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

Examination of principles of teaching that can be derived from psychological theories and research, including behavioral, cognitive, and social theories. (3 units; As offered and Online)

SemesterCourse SectionDatesLocationInstructor
Spring 2024 EDU521-AE Session 2
03/04/2024
04/28/2024
Online Fernandez, Aja K.
Spring 2024 EDU521-BE Session 2
03/04/2024
04/28/2024
Online Grand, Robert E.
Summer 2024 EDU521-AE Session 2
07/01/2024
08/25/2024
Online STAFF, STAFF
Summer 2024 EDU521-BE Session 2
07/01/2024
08/25/2024
Online STAFF, STAFF
Fall 2024 EDU521-AE Session 2
10/28/2024
12/22/2024
Online STAFF, STAFF
Spring 2025 EDU521-AE Session 2
03/03/2025
04/27/2025
Online STAFF, STAFF
Summer 2025 EDU521-AE Session 2
06/30/2025
08/24/2025
Online STAFF, STAFF

This course is an overview of curriculum from the societal level to the classroom level and the experiences of the learner. Provides opportunity to explore development of the school curricula, K-12; to examine philosophical bases for curriculum development; and to investigate procedures for organizing the curriculum for effective learning. (3 units; As offered and Online)

SemesterCourse SectionDatesLocationInstructor
Spring 2024 EDU522-BE Session 1
01/08/2024
03/03/2024
Online Swirzinski, Martha Robertson
Spring 2024 EDU522-AE Session 1
01/08/2024
03/03/2024
Online Fausnaugh, Ronald E.
Fall 2024 EDU522-BE Session 1
09/02/2024
10/27/2024
Online STAFF, STAFF
Fall 2024 EDU522-AE Session 1
09/02/2024
10/27/2024
Online STAFF, STAFF
Spring 2025 EDU522-AE Session 1
01/06/2025
03/02/2025
Online STAFF, STAFF
Summer 2025 EDU522-AE Session 1
05/05/2025
06/29/2025
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

This course examines K-12 educational systems in the global society. Students will compare schooling in various societies and examine the history of their respective educational systems and how the systems were organized to meet the political, social and economic agenda of the 21st century. By examining different approaches to common problems, students will have a broad foundation upon which they can analyze and evaluate different strategies for problem solving educational issues. Students will develop their personal worldview of international education based on a Judeo-Christian worldview. (3 units; As offered and Online)

SemesterCourse SectionDatesLocationInstructor
Spring 2024 EDU534-AE Session 1
01/08/2024
03/03/2024
Online Eubanks, Linda M.
Spring 2024 EDU534-BE Session 1
01/08/2024
03/03/2024
Online Lombardi, Judy
Summer 2024 EDU534-BE Session 2
07/01/2024
08/25/2024
Online STAFF, STAFF
Summer 2024 EDU534-CE Session 2
07/01/2024
08/25/2024
Online STAFF, STAFF
Summer 2024 EDU534-AE Session 2
07/01/2024
08/25/2024
Online STAFF, STAFF
Summer 2025 EDU534-BE Session 2
06/30/2025
08/24/2025
Online STAFF, STAFF
Summer 2025 EDU534-AE Session 2
06/30/2025
08/24/2025
Online STAFF, STAFF

Students must also complete all of the requirements in one of the following concentrations:

  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Early Childhood Studies
  • Educational Leadership
  • Special Education
  • Transitional Kindergarten 

Complete 15 units from the following:

This course equips students to lead from multiple theories and establish best practices in educational leadership and introduces students to the ethical, legal, fiscal and administrative knowledge and skills required for effective school leadership. (3 units; As offered and Online)

SemesterCourse SectionDatesLocationInstructor
Spring 2024 EDL530-AE Session 1
01/08/2024
03/03/2024
Online Dunn, Michael P.
Spring 2025 EDL530-AE Session 1
01/06/2025
03/02/2025
Online STAFF, STAFF

