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Social Studies in Early Childhood Education (Education 304)
Varies; offered as a proficiency examination or self-study format.
November 2018 - Present.
Students are required to display an in-depth knowledge of the basic principles underlying the development and planning of the integration social studies in the early childhood classroom. 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. 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 social studies as a framework for thematic and interdisciplinary curriculum planning and multicultural education and core social studies topics such as geography and citizenship. NOTE: This course was formerly part of Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies in Early Childhood Education (Education 302). The course was broken into two exams.
In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Early Childhood Education (11/18).