2020 - 2021 Dallas College Catalog

2020 - 2021 Catalog
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Course Number: CDEC 1303 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, EFC

Course Title: Families, School and Community

This is a WECM Course Number.
Corequisite/Concurrent: Students will be required to submit to and pass a criminal background search by the certification date as prescribed by the program and college. Failure to comply will result in the student being dropped from the course.
Course Description: Study of the child, family, community, and schools. Includes parent education and involvement, family and community lifestyles, child abuse, and current family life issues. Course content is aligned with State Board for Educator Certification Pedagogy and Professional Responsibilities standards. Requires students to participate in a minimum of 16 hours field experience with children from infancy through age 12 in a variety of settings with varied and diverse populations. (3 Lec.)


Course Number: CDEC 1311 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, EFC

Course Title: Educating Young Children

This is a WECM Course Number.
Corequisite/Concurrent: Students will be required to submit to and pass a criminal background search by the certification date as prescribed by the program and college. Failure to comply will result in the student being dropped from the course.
Course Description: An introduction to the education of the young child. Includes developmentally appropriate practices and programs, theoretical and historical perspectives, ethical and professional responsibilities, and current issues. Course content is aligned with State Board for Educator Certification Pedagogy and Professional Responsibilities standards. Requires students to participate in a minimum of 16 hours of field experience with children from infancy through age 12 in a variety of settings with varied and diverse populations. (3 Lec.)


Course Number: CDEC 1317 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, EFC

Course Title: Child Development Associate Training I

This is a WECM Course Number.
Corequisite/Concurrent: Students will be required to submit to and pass a criminal background search by the certification date as prescribed by the program and college. Failure to comply will result in the student being dropped from the course.
Course Description: Based on the requirements for the Child Development Associate National Credential (CDA). Topics include CDA overview, observation skills, and child growth and development. The four functional areas of study are creative, cognitive, physical, and communication. (3 Lec.)


Course Number: CDEC 1318 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, EFC

Course Title: Wellness of the Young Child

This is a WECM Course Number.
Corequisite/Concurrent: Students will be required to submit to and pass a criminal background search by the certification date as prescribed by the program and college. Failure to comply will result in the student being dropped from the course.
Course Description: Factors impacting the well-being of young children. Includes healthy behavior, food, nutrition, fitness, and safety practices. Focuses on local and national standards and legal implications of relevant policies and regulations. Course content is aligned with State Board of Educator Certification Pedagogy and Professional Responsibilities standards. Requires students to participate in a minimum of 16 hours field experience with children from infancy through age 12 in a variety of settings with varied and diverse populations. (3 Lec.)


Course Number: CDEC 1319 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, EFC

Course Title: Child Guidance

This is a WECM Course Number.
Corequisite/Concurrent: Students will be required to submit to and pass a criminal background search by the certification date as prescribed by the program and college. Failure to comply will result in the student being dropped from the course.
Course Description: An exploration of guidance strategies for promoting prosocial behaviors with individual and groups of children. Emphasis on positive guidance principles and techniques, family involvement and cultural influences. Practical application through direct participation with children. (3 Lec.)


Course Number: CDEC 1321 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, EFC

Course Title: The Infant and Toddler

This is a WECM Course Number.
Corequisite/Concurrent: Students will be required to submit to and pass a criminal background search by the certification date as prescribed by the program and college. Failure to comply will result in the student being dropped from the course.
Course Description: A study of appropriate infant and toddler programs (birth to age 3), including an overview of development, quality routines, appropriate environments, materials and activities, and teaching/guidance techniques. This course is cross-listed as CDEC 1421. The student may register for either CDEC 1321 or CDEC 1421 but may receive credit for only one of the two. (3 Lec.)


Course Number: CDEC 1323 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, EFC

Course Title: Observation and Assessment

This is a WECM Course Number.
Corequisite/Concurrent: Students will be required to submit to and pass a criminal background search by the certification date as prescribed by the program and college. Failure to comply will result in the student being dropped from the course.
Course Description: A study of child development observation, assessment skills and techniques. (3 Lec.)


