Early Childhood Education Technology Courses

CDT 1113 – Early Childhood Profession
This course provides an introduction to the profession of early childhood, types of early childhood programs, and theories of child development. Students are required to develop observational skills through laboratory experience. A completed Immunization Form #121 from the Mississippi State Department of Health and completed Fingerprint and Child Abuse Registry forms provided by the instructor at the first class meeting must be returned to the instructor by the third class meeting or the student will be officially withdrawn from the class. Lab fee required. Three semester credit hours.

CDT 1214 – Child Development I
This course provides knowledge concerning the care and development of infants and toddlers in group settings. Practice is given in infant and toddler caregiving (birth to 36 months) in group settings through classroom laboratory or collaborative centers. Transportation to the child care observation facility is the responsibility of the student. Four semester credit hours.

CDT 1224 – Child Development II
This course provides knowledge concerning the care and development of preschool children in group settings. Practice is given in preschool child caregiving in group settings through classroom laboratory experiences.( ages 3-5). Four semester credit hours.

CDT 1314 – Creative Arts for Young Children
This course is designed to plan and develop creative art activities for children birth to age eight. Activities will be implemented during Student Teaching I and Student Teaching II. Lab fee required. Four semester credit hours.

CDT 1343 – Child Health and Safety
This course emphasizes health and safety practices in the care and education of young children which includes health and safety issues required by the Mississippi Department of Health (MDH) Regulations Governing Licensure of Childcare Facilities and referenced in the Infant Toddler Environmental Rating Scale Revised (ITERS-R) and Early Childhood Environmental Rating Scale Revised (ECERS-R). Training for Infant/Child/Adult First Aid and CPR is included in the class. A student must pass this First Aid/ CPR training to pass this class and to advance in the ECET program. Lab fee required. Three semester credit hours.

CDT 1513– Nutrition for Young Children
This course focuses on fundamental principles of child nutrition that include healthy food selections, healthy lifestyle choices, and the practical applications of these principles in the early childhood setting. Three semester credit hours.

CDT 1713– Language and Literacy Development for Young Children
This course includes the study of oral and written language development of young children and the implementation of a developmentally appropriate language arts curriculum. The Mississippi Early Learning Guidelines, Infant Toddler Environmental Rating Scale Revised (ITERS-R), and Early Childhood Environmental Rating Scale Revised (ECERS-R) are utilized. Activities will be implemented during Student Teaching I and Student Teaching II. Transportation to field trip sights is the responsibility of the student. L Lab fee required. Three semester credit hours.

CDT 2233 – Guiding Social and Emotional Behavior
This course focuses on the identification of developmental stages and environmental influences on young children's behavior. Positive guidance principles are discussed and practiced to ensure a productive learning environment. Resources include the Mississippi Department of Health Regulations Governing Licensure of Childcare Facilities, Mississippi Early Learning Guidelines, Infant Toddler Environmental Rating Scale Revised (ITERS-R), and Early Childhood Environmental Rating Scale Revised (ECERS-R). Lab activities will be implemented during Student Teaching I and II. Three semester credit hours.

CDT 2413 – Atypical Child Development
This course focuses on the identification of atypically developing children, family, and classroom intervention strategies and available support services. Legal, ethical, legislative, and family issues will be explored. Resources include Mississippi Early Learning Guidelines, Infant Toddler Environmental Rating Scale Revised (ITERS-R), and Early Childhood Environmental Rating Scale Revised (ECERS-R). Transportation to facilities for laboratory hours is the responsibility of the student. Three semester credit hours.

CDT 2613 – Methods and Materials
The Mississippi Early Learning Guidelines, Infant Toddler Environmental Rating Scale Revised (ITERS-R), and Early Childhood Environmental Rating Scale Revised (ECERS-R) are used to develop classroom curricula in an indoor and outdoor learning environment. Lab activities with the children are implemented during Student Teaching I and II. Three semester credit hours.

CDT 2714 – Social Studies, Math, and Science for the Young Children
This course provides instructional and hands-on techniques in planning developmentally appropriate activities in social studies, math, and science for young children. Lab activities with the children are implemented during Student Teaching I and II. Lab fee required. Four semester credit hours.

CDT 2813 – Administration of Programs for Young Children
This course provides an overview of the development and administration of programs for young children. Emphasis is placed on evaluation of policies and procedures, organizational structure, management, and the Mississippi Childcare QualitySteps System (MCCQSS). Transportation to field trip sights is the responsibility of the student. Three semester credit hours.

CDT 2915 – Student Teaching I
This laboratory experience provides opportunities for students to implement experiences planned in the prerequisites and ensures a balance of all curriculum areas. . Not all competencies will be achieved at the end of this course due to the variance that exists in the childhood settings used for student experiences. Other competencies will be achieved and documented by the end of the two-year program of study. Lab fee required. Five semester credit hours.

CDT 2925 –Student Teaching II
This course is a continuation of Student Teaching I, which allows advanced child development students to implement knowledge and experience in preparing and implementing positive experiences for young children. Completion of the competencies provides opportunities for students to implement experiences planned in the prerequisites and ensures a balance of all curriculum areas. All competencies will be achieved and documented by the completion of the two student teaching courses. Lab fee required. Five semester credit hours.