Bachelors Degree - Early Care and Education

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Spring 2022 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

Linda Sheeran
linda.sheeran@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
Stephanie Feeney
Edition: 3rd
ISBN: 10 : 1938113330
Publisher: The National Association for the Education of Young Children

Professionalism in early childhood education: Doing our best for young children
Stephanie Feeney
Edition: 1st
ISBN: 13: 978-013706470
Publisher: Pearson


Course Access
 
The OSU campus coordinator, Karla Sisco, will contact students approximately three weeks prior to the beginning of a semester with preliminary information, and again one week prior to the beginning of the semester with login name and password. OSU's online courses are facilitated by Canvas.

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.

Jenna Kilawee smiling at the camera as a female resident in her assisted living facility sits next to her kissing her cheek.I needed something flexible that would allow me to "attend" classes in the middle of the night, on the weekends, while at home with my newborn son, or whenever I could spare a minute.  The Great Plains IDEA program allowed me to do just that.  I was able to continue my life while advancing my career.  Even before I graduated I had job offers lined up that I had only dreamed about before pursuing my master's degree in gerontology.

– – Jenna Kilawee, Gerontology Graduate,
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