Courses and plan of study are subject to change
ECED 6300: Contextual Curriculum 1
This course focuses on the role of the teacher in developing a contextual curriculum that deeply engages learners and one that is complex, closely connects teaching and learning, where teachers, in partnership with others, make projections, experiment in the classroom, reflect on what has occurred and as a result, refine future teaching to improve the quality of teaching and learning.
ECED 6320: A Colorado Interpretation of the Reggio Approach
This course focuses on the Reggio Emilia Approach to Early Childhood Education and its interpretation in a Colorado context, Boulder Journey School.
LDFS 6400: Observation, Documentation and Assessment
This course focuses on developing competencies in observation, documentation, and assessment, giving specific attention to learning how to observe and document children’s thinking and learning processes so that useful documentation can be produced and later unpacked for new understandings and insights.
ECED 6350: Literacy & The Hundred Languages of Children
This course focuses on the scientific foundations, theoretical approaches, and patterns in the development of communication, languages, and foundations for literacy, including connection to the conceptual paradigm of 100 languages of children.
ECED 6330: Supportive Social Learning
This course will provide students with the strategies that promote social competence and reduce the potential for interactions and behaviors that often challenge teachers.
ECED 6310: Contextual Curriculum 2
This course builds upon competencies developed in ECED 6300: Contextual Curriculum I through curriculum development that relies on the cyclical process of critical observation, documentation, analysis, reflection, and provocation while partnering with students, families, and members of the community around the development of a contextually meaningful curriculum.
RSEM 6500: Teacher as Researcher
Teacher as Researcher is designed to develop early childhood educators’ capacity to understand and use educational research literature and to formally write about action research undertaken in their residency experience.
ECED 6340: Messing About with STEM
This course focuses on the role of the teacher in supporting STEM experiences in diverse contexts, drawing from relevant research and philosophy of science, combined with inquiry-based experiences guided by established frameworks, to strengthen their STEM mindset.
LDFS 6420: The Environment as the Third Teacher
The purpose of this course is to introduce students to basic concepts and findings relevant to theory and research in the Learning Sciences and the philosophical/pedagogical approaches to understanding the environment as the third teacher, as inspired by the schools in Reggio Emilia, so they can apply these findings and concepts to the design of learning environments across settings.
ECED 6360: Children and Teachers as Change Agents
In this course, you will work with a team of colleagues to develop a community-based action project, advocating for some area of opportunity related to young children, and offering strong images of children, families, and/or early childhood teachers.