CDEV2016 Leadership in Early Childhood

The student will discuss personal and professional reasons for becoming a teacher, ways to advocate in this profession and develop a plan for continuous education and professional development. Students will improve skills in working with others by learning strategies for team building, coping with stress, and problem-solving. Students will study professional ethics.

Credits

3

Prerequisite

CDEV1000 and ENGL2121

Course Requirements and Evaluation

Refer to Course Syllabus for detailed information regarding the requirements and evaluation standards for this course. The Course Syllabus will be distributed the first week of the course.

Learning Outcomes

The following outcomes will be addressed in the course:
Explore the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) Code of Ethics
Analyze teacher roles
Evaluate accreditation process
Demonstrate teamwork
Summarize leadership
Demonstrate professional behavior
Advocate for an early childhood issue
Examine professional resources
Develop a professional development plan

Text and References

A list of textbooks required for this course is available at the bookstore.

Course Scheduling

The scheduled hours of instruction include sixteen hours for each lecture credit, thirty two hours for each lab credit and forty hours for each credit of supervised occupational experience (SOE).  Lecture credit may include formal or impromptu lectures, demonstrations or discussions with the entire class or with small groups or individuals.  Refer to the Course Credits section of this syllabus for the credit breakdown.

Accommodations Statement

Disability Services assists students with disabilities who need accommodations to access programs, services and college activities.  If this applies to you, please contact the DS Office on your campus to initiate the accommodations process. 
Brooklyn Park Campus - 763-488-2477
Eden Prairie Campus – 952-995-1544

Campus

Brooklyn Park Campus and Eden Prairie Campus: 952-995-1300

Credit Details

Lecture:

3