This course prepares future teachers to meet the California State requirements for the Multiple Subject Credential in math and science and to equip diverse students with knowledge and methodologies necessary for the successful integration and teaching of these subjects. This course consists of the study of current best practice techniques and curriculum development used in teaching mathematics and science in the public schools. Emphasis is placed on effective instructional methods and evaluation procedures. Hours of observation and participation in math and science classrooms is required with the purpose of providing students with opportunities to apply methods learned in this course to public school settings. (3 units)

This course prepares future teachers to meet the California state requirements for certification in language arts and social studies and to equip students with knowledge and skills necessary for the successful teaching of these subjects. It is a study of the scope, the organization, and the instructional procedures used to teach social studies and language arts. Students learn how to design and develop interdisciplinary units of study, how to write and assess instructional objectives, and how to organize and integrate social studies and language arts instruction for diverse learners in the public classroom. Fieldwork is required. (3 units)

This course examines various research-based instructional techniques, planning strategies, methods, and assessment practices for the secondary schools, both public and private. Structured observation is required, equally divided between the middle school and high school classroom. This course will introduce the California TPA process. (3 units)

Focusing on the attainment of skills as a teacher of literacy, this course requires students to demonstrate content reading and writing competencies, such as determining levels of reading achievement, applying readability formulas, evaluating textbooks, and developing strategies for vocabulary, critical thinking, and comprehension. Focus is placed on the preparation of lessons which integrate language arts standards with other content standards and provide for differentiated instruction for diverse students including English learners. Fieldwork required. (3 units)

This course consists of the study of current best theories and practices in the teaching and assessment of listening, speaking, reading and writing skills in the classroom. Cultural and linguistic differences will be examined as they pertain to literacy instruction and communication. Fieldwork is required. (3 units)

This course explores the context and best practices of teacher ethics and classroom management. The course equips students to navigate the implicit and explicit ethical dilemmas inherent in the routine decisions teachers make every school day in a manner consistent with the profession’s code of ethics. The course also equips students with a variety of classroom management and ethics strategies and techniques to optimize the learning environment for all students. Fieldwork is required. (3 units)

Students learn research-based methodologies that are specific to the content area related to the single subject credential they are earning. Students engage with relevant information from textbooks, experts, and professional journals associated with the content area. In addition, students participate in fieldwork hours that take them into both middle and high schools. (3 units)

This course introduces the variety of the most common research design methods that are effective and appropriate for use in the educational setting to assess program effectiveness, student learning, intervention efficacy and the analysis of data. Candidates will develop skill in interpreting research literature; becoming acquainted with sources of research literature; developing an understanding of the methodology of educational research; becoming a critical reader of research reports; and gaining a basic knowledge of statistics. An emphasis on the teacher as a researcher will provide a basis for assignments. Prerequisite: Declared Educational Leadership for Public Institutions Specialization or Teaching and Learning Specialization. (3 units; As offered and Online)

SemesterCourse SectionDatesLocationInstructor
Summer 2024 EDU526-AE Session 1
05/06/2024
06/30/2024
Online Edwards, Nancy J.
Fall 2024 EDU526-AE Session 2
10/28/2024
12/22/2024
Online STAFF, STAFF
Spring 2025 EDU526-AE Session 2
03/03/2025
04/27/2025
Online STAFF, STAFF
Summer 2025 EDU526-AE Session 1
05/05/2025
06/29/2025
Online STAFF, STAFF

