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2023-2024 Graduate Catalog 
    
2023-2024 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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ECH 537 - Science in the Early Childhood Years


This course addresses the development of inquiry-based science curriculum in the early childhood setting. Rooted in constructivist approaches, it incorporates topics of scientific literacy, conceptual development, content areas, current research and curriculum development, implementation and evaluation. Sources of curriculum in science for young children are explored (e.g., standards content, children’s knowledge and concepts, flora and fauna of the immediate environment, etc.) are explored, teaching/learning strategies examined and scientific outcomes assessed. This course will fulfill the science content area for the Maine state Birth-5 081 teaching certificate.

Prerequisites & Notes
Bachelor’s degree in early childhood or a related field; Enrollment in UMF M.S.Ed. Early Childhood Program, or permission of instructor

Credits: 3



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