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ECE/510

Effective Instruction for Early Childhood Education

Online

Format

$525

Estimated Tuition

credits

Total credits

weeks

Course length

Start when you're ready

Choose an upcoming start date:

25 Jan 2022

Enroll by 1pm Central: 21 Jan 2022 09:00:00 AM

Enroll by 1pm Central: 18 Mar 2022 09:00:00 AM

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University of Phoenix reserves the right to modify courses. While widely available, not all programs are available to residents of all states. Please check with a University Enrollment Representative.

Effective Instruction for Early Childhood Education

Course level: Continuing Teacher Education

This course focuses on the attributes and pedagogy specific to young children, in addition to theoretical models of curriculum development, instruction, and assessment that optimize teaching and learning in the early childhood setting. Participants examine methods for designing lessons and explore effective teaching strategies to promote learning. This course is not available for enrollment to residents of Alabama, Arkansas, and Kentucky.

Prerequisites

None

What you'll learn

Course skills and outcomes

Learning Goals, Objectives, and Lesson Planning

  • Differentiate between goals and objectives.
  • Relate Bloom’s Revised Taxonomy and Depth of Knowledge (DOK) to writing goals and objectives.
  • Write developmentally appropriate objectives.
  • Explain how a lesson plan objective relates to instruction.
  • Describe the components of a lesson plan.
  • Compare different approaches to lesson planning.
  • Explain the role of standards in planning and instruction.
  • Determine the information needed to make instructional decisions in an early childhood setting.
  • Design a lesson plan.

Assessment

  • Compare the strengths and weaknesses among assessment types.
  • Create instructionally sound assessments appropriate for young children.
  • Design a rubric to identify criteria for evaluating a learning activity.
  • Describe how assessments and evaluation of children’s learning can be used to guide lesson planning and instruction.

Instructional Strategies

  • Compare the effectiveness of various instructional strategies for young students.
  • Demonstrate how to use various instructional strategies to promote student-centered learning.
  • Integrate graphic organizers and concept mapping to promote lesson planning and instruction.
  • Describe how students’ critical thinking can be promoted through effective objectives, questioning, and activities.
  • Describe methods of differentiating instruction to meet the needs of culturally and academically diverse students.
  • Explain how response to intervention (RTI) supports student learning.

Evaluation, Reflection, and Promoting Student Learning and Development

  • Describe the importance of self-reflection for lesson planning.
  • Describe how assessments and evaluation of student learning can be used in lesson planning.
  • Critique lesson plans.
  • Evaluate your personal disposition toward the teaching profession.
  • Develop classroom management strategies to positively affect lesson delivery and student learning.
  • Explain the effect of school, family, and community relationships on teaching and learning.
  • Describe how addressing student diversity in lesson planning can promote student learning.

Prerequisite details

Prerequisites details

A prerequisite is required for this course. The purpose of a prerequisite is to ensure students have the knowledge and/or skills needed to be successful in the course. Students are required to provide proof of prerequisite during the enrollment/registration process.

To meet a course prerequisite requirement, a student must meet one of the following criteria:

  • Successfully completed the prerequisites course at University of Phoenix

  • Provide proof via transcript of completing a comparable course (at least 75% match) or higher level course with at least a grade of C at another institution.

  • Have a University of Phoenix approved Student Appeal on file with the University.

Prepare your documents

During the checkout process you will be prompted to provide proof of the requirement(s). If you completed the prerequisite at another institution, be prepared to upload an official/unofficial transcript.

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We’ve been accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org) or its predecessor for more than 40 years.

Real-world instructors

Learn from instructors who bring an average of 25 years of working experience to the classroom.

Affordable and potentially reimbursable

Our tuition and fees are competitive and fixed. Also, check to see if your employer will cover you for this course.

 

Next steps

Start a conversation about your future with an enrollment representative today.

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Transfer credit

Credit Transfer

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How to request your transcripts

Transferability of credit is at the discretion of the receiving institution. It is the student’s responsibility to confirm whether or not credits earned at University of Phoenix will be accepted by another institution of the student’s choice. If you have a question contact us at (866) 354-1800.

The University of Phoenix reserves the right to modify courses. Although our continuing teacher education courses are accepted by some state agencies in the United States toward teacher certifications and endorsements, this may not be the case in all states or foreign jurisdictions. If you plan to use courses for certification or endorsement, please check with your own state agency and your school district for applicability. Continuing teacher education courses are not eligible to apply to degree programs at University of Phoenix. These courses are not eligible for federal financial aid. Transferability of credit is at the discretion of the receiving institution. It is the student’s responsibility to confirm whether or not credits earned at University of Phoenix will be accepted by another institution of the student’s choice. While widely available, not all programs are available to residents of all states. Please check with a University Enrollment Representative. If you have a question contact us at (866) 354-1800.