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Early Childhood Special Education (ECS) 

 

ECS-125Ω: 

Foundations of Early Childhood and Special Education 

4 credits 

This course focuses on the fundamental basis of the field of early childhood education and early childhood special education. This course includes historical and philosophical foundations, current practices, ethics, models of teaching, and application in early childhood/special education settings. Professional responsibilities for early childhood/early childhood special education educators are explored. Practicum/field experience hours: None. Fingerprint clearance not required. 

ECS-220Ω: 

Legal Aspects of Special Education with an Emphasis in Early Childhood 

4 credits 

This course examines the history of current special education laws, and professional practices. Emphasis is placed on Child Find, assessment, identification, and implementation of services. Candidates also incorporate data-based decision making and utilization of assistive technology in instruction. Practicum/field experience hours: None. Fingerprint clearance not required. 

ECS-235Ω: 

Child Development Including Health, Safety, and Nutrition 

4 credits 

This course examines child growth and development, including milestones regarding physical, cognitive, and social-emotional development. This development is considered within the context of health, safety, and nutrition for young children with and without exceptionalities. Family education and communication are also emphasized. Practicum/field experience hours: None. Fingerprint clearance not required. 

ECS-320Δ҂Ω: 

Child Guidance and Classroom Management for Typical and Atypical Behaviors 

4 credits 

This writing intensive course uses theories of child guidance and development for young children with and without exceptionalities as a basis for creating a safe and supportive classroom environment. Candidates create a classroom management plan and use student data to create a Behavioral Intervention Plan (BIP). The practicum/field experiences for this course are in an inclusive K-3 setting. Practicum/field experience hours: 20. Fingerprint clearance required. 

ECS-325Ω: 

Child, Family, Cultural, Community Relationships, and Advocacy 

4 credits 

This course explores historical foundations, theories, and models of child development, including family characteristics, diversity, multicultural factors, and community relationships. The course emphasizes community organizations that support and assist children with exceptionalities and their families. Practicum/field experience hours: None. Fingerprint clearance not required. 

 

ECS-425Ω: 

Language, Literacy and Communication in Early Childhood/Special Education 

4 credits 

This course explores the foundations for early language and literacy development for children Birth to Age 8/Grade 3. Teacher candidates focus on the essential components of literacy and communication methods in early childhood special education, utilizing assistive technology to enhance communication. Practicum/field experience hours: None. Fingerprint clearance not required. 

ECS-435҂Ω: 

Assessment, Evaluation and Reporting for Early Childhood/Special Education 

4 credits 

In this course, teacher candidates examine assessment, evaluation, and early identification for young children to develop IFSP’s and IEP’s, Birth to Age 8. The processes of using data in assessing, monitoring, and reporting the progress of young children’s performances are investigated, in addition to early identification of children with special needs. The practicum/field experiences for this course are in an inclusive K-3 setting. Practicum/field experience hours: 20. Fingerprint clearance required. 

ECS-450Ω: 

Developmentally Appropriate Instruction: ELA, Social Studies, and Arts 

4 credits 

This course examines instructional methodologies for teaching children with and without exceptionalities, emphasizing instruction in language arts, social studies, and the arts. Candidates consider the developmental continuum of literacy instruction based on student data and individual needs. The practicum/field experiences for this course are in an inclusive K-3 setting. Practicum/field experience hours: 20. Fingerprint clearance required. 

ECS-455҂Ω: 

Developmentally Appropriate Instruction: STEM Subjects 

4 credits 

This course examines instructional methodologies for teaching children with and without exceptionalities with an emphasis on STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) content instruction. Candidates develop a unit plan that incorporates all STEM components and use data to identify areas to differentiate instruction to meet the needs of individual students. The practicum/field experiences for this course are in an inclusive K-3 setting. Practicum/field experience hours: 20. Fingerprint clearance required. 

ECS-460Ω: 

Birth – Pre-K Practicum I 

4 credits 

Teacher candidates spend time in an inclusive Birth-Pre-K setting observing, working with small groups of children with and without exceptionalities, and interviewing teachers. Emphasis will be placed on the management and guidance of young children, and child initiated learning. Special attention is given to the effect of children’s abilities, social and emotional needs, and characteristics on development and learning. The practicum/field experiences for this course are in an inclusive Birth – Pre-K setting. Practicum/field experience hours: 60. Fingerprint clearance required. Prerequisite: ECS-235. 

 

ECS-470Ω: 

Birth – Pre-K Practicum II 

4 credits 

Teacher candidates spend time in an inclusive Birth-Pre-K setting observing, working with small groups, and teaching. Emphasis will be placed on individual education planning, implementing, and evaluating developmentally appropriate curricula, instruction, and adaptations based on knowledge of children with exceptionalities, the family, and the community. Special attention is placed on exceptionalities and medical conditions that influence care, resources, and priorities. The practicum/field experiences for this course are in an inclusive Birth – Pre-K setting. Practicum/field experience hours: 60. Fingerprint clearance required. Prerequisites: ECS-435 and ECS-460. 

