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EDUC 444. Current Trends in Early Childhood Education. 3 Credits.

This course provides an opportunity to explore the critical trends and issues being debated within the field of Early Childhood Education. Further, this course will examines current trends, historical origins, recurring issues, research findings, and resulting program developments in the field of Early Childhood Education. The topics will be examined through historical and contemporary theory and practices with emphases on themes linked to policy and advocacy. This course examines trends, issues from multiple perspectives, and serves as an impetus to students understanding of the current tensions in the field. Finally, this course will provide students with a deeper understanding of current trends and will also develop the skills needed to critique ideas and issues surrounding early education.
P: ORG LEAD major with Early Childhood Education emphasis OR ELEM EDUC major with Early Childhood to Middle Childhood emphasis OR Candidacy status
Spring.