The purpose of the STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math) Certificate for Early Childhood Educators is to empower teachers to employ a project-based learning approach that crosses all of these disciplines in solving everyday problems. This approach aligns with Common Core Standards and has been shown to engage students and allow them to use both left and right-brained thinking in the same exercise. This certificate provides a strong researched-based curricular foundation with immediate practical classroom applications. Additionally, the STEAM certificate can be used towards earning professional growth hours for the child development permit.
Students will demonstrate a knowledge basis of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics) within the early childhood.
Students will apply left and right-brain thinking activities into practice.
Students will understand and be conversant about the current education as well as be able to analyze their application and importance for teaching today.
Course Requirements (2022-2023):
|Child Development 200||Introduction to Technology in Early Childhood Education||2||Fall, Spring|
|Child Development 210||Creative Music Experiences for Children||2||Spring, Summer|
|Child Development 214||Creative Arts Experiences for Children||2||Spring Intersession, Summer|
|Child Development 229||Brain Development and Learning||2||Fall, Summer|
|Child Development 231 ||Developing Language and Literacy in Young Children||3||Fall, Spring|
|Child Development 232||Math and Science Methods for Early Learners||2||Spring, Summer|