ECS-480AΩ: 

Student Teaching- Kindergarten to Age 8/Grade 3: General Education Setting 

6 credits 

This course supports the early childhood clinical field experience through an eight-week full-time student teaching experience in a kindergarten through age 8/grade 3 general education classroom. Candidates are engaged in the student teaching experience that includes practical classroom experiences, research, analysis, and teaching to support the creation of a Teacher Work Sample (TWS). Fingerprint clearance required. Prerequisites: Successful completion of all courses in the program of study and content area; senior status; a 2.8 GPA; successful completion of state mandated basic skills and content area exams; and approval and placement by the Office of Field Experience. Arizona residents will be required to take the Arizona professional knowledge and subject knowledge exams for early childhood and early childhood special education. All paperwork for student teaching must be submitted by the due date the semester prior to student teaching. 

ECS-480BΩ: 

Student Teaching- Kindergarten to Age 8/Grade 3: Special Education Setting 

6 credits 

This course supports the early childhood special education clinical field experience through an eight-week full-time student teaching experience in a kindergarten through age 8/grade 3 early childhood special education classroom. Candidates are engaged in the student teaching experience that includes practical classroom experiences, research, analysis, and teaching to support the creation of a Teacher Work Sample (TWS). Fingerprint clearance required. Prerequisites: Successful completion of all courses in the program of study and content area; senior status; a 2.8 GPA; successful completion of state mandated basic skills and content area exams; and approval and placement by the Office of Field Experience. Arizona residents will be required to take the Arizona professional knowledge and subject knowledge exams for early childhood and early childhood special education. All paperwork for student teaching must be submitted by the due date the semester prior to student teaching. 

 

ECS-501Ω: 

Foundational Studies in Early Childhood and Special Education 

3 credits 

This course begins by acquainting candidates with the GCU learning management system, while preparing them to be successful graduate-level students and future teachers. The course places primary focus on the fundamental basis of the field of early childhood education and early childhood special education, Birth to Age 5/Pre-K to K to Age 8/Grade 3, including historical and philosophical foundations, current practices, ethics, models of teaching, and application in early childhood education/early childhood special education settings. Additionally, professional preparation requirements and professional development opportunities in the field are explored. Practicum/field experience hours: None. Fingerprint clearance not required. 

ECS-501TE: 

Foundational Studies in Early Childhood and Special Education 

3 credits 

This course places primary focus on the fundamental basis of the field of early childhood education and early childhood special education, Birth to Age 5/Pre-K to K to Age 8/Grade 3, including historical and philosophical foundations, current practices, ethics, models of teaching, and application in early childhood education/early childhood special education settings. Additionally, professional preparation requirements and professional development opportunities in the field are explored. 

ECS-550Ω: 

Child Guidance and Classroom Management for Typical and Atypical Behaviors 

3 credits 

Teacher candidates research theories of child development and consider the characteristics of young children with and without exceptionalities and how they manifest in the classroom. The course emphasizes social/emotional development and behavioral/crisis intervention, with a focus on evidence-based practices for creating safe, inclusive, respectful, challenging, and positive classroom environments. Candidates create a classroom management plan and use student data to create a Behavioral Intervention Plan (BIP). The practicum/field experiences for this course are in an inclusive K-3 setting. Practicum/field experience hours: 20. Fingerprint clearance required. 

ECS-555Ω: 

Child Development Including Health, Safety, and Nutrition 

3 credits 

This course explores child growth and development, including developmental milestones that must be met with regards to physical, cognitive, and social-emotional development. The course emphasizes health, safety, and nutrition with a focus on special health care needs for young children. The candidate will use data to analyze the development of the whole child and consider best practices for family involvement. Practicum/field experience hours: None. Fingerprint clearance not required. 

 

ECS-555TE: 

Child Development Including Health, Safety, and Nutrition 

3 credits 

This course explores child growth and development, including developmental milestones that must be met with regards to physical, cognitive, and social-emotional development. The course emphasizes health, safety, and nutrition with a focus on special health care needs for young children. Educators will use data to analyze the development of the whole child and consider best practices for family involvement. 

ECS-560Ω: 

Child, Family, Cultural, Community Relationships, and Advocacy 

3 credits 

This course examines historical foundations, theories, and models of child development, including family characteristics, diversity, multicultural factors, and community relationships. Teacher candidates identify community organizations that support children with exceptionalities and their families. Candidates also identify ways to use those resources to advocate for children and their families. Practicum/field experience hours: None. Fingerprint clearance not required. 

ECS-560TEΩ: 

Child, Family, Cultural, Community Relationships, and Advocacy 

3 credits 

This course examines historical foundations, theories, and models of child development, including family characteristics, diversity, multicultural factors, and community relationships. Educators will identify community organizations that support children with exceptionalities and their families. In addition, they will also identify ways to use those resources to advocate for children and their families. 