The nature, determinants, adjustments, and problems of persons who have cognitive gifts and talents, cognitive delays, physical disabilities, learning disabilities, and who have emotional or behavior disorders will be studied in conjunction with appropriate educational interventions in the mainstream classroom and other settings. The course will acquaint students with (a) characteristics and needs of children with disabilities that affect learning, (b) methods of assessing disabilities, (c) components of the Individual Education Program (IEP), (d) instructional strategies and materials including those appropriate for English language learners, (e) positive behavior support, (f) special needs of families of learners with disabilities, (g) agencies and professional supporting learners with disabilities, and (h) legislation, including Public Law 94-142, IDEA (Part B and Part H), the American Disabilities Act (ADA), and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (“Section 504”), as well as subsequent amendments relevant to special education. Ten hours of fieldwork is required. A certificate of clearance is required prior to engaging in fieldwork. Approved by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing to meet requirements for the credential. (3 units)

Candidates complete supervised field study of first year of approved Teaching Induction Program, practicum and directed teaching with students. They complete advanced field-based experiences of research, and application of learning/teaching principles with students in an approved classroom setting as well as supervised teaching experiences are assigned as appropriate. Evidence of satisfactory completion of first year induction program requirements is required to pass this course. Pass/Fail. Prerequisite: Enrollment in Commission approved teacher induction program. (6 units; Online)

SemesterCourse SectionDatesLocationInstructor
Spring 2024 GRS510-AE Session 1
01/08/2024
03/03/2024
Online Duncan, Robin
Spring 2024 GRS510-BE Session 2
03/04/2024
04/28/2024
Online Duncan, Robin
Summer 2024 GRS510-AE Session 1
05/06/2024
06/30/2024
Online Duncan, Robin
Summer 2024 GRS510-BE Session 2
07/01/2024
08/25/2024
Online Duncan, Robin
Fall 2024 GRS510-AE Session 1
09/02/2024
10/27/2024
Online STAFF, STAFF
Spring 2025 GRS510-AE Session 1
01/06/2025
03/02/2025
Online STAFF, STAFF
Spring 2025 GRS510-BE Session 2
03/03/2025
04/27/2025
Online STAFF, STAFF
Summer 2025 GRS510-AE Session 1
05/05/2025
06/29/2025
Online STAFF, STAFF
Summer 2025 GRS510-BE Session 2
06/30/2025
08/24/2025
Online STAFF, STAFF

Candidates complete supervised field study requirements for the second year in approved Teaching Induction Program, and practicum and directed teaching with students. They also complete advanced field-based experiences of research, and application of learning/teaching principles with students in an approved classroom setting. Evidence of eligibility to apply for the Clear Credential is required to pass this course. Pass/Fail. Prerequisite: Enrollment in second year of Commission approved teacher induction program. (6 units; Online)

SemesterCourse SectionDatesLocationInstructor
Spring 2024 GRS511-AE Session 1
01/08/2024
03/03/2024
Online Duncan, Robin
Spring 2024 GRS511-BE Session 2
03/04/2024
04/28/2024
Online Duncan, Robin
Summer 2024 GRS511-AE Session 1
05/06/2024
06/30/2024
Online Duncan, Robin
Summer 2024 GRS511-BE Session 2
07/01/2024
08/25/2024
Online Duncan, Robin
Fall 2024 GRS511-AE Session 1
09/02/2024
10/27/2024
Online STAFF, STAFF
Fall 2024 GRS511-BE Session 2
10/28/2024
12/22/2024
Online STAFF, STAFF
Spring 2025 GRS511-AE Session 1
01/06/2025
03/02/2025
Online STAFF, STAFF
Spring 2025 GRS511-BE Session 2
03/03/2025
04/27/2025
Online STAFF, STAFF
Summer 2025 GRS511-AE Session 1
05/05/2025
06/29/2025
Online STAFF, STAFF
Summer 2025 GRS511-BE Session 2
06/30/2025
08/24/2025
Online STAFF, STAFF

 

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

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 equips students to lead from multiple theories and establish best practices in educational leadership and introduces students to the ethical, legal, fiscal and administrative knowledge and skills required for effective school leadership. (3 units; As offered and Online)

SemesterCourse SectionDatesLocationInstructor
Spring 2024 EDL530-AE Session 1
01/08/2024
03/03/2024
Online Dunn, Michael P.
Spring 2025 EDL530-AE Session 1
01/06/2025
03/02/2025
Online STAFF, STAFF

