Early Childhood Unified (Birth-K)

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Early Childhood Unified

Field experiences in Early Childhood Unified (blends Early Childhood Education and Early Childhood Special Education into one discipline) are offered as applied courses that support the supervised practice of professional skills in high quality programs serving infant, toddler, preschool and kindergarten-aged children with and without disabilities and their families. These courses are intended for persons currently working toward the Kansas State Department of Education teaching license in Early Childhood Unified (Birth through kindergarten) as well as persons interested in expanding their skills in teaching infants, toddlers and young children with and without disabilities.

All field experience courses address the Kansas Professional Teaching Standards and the Kansas Early Childhood Unified (Birth through Kindergarten) Teaching Standards, and reflect the Council for Exceptional Children-Division of Early Childhood (CEC-DEC), the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAYEC) and the Association of Teacher Educators (ATE) joint positions on effective practices for the preparation of early childhood personnel. Pre-requisites include admittance to the ECU* graduate program, completion of appropriate instructional methods course, and the approval of the academic faculty advisor. For additional information about ECU field experiences contact: Susan Lanyon.

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