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EDUC 441 - Emerging Numeracy and Science Methods

5 Credits
Study the development of science and mathematical concepts in young children with an emphasis on culturally sustaining and anti-bias practices. Review state and local standards to create engaging science and mathematics projects that meet the needs of all learners. 

Pre-requisite(s) EDUC& 115, EDUC& 130, ECED& 160, EDUC& 204 and EDUC 240 with min. 2.0
Program Admission Required Yes Admitted Program BAS - EDUC

Quarters Typically Offered
Spring Evening

Designed to Serve BAS in Teaching and Early Learning students focused on children birth to 5 and their families.
Active Date 20200330T21:15:07

Grading System Decimal Grade
Class Limit 30
Contact Hours: Lecture 55
Total Contact Hours 55
Degree Distributions:
ProfTech Course Yes
PLA Eligible New Option

Course Outline
  • Introduction to science and mathematics for young children
  • Developmentally Appropriate Practices (DAP)
  • Foundational research on science development
  • Foundational research on early numeracy development
  • Evidence-based instructional practices to support early science development
  • Evidence-based instructional practices to support early numeracy development
  • Culturally Responsive Teaching and Science and Mathematics
  • Techniques for integrating mathematics and science throughout the curriculum
  • Assessment strategies

Student Learning Outcomes
Relate current research to best practices in science and mathematics for young children. Washington State Core Competencies (WSCC).  I.  Child Growth & Development.  3.a, 3.d.  II. Curriculum & Learning Environment - Promoting Cognitive Development. 3.f.   VI. Interactions - Promoting Individual Guidance. 3.d

Assess and document the individual and group science and mathematics learning needs, interests and skills of young children to build curriculum for Early Learning setting. WSCC II. Curriculum and Learning Environment - Promote Physical Development. 3.a.  III. On-Going Measurement of Progress. 3.a, 3.b, 3.k.  VII.  Program Planning & Development. 3.e.  VIII. Professional Development and Leadership - Professionalism 3.a.

Plan and implement developmentally appropriate science and mathematics activities which promote child growth and learning.  WSCC II. Curriculum & Learning Environment - Creating the Learning Environment & General Curriculum. 3.b, 3.e, 3.f.  II. Curriculum & Learning Environments - Promoting Cognitive Development. 3.g, 3.h, 3.i.  VI. Interactions - Group Experiences. 3.b, 3.c, 3.d

Develop curriculum that demonstrates sensitivity to the relationship between culture, race, ethnicity, gender, socioeconomic status, history and the emerging mathematics and science skills of students in their Residency Teaching placement. WSCC I.  Child Growth and Development 3.g. II. Curriculum & Learning Environment.  3.d.  II. Curriculum & Learning Environment - Promoting Cognitive Development. 3.b. IV.  Family & Community Partnerships. 3.c, 3.d.  VIII.  Professional Development & Leadership. 3.a

Apply individual and group guidance techniques to specific situations that meet the mathematics and science learning needs of young children.  WSCC VI.  Interactions - Promoting Social/ Emotional Development. 3.d, 3.m.  II. Curriculum & Learning Environment - Promoting Language Development. 3.l.

Collaboratively and cooperatively exchange ideas, solve problems, and actively listen to others when working on planning mathematics and science curriculum development. WSCC VIII. Professional Development and Leadership- Professionalism 1.f, 2.b, 2.c, 2.d, 3.a

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