ECAE 4020 Seminar and Intensive Fieldwork in Early Childhood Special Education
1 hour seminar, 4 hours supervised fieldwork and lab, 3 credits
Development of co-teaching and cooperative models and methods, the role of materials and adaptive resources in the early childhood years; classroom organization and curriculum modification for young children of different age levels and with diverse learning needs in culturally and linguistically diverse, urban settings; formal and informal assessment, including curriculum-based assessment. Families and communities in early childhood special education; special topics in early childhood special education, with emphasis on collaboration with other professionals and parents. Development of teaching portfolio and IFSP/IEP goals. Intensive field experience with young children with special needs and their parents. Must be taken with the paired section of Early Childhood and Art Education 3109.
Prerequisite: Early Childhood and Art Education 2003, 2004, 3101, 3102, 3103, 3104, 3105, 3106, 3107, and 3108. Corequisite for dual early childhood education and early childhood special education certification: Early Childhood and Art Education 3109.