Jun 20, 2024  
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2023-2024 
    
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2023-2024 [Archived Catalog]

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ECEE 4500 - Principles and Practices of Curriculum in Early Childhood & Elementary Education


This course provides the opportunity to synthesize early childhood and elementary education content, teaching pedagogy, and decision-making processes in regard to curriculum planning, assessment, and implementation for grades PreK-5. The focus is demonstrating the importance of a child-centered, integrated, and equity-focused curriculum for early childhood and elementary education classrooms. Teacher candidates reflect on and evaluate curricular practices in early childhood and elementary education settings through a variety of written products.

Requisites: Advanced Standing, 2.75 GPA, ECEE 3002 or 3003 concurrent
Credit Hours: 3
OHIO BRICKS Foundations: Advanced Writing
General Education Code (students who entered prior to Fall 2021-22): 1J
Repeat/Retake Information: May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.
Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture
Grades: Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I
Learning Outcomes:
  • Students will be able to describe the importance of child-centered, integrated curriculum.
  • Students will be able to design integrated curriculum in early childhood and elementary education classrooms based on knowledge of individuals and curriculum goals and content.
  • Students will be able to articulate current knowledge of and implementation of meaningful, integrated learning experiences using the central concepts and tools of inquiry in curriculum content and developmental areas.
  • Students will be able to evaluate and critique early childhood and elementary education resources and practices.
  • Students will be able to articulate the context and purpose of curricular writing for a range of audiences, including families, school personnel, and licensing agencies.
  • Students will be able to utilize writing to convey appropriate, relevant, and compelling content that illustrates mastery of curriculum principles and practices in early childhood and elementary education.
  • Students will be able to use formal and informal rules for particular kinds of printed and written materials that guide formatting, organization, and stylistic choices appropriate in early childhood and elementary education.
  • Students will be able to use and source texts (written, oral, behavioral, visual, or other) in early childhood and elementary education to extend, explain, develop, define, or shape the writer’s ideas.
  • Students will be able to use syntax and mechanics effectively to communicate ideas as it relates to teaching and learning in early childhood and elementary education classrooms.



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