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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Education - Genesis University

Descriptions and credit recommendations for all evaluated learning experiences

Location:

Genesis University, Miami, FL; authorized instructional sites, or approved proctor sites.

Length:

Distance learning course administered through Genesis University.

Dates:

April 2015 - Present.

Objectives:

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: explain the challenge of educating young children with special needs; summarize partnership with families; develop individualized intervention plans and programs and monitor progress; design instructional programs; explain considerations for teaching children with specific disabilities; understand emotional and social development; illustrate helping young children develop motor and self-help skills; summarize how an educator can nurturing communication skills; describe the development of cognitive skills and literacy; and outline various teaming, collaboration, problem solving, and consultation.

Instruction:

This course provides an overview of how to adapt early childhood curricula for children with special needs by focusing on educating young children with special needs,  partnership with families, developing individualized intervention plans and programs and monitoring progress, designing instructional programs, considerations for teaching children with specific disabilities, promoting emotional and social development,  helping young children develop motor and self-help skills, nurturing communication skills, encouraging the development of cognitive skills and literacy, and teaming: collaboration, problem solving, and consultation.

Credit recommendation:

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category OR in the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Elementary Education, or Special Education (5/15).

Location:

Genesis University, Miami, FL; authorized instructional sites, or approved proctor sites.

Length:

Distance learning course administered through Genesis University.

Dates:

September 2016 - Present. 

Objectives:

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: explain the physical development of adolescents; explain the cognitive and Intellectual development of adolescents; explain the social and moral development of adolescents; summarize the identity and self-perceptions of adolescents; understand the impact families have on adolescents; describe the impact technology and media have on adolescents; analyze the impact peers have on adolescents; explain how motivation can support adolescents in the classrooms; and summarize the mental health, coping strategies, and problems that adolescents encounter.  

Instruction:

Topics include: adolescent development; physiological and physical development; theories of cognitive development; social and moral development; factors influencing identity and behavior; family dynamics; technology and media in the lives of adolescents; motivation; and mental health issues and concerns. 

Credit recommendation:

In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Education, Elementary Education, Secondary Education, Psychology, or Adolescent Psychology (9/16).

Location:

Genesis University, Miami, FL; authorized instructional sites, or approved proctor sites.

Length:

Distance learning course administered through Genesis University.

Dates:

April 2015 - Present.

Objectives:

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: explain the legal and ethical basis for assessment practices and procedures; examine assessment as a comprehensive process for collecting information to inform the teaching, evaluation, and placement of children birth through age 8; describe the role and value of families as partners in a comprehensive assessment system; summarize the importance of a culturally responsive approach to assessment and evaluation; plan formal and informal assessment techniques and methods in order to collect information that determines children’s progress and levels of performance; evaluate assessment tools based on the purpose of the assessment being conducted; demonstrate how technology can be used in the assessment process, including how to use assistive technology for children with disabilities.

Instruction:

Major topics include: assessment as an ongoing and systematic process for collecting information to evaluate the development and make decisions to address the needs of the young child in a variety of childcare and learning environments; selecting appropriate assessment tools and processes; appropriate practices in selecting and evaluating a variety of formal and informal assessments; processes for organizing, analyzing, interpreting and sharing assessment information with appropriate individuals.

Credit recommendation:

In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Special Education (5/15).

Location:
Genesis University, Miami, FL; authorized instructional sites, or approved proctor sites.
Length:

Distance learning course administered through Genesis University.

Dates:
February 2011 - Present.
Objectives:

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: discuss the legal and ethical basis for assessment practices and procedures; use assessment as a comprehensive process for collecting information to inform the teaching, evaluation, and placement of children birth through age 8; identify the role and value of families as partners in a comprehensive assessment system; implement a culturally responsive approach to assessment and evaluation; select and use appropriate formal and informal assessment techniques and methods in order to collect information that determines children's progress and levels of performance; identify and select assessment tools based on the purpose of the assessment being conducted; understand how technology can be used in the assessment process, including how to use assistive technology for children with disabilities; practice formal and informal assessments of young children's cognitive, socio-emotional, linguistic and motor development; use basic test and measurement concepts as means for interpreting test results; summarize, share, and report assessment information to parents and a variety of early childhood education stakeholders.

Instruction:

Major topics include: assessment as an ongoing and systematic process for collecting information in order to evaluate the development and make decisions to address the needs of the young child in a variety of childcare and learning environments; selecting appropriate assessment tools and processes; appropriate practices in selecting and evaluating a variety of formal and informal assessments; processes for organizing, analyzing, interpreting and sharing assessment information with appropriate individuals.

Credit recommendation:

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category OR in the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Early Childhood Education (4/11) (9/16 revalidation).

Location:

Genesis University, Miami, FL; authorized instructional sites, or approved proctor sites.

Length:

Distance learning course administered through Genesis University.

Dates:

September 2016 - Present. 

Objectives:

Upon successful completion, students will be able to: describe how to treat all students; summarize how to communicate with students; explain how to recognize abuse; compare and contrast the difference between male and female students; evaluate the responsibility of a teacher to a student; describe personalities in the classroom; tell about the brain and how it learns information; identify multiple intelligences; understand motivation in students; describe students' special needs; and summarize how to relate to parents of students.

Instruction:

Topics include: child development; children as people; hierarchy of needs; constructive communication; detecting abuse; gender differences; teachers’ responsibility; unique personalities; forms of intelligence; intrinsic and extrinsic motivation; and communicating with parents.

Credit recommendation:

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Education (9/16).

Location:
Genesis University, Miami, FL; authorized instructional sites, or approved proctor sites.
Length:

Distance learning course administered through Genesis University.

