Undergraduate Early Childhood Education Courses
TECA 1311. Introduction to Early Childhood Development. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 1 Hour).
(TCCNS = TECA 1311) An introduction to the profession of early childhood education, focusing on developmentally appropriate practices, types of programs, historical perspectives, ethics, and current issues. One-hour lab per week in child development laboratory, to include directed observation of young children and teaching experiences.
TECA 1318. Wellness of the Young Child. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 1 Hour).
(TCCNS = TECA 1318) A study of nutrition, health, and safety for the child. Skill development in management of issues, guidelines, and practices in nutrition, as well as community health, hygiene, safety, and legal implications will be addressed. Integration of these principles applied to a variety of settings.
TECA 1354. Child Growth and Development. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 1 Hour).
(TCCNS = TECA 1354) Emphasis is on the child from conception through younger years with a study of growth and development in the family setting. Directed observation in approved settings is required.