMD-Humanities    NSLD-Nat. Sci. with Lab   NSND-Nat. Sci. NO lab   [M] - Multicultural
CE -- Credit by Exam available     (...only)  -- offered only on indicated campus(es)     G - Germantown    R - Rockville    TP - Takoma Park
Course Course Title Semester Hours Subject
ED 121 PLANNING CUR-CHILD CARE 3 semester hours ED-Education
Course Description:    This course provides the student with principles of curriculum planning for programs serving children from infancy through age five. Emphasizes activities, methods, and materials appropriate to the areas of curriculum in an early childhood program. Attention is given to staff and parent communication and community resources. Provides 45 of the 90 classroom hours needed to become senior staff in programs licensed by the Office of Child Care Licensing and Regulation. PREREQUISITE: ED 120 or consent of department. Three hours each week.
ED 122 CHILD CARE PRAC & WORKSHOP 3 semester hours ED-Education
Course Description:    Experience in interacting with young children in a naturalistic setting, talking and playing with them, and ministering to their daily needs; learning to observe, record, and evaluate the behavior of individual children and identify their needs; experience in communicating, following instructions, and working in a team setting with personnel of different backgrounds and competencies; utilizing different play materials and crafts in a variety of individual and group activities with children; and observing and understanding parents in relation to their children and child care personnel. (R and TP only) PREREQUISITES: ED 120 or equivalent and consent of coordinator. Assessment levels: EN 101/101A, RD 120. Six hours practicum, two hours workshop each week.
ED 123 INFANT & TODDLER DEV/CURR PLAN 3 semester hours ED-Education
Course Description:    Introduces the theory and practice of caring for infants and toddlers in a group setting. Topics include the significance of the early years; learning and development of infants and toddlers; socio-physical environment of group care setting; appropriate activities and interactions; and health, safety, and nutritional needs of infants and toddlers. Upon completion of this course, the student meets the coursework requirement for the position of infant/toddler senior staff in a child care center. Three hours each week.
ED 123A YOUNG INFANT 1 semester hour ED-Education
Course Description:    This course examines the competencies necessary in adults who are responsible for infants and toddlers in group care. Child development and curricular planning are presented through the Child Development Associate National Credentialing Program. The course is divided into three modules: young infant, mobile infant, and toddler. The student will be required to observe and complete assignments related to competencies outside of the class periods, during daytime hours. The course provides training for staff in infant and toddler care programs. Each module requires 15 hours of classroom time and can be completed independently for one semester hour credit. (Module A--Young Infant, Module B--Mobile Infant; Module C--Toddler.)
HELP ARTD-Arts   BSSD-Behav. & Social Sci.   HUMD-Humanities    NSLD-Nat. Sci. with Lab   NSND-Nat. Sci. NO lab   [M] - Multicultural
CE -- Credit by Exam available     (...only)  -- offered only on indicated campus(es)     G - Germantown    R - Rockville    TP - Takoma Park
Course Course Title Semester Hours Subject
ED 123B MOBILE INFANT 1 semester hour ED-Education
Course Description:    This course examines the competencies necessary in adults who are responsible for infants and toddlers in group care. Child development and curricular planning are presented through the Child Development Associate National Credentialing Program. The course is divided into three modules: young infant, mobile infant, and toddler. The student will be required to observe and complete assignments related to competencies outside of the class periods, during daytime hours. The course provides training for staff in infant and toddler care programs. Each module requires 15 hours of classroom time and can be completed independently for one semester hour credit. (Module A--Young Infant, Module B--Mobile Infant; Module C--Toddler.)
ED 123C TODDLER 1 semester hour ED-Education
Course Description:    This course examines the competencies necessary in adults who are responsible for infants and toddlers in group care. Child development and curricular planning are presented through the Child Development Associate National Credentialing Program. The course is divided into three modules: young infant, mobile infant, and toddler. The student will be required to observe and complete assignments related to competencies outside of the class periods, during daytime hours. The course provides training for staff in infant and toddler care programs. Each module requires 15 hours of classroom time and can be completed independently for one semester hour credit. (Module A--Young Infant, Module B--Mobile Infant; Module C--Toddler.)
ED 124 SCHOOL-AGE CHILD CARE 3 semester hours ED-Education
Course Description:    Covers necessary elements for providing before-and-after school programs serving children ages 5 to 13; quality, standards, and care issues; the growth and development of 5- through 13-year-olds; teachers' roles and qualifications; working with families and communities. Topics also include activity planning, environment designing, scheduling, building relationships with children, guiding children's behavior, and caring for children with special needs. Assessment levels: EN 101/101A, RD 120. Three hours each week.
ED 130 CARE INFANT & TODDLER DISABIL 3 semester hours ED-Education
Course Description:    Provides an overview of a variety of disabling conditions and chronic illnesses that can afflict infants and toddlers. Students will learn about the care needs of these children, legal issues, parental issues, and child and family advocacy. This course will include sessions with health and education professionals from the community who specialize in specific disabling conditions. (R only) Assessment levels: EN 101/101A, RD 120. Three hours lecture/discussion each week.
HELP ARTD-Arts   BSSD-Behav. & Social Sci.   HUMD-Humanities    NSLD-Nat. Sci. with Lab   NSND-Nat. Sci. NO lab   [M] - Multicultural
CE -- Credit by Exam available     (...only)  -- offered only on indicated campus(es)     G - Germantown    R - Rockville    TP - Takoma Park
Course Course Title Semester Hours Subject
ED 140 INTRO SPECIAL EDUCATION 3 semester hours ED-Education
Course Description:    Covers psychological, sociological, and medical characteristics of the exceptional learner: mental retardation, learning disabilities, emotional or behavioral disorders, communication disorders, hearing impairments, visual impairment, physical disabilities, and giftedness. Topics also include classroom practices, current issues and trends, history and legal aspects, multicultural and bilingual implications. PREREQUISITE: ED 101/102, ED 120, or PY 215. Three hours each week.
