ECE 7700:Scientific Foundations of Early Childhood Education
2 Class Hours 3 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
Prerequisite: Admission to Montessori Graduate Certificate program or M.Ed. program.
Students develop an understanding of the research-based Conceptual Framework of a proven Scientific System of Education designed to serve children from 2.5 to 6 years of age. Students also learn the importance of the Montessori Prepared Environment which serves as the essential third element for effective learning. Students also discover that the Sensitive Periods provide the most powerful times for learning. In addition, they develop new insights into the nature of child development and learn that respect for the child’s inner teacher serves as the integrating principle for the effective education of young children. This course includes an extensive field experience. Verification of professional liability insurance is required prior to placement in the field.
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