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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Center for Academic and Religious Excellence (C.A.R.E.) | Evaluated Learning Experience

EDU/ECE 301 Creativity and the Arts in Early Childhood Education I and II

Formerly EDU/ECE 301 Creativity and the Arts in Early Childhood Education


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

September 2016 - Present. 

Instructional delivery format: 
Hybrid course/exam
Learner Outcomes: 

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.


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) (4/21 revalidation).