Course Number: CDEC 1341 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, EFC

Course Title: CDA Preparation for Assessment

This is a WECM Course Number.
Corequisite/Concurrent: Students will be required to submit to and pass a criminal background search by the certification date as prescribed by the program and college. Failure to comply will result in the student being dropped from the course.
Course Description: Preparation for the Child Development Associate (CDA) credential assessment includes writing CDA competency statements, completing a CDA professional resource file, and preparing for formal CDA observation and assessment. (3 Lec.)


Course Number: CDEC 1343 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, EFC

Course Title: Independent Study in Child Development

This is a WECM Course Number.
Corequisite/Concurrent: Students will be required to submit to and pass a criminal background search by the certification date as prescribed by the program and college. Failure to comply will result in the student being dropped from the course.
Course Description: Study of an approved career topic. Research, presentation of findings, and practical applications are emphasized as they relate to the selected topic. (3 Lec.)


Course Number: CDEC 1354 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, EFC

Course Title: Child Growth and Development

This is a WECM Course Number.
Corequisite/Concurrent: Students will be required to submit to and pass a criminal background search by the certification date as prescribed by the program and college. Failure to comply will result in the student being dropped from the course.
Course Description: Physical, emotional, social, and cognitive factors impacting growth and development of children through adolescence. (3 Lec.)


Course Number: CDEC 1356 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, EFC

Course Title: Emergent Literacy for Early Childhood

This is a WECM Course Number.
Corequisite/Concurrent: Students will be required to submit to and pass a criminal background search by the certification date as prescribed by the program and college. Failure to comply will result in the student being dropped from the course.
Course Description: An exploration of principles, methods, and materials for teaching young children language and literacy through a play-based, integrated curriculum. (3 Lec.)


Course Number: CDEC 1358 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, EFC

Course Title: Creative Arts for Early Childhood

This is a WECM Course Number.
Corequisite/Concurrent: Students will be required to submit to and pass a criminal background search by the certification date as prescribed by the program and college. Failure to comply will result in the student being dropped from the course.
Course Description: An exploration of principles, methods, and materials for teaching children music, movement, visual arts, and dramatic play through process-oriented experiences to support divergent thinking. (3 Lec.)


Course Number: CDEC 1359 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC

Course Title: Children with Special Needs

This is a WECM Course Number.
Corequisite/Concurrent: Students will be required to submit to and pass a criminal background search by the certification date as prescribed by the program and college. Failure to comply will result in the student being dropped from the course.
Course Description: A survey of information regarding children with special needs including possible causes and characteristics of exceptionalities, intervention strategies, available resources, referral processes, the advocacy role, and legislative issues. (3 Lec.)


Course Number: CDEC 1395 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, EFC

Course Title: Special Topics in Child Care Provider/Assistant

This is a WECM Course Number.
Corequisite/Concurrent: Students will be required to submit to and pass a criminal background search by the certification date as prescribed by the program and college. Failure to comply will result in the student being dropped from the course.
Course Description: Topics address recently identified current events, skills, knowledge, and/or attitudes and behaviors pertinent to the technology or occupation and relevant to the professional development of the student. This course may be repeated if topics and learning outcomes vary. (3 Lec.)


Course Number: CDEC 1396 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, EFC

Course Title: Special Topics in Child Care and Support Services Management

This is a WECM Course Number.
Corequisite/Concurrent: Students will be required to submit to and pass a criminal background search by the certification date as prescribed by the program and college. Failure to comply will result in the student being dropped from the course.
Course Description: Topics address recently identified current events, skills, knowledge, and/or attitudes and behaviors pertinent to the technology or occupation and relevant to the professional development of the student. This course may be repeated if topics and learning outcomes vary. (3 Lec.)


Course Number: CDEC 1413 (4 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, EFC

Course Title: Curriculum Resources for Early Childhood Programs

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: A previous CDEC course or instructor approval.
Corequisite/Concurrent: Students will be required to submit to and pass a criminal background search by the certification date as prescribed by the program and college. Failure to comply will result in the student being dropped from the course.
Course Description: A study of the fundamentals of developmentally appropriate curriculum design and implementation in early care and education programs for children. This course is cross-listed as CDEC 1313. The student may register for either CDEC 1413 or CDEC 1313 but may receive credit for only one of the two. (4 Lec.)


