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Department of Instruction and Curriculum Leadership
Deborah Lowther, Ph.D., Interim Chair
Room 106D, E.C. Ball Hall

ECED 3555 - Obsrv/Assmnt Infant/Erly Ch (3)
Developmental perspective on measurement and evaluation in early childhood years. Considers standardized tests, observations, checklists and rating scales, and tests designed by teachers; their advantages and disadvantages for use with young children; and professional ethical issues pertaining to evaluating young children. Field experience required. PREREQUISITE: Junior Status.

ECED 4005 - Fam/Sch Collaboration/ECED (3)
Emphasizes family systems theory as a guide to understanding, appreciating, and supporting diverse families; strategies for collaborating with families. Field experiences required. PREREQUISTE: ECED 3555, ECED 4510 and admisison to TEP. COREQUISITE: ECED 4500, 4515 and 4540.

ECED 4500 - Emergent Literacy/Lang Dev (3)
Cognitive view in developmental perspective of language development and literacy processes from birth to age five; materials and methods of teaching and assessing language development and emergent literacy from a sociocultural perspective. Field experience required. PREREQUISITE: ECED 3555, ECED 4510, Junior Status.

ECED 4510 - Early Chld Prgms/Pr (3)
Early childhood profession, its multiple historical, philosophical, and social foundations; current issues, trends and public policies affecting children, families, programs for young children and early childhood profession; exploring early childhood teacher roles and responsibilities through observations in multi-cultural settings. Field experience required. PREREQUISITE: Junior Status.

ECED 4515 - Teach/Lrng Erly Chld Ed (3)
Developmentally appropriate teaching and learning methods with emphasis on the teacher's role as facilitator; fostering development and learning through play; creating appropriate, psychologically safe and healthy learning environments; fostering individual and group interactions. Field experience required. PREREQUISITE: ECED 3555, ECED 4510 and Junior Status.

ECED 4520 - Plan/Facilitn Social Lrng/Dev (3)
Planning, implementing, and evaluating programs to facilitate young children's social learning from birth through age 8; addresses socialization, social science skills, knowledge, and dispositions in context of integrating content instruction and learning. Field experience required. PREREQUISITE: ECED 3555, 4005, 4510, 4540 and admission to TEP. COREQUISITE: ECED 4005, 4530, ICL 4914, and RDNG 4240.

ECED 4525 - Practicum Early Chld Tch/Lrn (1-3)
Planning, implementing, evaluating early childhood methods and materials in K-3 classes. PREREQUISITE: admission to TEP.

ECED 4530 - Plan/Facltn Math/Science Lrng (3)
Provides knowledge, skills, and dispositions necessary to plan for and facilitate development and learning of physical, logico-mathematical, social knowledge of math and science for children from birth through nine years. Field experience required. PREREQUISITE: ECED 3555, 4005, 4500, 4510, 4515, 4540 and admission to TEP. COREQUISITE: ECED 4005, 4520, ICL 4914, RDNG 4240.

ECED 4540 - Pln/Fclt Infant/Toddler Dev (3)
Models, principles, curriculum and practices of developmentally appropriate infant/toddler caregiving; emphasis on teacher's knowledge of child development, skills and dispositions necessary to foster infant and toddler development in group care settings. Field experience required. PREREQUISITE: junior status. COREQUISITE: ECED 4500, 4005, 4515.

Course Descriptions

College of Arts and Sciences

Aerospace Studies (AERO)
African and African American Studies (AAAS)
Anthropology (ANTH)
Biology (BIOL)
College of Arts and Sciences (CAS)
Chemistry (CHEM)
City and Regional Planning (PLAN)
Computer Science (COMP)
Criminology and Criminal Justice (CJUS)
Earth Sciences (ESCI)
English (ENGL)
Emergency Management (EMGT)
Environmental Studies (ENVR)
Health Administration (HADM)
History (HIST)
International Studies (INTL)
Judaic Studies (JDST)
Mathematics (MATH)
Military Science (ARMY)
Naval Science (NAVY)
Philosophy (PHIL)
Physics (PHYS)
Political Science (POLS)
Public and Nonprofit Administration (PADM)
Psychology (PSYC)
Religious Studies (RLGN)
Social Work (SWRK)
Sociology (SOCI)
Women's Studies (WMST)

Foreign Languages and Literatures

Arabic (ARAB)
Chinese (CHIN)
Classics (CLAS)
French (FREN)
German (GERM)
Greek (GREK)
Hebrew (HEBR)
Italian (ITAL)
Japanese (JAPN)
Languages and Literature (LALI)
Latin (LATN)
Portuguese (PORT)
Russian (RUSS)
Spanish (SPAN)

Fogelman College of Business and Economics

Accountancy (ACCT)
Business Administration (BA)
Economics (ECON)
Finance, Insurance and Real Estate (FIR)
Management Information Systems (MIS)
Management (MGMT)
Marketing (MKTG))
Supply Chain Management Science (SCMS)

College of Communication and Fine Arts

Architecture (ARCH)
Art (ART)
Art History (ARTH)
Communication (COMM)
Communication/Fine Arts (CCFA)
Dance (DANC)
Interior Design (IDES)
Journalism (JOUR)
Theatre (THEA)


Applied Music (MUAP)
Music Appreciation (MUS)
Music Education (MUSE)
Music History, Literature, and Appreciation (MUHL)
Music Industry (MUID)
Music Theory and Composition (MUTC)
Sacred Music (MUSA)

College of Education, Health and Human Sciences

Counseling, Educational Psychology and Research

Counseling and Personnel Services (COUN)
Educational Psychology and Research (EDPR)

Health and Sport Sciences

Dietetics (NUTR)
Health and Human Performance (EXSS)
Health and Sport Sciences (HMSE)
Healthcare Leadership (HCL)
Health Promotion (HPRO)
Physical Education Activities (PHED)
Physical Education Teacher Education (PETE)
Sport and Leisure Commerce (SLC)
Sport and Leisure Management (SLS)

Instruction and Curriculum Leadership

Early Childhood Education (ECED)
Educational Services (EDSV)
Elementary Education (ELED)
Instruction and Curriculum Leadership (ICL)
Instructional Design and Technology (IDT)
Leadership (LEAD)
Reading (RDNG)
Special Education (SPED)

Herff College of Engineering

Biomedical Engineering (BIOM)
Civil Engineering (CIVL)
Electrical and Computer Engineering (EECE)
Engineering (ENGR)
Mechanical Engineering (MECH)
Technology (TECH)

Loewenberg School of Nursing

Nursing (NURS)

University College

Family and Consumer Science (CSED)
Merchandising (MRCH)
Paralegal Studies (LEGL)
University College (UNIV)

Kemmons Wilson School of Hospitality and Resort Management

Hospitality and Resort Management (HPRM)

Independent Programs

Orientation Program (ACAD)
University Honors Program (UNHP)
University of Memphis Libraries (LBRY)

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