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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.   Fall, Spring.
Prerequisite: None.

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.

ECHE 6376   (3-3-0)   Special Problems in Early Childhood Education
A study of current problems and techniques in early childhood education with emphasis on researching and implementing new techniques in existing early childhood classrooms.  Periodically.
Prerequisite: None

ECHE 6377   (3-3-0)   Current Trends in Early Childhood Education
An examination of current issues and research concerning Early Childhood Education with emphasis on significant research from other disciplines.  Periodically.
Prerequisite: None

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