Course Number: CDEC 2165 (1 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, EFC

Course Title: Practicum - Child Development

This is a WECM Course Number.
Corequisite/Concurrent: Students will be required to submit to and pass a criminal background search by the certification date as prescribed by the program and college. Failure to comply will result in the student being dropped from the course.
Course Description: Practical, general workplace training supported by an individualized learning plan developed by the employer, college, and student. (10 Ext.)


Course Number: CDEC 2289 (2 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, EFC

Course Title: Internship - Child Care Provider Assistant

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: Concurrent enrollment with CDEC 2336.
Corequisite/Concurrent: Students will be required to submit to and pass a criminal background search by the certification date as prescribed by the program and college. Failure to comply will result in the student being dropped from the course.
Course Description: An experience external to the college for an advanced student in a specialized field involving a written agreement between the educational institution and a business or industry. Mentored and supervised by a workplace employee, the student achieves objectives that are developed and documented by the college and that are directly related to specific occupational outcomes. This may be a paid or unpaid experience. (6 Ext.)


Course Number: CDEC 2304 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, EFC

Course Title: Child Abuse and Neglect

This is a WECM Course Number.
Corequisite/Concurrent: Students will be required to submit to and pass a criminal background search by the certification date as prescribed by the program and college. Failure to comply will result in the student being dropped from the course.
Course Description: Methods used in the identification of physical, emotional, and sexual abuse and neglect with an emphasis on developing skills for working with children and families. Includes methods of referral to public and private agencies that deal with investigation and treatment. (3 Lec.)


Course Number: CDEC 2307 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, EFC

Course Title: Math and Science for Early Childhood

This is a WECM Course Number.
Corequisite/Concurrent: Students will be required to submit to and pass a criminal background search by the certification date as prescribed by the program and college. Failure to comply will result in the student being dropped from the course.
Course Description: An exploration of principles, methods, and materials for teaching children math and science concepts and process skills through discovery and play. (3 Lec.)


Course Number: CDEC 2315 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, EFC

Course Title: Diverse Cultural/Multilingual Education

This is a WECM Course Number.
Corequisite/Concurrent: Students will be required to submit to and pass a criminal background search by the certification date as prescribed by the program and college. Failure to comply will result in the student being dropped from the course.
Course Description: An overview of multicultural education to include relationship with the family and community to develop awareness and sensitivity to diversity related to individual needs of children. (3 Lec.)


Course Number: CDEC 2322 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, EFC

Course Title: Child Development Associate Training II

This is a WECM Course Number.
Corequisite/Concurrent: Students will be required to submit to and pass a criminal background search by the certification date as prescribed by the program and college. Failure to comply will result in the student being dropped from the course.
Course Description: A continuation of the study of the requirements for the Child Development Associate credential (CDA). The six functional areas of study include safe, healthy, learning environment, self, social, and guidance. (3 Lec.)


Course Number: CDEC 2324 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, EFC

Course Title: Child Development Associate Training III

This is a WECM Course Number.
Corequisite/Concurrent: Students will be required to submit to and pass a criminal background search by the certification date as prescribed by the program and college. Failure to comply will result in the student being dropped from the course.
Course Description: Continuation of the requirements for the Child Development Associate credential (CDA). The three functional areas of study include family, program management, and professionalism. (3 Lec.)


Course Number: CDEC 2326 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, EFC

Course Title: Administration of Programs for Children I

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: 0
Corequisite/Concurrent: Students will be required to submit to and pass a criminal background search by the certification date as prescribed by the program and college. Failure to comply will result in the student being dropped from the course.
Course Description: A practical application of management procedures for early child care education programs, including a study of planning, operating, supervising, and evaluating programs. Topics on philosophy, types of programs, policies, fiscal management, regulations, staffing, evaluating, and communication. (3 Lec.)