Dates:

February 2011 - Present.

Objectives:

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: discuss the major theories of early childhood development; discuss the roles and influences of families on pre-natal care and development; identify the physical, social, emotional, cognitive, and language developmental characteristics of children from infancy through age eight; integrate the cognitive, social, emotional, physical, motor, and language developmental aspects of child development into a holistic view of the child; identify family and cultural influences on child development; and discuss how the environment in which a child learns and grows influences individual growth and development.

Instruction:

Topics include: physical, cognitive, social, and emotional development of children, birth through age eight; family and sociocultural influences on development; methods to observe and evaluate children's development; factors that influence young children's learning, health, and well-being.

Credit recommendation:

In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Education, Early Childhood Education or Psychology (4/11) (9/16 revalidation).

Location:

Genesis University, Miami, FL; authorized instructional sites, or approved proctor sites.

Length:

Distance learning course administered through Genesis University.

Dates:

September 2016 - Present. 

Objectives:

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: summarize the problems of control; explain how to establish presence; describe how discipline can be as “easy as p.i.e.”;  effectively synthesize reward and discipline; establish classroom routines; understand the effects of climate in the classroom; evaluate the importance of hygiene in education; illustrate how first-year teachers can prepare for a new career; and justify the rewards of being a worthy educator.

Instruction:

Topics include: classroom management; the role of the teacher; establishing presence; discipline and behavior in the classroom; effective discipline and reinforcement theory; class routines and procedures; hygiene in education; teacher training; and teaching as a profession and calling.

Credit recommendation:

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Early Childhood, Elementary Education, or Special Education (9/16).

Location:
Genesis University, Miami, FL; authorized instructional sites, or approved proctor sites.
Length:

Distance learning course administered through Genesis University.

Dates:

February 2011 - Present.  

Objectives:

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to:  define "creativity" and identify the stages of the creative process; discuss the reasons for the decline in creativity in schools and outline ways that teachers can promote students' creativity; distinguish between the different types of play and explain how play supports children's literary, social, and physical development; discuss autocratic, permissive, and democratic styles of teaching and explain how each of these hinders or enhances creativity; examine the Reggio-early-childhood art curriculum and explain why it is so successful; list the nine key opportunities that teachers should provide to students through art as identified by the National Art Education Association; provide examples of how teachers can use music and dance in their curriculum, paying attention to the various roles a teacher must take on to teach children these disciplines; examine several ways in which dramatic and sociodramatic play helps children grow and develop; describe features required to create classroom environments that nurture creative work; describe classroom environments that hinder children's creativity; examine how children's toys have changed over history; explain three consideration when performing an assessment of a creative product; examine the 12 qualities of genius in children and discuss ways teachers can apply this information to their approach to instruction; and discuss the interrelatedness of creativity and reason.

Instruction:

The goal of this course is for students to understand the vital importance of creative thinking and arts-based learning in early-childhood education. Students learn how to interpret and promote children's creative thought and expression in original ways and discover how the arts help children succeed in all academic areas. The course addresses which classroom supplies inspire true creativity and which should be avoided. The importance of play, music, movement, and dance are addressed for their importance in creative expression. Other topics include: assessing the creative processes and products and methods for incorporating special-needs children into the creative environment. 

Credit recommendation:

In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Early Childhood Education or Elementary Education (4/11) (9/16 revalidation).

Location:
Genesis University, Miami, FL; authorized instructional sites, or approved proctor sites.
Length:

Distance learning course administered through Genesis University.

Dates:
February 2011 - Present.
Objectives:

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: apply the principles of curriculum development and implement various approaches to the development of curriculum; evaluate curriculum materials for their appropriateness to young children and learning setting; adapt leaning activities for children with disabilities; design appropriate learning activities and experiences for young children; identify a variety of teaching strategies that are effective for teaching young children; incorporate children's families and communities as resources for designing curriculum; select appropriate resources and materials, including technology, to support the curriculum design; use appropriate assessment strategies for young children; plan learning activities for a variety of groupings; structure cooperative learning experiences for young children; and plan learning activities based on learning standards for young children; and develop learning activities that incorporate multiple learning domains.

Instruction:
Topics include: overview of curriculum planning and assessment; applying skills, knowledge, and principles used to plan curriculum in early childhood programs from infancy through early elementary grades; developmentally appropriate practices in curriculum design that takes into consideration curriculum standards; teachers' roles; family involvement; supportive resources and materials.
Credit recommendation:

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Early Childhood Education (4/11) (9/16 revalidation).

Location:
Genesis University, Miami, FL; authorized instructional sites, or approved proctor sites.
Length:

Distance learning course administered through Genesis University.

Dates:
February 2011 - Present.
Objectives:

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: discuss the development of play throughout the life span from a variety of theoretical perspectives; identify types of play based on a variety of forms such as ritual, story-making, games, and fairy tales, explore the role of play in human experience; discuss the relationship of play to other aspects of development, such as language, logical-mathematical thinking, social and moral development, spiritual development, and creativity; critically reflect upon research and theory on play from the perspective of cultural bias; evaluate personal biases and evidence of collective bias and stereotyping in children's toys, games, and television programming and commercials, and demonstrate how these biases and stereotypes influence children's play; plan and facilitate play-based learning activities; and construct an understanding of the role of play in counseling and therapy.

Instruction:

Topics include: review of recent research on play and development in the early childhood classroom; explore various instructional strategies and techniques designed to support a play-centered curriculum in the core curriculum areas; use of play as a form of assessment; research toys and technology that support a play-based curriculum.

Credit recommendation:

In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Early Childhood Education or Child Development (4/11) (9/16 revalidation).

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