Bachelors Degree - Early Care and Education

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Drops and Refunds:
Students adhere to the drop and refund policies and deadlines of their home university.
Course Information
Professional Development

Course Description
This course explores the role of a professional as a teacher, administrator, or advocate in early childhood programming. Students learn about professionalism and ethics, identifying child abuse, and applying universal precautions. Additional topics are qualities of the early childhood educator, program models, working with children, and working with professional colleagues. During this course, students will meet with the Practicum Coordinator and begin preparations for the practicum experiences.
Contacts
Instructor

Nikki Huckabay
Office: 405-744-5057
nikki.huckabay@okstate.edu

Campus Coordinator

For course access questions, contact the teaching university’s campus coordinator. For enrollment questions, contact your home university campus coordinator.
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Disability Support Services

To request accommodations for this course, contact the disability support office at your home university. You must register each semester and for each course. Read more about the Great Plains IDEA process for requesting accommodations.


Textbooks

Ethics and the Early Childhood Educator: Using the NAEYC Code
Feeney, Stephanie; Freeman, Nancy K.
Edition: 3rd
ISBN: 13: 9781938113338
Publisher: NAEYC


Course Access
 
Approximately three weeks prior to the beginning of the semester, students will receive preliminary course information from the Oklahoma State campus coordinator listed below. One week prior to the beginning of the semester, students will receive an email with their login name and password. OSU's online courses are facilitated by Canvas.
 
Brianna Cooper-Kordinak for Agricultural Education, Animal Science, and Grassland Management. 
Rae Ann Montgomery for Dietetics, Early Care & Education, Family & Community Services, Family & Consumer Sciences Education, Family Financial Planning, Gerontology, and Merchandising. 

Exam Proctor

This course does not require an exam proctor.

Synchronous Components

This course does not include synchronous components.

University Members
Members of the Great Plains IDEA are universities accredited by a regional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Member universities recruit, admit and graduate students, teach in an academic program and contribute to the leadership and maintenance of the alliance. Membership in the alliance is a selective process that engages institutional leadership at all levels.

Shaun Libby is a graduate student in the youth development program at Michigan State.It is incredibly refreshing to see major universities working together in order to offer such high-quality degree programs and experiences for their students all while keeping tuition rates affordable. I had a roughly 10-year gap between finishing my bachelor’s degree and starting my master’s program. I have found all of the faculty at the different universities extremely welcoming and encouraging, which has made my return to school so much smoother.

– – Shaun Libby, Youth Development Master's Degree Student,
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