Course Number: CDEC 2328 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, EFC

Course Title: Administration of Programs for Children II

This is a WECM Course Number.
Corequisite/Concurrent: Students will be required to submit to and pass a criminal background search by the certification date as prescribed by the program and college. Failure to comply will result in the student being dropped from the course.
Course Description: An in-depth study of the skills and techniques in managing early care and education programs, including legal and ethical issues, personnel management, team building, leadership, conflict resolution, stress management, advocacy, professionalism, fiscal analysis and planning, parent education/partnerships, and technical applications in programs. (3 Lec.)


Course Number: CDEC 2336 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, EFC

Course Title: Administration of Programs for Children III

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: CDEC 2326 and CDEC 2328. DREA 0093 or English as a Second Language (ESOL) 0044 or have met the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standard in Reading.
Corequisite/Concurrent: Students will be required to submit to and pass a criminal background search by the certification date as prescribed by the program and college. Failure to comply will result in the student being dropped from the course.
Course Description: An advanced study of the skills and techniques in managing early child care and education programs. (3 Lec.)


Course Number: CDEC 2340 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, EFC

Course Title: Instructional Techniques for Children with Special Needs

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: CDEC 1323 and 1359.
Corequisite/Concurrent: Concurrent enrollment in CDEC 2288. Students will be required to submit to and pass a criminal background search by the certification date as prescribed by the program and college. Failure to comply will result in the student being dropped from the course.
Course Description: Exploration of development and implementation of curriculum for children with special needs. (3 Lec.)


Course Number: CDEC 2341 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, EFC

Course Title: The School Age Child

This is a WECM Course Number.
Corequisite/Concurrent: Students will be required to submit to and pass a criminal background search by the certification date as prescribed by the program and college. Failure to comply will result in the student being dropped from the course.
Course Description: A study of appropriate programs for the school age child (5 to 13 years), including an overview of development, appropriate environments, materials, and activities and teaching/guidance techniques. This course is cross-listed as CDEC 2441. The student may register for either CDEC 2341 or CDEC 2441 but may receive credit for only one of the two. (3 Lec.)


Course Number: CDEC 2388 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, EFC

Course Title: Internship - Child Care Provider/Assistant

This is a WECM Course Number.
Corequisite/Concurrent: Students will be required to submit to and pass a criminal background search by the certification date as prescribed by the program and college. Failure to comply will result in the student being dropped from the course.
Course Description: A work-based learning experience that enables the student to apply specialized occupational theory, skills and concepts. A learning plan is developed by the college and the employer. (12 Ext.)


Course Number: EDEC 3301 (3 Credit Hours) New course added April 5, 2020
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Course Title: Supervised Experiences with Infants and Toddlers

Prerequisite Recommended: Concurrent enrollment and acceptance into the Educator Preparation Program (EPP) is required or consent of department dean. A minimum of a 2.75 GPA is required for all upper-level courses in the BAS ECE program. Additional course specific prerequisites may apply. A successful background check is required to spend time in early childcare centers.
Course Description: Supervised experience with infants and toddlers ages birth through two. Background check required. (Important: This course is pending SACSCOC approval.)

Course Number: EDEC 3302 (3 Credit Hours) New course added April 5, 2020
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Course Title: Supervised Experiences w/ Young Children

Prerequisite Recommended: EDEC 3301. Concurrent enrollment and acceptance into the Educator Preparation Program (EPP) is required or consent of department dean. A minimum of a 2.75 GPA is required for all upper-level courses in the BAS ECE program. Additional course specific prerequisites may apply.
Course Description: Supervised experience with young children ages three through five. Background check required. (Important: This course is pending SACSCOC approval.)

Course Number: EDEC 3303 (3 Credit Hours) New course added April 5, 2020
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Course Title: Child/Adolescent Guidance

Prerequisite Recommended: Concurrent enrollment and acceptance into the Educator Preparation Program (EPP) is required of consent of department dean. A minimum of a 2.75 GPA is required for all upper-level courses in the BAS ECE program.
Course Description: Development of strategies for promoting self-discipline, creative capacities and positive relationships with children and adolescents. (Important: This course is pending SACSCOC approval.)

