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ECE650 The Early Childhood Teacher

Lead Faculty: Dr. Susan B. Gilbert

Course Description

Examines the critical role of the early childhood teacher. Opportunities to reflect upon beliefs, analyze current role, recognize strengths and develop a plan to move forward that strengthens and supports their professional growth. Addresses NAEYC/NCATE Advanced Standard 5: Growing as a professional.

Learning Outcomes

  • Define their beliefs about early childhood teachers, children, parents and stakeholders.
  • Discuss their beliefs in light of course reading, field experiences and assignments.
  • Summarize their teaching strengths and opportunities for growth through active reflection.
  • Analyze teaching strengths based upon course readings, field experiences and assignments.
  • Evaluate teaching strengths based upon course work and develop a plan for continued professional growth in accordance with CCTC Professional Growth Manual guidelines or its equivalent.