ECS-565Ω: 

Birth – Pre-K Practicum I 

4 credits 

Teacher candidates spend time in an inclusive Birth-Pre-K setting observing, working with small groups of children with and without exceptionalities, and interviewing teachers. Emphasis will be placed on the management and guidance of young children, and child initiated learning. Special attention is given to the effect of children’s abilities, social and emotional needs, and characteristics on development and learning. The practicum/field experiences for this course are in an inclusive Birth – Pre-K setting. Practicum/field experience hours: 60. Fingerprint clearance required. Prerequisite: ECS-590. 

ECS-567Ω: 

Birth – Pre-K Practicum II 

4 credits 

Teacher candidates spend time in an inclusive Birth-Pre-K setting observing, working with small groups, and teaching. Emphasis will be placed on individual education planning, implementing, and evaluating developmentally appropriate curricula, instruction, and adaptations based on knowledge of children with exceptionalities, the family, and the community. Special attention is placed on exceptionalities and medical conditions that influence care, resources, and priorities. The practicum/field experiences for this course are in an inclusive Birth – Pre-K setting. Practicum/field experience hours: 60. Fingerprint clearance required. Prerequisite: ECS-565.

 

ECS-570Ω: 

Language, Literacy, and Communication in Early Childhood/Special Education 

3 credits 

This course examines the foundations for early language development for children, from Birth to Age 8/Grade 3. Teacher candidates focus on the use of technology with receptive and expressive language, early literacy development, and communication methods in early childhood education/early childhood special education. Practicum/field experience hours: None. Fingerprint clearance not required. 

ECS-570TE: 

Language, Literacy, and Communication in Early Childhood/Special Education 

3 credits 

This course examines the foundations for early language development for children, from Birth to Age 8/Grade 3. Focus is placed on the use of technology with receptive and expressive language, early literacy development, and communication methods in early childhood education/early childhood special education. 

ECS-580Ω: 

Developmentally Appropriate Instruction: ELA, Social Studies, and Arts 

3 credits 

Teacher candidates examine how to teach foundational skills to develop proficient readers with the capacity to comprehend texts across a range of texts and disciplines. This course examines instructional methodologies for teaching children with and without exceptionalities with an emphasis on language arts, social studies, and the arts instruction. Candidates use data to differentiate instruction to meet the individual needs of students. The practicum/field experiences for this course are in an inclusive K-3 setting. Practicum/field experience hours: 20. Fingerprint clearance required. 

ECS-585Ω: 

Developmentally Appropriate Instruction: STEM Subjects 

3 credits 

Teacher candidates research instructional methodologies to include inquiry-based and hands-on learning for teaching children with and without exceptionalities with an emphasis on STEM content (science, technology, engineering, and math) instruction. Candidates use data to differentiate learning outcomes to meet the needs of individual students, and develop a unit plan that incorporates all STEM components. The practicum/field experiences for this course are in an inclusive K-3 setting. Practicum/field experience hours: 20. Fingerprint clearance required. 

ECS-590Ω: 

Assessment, Evaluation, and Reporting for Early Childhood/Special Education 

3 credits 

This course provides teacher candidates with a robust view of assessment, evaluation, and early identification for young children to develop IFSPs and IEP’s, Birth to Age 8. Data are used to assess, monitor, and report the progress of young children, to include early identification of children with special needs. The practicum/field experiences for this course are in an inclusive K-3 setting. Practicum/field experience hours: 20. Fingerprint clearance required. 

 

ECS-595AΩ: 

Student Teaching- Kindergarten to Age 8/Grade 3: General Education Setting 

6 credits 

This course supports the early childhood clinical field experience through an eight-week full-time student teaching experience in a kindergarten through age 8/grade 3 general education classroom. Candidates are engaged in the student teaching experience that includes practical classroom experiences, research, analysis, and teaching to support the creation of a Teacher Work Sample (TWS). Fingerprint clearance required. Prerequisites: Successful completion of all courses in POS and content area; a 3.0 GPA; successful completion of state mandated basic skills and content area exams; and approval and placement by Office of Field Experience. Arizona residents will be required to take the Arizona professional knowledge and subject knowledge exams for Early Childhood and Early Childhood Special Education. All paperwork for student teaching must be submitted by the due date the semester prior to student teaching. 

ECS-595BΩ: 

Student Teaching- Kindergarten to Age 8/Grade 3: Special Education Setting 

6 credits 

This course supports the early childhood special education clinical field experience through an eight (8)-week full-time student teaching experience in a Kindergarten through age 8/Grade 3 early childhood special education classroom. Candidates are engaged in the student teaching experience that includes practical classroom experiences, research, analysis, and teaching to support the creation of a Teacher Work Sample (TWS). Fingerprint clearance required. Prerequisites: Successful completion of all courses in POS and content area; a 3.0 GPA; successful completion of state mandated basic skills and content area exams; and approval and placement by the Office of Field Experience. Arizona residents will be required to take the Arizona professional knowledge and subject knowledge exams for early childhood and early childhood special education. All paperwork for student teaching must be submitted by the due date the semester prior to student teaching.