Course Number: EDEC 3305 (3 Credit Hours) New course added April 5, 2020
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Course Title: Prenatal and Infant Development

Prerequisite Recommended: Concurrent enrollment and acceptance into the Educator Preparation Program (EPP) is required or consent of department dean. A minimum of a 2.75 GPA is required for all upper-level courses in the BAS ECE program.
Course Description: Study of how to promote the psychomotor, social emotional and cognitive-language development of infants from the prenatal period through the first two years in their interactions with caregivers, peers and the environment. (Important: This course is pending SACSCOC approval.)

Course Number: EDEC 3307 (3 Credit Hours) New course added April 5, 2020
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Course Title: Development During Early Childhood

Prerequisite Recommended: Concurrent enrollment and acceptance into the Educator Preparation Program (EPP) is required or consent of department dean. A minimum of a 2.75 GPA is required for all upper-level courses in the BAS ECE program.
Course Description: Examination of psychomotor, social-emotional and cognitive language development during childhood. (Important: This course is pending SACSCOC approval.)

Course Number: EDEC 3309 (3 Credit Hours) New course added April 5, 2020
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Course Title: Development in Cross Cultural Perspectives

Prerequisite Recommended: Concurrent enrollment and acceptance into the Educator Preparation Program (EPP) is required or consent of department dean. A minimum of a 2.75 GPA is required for all upper-level courses in the BAS ECE program.
Course Description: Critical examination of developmental and family theory and research across a diverse range of cultures. (Important: This course is pending SACSCOC approval.)

Course Number: EDEC 3311 (3 Credit Hours) New course added April 5, 2020
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Course Title: Theories of Human Development & Family Studies

Prerequisite Recommended: Concurrent enrollment and acceptance into the Educator Preparation Program (EPP) is required or consent of department dean. A minimum of a 2.75 GPA is required for all upper-level courses in the BAS ECE program.
Course Description: The major theories in human development and family studies. Course focuses on the meaning of theory to individual and family development over the lifespan. Implication of theory and program development and services are reviewed. (Important: This course is pending SACSCOC approval.)

Course Number: EDEL 4301 (3 Credit Hours) New course added April 5, 2020
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Course Title: Methods of Teaching Social Studies

Prerequisite Recommended: Concurrent enrollment and acceptance into the Educator Preparation Program (EPP) are required or consent of department dean. A minimum of a 2.75 GPA is required for all upper-level courses in the BAS ECE program. Additional course specific prerequisites may apply.
Course Description: Design and organization of content, materials and instructional strategies for social studies programs in elementary schools. Field-based course. (Important: This course is pending SACSCOC approval.)

Course Number: EDEL 4302 (3 Credit Hours) New course added April 5, 2020
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Course Title: Methods of Teaching Elementary Science

Prerequisite Recommended: Concurrent enrollment and acceptance into the Educator Preparation Program (EPP) is required or consent of department dean. A minimum of a 2.75 GPA is required for all upper-level courses in the BAS ECE program. Additional course specific prerequisites may apply.
Course Description: Methodology of teaching appropriate science learning experiences to elementary school children. Field-based course. (Important: This course is pending SACSCOC approval.)

Course Number: EDEL 4303 (3 Credit Hours) New course added April 5, 2020
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Course Title: Methods of Teaching Elementary Mathematics

Prerequisite Recommended: MATH 3318. Concurrent enrollment and acceptance into the Educator Preparation Program (EPP) is required or consent of department dean. A minimum of a 2.75 GPA is required for all upper-level courses in the BAS ECE program. Additional course specific prerequisites may apply.
Course Description: Application of content, materials and instructional strategies in teaching elementary school mathematics. Field based course. (Important: This course is pending SACSCOC approval.)

Course Number: EDEL 4311 (3 Credit Hours) New course added April 5, 2020
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Course Title: Student Teaching/Clinical Apprenticeship I

Prerequisite Recommended: EDEC 3302. Concurrent enrollment and acceptance into the Educator Preparation Program (EPP) is required or consent of department dean. A minimum of a 2.75 GPA is required for all upper-level courses in the BAS ECE program. Approval from department to begin student teaching is required.
Course Description: Supervised teaching involving a period of major responsibility for instruction and learning in an elementary classroom of an accredited school. (Important: This course is pending SACSCOC approval.)

