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Ethics, Issues, and Professionalism

This course is a culminating course for the Early Childhood Education program; further exploration of the field and professional leadership is encompassed. The course reiterates the training requirements, licensing regulations, characteristics of quality programs, types of early childhood and school-age programs, use of technology with children, multiculturalism, educating children with special needs, parent and community involvement, and other issues facing the field of early childhood education. Special emphasis is placed on preparing the student practitioner for being proactive in an ever-changing field as well as effectively responding to ethical and professional issues. This course will be a culmination of portfolio requirements with a final presentation and mock interview. This course also requires students to complete a state mandated technical skills assessment. (Prerequisite: ECED2375) (4 credits: 4 lecture/0 lab)

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