Graduate Academic Catalog 2020 - 2021 
    May 30, 2023  
Graduate Academic Catalog 2020 - 2021 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

SPEC 620 - Early Childhood: Program Design and Development

Credits 3
A thorough examination of historical and current theoretical frameworks, using evidence-based practices in the field of early childhood and the education of young children with special needs. Through research reports, case studies, video presentations, group discussions and reflection, candidates demonstrate an understanding of effective practices, policies and standards for successful early childhood special education programs. Key topics include historical perspectives in early childhood; the key role of relationships with families and professionals, as well as understanding the caregiver-child dyad; service delivery models, including relationship-based, family focused, transdisciplinary consultation and direct-service delivery models; supportive natural learning environments/settings and current legal and regulatory guidelines, roles and responsibilities that guide the field of early childhood special education.
May not be audited.