Interdisc. Early Childhood Ed. (IECE)

IECE 423G   Interdisciplinary Services for Young Children with Low Incidence Disabilities    3 Hours

Characteristics of children birth through five years with low incidence disabilities (e.g. autism, sensory impairments, physical impairments), as well as assessment and instructional strategies. The role of the transdisciplinary team, including family members, in providing services will be emphasized. Field experience is required; students are responsible for their own transportation.
Prerequisite(s): Instructor permission.
Recent Term(s) Offered: winter 2015; winter 2017

IECE 520   Organizing Programs for Early Childhood Special Education    3 Hours

Rationale for IECE (B-5), service delivery options, teaming issues, and atypical development specific to sensory, physical and cognitive disabilities. Thirty clock hours field experiences required.
Prerequisite(s): Admission to IECE Master of Arts in Education or Planned Sixth Year programs; or instructor's permission.
Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2015; fall 2016; fall 2017

IECE 521   Assessment in Early Childhood Special Education    3 Hours

Assessment process specific to children B-5, both with and without disabilities, and their families. Thirty clock hours field experiences required.
Prerequisite(s): IECE 522.
Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2015; fall 2017

IECE 522   Family-Focused Services    3 Hours

Students apply family systems theory to family assessment, the development of family plans, and the implementation-evaluation of family-centered services. Thirty hours of field experiences are required.
Prerequisite(s): IECE 520.
Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2015; fall 2016; spring 2017

IECE 523   Planning Curriculum and Instruction in Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education    3 Hours

Planning, designing, and selecting curricula, including learning environments and instruction, for children birth through kindergarten, both with and without disabilities, and their families. Field experience is required; students are responsible for their own transportation.
Prerequisite(s): IECE 521 and IECE 522.
Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2015; fall 2017

IECE 524   Internship in Early Childhood Special Education    3 Hours (repeatable max of 6 hrs)

Supervised work with children B-5, both with and without disabilities, and their families.
Prerequisite(s): ELED 509, CD 486G, SPED 523; With the advisor's permission ELED 509 and SPED 523 may be taken concurrently.
Recent Term(s) Offered: summer 2015; summer 2016

IECE 525   Special Topics in Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education    1-3 Hours (repeatable max of 6 hrs)

In-depth reading, investigation, and discussion of current research, issues, and/or trends in Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education.
Prerequisite(s): IECE 520 and IECE 521 and IECE 522 or instructor permission.
Recent Term(s) Offered: summer 2015

IECE 526   Special Topics in Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education    1 Hour (repeatable max of 3 hrs)

Practical application in clinical settings of critical skills for interdisciplinary early childhood educators. Students are responsible for transportation to assigned sites.
Prerequisite(s): IECE 522 and instructor permission.
Recent Term(s) Offered: winter 2015; spring 2016

IECE 530   Advanced IECE Curriculum Development    3 Hours

Advanced curriculum and program development for children birth through 5 years of age in schools, centers, or home settings, including collaboration with families and professionals, continuous assessment, and program evaluation. Field experiences required.
Prerequisite(s): TCHL 500, or admission to the advanced certification program in IECE.
Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2015; spring 2016

IECE 550   Advanced Early Childhood Assessment    3 Hours

Identification and diagnostic procedures for developmental delay and at-risk conditions in infants, toddlers, and preschoolers. Continuous assessment of children's developmental, instructional, behavioral, and environmental needs; evaluation of effectiveness of services and family involvement. Field experience required.
Prerequisite(s): TCHL 500, IECE Certification or admission to the advanced certification program in IECE.
Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2015; fall 2016; fall 2017