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Early Childhood Education
Teachers College, Columbia University
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Early Childhood Education

In the Department of Curriculum & Teaching

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Course Listing

Program Courses:

Please check the Class Schedule or contact the program for specific course availability for each semester:

C&T 4002 Curriculum theory and history
The nature and design of educational activities: theory, research, and practice of curriculum design.
Instructor(s): Daniel Friedrich

C&T 4004 School change
Major themes include state of the field regarding school change, schools as social organizations, the individual in the organization, theories of change, and implementation strategies and processes.
Instructor(s): Thomas Hatch, Michelle Knight

C&T 4005 Principles of teaching and learning
Examination of the relationships among teaching, learning, and assessment; teaching as a profession; and schools as complex social organizations.
Instructor(s): Robert Monson

C&T 4113 Early childhood methods and programs
Comparative study of traditional, current, and innovative program models designed for children from birth through 8 years of age.

C&T 4118 Theoretical foundations of childhood education
Major theories relevant to contemporary research and practice in early childhood and childhood education: learning theory, Piaget's interactionism, Vygotsky's sociocultural developmental theory, and Bruner's theory of pragmatics and context in development.

C&T 5036 Child and family policy
Course provides a foundation of knowledge concerning the role of child and family perspectives in informing public policy.

C&T 5321 Practicum in early childhood education: Curriculum development, observation, and assessment in early childhood
Permission required. Supervised professional field experiences in early childhood settings. Emphasis on emerging issues and refinement of practice.
Instructor(s): Celia Genishi

C&T 5513 Seminar in early childhood education
Required of all second-year doctoral students in early childhood education and early childhood special education and open to other post-master's students with permission. Examination of underlying issues and currents in early child-hood education, with formulation of initial research plans.

C&T 5514 Seminar in early childhood education
Required of all second-year doctoral students in early childhood education and early childhood special education and open to other post-master's students with permission. Examination of underlying issues and currents in early child-hood education, with formulation of initial research plans.
Instructor(s): Sharon Kagan, Susan Recchia, Mariana Souto-Manning

C&T 7500 Dissertation seminar in curriculum and teaching
Two semesters required of all doctoral candidates in the department unless proposal is defended in the first semester. Development of doctoral dissertations and presentation of proposals for approval.
Instructor(s): Michelle Knight, Karen Zumwalt

C&T 7501 Dissertation seminar in curriculum and teaching
Professors Genishi, Knight, Schoonmaker and Zumwalt. Two semesters required of all doctoral candidates in the department unless proposal is defended in the first semester. Development of doctoral dissertations and presentation of proposals for approval.
Instructor(s): Celia Genishi

Other Courses:

Please check the Class Schedule or contact the program for specific course availability for each semester:

HUDM4122 Probability and statistical inference
Prerequisite: HUDM 4120 or undergraduate statistics course. Elementary probability theory; random variables and probability distributions; sampling distributions; estimation theory and hypothesis testing using binomial, normal, T, chi square, and F distributions.Lab fee $50.00
Instructor: James Corter

HUDM5122 Applied regression analysis
Prerequisite: HUDM 4122 or permission of instructor. Least squares estimation theory. Traditional simple and multiple regression models and polynomial regression models, with grouping variables including one-way ANOVA, two-way ANOVA, and analysis of covariance. Lab devoted to applications of SPSS regression program. Lab fee: $50.
Instructor: James Corter