This course will examine family, community, societal, and cultural influences on children's schooling and learning and explore ways to create partnerships to support families and children. Emphasis is on the development of strategies for integrating family members and community resources into the learning process and addressing and overcoming barriers to partnerships. (3 units; As offered and Online)

SemesterCourse SectionDatesLocationInstructor
Spring 2024 ECH530-AE Session 2
03/04/2024
04/28/2024
Online Kerns, Staci L.
Spring 2025 ECH530-AE Session 2
03/03/2025
04/27/2025
Online STAFF, STAFF

This course will explore the early childhood administrator's role in staff development and human relations, including recruitment, hiring, retaining, training supporting and evaluation of personnel. This course will examine the importance of developing a program philosophy as well as the multi-level functions of supervision with an emphasis on understanding teacher development and reflective practice. (3 units; As offered and Online)

SemesterCourse SectionDatesLocationInstructor
Spring 2024 ECH535-AE Session 1
01/08/2024
03/03/2024
Online Oliver, Trudy Jo
Spring 2025 ECH535-AE Session 1
01/06/2025
03/02/2025
Online STAFF, STAFF

This course will review significant research and theory regarding language acquisition and literacy skills in the early childhood period. Current instructional and assessment strategies for early literacy and language development in young children, including the bilingual child, will be explored. Techniques for involving and educating families will be investigated. (3 units; As offered and Online)

SemesterCourse SectionDatesLocationInstructor
Summer 2024 ECH540-AE Session 1
05/06/2024
06/30/2024
Online Zyonse, Laura M.
Summer 2025 ECH540-AE Session 1
05/05/2025
06/29/2025
Online STAFF, STAFF

This course reviews theory and critical research relating to prenatal development through age eight. Classic theory and current literature concerning development in physical, cognitive, language, social and emotional domains will be examined. Students will analyze connections between critical theories, research, and best practices in early childhood programs. (3 units; As offered and Online)

SemesterCourse SectionDatesLocationInstructor
Summer 2024 ECH545-AE Session 1
05/06/2024
06/30/2024
Online Swirzinski, Martha Robertson
Summer 2025 ECH545-AE Session 1
05/05/2025
06/29/2025
Online STAFF, STAFF

The course will examine the process of program development, evaluation, and improvement in the early childhood setting with a focus on industry standards and best practice. Students will be introduced to measurement tools such as the Environment Rating Scales (ECERS), NAEYC Accreditation criteria, and the Program Administrators Scale (PAS). Students will utilize common assessments to develop action plans, and integrate their knowledge and understanding of program development and evaluation by creating a proposal for an early childhood program. (3 units; As offered and Online)

SemesterCourse SectionDatesLocationInstructor
Spring 2024 ECH550-AE Session 1
01/08/2024
03/03/2024
Online Swirzinski, Martha Robertson
Spring 2025 ECH550-AE Session 1
01/06/2025
03/02/2025
Online STAFF, STAFF

Students will evaluate a range of contemporary issues related to education from different leadership and worldview perspectives and develop a worldview and leadership philosophy. Students are equipped with a foundational understanding of worldviews and leadership so as to be informed catalysts for change in education environments. (3 units; As offered and Online)

SemesterCourse SectionDatesLocationInstructor
Summer 2024 EDU501-AE Session 1
05/06/2024
06/30/2024
Online Anderson, Stephen B.
Summer 2024 EDU501-BE Session 1
05/06/2024
06/30/2024
Online Grand, Robert E.
Fall 2024 EDU501-AE Session 1
09/02/2024
10/27/2024
Online STAFF, STAFF

An introduction to research methods in education. Provides opportunity to develop skill in interpreting research literature; to become acquainted with sources of research literature; to develop an understanding of the methodology of educational research; and to become a critical reader of research reports. An emphasis on the teacher as researcher will provide a basis for assignments. (3 units; As offered and Online)

SemesterCourse SectionDatesLocationInstructor
Spring 2024 EDU525-BE Session 2
03/04/2024
04/28/2024
Online Edwards, Nancy J.
Spring 2024 EDU525-AE Session 2
03/04/2024
04/28/2024
Online Lobaina, Orlando
Summer 2024 EDU525-BE Session 2
07/01/2024
08/25/2024
Online STAFF, STAFF
Summer 2024 EDU525-AE Session 2
07/01/2024
08/25/2024
Online STAFF, STAFF
Fall 2024 EDU525-AE Session 2
10/28/2024
12/22/2024
Online STAFF, STAFF
Spring 2025 EDU525-AE Session 2
03/03/2025
04/27/2025
Online STAFF, STAFF
Summer 2025 EDU525-AE Session 2
06/30/2025
08/24/2025
Online STAFF, STAFF


*Curriculum subject to change.