Course Number: EDEL 4312 (3 Credit Hours) New course added April 5, 2020
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Course Title: Student Teaching/Clinical Apprenticeship II

Prerequisite Recommended: EDEL 4311. Concurrent enrollment and acceptance into the Educator Preparation Program (EPP) is required or consent of department dean. A minimum of a 2.75 GPA is required for all upper-level courses in the BAS ECE program. Approval from department to begin student teaching is required.
Course Description: Supervised teaching involving a period of major responsibility for instruction and learning in an elementary classroom of an accredited school. (Important: This course is pending SACSCOC approval.)

Course Number: EDIT 3310 (3 Credit Hours) New course added April 5, 2020
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Course Title: Instructional Technology

Prerequisite Recommended: Concurrent enrollment and acceptance into the Educator Preparation Program (EPP) is required or consent of department dean. A minimum of a 2.75 GPA is required for all upper-level courses in the BAS ECE program.
Course Description: Engages the undergraduate student in the use of technology as an educational tool. Students will have the opportunity to explore and utilize technology applications that enhance the teaching/learning process. (Important: This course is pending SACSCOC approval.)

Course Number: EDLL 3301 (3 Credit Hours) New course added April 5, 2020
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Course Title: Language Literacy Acquisition

Prerequisite Recommended: Concurrent enrollment and acceptance into the Educator Preparation Program (EPP) is required or consent of department dean. A minimum of a 2.75 GPA is required for all upper-level courses in the BAS ECE program. Additional course specific prerequisites may apply.
Course Description: Study of the acquisition and development of language learning. Study of curriculum, instruction and exemplary classroom practices that foster literacy development. Field based course. (Important: This course is pending SACSCOC approval.)

Course Number: EDLL 3305 (3 Credit Hours) New course added April 5, 2020
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Course Title: Foundations in Reading Instruction: The Science of Teaching Reading

Prerequisite Recommended: Concurrent enrollment and acceptance into the Educator Preparation Program (EPP) is required or consent of department dean. A minimum of a 2.75 GPA is required for all upper-level courses in the BAS ECE program. Additional course specific prerequisites may apply.
Course Description: Overview of reading development, scientifically proven strategies for teaching reading instruction and an understanding of how children learn to read. An emphasis on teaching reading through five scientifically-proven components of reading instruction including: phonics awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, reading comprehension. Field-based course. (Important: This course is pending SACSCOC approval.)

Course Number: EDTP 3301 (3 Credit Hours) New course added April 5, 2020
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Course Title: Foundations of Inclusion and Differentiation for Special Populations

Prerequisite Recommended: Concurrent enrollment and acceptance into the Educator Preparation Program (EPP) is required or consent of department dean. A minimum of a 2.75 GPA is required for all upper-level courses in the BAS ECE program. Additional course specific prerequisites may apply.
Course Description: Emphases how to develop a positive learning environment that supports the inclusion of diverse learners and students with exceptionalities in mainstream settings. (Important: This course is pending SACSCOC approval.)

Course Number: EDTP 3303 (3 Credit Hours) New course added April 5, 2020
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Course Title: Behavior Management in Special Populations

Prerequisite Recommended: Concurrent enrollment and acceptance into the Educator Preparation Program (EPP) is required or consent of department dean. A minimum of a 2.75 GPA is required for all upper-level courses in the BAS ECE program. Additional course specific prerequisites may apply.
Course Description: Emphasizes classroom design, management, routines, social-emotional learning practices, and strategies for creating learning environments for students with exceptionalities and English language learners. (Important: This course is pending SACSCOC approval.)

Course Number: EDTP 3305 (3 Credit Hours) New course added April 5, 2020
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Course Title: Designing Assessments for General and Special Populations

Prerequisite Recommended: Concurrent enrollment and acceptance into the Educator Preparation Program (EPP) is required or consent of department dean. A minimum of a 2.75 GPA is required for all upper-level courses in the BAS ECE program.
Course Description: Appraisal techniques, including formal and informal assessments, employed by relevant disciplines in determining appropriate educational programming of students with exceptionalities and English language learners. (Important: This course is pending SACSCOC approval.)

