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ECE Courses in Vermont

Pete Foytho

Spring ECE Course Offerings in Vermont

The following Vermont institutions are offering ECE courses in spring 2021

Graduate Course/Reflective Practices;  2 credits; starts January 11, 2021

  • GEE-630 Reflective Practices (Peer Review Portfolio Development)

Spring 1 January 11, 2021 – March 5, 2021

  • GEE – 501 Early Childhood and Play from Theory to Practice
  • GEE – 506 Observation in the Classroom
  • GEE – 532 Math and Science for Young Children
  • GEE – 540 Curriculum for Administrators
  • GEE – 550 Early Identification and Assessment of Diverse Learners

Spring 2 March 8, 2021 – April 30, 2021

  • GEE – 505 Supporting Children with Special Needs
  • GEE – 522 Teaching Kindergarten through Third Grade
  • GEE – 541 HR in the Early Childhood Setting
  • GEE – 551 Developing Curriculum for Diverse Learners

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Early Childhood Education Associate Degree

Childcare Certificate

NEW! Afterschool and Youth Work Certificate

NEW! Scholarship for ECE students taking Prior Learning Assessment courses: ECE Portfolio Scholarships

Spring ECE courses will be offered in multiple formats: online, accelerated, flex, and/or synchronous (a blend of Zoom and online).

  • EDU-1240 Assessment of Prior Learning (Online and Synchronous)
  • PSY-1020 Child Abuse & Neglect (Online)
  • PSY-2010 Child Development (Online, Accelerated, and Synchronous)
  • COM-1015 Communication in ECE & Afterschool Workplace (Online, Accelerated, Synchronous, and Accelerated-Synchronous)
  • EDU-2045 Curriculum Development in Early Childhood Ed (Online and Accelerated)
  • PSY-2025 Development of the Young Child Age 3-8 (Online)
  • EDU-2042 Early Childhood Education & Afterschool Program Management (Online and Accelerated)
  • EDU-1225 Focused Portfolio Development (Online and Synchronous)
  • EDU-1250 Fostering Creative Learning for Children (Online)
  • BUS-2410 Human Resource Management (Online and Flex)
  • PSY-2020 Infant & Toddler Development (Online)
  • EDU-1030 Introduction to Early Childhood Education (Online, Accelerated, and Synchronous)
  • EDU-2043 Legal & Financial Issues in Early Childhood & Afterschool Programs (Online)
  • EDU-2075 Literature for Children (Online)
  • EDU-1270 Supporting Young Child with Diverse Abilities (Online and Accelerated)
  • PSY-2155 Trauma: Origins & Impacts (Online)

Courses are 3-credits, open to degree and non-degree students, and are 1000/2000 level. For more information visit CCV web pages:

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The NVU- Lyndon ECE Online licensure program (birth – age 5) is designed primarily for early educators working in the field who are seeking a route to licensure while continuing to work in their child care setting. Candidates must have an AA, BA or BS and 2,000 hours of field experience prior to being admitted to the program.

Candidates who complete the requirements for this course will earn a BS from NVU- Lyndon with a degree in Early Childhood Education and recommendation for an ECE license (birth to age 5). Coursework is delivered 90% online with 10% face-to-face interaction. Courses are offered in a prescribed sequence and one at a time every five weeks during the 15-week semester, for a total of three early childhood courses each term. An additional semester long, 3000-4000 level liberal studies course is taken to meet the Vermont Agency of Education’s licensure requirements.

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Saint Michael’s offers two 3-credit graduate courses in Early Education:

  • GED 521 Early Childhood Education: Foundations
  • GED 524 Early Childhood Education: Methods and Practice

Contact: Jenny Stearns
Early Childhood Education Coordinator, Education Department

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Spring 2021 courses – Coming soon!

All fall Early Childhood Development courses will be offered online:

  • ECED 210 Early Childhood Development
  • ECED 250 Infants and Toddlers
  • ECED 310 Foundations of Early Childhood Education
  • ECED 340 Diversity and Multicultural for Early Childhood Education
  • ECED 420 Basic Management

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EC/ECSE Licensing Courses – all are 3 graduate credit courses delivered live stream and online

  • Investigations in Pre-K to Grade 3 Science & Social Studies – Pat Fitzsimmons, M.Ed. (1/23/2021 – 5/1/2021)
  • Teaching Pre-K to Grade 3 Language Arts – Lindy Johnson, M.Ed. (1/16/2021 – 5/8/2021)
  • Introduction to Early Intervention/Early Childhood Special Education – Brenda Bolio, M.Ed. (1/16/2021 – 5/8/2021)
  • Planning and Practices in Early Intervention/Early Childhood Special Education – TBA (1/23/2021 – 5/1/2021)
  • Advanced Child Development (Independent Study) – Manuela Fonseca, Ed.D. (By Arrangement)

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Courses Spring 2021 – Coming soon!

Courses Fall 2020

  • Intro to Early Care and Education
  • Child Development
  • Infant/Toddler Curriculum Development
  • Infant Toddler Practicum
  • The Science of Everyday Life
  • K-3 STEM: Math for Meaning
  • K-3 Interdisciplinary Practicum
  • K-3 Inquiry
  • K-3 Literacy

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