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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Education - Center for Academic and Religious Excellence

Descriptions and credit recommendations for all evaluated learning experiences

Formerly:
EDU/ECE 303 The Art of Teaching
Location:

Center for Academic and Religious Excellence (CARE), Brooklyn, NY

Length:

Proficiency examination program administered at the CARE testing center or authorized proctor sites.

Dates:

September 2016 - Present.

Objectives:

The student will be able to demonstrate proficiency as follows: Describe the attributes of an effective teacher; identify and describe a wide range of ways in which students differ; discuss growing population diversity and the changing nature of childhood and youth; explain what language is and delineate its various components; define metacognition and discuss facilitating student use of metacognitive strategies; discuss strategies to help disorganized students become organized; discuss how to use reinforcement and rewards to help students improve self-esteem.

Instruction:

In order to prepare for this exam, the students will cover the following topics: What makes an effective teacher? Helping students develop organization skills; setting your students up for success; language in the classroom; using questions effectively; metacognition-teaching students to think; effective discipline; using encouragement effectively.

Credit recommendation:

In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 6 semester hours in Early Childhood Education, Education, Elementary Education, or Special Education (9/16).

Formerly:
EDU/ECE 304 Foundations of Education
Location:

Center for Academic and Religious Excellence (CARE), Brooklyn, NY

Length:

Proficiency examination program administered at the CARE testing center or authorized proctor sites.

Dates:

September 2016 - Present.

Objectives:

The student will be able to demonstrate proficiency as follows: Identify the challenges of entering teachers; realize the challenge of teaching all students; trace global origins of American education to ancient civilizations; discuss how various educational pioneers shaped education in the U.S. today with their specific methods and philosophies; trace the historical development of American education from colonial times to the present; analyze U.S. Supreme Court cases on teacher rights and responsibilities; be ready to introduce 21st century skills to classroom settings.

Instruction:

In order to prepare for this exam, the students will cover the following topics: Motivational techniques to engage all students; the importance of professional development; valuable teacher organizations and specialized professional organizations; the impact of medieval, Renaissance, Reformation, and Enlightenment cultures; significant events in the history of American education; 21st century curriculum trends; challenges which face schools in the U.S. today. 

Credit recommendation:

In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 6 semester hours in Early Childhood Education, Education, Elementary Education, or Special Education (9/16).

Location:

Center for Academic and Religious Excellence (C.A.R.E.), Brooklyn, NY

Length:

Varies. 

Dates:

September 2016 - Present. 

Objectives:

Upon successful passing of the examination, students will demonstrate proficiency as follows: define and identify the creative arts emphasized in this course, namely dance, drama, music, visual arts, literature; clarify process versus product in meeting goals and objectives in the classroom; identify Howard Gardner’s multiple intelligences and apply them to the arts; identify the segments in the Continuum of Affective Development and their role in promotion of the arts; and identify the different elements in creative arts around the world; link all the art elements as they apply to a literature unit.

Instruction:

In order to prepare for this examination, students will study the following topics: the various forms of arts used in education around the world; the Process versus Product Approach in teaching; the two hemispheres of the brain and their function; the use of guided imagery for children; integrating the arts with math, social studies, science; the link between art and cognitive development and the teacher’s role in developing the visual arts; dramatizing folk tales from around the world; the young child and three dimensional art; linking the arts through literature.

Credit recommendation:

In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 6 semester hours in Early Childhood Education (9/16).

Location:

Center for Academic and Religious Excellence (C.A.R.E.), Brooklyn, NY

Length:

Varies. 

Dates:

September 2016 – Present.

Objectives:

Upon successfully passing of the examination, students will be able to demonstrate proficiency as follows: recognize the great value and importance of the preschool experience; recognize the need for Developmentally Appropriate Practices; address childhood needs holistically; plan whole group activities for preschoolers efficiently; arrange and conduct field trips for preschoolers efficiently; arrange for the arrival of classroom visitors to a preschool; set up self-sustaining centers for youngsters and monitor the children’s involvement; understand how children develop gross and fine motor skills; mediate when children experience social conflicts; and integrate the curriculum via pretend play and construction play.

Instruction:

In order to prepare for this examination, students study the following topics: the implications of effective teaching; analysis and evaluation of  developmentally appropriate practices; group time at the various levels of early childhood education; the creation of self-sustaining centers and the steps in mentoring student involvement; all aspects of the physical domain; all aspects of the social domain; the differences between pretend and construction play and the benefits of both; theme teaching in the early childhood classroom; authentic assessment in the early childhood classroom; the composition of present and future early childhood classes.

Credit recommendation:

In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 6 semester hours in in Early Childhood Education or Education (9/16).

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