EARL126 Arts in Early Childhood

Students learn about children's artistic development within the context of cultural, linguistic, and ability diversity. They learn that the arts are symbol systems for representing and constructing meaning. Students create and implement standards-based arts learning experiences and environments using evidence based practice emphasizing Universal Design for Learning (UDL). They assess children's artistic development and learn to build reciprocal partnerships with families, professionals, arts specialists and arts organizations to support each child's learning. Course requires 20 hrs. (2 hrs/wk) field experiences (lab) in programs serving children pre-k to grade 4. Early childhood programs must be a licensed family, group, center, Head Start, faith-based, pre-k or nursery school setting. Additional course fees: $13.00. Child Abuse Registry, Criminal Background Check, and FBI clearances are required. Also available through Online Learning. Video/DVD documentation of student teaching required (online students only). Prereq.- EARL106 and EARL107.


3 credits


EARL106 and EARL107

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