Nutrition education, menu planning, childhood diseases and illness, and sanitation and safety in group settings. Protecting the health and safety of young children and promoting the development of lifelong health habits. Communication with health professionals and parents on health, safety, and nutrition issues.
Directed field experiences with young children (birth to eight years) in varied early childhood education settings; applying child development theories and principles in support of developmentally effective approaches; planning and facilitating small and large group play-based learning experiences aligned with Arizona Early Learning Standards; refining observation and evaluation skills; adapting curriculum to children’s abilities and interests; practicing effective interactions and child guidance techniques; and evaluating the components of quality early childhood education programs. Required practicum experiences in at least two of the three early childhood groups (B-3, 3-5, or 5-8 years) and in at least two different approved early childhood settings.
Covers the study of the economic system as a whole, including the level of employment and diversity in income, fiscal and monetary policies, and the role of government in the economy. Also covers the economics of resource issues related to market failure and sustainability.
Covers the study of economic elements of supply and demand analysis. Also covers an examination of market structures, market allocation and externalities, labor markets and income distribution, and decision making by the individual firm.
Overview of education profession and U.S. educational system; historical development and foundations of education and educational institutions. Includes theories of teaching, the student as learner, current issues and trends in education, the school and community, and roles and responsibilities of the teacher. Includes a field and observation practicum.
Prepares potential teachers to examine how race, ethnicity, and cultural differences influence students’ experiences in school. Assists teachers in implementing a multicultural approach to teaching by fostering critical thinking and identifying effective teaching styles and practices for a diverse student population.
School and family relationships with a focus on communication, ethics, professionalism and problem-solving. Impact of the community, its resources and referral systems. Emphasis on families, diversity, multicultural issues and parent involvement.
Introduction to psychology through such topics as the scientific method in psychology, survey of different fields in psychology, heredity and environment, intelligence, emotions, motivation, nervous system, and learning processes.