ED 141 FIELD EXP - SPECIAL EDUCATION 1 semester hour ED-Education
Course Description:    This course provides field-based experience for students to observe and interview teachers in special education classrooms in local public and private schools. Applying concepts learned in ED 140, they study diverse student populations. Experiences in observations, tutoring, and small group instruction provide a transition from theory to practice. PREREQUISITES: ED 101/102, ED 120, or PY 215. PRE- or COREQUISITE: ED 140. Forty-five (45) hours of practicum each semester.
ED 200 CHILDREN'S LITERATURE 3 semester hours ED-Education
Course Description:    A survey of the most significant and interesting children's books and materials for preschool through elementary school with emphasis on the history and development of children's literature, including the study and evaluation of a wide range of materials. Assessment levels: EN 101/101A, RD 120. Three hours lecture each week.
ED 206 PRIN OF EDUCATIONAL ASSESSMENT 3 semester hours ED-Education
Course Description:    This course is an introduction to tests and measurements in an educational setting. Students develop, use, and interpret classroom assessments, including tests, performance assessments, rating scales, portfolios, and observations. Basic standard setting, grading, testing ethics, locating and evaluating measures, program evaluation, and classroom research are also presented. This course meets the Maryland State Department of Education Assessment for Students requirement for an initial certificate in Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, and Secondary Education. This course also meets the MSDE Assessment, Diagnosis, and Prescriptive Techniques required for the initial certificate in Generic Special Education Infant/Primary, Generic Special Education Elementary/Middle, and Generic Special Education Secondary/Adult. Assessment levels: EN 101/101A, RD 120. Three hours each week.
HELP ARTD-Arts   BSSD-Behav. & Social Sci.   HUMD-Humanities    NSLD-Nat. Sci. with Lab   NSND-Nat. Sci. NO lab   [M] - Multicultural
CE -- Credit by Exam available     (...only)  -- offered only on indicated campus(es)     G - Germantown    R - Rockville    TP - Takoma Park
Course Course Title Semester Hours Subject
ED 207 TEACHING SECONDARY STUDENTS 3 semester hours ED-Education
Course Description:    This course provides an overview of teaching methodology for effective instruction for prospective and non-certified secondary teachers. Students plan, design, and conduct instruction. Topics include theory and practices, research-based instructional models, multiculturalism, classroom management, and inclusion of students with special needs. This course meets the Maryland State Department of Education Teaching Methodology requirement for an initial certificate in Secondary Education. Assessment levels: EN 101/101A, RD 120. Three hours each week.
ED 210 SCI/MATH FOR CHILDREN 2 semester hours ED-Education
Course Description:    Science and mathematics concepts appropriate to the developmental levels of young children will be presented and analyzed. The student will develop curriculum activities and test these activities with young children to determine their usefulness in promoting logical thinking through interaction with concrete materials. PREREQUISITE: ED 121. Two hours each week.
ED 211 LANG ARTS FOR CHILDREN 2 semester hours ED-Education
Course Description:    Explores the techniques, materials, and attitudes that encourage language development in young children in an educational setting. Offers opportunities for the student to develop a curriculum and activities that enhance language development and to practice skills in working with materials and a repertoire of resources. PREREQUISITES: ED 121 and EN 101. Two hours each week.
ED 212 EXP ARTS FOR CHILDREN 2 semester hours ED-Education
Course Description:    Enables the student to comprehend the process by which the young child, through exploration and manipulation of open-ended materials like clay, water, paper, paint, cloth, metal, space, and others, develops skill and mastery over his/her environment. PREREQUISITE: ED 121. Two hours each week.
HELP ARTD-Arts   BSSD-Behav. & Social Sci.   HUMD-Humanities    NSLD-Nat. Sci. with Lab   NSND-Nat. Sci. NO lab   [M] - Multicultural
CE -- Credit by Exam available     (...only)  -- offered only on indicated campus(es)     G - Germantown    R - Rockville    TP - Takoma Park
Course Course Title Semester Hours Subject
ED 213 SOCIAL DEVL IN CHILDREN 3 semester hours ED-Education
Course Description:    Enables the student to comprehend the process by which a young child, through interactions with peers and adults, develops social attitudes and skills. The focus will be on the role of the adult in fostering the child's growth. PREREQUISITE: ED 121. Three hours each week.
ED 215 ADMINIS CHILD CARE PROG 3 semester hours ED-Education
Course Description:    Designed to prepare the student with the basic skills and techniques necessary to operate a child care center. Topics covered include facility operation and management; the development of relationships necessary to deal with child care staff, regulation agencies, children, and parents; and the planning of an overall program. PREREQUISITE: ED 121 or its equivalent. Three hours each week.
ED 216 PROCESSES & ACQUISITN READING 3 semester hours ED-Education
Course Description:    Intended for the pre-service, undergraduate teacher candidate in early childhood, elementary, or special education, this course explores an instructional approach for teaching literacy skills: speaking, reading, spelling, and writing. It also addresses fluency, comprehension, orthographic knowledge, and writing from an emergent to advanced level. Students examine how observation, documentation, interpretation, evaluation, and planning result in appropriate instruction based on children's strengths and needs. The course also focuses on the process of language development, including the impact of phonemic awareness and how the brain responds to reading acquisition. PREREQUISITES: EN 101/101A and a grade of C or better in ED 101, ED 102, ED 140, and ED 141; or consent of department. Three hours each week.

 
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