Theoria Technical College | Evaluated Learning Experience
S.T.E.M. for Preschool (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) (ECE/CDA-310)
2018 - Present.
Upon successful completion of the learning experience, students will be able to provide a broad, balanced overview of the integration of S.T.E.M. in the early years of education; define constructivism and theory-building; describe big ideas and their characteristics; analyze the views of teaching and learning underlying constructivism and big ideas; explicitly tie development and S.T.E.M. activities to the lives of young children in the field of Early Child Care and Education; explain the cycle of learning that occurs through explorations, inquiry, and building of knowledge; highlight fun challenges that involve inquiry, imagination, planning, creating, and reflection; and demonstrate how to seamlessly integrate S.T.E.M. into art and creative expression, block play, literacy learning, dramatic play, and music and movement in learning centers.
This course is taught live online or on-site/in-person. Students who enroll in the online course option receive a link to join the lecture online in Theoria Technical College’s online learning platform. Students who register for the on-site/in-person lecture, are required to arrive on campus for the class lecture.
In addition to completing the lecture, students are required to complete assignments (30 hours) and a practicum (45 hours). All components of the program must be completed within 90 days. The course consists of a cumulative competency-based assessment (final exam), student activity, and observations/reflections. Students receive ongoing monitoring and feedback from professors and academic editors throughout the program.
In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Early Childhood Education, Pre-School Education, Special Education, or Child Care Management (11/21).