Course Number: EDTP 3307 (3 Credit Hours) New course added April 5, 2020
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Course Title: Educational Programs and Services for Special Populations

Prerequisite Recommended: Concurrent enrollment and acceptance into the Educator Preparation Program (EPP) is required or consent of department dean. A minimum of a 2.75 GPA is required for all upper-level courses in the BAS ECE program.
Course Description: Overview of eligibility, services and academic programs for special populations, including ethical and professional educator responsibilities for teaching special populations that include students receiving services. (Important: This course is pending SACSCOC approval.)

Course Number: EDTP 4310 (3 Credit Hours) New course added April 5, 2020
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Course Title: Literacy in the Content Areas with Special Populations

Prerequisite Recommended: EDLL 3305. Concurrent enrollment and acceptance into the Educator Preparation Program (EPP) is required or consent of department dean. A minimum of a 2.75 GPA is required for all upper-level courses in the BAS ECE program.
Course Description: Understanding literacy in the content areas and planning instruction to promote content learning with an emphasis on adapting the school curriculum for special populations. (Important: This course is pending SACSCOC approval.)

Course Number: EDTP 4315 (3 Credit Hours) New course added April 5, 2020
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Course Title: Advanced Methods for Teaching Special Populations

Prerequisite Recommended: EDEL 4301, 4302, 4303; EDLL 3305. Concurrent enrollment and acceptance into the Educator Preparation Program (EPP) is required or consent of department dean. A minimum of a 2.75 GPA is required for all upper-level courses in the BAS ECE program.
Course Description: Rationale, theories and best practice methodology for teaching basic academic skills, social skills and content area subjects for special populations. (Important: This course is pending SACSCOC approval.)

Course Number: EDUC 1300 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Course Title: Learning Framework

This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Course Description: This interdisciplinary course addresses (1) research and theory in learning, cognition, and motivation; (2) factors that impact learning; and (3) application of learning strategies. Theoretical models of strategic learning, cognition, and motivation serve as the conceptual basis for the introduction of college-level student academic strategies. Students use assessment instruments (e.g., learning inventories) to help them identify their own strengths and weaknesses as strategic learners. Students are ultimately expected to integrate and apply learning skills discussed in the course. Students developing these skills should be able to continually draw from the theoretical models. Critical thinking serves as the foundation for different thematic approaches using a variety of academic disciplines. (3 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 4227015152


Course Number: EDUC 1301 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Course Title: Introduction to the Teaching Profession

This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite Required: College level ready in Reading.
Corequisite/Concurrent: Students may be required to submit to a criminal background search at any school or child care facility where they observe orparticipate to complete required coursework. Failure to pass the search will result in the student being dropped from the course and/or program.
Course Description: An enriched, integrated pre-service course and content experience that provides active recruitment and institutional support of students interested in a teaching career, especially in high need fields. The course provides students with opportunities to participate in early field observations at all levels of P-12 schools with varied and diverse student populations and provides students with support from college and school faculty, preferably in small cohort groups, for the purpose of introduction to and analysis of the culture of schooling and classrooms. Course content should be aligned as applicable with State Board for Educator Certification Pedagogy and Professional Responsibilities standards. Course must include a minimum of 16-contact hours of field experience in P-12 classrooms. (2 Lec., 2 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 1301015109


Course Number: EDUC 2301 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Course Title: Introduction to Special Populations

This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite Required: EDUC 1301.
Corequisite/Concurrent: Students may be required to submit to a criminal background search at any school or child care facility where they observe or participate to complete required coursework. Failure to pass the search will result in the student being dropped from the course and/or program.
Course Description: An enriched, integrated pre-service course and content experience that provides an overview of schooling and classrooms from the perspectives of language, gender, socioeconomic status, ethnic and academic diversity, and equity with an emphasis on factors that facilitate learning. The course provides students with opportunities to participate in early field observations of P-12 special populations and should be aligned as applicable with State Board for Educator Certification Pedagogy and Professional Responsibilities standards. Must include a minimum of 16-contact hours of field experience in P-12 classrooms with special populations. (2 Lec., 2 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 1310015109


