Introduction to Early Childhood Education

Introduction to Early Childhood Education

  1. Module Title: Introduction to Early Childhood Education
  2. Module Prefix/Number: ED 210
  3. Credit Hours: Three (3)
  4. Description :To help students become well equipped and prepared to meet the challenges of educating young children and be on the cutting edge of their profession.
  5. Student Learning Outcomes: At the end of this course students will have:
    • Know and understand young children’s characteristics & needs
    • Know and understand the multiple influences on development and learning
    • Use developmental knowledge to create healthy, respectful, supportive, and challenging learning environments
    • Know about and understand family and community characteristics
  6. Grading Scale: Your letter grade in this course will be determined by calculating your score on all assignments and exams as a percentage of the total possible score, on a standard grading scale:
    Your Letter Grade Your Score as % of Total
    A 90–100
    B 80-89
    C 70-79
    D 60-69
    F 0-59

    Assignments 40%

    As part of the requirements, students must complete short assignments based on these studies. There will be 2 assignments, each attracting 20% of total course grade.

    Assignment (Essay) 20%

    Students are also required to turn in an essay assignment.

    Guidelines for the essay assignment:

    • Word limit: 1500 – 2500
    • The assignment should be typed using Times New Roman, 12-point size, double spaced, and 1″ margins.
    • The assignment should be edited for spelling and grammar.
    • References to be provided using the APA guidelines.

    Exam 40%

    There is a final exam (40%) consisting of short answer questions. The exam will be based on material covered in the lecture notes and textbook readings.