This course equips students with the knowledge and skills to lead comprehensive curricular program improvement. Students will develop strategies and techniques that use data to identify and assess areas for instructional improvement, design and implement plans to improve instruction for all students and develop systems for ongoing program improvement. Prerequisite: Declared Educational Leadership for Public Institutions Specialization or Educational Leadership Specialization. (3 units; As offered and Online)

SemesterCourse SectionDatesLocationInstructor
Spring 2024 EDL534-AE Session 1
01/08/2024
03/03/2024
Online Edwards, Nancy J.
Spring 2025 EDL534-AE Session 1
01/06/2025
03/02/2025
Online STAFF, STAFF

This course equips students with the necessary knowledge of the laws and finance affecting students and schools and skills for implementing the law and developing and managing the school budget. Attention is given to role of the school administrator as a leader and manager of legal, financial, physical and human resources and obligations. Prerequisite: Declared Educational Leadership for Public Institutions Specialization or Educational Leadership Specialization. (3 units; As offered and Online)

SemesterCourse SectionDatesLocationInstructor
Summer 2024 EDL556-AE Session 1
05/06/2024
06/30/2024
Online Dunn, Michael P.
Summer 2025 EDL556-AE Session 1
05/05/2025
06/29/2025
Online STAFF, STAFF

This course equips candidates with the knowledge and skills that build productive relationships with various school constituents and mobilize necessary resources for all students to achieve. Candidates examine the relationships between national, state, and local political systems and the governance of public school systems and learn strategies for developing a school-community relations program. Prerequisite: Declared Educational Leadership for Public Institutions Specialization or Educational Leadership Specialization. (3 units; As offered and Online)

SemesterCourse SectionDatesLocationInstructor
Summer 2024 EDL558-AE Session 1
05/06/2024
06/30/2024
Online Hampton, De'Shaunda A.
Summer 2025 EDL558-AE Session 1
05/05/2025
06/29/2025
Online STAFF, STAFF

This capstone course requires that candidates demonstrate mastery of the knowledge and skills required of ethical school site leaders. In addition, candidates integrate and synthesize knowledge and skills from previous courses in the administrative program into a coherent and comprehensive model to refine and guide their leadership practices. Prerequisite: Declared Educational Leadership for Public Institutions Specialization or Educational Leadership Specialization. (3 units; As offered and Online)

SemesterCourse SectionDatesLocationInstructor
Summer 2024 EDL560-AE Session 2
07/01/2024
08/25/2024
Online STAFF, STAFF
Fall 2024 EDL560-AE Session 2
10/28/2024
12/22/2024
Online STAFF, STAFF
Spring 2025 EDL560-AE Session 2
03/03/2025
04/27/2025
Online STAFF, STAFF
Summer 2025 EDL560-AE Session 2
06/30/2025
08/24/2025
Online STAFF, STAFF

This course equips candidates with the knowledge and skills for attracting, selecting, developing, evaluating and retaining quality and competent faculty and staff. Students also develop competencies in managing employee problems and due process. Prerequisite EDL 530 and either Declared Educational Leadership for Public Institutions Specialization or Educational Leadership Specialization. (3 units; As offered and Online)

SemesterCourse SectionDatesLocationInstructor
Spring 2024 EDU544-AE Session 2
03/04/2024
04/28/2024
Online Ball, Robert D.
Spring 2025 EDU544-AE Session 2
03/03/2025
04/27/2025
Online STAFF, STAFF

 

* The Master of Science in Education program offered as an Online Program at California Baptist University offers a pathway for students seeking an administrative credential in California through successful completion of the California Preliminary Administrative Services Exam (CPACE). Students should seek additional information from the credentialing agency in their state to determine specific requirements for an administrative services credential.