Course Number: TECA 1303 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Course Title: Families, School and Community

This is an Academic Transfer Credit Course Number. This is a Dallas College Core Curriculum course.
Prerequisite Required: College level ready in Reading.
Corequisite/Concurrent: Students may be required to submit to a criminal background search at any school or child care facility where they observe orparticipate to complete required coursework. Failure to pass the search will result in the student being dropped from the course.
Course Description: A study of the child, family, community and school, including parent education and involvement, family and community lifestyles,child abuse, and current family life issues. Course content must be aligned as applicable with State Board for Educator Certification Pedagogy and Professional Responsibilities standards and coincide with the National Association for the Education of Young Children position statement related to developmentally appropriate practices for children from birth through age eight. Requires students to participate in field experiences with children from infancy through age 12 in a variety of settings with varied and diverse populations. The course includes a minimumof 16 hours of field experiences. (3 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 1301015209


Course Number: TECA 1311 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Course Title: Educating Young Children

This is an Academic Transfer Credit Course Number.
Prerequisite Required: College level ready in Reading.
Corequisite/Concurrent: Students may be required to submit to a criminal background search at any school or child care facility where they observe orparticipate to complete required coursework. Failure to pass the search will result in the student being dropped from the course and/or program.
Course Description: An introduction to the education of the young child, including developmentally appropriate practices and programs, theoretical and historical perspectives, ethical and professional responsibilities, and current issues. Course content must be aligned as applicable with State Board for EducatorCertification Pedagogy and Professional Responsibilities standards and coincide with the National Association for the Education of Young Children position statement related to developmentally appropriate practices for children from birth through age eight. Requires students to participate in field experiences with children from infancy through age 12 in a variety of settings with varied and diverse populations; and the course includes a minimum of 16 hours of field experiences. (3 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 1312025109


Course Number: TECA 1318 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC

Course Title: Wellness of the Young Child

This is an Academic Transfer Credit Course Number.
Prerequisite Required: College level ready in Reading.
Corequisite/Concurrent: Students may be required to submit to a criminal background search at any school or child care facility where they observe orparticipate to complete required coursework. Failure to pass the search will result in the student being dropped from the course and/or program.
Course Description: A study of the factors that impact the well-being of the young child including healthy behavior, food, nutrition, fitness, and safety practices. Focuses on local and national standards and legal implications of relevant policies and regulations. Course content must be aligned as applicable with State Board for Educator Certification Pedagogy and Professional Responsibilities standards and coincide with the National Association for the Education of Young Children position statement related to developmentally appropriate practices for children from birth to age eight. Requires students to participate in field experiences with children from infancy through age 12 in a variety of settings with varied and diverse populations. Course includes a minimum of 16 hours of field experiences. (3 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 1301015309


Course Number: TECA 1354 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Course Title: Child Growth and Development

This is an Academic Transfer Credit Course Number. This is a Dallas College Core Curriculum course.
Prerequisite Required: College level ready in Reading.
Corequisite/Concurrent: Students may be required to submit to a criminal background search at any school or child care facility where they observe orparticipate to complete required coursework. Failure to pass the search will result in the student being dropped from the course.
Course Description: A study of the physical, emotional, social, language, and cognitive factors impacting growth and development of children throughadolescence. Course content must be aligned as applicable with State Board for Educator Certification Pedagogy and Professional Responsibilities standards and coincide withthe National Association for the Education of Young Children position statement related to developmentally appropriate practices. (3 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 1312025209



ACGM (Lower-Division Academic Course Guide Manual) Courses

Designated by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board for general academic transfer among community, state, and technical colleges in Texas; and state public four-year colleges and universities as freshman and sophomore general education courses.


WECM (Workforce Education Course Manual) Courses

Designated by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board as workforce education (technical) courses offered for credit and CEUs (Continuing Education Units). While these courses are designed to transfer among state community colleges, they are not designed to automatically transfer to public four-year colleges and universities.