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ECHE 5360   (3-3-0)   Foundations of Early Childhood Education
This course surveys currently respected theories for educating the young child, along with their practical applications. Curriculum materials will be examined and evaluated as related to state standards and a developmentally appropriate approach to the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS). Observations in local schools are required. This 5000-level course is cross-listed with a 4000-level course and includes specific graduate course requirements which reflect appropriate deeper learning experiences and rigor in the higher-level course.   Fall, Spring.
Prerequisite: None.
Cross Listed Courses: ECHE 4360

ECHE 6373   (3-3-0)   The Beginnings of Reading and Writing
A comprehensive examination of the current trend toward encouraging emerging literacy as an outgrowth of language development in young children.  Fall (odd years).
Prerequisite: None.

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