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ECE/206

Continuing Education for Teachers

CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION IN EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION

Online

Format

$525

Estimated Tuition

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Total credits

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Course length

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Take this course on its own, or as part of a degree or certificate program.

Please Note: Attendance and participation are mandatory in all University courses, and specific requirements may differ by course. If attendance requirements are not met, a student may be removed from the course. Please review the Course Attendance Policy in the Catalog for more information.

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.

Course level: Continuing Teacher Education

This course provides a foundation of curriculum and instruction in early childhood education, from a historical and theoretical perspective through the application of current developmentally-appropriate best practices. Participants discover lesson plan development and methodologies for instruction. Additionally, strategies for assessment, diversity of populations, and the importance of collaborative partnerships with family and community are also explored.

This course is not available for enrollment to residents of Alabama, Arkansas, and Kentucky.

Prerequisites

None

Required materials

The materials required for this course are covered in your resource fees.

Please Note: Attendance and participation are mandatory in all University courses, and specific requirements may differ by course. If attendance requirements are not met, a student may be removed from the course. Please review the Course Attendance Policy in the Catalog for more information.

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.

What you'll learn

Course skills and outcomes

  • Describe historical contributors and theories that have evolved into current practices, policies, and guidelines regarding early childhood education.
  • Define the key roles and responsibilities of early childhood educators.
  • Identify characteristics and developmental needs of children in the early childhood learning environment.
  • Identify strategies for working effectively with families and community stakeholders.

  • Explain how to implement effective small-group and whole-group activities.
  • Summarize the needs for organizing the physical environment to support children's learning.
  • Identify appropriate behavioral expectations.
  • Describe behavior management strategies that effectively influence children's behavior.
  • Identify challenges for early childhood programs that may affect children’s learning.

  • Analyze the domains within the Children's Comprehensive Curriculum.
  • Describe a variety of approaches and strategies that can be used in planning curriculum.
  • Develop ways to integrate curriculum through imaginary and constructive play.
  • Indicate ways in which developmentally-appropriate curricula and best practices can be created.
  • Identify differentiated instructional strategies that address the developmental and learning needs of children.

  • Explain the goals, benefits, and usage of assessment to guide learning and developmental objectives.
  • Describe different forms of authentic assessment and evaluation tools to promote positive outcomes for each child.
  • Identify the purpose of early intervention strategies and progress monitoring in the assessment process.
  • Explain how to evaluate educator and program effectiveness.

  • Define how to create and implement a diverse curriculum in early childhood programs.
  • Apply understanding of children with exceptionalities to enhance program effectiveness.
  • Compare personal and social development of children.
  • Identify classroom practices that promote valuing diversity in an early childhood program.

Why UOPX

Why take courses at University of Phoenix

Accreditation that matters

We’ve been accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org) 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.

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Transfer Credits

Credit Transfer

Need to transfer credits to another college or university?

Before you enroll in a course, check with your school of choice to make sure they will accept our transfer credits and to understand any requirements or limitations. Then you can complete your course, and request your official transcript be sent to your school. That’s it!

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.