Sep 26, 2023  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

CIEC 3220 Early Childhood Environments and the Arts

This course will focus on the developmentally appropriate early childhood classroom learning environment and the integration of the visual and performing arts across the core content areas (language arts, math, social studies and science) within preschool to grade three classrooms. The integration of the arts in a STEAM curriculum and the design of Makerspaces will be emphasized. Teacher candidates will learn how to design, evaluate and plan for healthy, respectful, and challenging environments and curricula that address children’s development across these domains: aesthetic, affective, cognitive, language, physical, and social and which reflect and support family partnership; diversity, play, children’s home environments, languages spoken, universal design (i.e. environmental supports, access to technology), special needs and various learning styles. Arranging and evaluating space, scheduling, transitions and organization of time are the components of the classroom climate. Candidates will demonstrate their understanding of basic terminology (academic vocabulary), elements, principles, materials and processes utilized in visual art, music, dance and theatre; their understanding of children’s stages of artistic development; their knowledge of why works of art are created and the processes for responding to works of art. Prerequisite(s): CIED 2070 Co-requisite(s): CIEC 2000  
Credits: 2.0