This program is designed to provide students with the knowledge base and practical skills necessary for assisting teachers in a public school setting. This degree is suited for individuals who desire a career working with children in an educational learning environment. In response to the No Child Left Behind Act, this degree in Paraprofessional Education meets the recommended curriculum outlined by the Illinois State Board of Education.
ECE 120 and 125 must be taken the same semester.
Program requirements may change over time. Specific degree/graduation requirements are determined by a degree audit.
Students will study the writing process by reading essays illustrating a variety of rhetorical strategies, analyzing texts, and writing, revising, and editing short essays. Course is for students who have assessed into developmental English, receiving supplemental instruction for course completion.
An overview of the American education system. Social, historical and philosophical foundations give perspective to an examination of current issues, policies and trends in the field of education, including cultural diversity. A 30 hours practical lab is required for this course.
A course designed for Elementary Education majors. Topics include number theory, probability and statistics, development of numeration systems, sets, functions, mathematical reasoning and problem solving. Counts as general education requirement for elementary education majors when taken in sequence with MAT-218.
This course focuses on the use of positive redirective techniques in shaping behavior so children can learn self discipline and self control. Observation of discipline problems and analyzation of procedures are required of the student.
The study of the concepts and theory of measurement and geometry via the problem-solving approach, using both calculators and microcomputers throughout. Designed for Elementary Education majors. Counts as general education requirement for elementary education majors when taken in sequence with MAT-118.
This course provides students an understanding of the value of and practical experience in preparing creative activities and experiences for children. The student is given many opportunities to explore, develop, and appreciate various types of creative media for preschool children.
This course focuses on the health, safety, and nutritional needs of children in group settings as well as the personal health of the individual. Emphasis is placed on preventive health through education and the development of healthy habits.
Focuses on psychology as a science, introducing Concepts, research methods and research in a variety of subfields, including neuroscience, sensation and perception, consciousness, learning and memory, cognition, motivation and emotion, development, personality, disorders and therapy, and social psychology.
The course will introduce the student to history and culture in the third world from ancient civilizations to the modern era. This course will focus upon broad themes in history and culture and will examine those themes in each major historical era.
Supervised practicum designed for Early Childhood and Child & Family Services and Paraprofessional Education majors to provide on-the-job experience. Practicum will include application of: program and classroom management skills, managing daily routines, curriculum development, agency policies and regulations, and enhancement of family involvement.
The application of psychology principles to education. Special emphasis on understanding growth and development, the learning process, motivation, intelligence, evaluation, measurement, creativity and the impact of culture on learning styles.
Study of theories and research methods used to study development, from conception to adolescence. Topics include physical, sensory and perceptual, cognitive, language, emotional, social, and gender development, as well as family, peer, and institutional influences on development.
* There are prerequisites, course requisites, or minimum placement test scores for this course. ** Electives must be approved by the Program Coordinator + Course only offered fall semester ++ Course only offered spring and summer semester +++ Course only offered spring semester ++++ Course offered in summer term only ^ SOS 050 Human Relations and PSY 271 Introduction to Psychology cannot be used as a social science elective ^^ Consult Academic Advisor for appropriate course ^^^ Course requires a 30-hour practicum experience in addition to classroom lecture hours ^^^^ ECE 120 and ECE 125 must be taken the same semester