This course engages education leaders in an in-depth analysis of controversial issues in special and general education. It encourages active debate in three broad areas: 1) special education and society, social policy, and practice; 2) inclusion, philosophies, and epistemologies; and 3) issues about exceptionality and critical considerations about specific issues in the field. (3 units; Online)

SemesterCourse SectionDatesLocationInstructor
Fall 2024 SPE540-AE Session 2
10/28/2024
12/22/2024
Online STAFF, STAFF

 

Complete one of the following course sequences:

Candidates complete supervised field study of first year of approved Teaching Induction Program in special education, practicum and directed teaching with students. They complete advanced field-based experiences of research, and application of learning/teaching principles with students in an approved special education classroom setting as well as supervised teaching experiences that are assigned as appropriate. Evidence of satisfactory completion of first year induction program requirements in special education is required to pass this course. Pass/Fail. Prerequisite: Enrollment in Commission approved teacher induction program in special education. (6 units; Online)

SemesterCourse SectionDatesLocationInstructor
Spring 2024 SPE510-AE Session 1
01/08/2024
03/03/2024
Online Duncan, Robin
Spring 2025 SPE510-AE Session 1
01/06/2025
03/02/2025
Online STAFF, STAFF

Candidates complete supervised field study requirements for the second year in approved Teaching Induction Program in special education, and practicum and directed teaching with students. They also complete advanced field-based experiences of research, and application of learning/teaching principles with students in an approved special education classroom setting. Evidence of eligibility to apply for the Clear Credential is required to pass this course. Pass/Fail. Prerequisite: Enrollment in second year of Commission approved teacher induction program in special education. (6 units; Online)

SemesterCourse SectionDatesLocationInstructor
Spring 2024 SPE511-AE Session 2
03/04/2024
04/28/2024
Online Duncan, Robin
Summer 2024 SPE511-AE Session 1
05/06/2024
06/30/2024
Online Duncan, Robin
Summer 2025 SPE511-AE Session 1
05/05/2025
06/29/2025
Online STAFF, STAFF

OR

Candidates complete supervised field study of first year of approved Teaching Intern Program in special education, practicum and directed teaching with students. They complete advanced field-based experiences of research, and application of learning/teaching principles with students in an approved special education classroom setting as well as supervised teaching experiences that are assigned as appropriate. Evidence of satisfactory completion of first year intern program requirements in special education is required to pass this course. (6 units)

Candidates complete supervised field study of second year of approved Teaching Intern Program in special education, practicum and directed teaching with students. They complete advanced field-based experiences of research, and application of learning/teaching principles with students in an approved special education classroom setting as well as supervised teaching experiences that are assigned as appropriate. Evidence of satisfactory completion of second year intern program requirements in special education is required to pass this course. (6 units)

 

Candidates complete a 4 course program of study in an approved Transitional Kindergarten Certificate Program. Students complete coursework related to all aspects of Transitional Kindergarten teaching, including curriculum, children’s development in the pre-kindergarten stages, working with families, observation and assessment, as well as field experience in the Transitional Kindergarten classroom. Evidence of satisfactory completion of 4 courses from approved Transitional Kindergarten Certificate Program is required to pass this course. (6 units)

Candidates complete a 4 course program of study in an approved Transitional Kindergarten Certificate Program. Students complete coursework related to all aspects of Transitional Kindergarten teaching, including curriculum, children?s development in the pre-kindergarten stages, working with families, observation and assessment, as well as field experience in the Transitional Kindergarten classroom. Evidence of certificate of completion from approved Transitional Kindergarten Certificate Program is required to pass this course. Pass/Fail. Prerequisite: GRS520. (6 units; Online)

SemesterCourse SectionDatesLocationInstructor
Summer 2024 GRS521-AE Session 1
05/06/2024
06/30/2024
Online Duncan, Robin
Fall 2024 GRS521-AE Session 1
09/02/2024
10/27/2024
Online STAFF, STAFF

 

Complete 3 units from the following:

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