Torah Accreditation Liaison (TAL) | Evaluated Learning Experience
Mathematics and Science in Early Childhood Education (Education 303)
Varies; offered as a proficiency examination or self-study format.
November 2018 - Present.
Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: discuss principles underlying the development and planning of the integration of mathematics and science in the early childhood classroom and demonstrate knowledge connected to the core math and science topics such as problem-solving. Additionally, specific content knowledge within the discipline of science, such as weather, animals, and plant life, is required. Proficiency exam: The examination is intended to measure a body of knowledge that candidates have acquired through prior learning experiences. Self-Study Format: Students are expected to master recommended readings and study guide materials. The course focuses on teaching the key subjects within each discipline. Students are expected to make connections between theory and classroom practice and demonstrate knowledge of the subject via a broad array of multiple choice and short answer questions.
Major topics include: the use of manipulatives and other materials to teach math and science in a hands-on way; key concepts of the preschool math curriculum (number operation, patterns, geometry, and measurement), the processes of observing, classifying, and comparing to demonstrate the scientific process. NOTE: This course was formerly part of Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies in Early Childhood Education (Education 302). The course was separated into two exams.
In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Early Childhood Education (11/18).