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Sinclair College

2022 - 2023 Catalog Year
Early Childhood Education (Full-time)

Degree: Associate of Applied Science
Division: Liberal Arts, Communication and Social Sciences

This Sample Program Pathway is designed to provide an example of course selections in a term by term sequence. Please see an Academic Advisor for a plan specific to your academic needs.

Fall Semester (First Year)
Elective course signified by
Hours
 

Description: Theories and principles of child development. Promoting positive growth from prenatal through age eight. Impact of the environment including the family, educational experiences, peer relationships, community and culture on each child’s development.

Notes: Department permission required.

Prerequisites: Approval of Department and Other (Open to ELEE students)

Description:

Professional issues in the field of Early Childhood Education. Review of related historical and current trends. Types of programs of early education and care. Center observation required.

Notes: Department permission required.

Prerequisites: Approval of Department

Description: In English Composition I students learn reflective, analytical and argumentative writing strategies, incorporating sources and personal experience. Students will negotiate between public and private rhetorical situations and purposes to achieve academic literacy. They will write multiple drafts using a recursive writing process as they work toward fluency in style and mechanics.

Prerequisites: DEV 0035 and DEV 0035 and DEV 0035 and DEV 0035 and DEV 0035 and DEV 0035 and DEV 0035 or Other (Placement Test Score) or Other (Placement Test Score) or Other (Placement Test Score) or Other (Placement Test Score) or Other (Placement Test Score) or Other (Placement Test Score) or Other (Placement Test Score)

Description:

Mathematics of finance, mathematics of trade, payroll, taxes, insurance, elementary statistics. Traditional testing (proctored or in Testing Center) is used in all online sections.

Notes: MAT1120 or any Mathematics, Statistics & Logic elective from the approved Ohio Transfer 36 List. View electives at: http://www.sinclair.edu/transfer/gened/module/

Prerequisites: DEV 0035 or DEV 0054 or Other (satisfactory score on Sinclair Community College English placement test)

 

Term hours subtotal:

12

Spring Semester (First Year)
Hours
 

Description:

Observing, documenting and assessing young children in programs of early education and care. Center observations required.

Notes: Department permission required.

Prerequisites: Approval of Department and Other (Must have a "C" or better in course)

Description:

Current curriculum standards recognized in the field of Early Childhood Education. Planning high-quality developmentally appropriate learning experiences and environments for young children. Integrating social studies into the early childhood curriculum.

Notes: Department permission required.

Prerequisites: Approval of Department

Description:

Students will examine and discuss content and issues related to the health, safety, and nutrition of young children birth through age 5. Students will explore information that relates to positive interactions that support optimal growth and development of young children. Students will identify ways to engage the family in supporting these practices as well as licensing rules and state standards.

Notes: Department permission required.

Prerequisites: Approval of Department

Description: University-parallel course covering history and systems of psychology, behavioral research methods, physiology of behavior, sensation, perception, learning, memory, consciousness, cognition, personality, lifespan development, gender, social psychology, motivation, emotion, stress, mental disorders and therapies.

Prerequisites: DEV 0035 and DEV 0035

 

Term hours subtotal:

14

Summer Semester (First Year)
Elective course signified by
Hours
 

Description: Designed to improve speaking and listening skills through the study and application of public speaking structure, content and style. This course requires 5 speeches in front of a live audience. The online course sections require the recordings to be created by the student with at least 8 adults present for each speech. Any questions, please contact the Communication Department at com.dept@sinclair.edu.

Prerequisites: DEV 0035 or Other (Any other college level English course)

Description:

Surface processes of wind, water and ice in changing Earth's surface, plate tectonics; interior forces that cause earthquakes, volcanoes, mountain building. Introduction to natural resources; impact of natural hazards on human populations; and impact of human activities in the natural world. Laboratory component stresses introduction to and use of basic scientific method and problem solving. Three classroom, two lab hours per week.

Notes: Any Natural & Physical Science elective from the approved Ohio Transfer 36 List. View electives at: http://www.sinclair.edu/transfer/gened/module/

Corequisites: GLG 1111

Description:

Identification of minerals, sediments and rocks; interpretation of topographic maps and geologic maps. Laboratory must be taken concurrently with Physical Geology.

Corequisites: GLG 1101

 

Term hours subtotal:

7

Fall Semester (Second Year)
Elective course signified by
Hours
 

Description:

Classroom experience with an emphasis on planning developmentally appropriate curriculum for preschool children following guidelines of professional standards. Content areas include literacy, creative art, and music.

Notes: Department permission required.

Prerequisites: Approval of Department

Description:

Classroom experience with an emphasis on planning developmentally appropriate curriculum for preschool children following guidelines of professional standards. Content areas include math, science, and social studies.

Notes: Department permission required.

Prerequisites: Approval of Department and Other (Must have a "C" or better in course)

Description:

Family and community characteristics, supporting and empowering families and communities through respectful, reciprocal relationships and involving families and communities in the development and learning of children.

Notes: Department permission required.

Prerequisites: Approval of Department and Other (Open to ELEE majors)

Description:

This course engages participants in exploration and discussion about high-quality care giving and developmentally appropriate practices when engaging with infants and toddlers and their families. The importance of quality environments that support development, language and literacy, family engagement, advocacy, positive guidance, and professionalism are discussed as they relate to required standards and the care of infants and toddlers.

Notes: Program elective: Choose from: ECE2302 Infant and Toddler or ECE2300 Inclusion Department permission required.

Prerequisites: Approval of Department and Other (Must complete with a C or better)

 

Term hours subtotal:

14

Spring Semester (Second Year)
Important message signified by
Elective course signified by
Hours
 

Description: Guidance and behavioral intervention strategies used by early childhood professionals to help develop positive social and emotional skills in children birth through age 5. Practical application of guidance, problem-solving techniques and collaboration with families. Center observation required.

Notes: Department permission required.

Prerequisites: Approval of Department

Description:

Coordinated practicum experience in an assigned program of early education and care. Weekly seminar. Written application required one semester in advance. Two classroom, twenty-one practicum hours per week.

Notes: Program elective. Choose from: ECE2301-5 hrs or ECE2303 AND ECE2304-total 5 hrs Department Permission Students currently working in the ECE field may NOT use their current job to fulfill the practicum requirements. There is not an evening option for this course. 300 clock hours (appx. 20 hours over 4-5 days per week) Department permission required.

Prerequisites: Approval of Department

 

Term hours subtotal:

11

Summer Semester (Second Year)
Hours
 

Description: Introduction to the identification, developmental characteristics, foundations, theory, legal issues and intervention strategies for exceptional children and youth across educational and community settings.

Description: Principles of learning and development applied to educational settings emphasizing research-supported development of effective learning in varied educational environments.

Prerequisites: PSY 1100

 

Term hours subtotal:

6

This information is for planning purposes only. Sinclair College will make every effort to offer curriculum listed above but reserves the right to change, add and cancel curriculum offerings for unforeseen circumstances. View current catalog.