Teaching Young Children: ECE Lab Techniques

This course prepares early childhood/elementary pre-service teachers to enter the classroom as student teachers. This course includes the practice of standards-based lesson delivery, classroom management techniques, and the exploration of various strategies to meet the needs of diverse learners. Pre-service teachers develop deep understanding and knowledge of the Colorado Academic Standards, and reflect on the teacher practices that work best for individual students. This course brings a contemplative view to learning the skills necessary for teaching early childhood students through 6th grade, emphasizing the importance of observation and reflection. The class combines lecture/discussion, observation, and experiential approaches. Prerequisites: EDU245 and EDU380.
Course Number: EDU430
Units: 3.0