ECEL 513

ECEL 513: Integrating Math/Science/Technology in Inclusive Early Childhood Classrooms
3.0 SH

In this course, students examine the development, implementation, and assessment of integrated math/science/technology curriculum for diverse early childhood classrooms.  They design and engage in problem-solving activities (e.g. Children's Engineering) and develop interdisciplinary learning experiences for inclusive classrooms. Students gain experience in analyzing the classroom environment and materials with regard to the needs of individual children.  They plan and implement developmentally appropriate activities based oon science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) through problem-based, project-based, and thematic instruction. Students also design an environment that promotes criticial and creative thinking skills and problem solving strategies. 3 sh with opportuntities for fieldwork.

Prerequisites: ECEL 501