Education 304- 3 Credits
This exam evaluates knowledge connected to the core social studies topics
in the early childhood curriculum. Students will be expected to demonstrate
an understanding of how these subjects should be taught to young children.
Topics include: the use of social studies as a framework for thematic learning
and multicultural education.
Education 303- 3 Credits
This exam evaluates knowledge connected to the core math and science
topics in the early childhood curriculum. Students will be expected to
demonstrate an understanding of how these subjects should be taught to
young children. Topics include: the use of manipulatives to teach math and
science, key concepts for the preschool math curriculum (number operation,
patterns, geometry, and measurement) and the scientific method.
Education 301- 6 Credits
This exam evaluates knowledge of the development of reading and writing
processes. Students will be tested on their mastery of the key concepts
and terms associated with literacy, and are expected to demonstrate
understanding of how important educational theories are applied to
Education 204- 3 Credits
This exam focuses on the basic principles underlying the processes and
characteristics of normal child development, in multi-cultural contexts. Topics
include physical, cognitive, social, emotional, and language development.
Current issues connected to children and schools will be considered;
examples include intelligence testing, the impact of divorce, and the needs
of second language learners. Students are expected to make connections
between theory and practice and display understanding of the teacher’s role
in supporting child development.
Education 203 - 3 Credits
This exam focuses on the importance of play in childhood. Topics include:
the connections between play and children’s development in areas such as
cognition and emergent language, how play contributes to learning, and
the importance of play for optimum physical and emotional development.
Students are expected to demonstrate their understanding of how play can
be supported by teachers in classroom settings.
Education 202- 3 Credits
This exam focuses on the development of children age 0-3 and the planning
and facilitating of a holistic curriculum for infants and toddlers in early
childhood programs. Topics include: the physical, emotional, and nutritional
needs of infants and toddlers; family education and involvement; and
curriculum planning for infant and toddler programs. Students are expected
to make connections between theory and practice.
Education 201- 6 Credits
This exam focuses on the characteristics of exceptional children (both those
with disabilities and those who are intellectually gifted). Students will be
tested on their mastery of the key concepts and terms connected to research
and history associated with special education. Students are also expected to
demonstrate an understanding of how important educational practices are
applied in both regular and special education classroom settings.
Education 101- 3 Credits
This exam focuses on developmentally appropriate early childhood
educational practices, from birth through Grade 3, with an emphasis
on toddler programs and preschool classrooms. Topics include: child
development, classroom management techniques, parent involvement,
the early childhood curriculum, and adapting instruction for learners with
diverse needs. Students are expected to demonstrate familiarity with the
professional ethics of early childhood educators and should display their
knowledge of methods that best support young children’s learning.