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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Genesis University (formerly Association for Hebraic Studies Institute) | Evaluated Learning Experience

Teaching Science to Young Children (ECE 320)


Distance learning course administered through Genesis University. 

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

February 2011 - September 2022.

Instructional delivery format: 
Hybrid course/exam
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: identify appropriate instructional strategies to facilitate students' understanding of science; identify and explain young children's developing concepts of science; evaluate science lessons based on developmentally appropriate principles; implement effective research-based instruction to teach science to students in grades PreK-3; recognize, develop, and improve children's knowledge and understanding of science; practice relevant pedagogical strategies and methods for science instruction to students in grades PreK-8; accurately plan for and provide a classroom environment to meet the diverse needs of all students; adapt and plan meaningful learning experiences that integrate science, listening, and communicating competencies in the classroom; effectively evaluate materials to support science instruction and activities for appropriateness and safety of young children; and identify and correctly use common objects and experiences to support young children's science concept development.


Topics include: exploration of science content and science content pedagogy appropriate for young children and relevant theory and methodologies to provide age-appropriate science instruction within an early childhood development setting.

Credit recommendation: 

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