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3 MGMT 311 Organizational Innovation 3 MGMT 316 Organizational Behavior

Psychology Track Pre-requisite PSYCH 111 Introduction to Psychology 3 PSYC 292 Industrial Organization 3 PSYC 225 Social Psychology 3 PSYC 316 Human Factors Psychology The Training and Development Minor in particular would be advantageous to business majors.

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS ECED 100: Early Childhood Overview/Field Experience This course examines the structure of early childhood education. Social and cultural foundations are addressed in the context of interpersonal relations among children, families, and communities. An introduction to curricular approaches, observation and assessment of young children, play, and developmentally appropriate practice is provided. The field experience associated with this course is an Observation and Exploration (Stage 1) experience which is embedded throughout the course (six hours). 3 credits, Spring ECED 101: Child Development: Birth through Age 5 This course provides a broad study of child development theories and concepts from conception through age 5. Teacher candidates explore the physical, emotional, social, and cognitive development of typical and atypical children from birth through 5 years of age. The field experience associated with this course is an Observation and Exploration (Stage 1) experience which is embedded throughout the course (six hours). 3 credits, Spring ECED 102: Child Development: Kindergarten through Fourth Grade This course provides a broad study of child development theories and concepts from kindergarten through fourth grade. Teacher candidates explore the physical, emotional, social, and cognitive development of typical and atypical children from kindergarten through fourth grade. 3 credits, Fall ECED 103: Instructional Design and the Early Childhood Classroom/Field Experience This course introduces pre-service teachers to creating and managing instruction in the learning environment which fosters quality teaching and learning. They develop lessons connecting learning theories, academic standards, subject matter, student learning, and student achievement. Emphasis is given to the connections among curriculum, instruction, and assessment that result in successful learning. Pre-service teachers develop effective techniques and strategies for classroom management, ensuring a safe, valued, and respectful environment for all students. The field experience associated with this course is an Observation and Exploration (Stage 2) experience which is embedded throughout the course (60 hours). 3 credits, Spring ECED 200: Early Language and Literacy Development/Field Experience This course focuses on how language develops and how this development can be enhanced and sustained. The teacher’s role in supporting language development and the characteristics of a language-rich classroom are studied. The importance of emergent literacy, children’s literature, and appropriate assessment are emphasized. The field experience associated with this course is an Observation and Exploration (Stage 2) experience which takes place for three weeks (90 hours). 3 credits, Fall ECED 202: Concepts and Methods of Instruction: Early Literacy and Reading PreKindergarten through First Grade/Field Experience This course focuses on developing effective instructional strategies for the teaching of reading and literacy in prekindergarten through first grade. Traditional and holistic approaches in reading instruction are studied. The importance of instructional reading strategies, writing assessment, and the National Reading Panel’s research findings are emphasized as teacher

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Gannon Undergraduate Catalog 2018-2019  

Gannon Undergraduate Catalog 2018-2019